Bedarra Beach House
B&B | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Bedarra Island is the location where lifestyle and the landscape join to create paradise. Come and absorb the passion and romance of the island while staying in this private retreat. A sojourn where one can only marvel at the location in the sparkling pristine Coral Sea and look out at the lush tropical islands beyond this Shangri-la. These memories will be be with you forever as this house is designed for those who wish to escape, unwind and relax. This is our Garden of Eden and it is a visual delight for the senses to enjoy.
The beach house experience creates a unique contrast for the modern day beachcomber. Offering the ultimate in privacy, the islands stunning natural beauty is highlighted by pure white beaches, turquiose waters, soaring granite boulders and lush green rainforest.
Thanks to a rare freehold title this exclusive island enclave features two private beaches, shared with a handful of other residences.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cairns Airport|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Queensland region
Greet Barrier Reef
Nowhere else on Queensland's palm fringed coast are you as close to the Great Barrier Reef, only 28 km east of Dunk Island. The original beachcomber EJ Banfield called the reef our coral gardens. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the reef we see today is around 10,000 years old and continues to grow very slowly.. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure ever created on earth by living organisms. The GBR was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981.
Scattered throughout this entire area is an intricate maze of submerged reefs, beautiful coral cays and a large number of continental islands, most of which are surrounded by their own fringing reefs. Our islands were once mountain peaks on the coastline of Australia. When sea levels roe after the last Ice Age, islands like Bedarra and Dunk were formed and coral reefs have developed round many of them.
To see the most spectacular local marine life head out to Beaver and Taylor Reefs. Both have small, sandy coral cays where you can sunbath, picnic, swim or snorkel.
Pristine coral sandy beaches, with coves formed by giant granite boulders, and fringed with lush green jungle. There are thirteen islands of varying sizes and Dunk is the largest island within the Family Group of Islands. The continental type islands are made up of granite boulder formation and rise to moderately high rocky peaks, with steep granite escarpments on the northeasterly and southeasterly aspects
The islands are very similar in character apart from variations in size, Dunk, Bedarra and Wheeler Islands all have a permanent water supply.
They all have northwest sandspits on every isle because each island has a shelving sandspit at its northwestern corner giving them a family “resemblance”. These sandspits are one of the most attractive features of the group, offering ideal sheltered boat landings and deep water swimming at the lowest of tides. The sand is drawn out into a narrow spit by the wave action and sea currents from the prevailing sou'easters and nor'easters.
The Aboriginals lived, hunted and fished on these islands up until the beginning of this century. They traveled from island to island in bark canoes.
The islands are all National Parks apart from Bedarra, Timana and those areas of Dunk Island which are held as freehold land.
Bedarra enjoys daytime temperatures ranging from 23 degrees Celsius in the June / July winter months to 30 degrees Celsius in the December / January summer months. High rainfall from December to March can be expected due to the tropical nature of the island.
The Rainforests of our Wet Tropics
We are surrounded by the natural beauty of National Parks and it continually surprises and enthralls. Rainforest and ocean. A short walking track allows you to get back to nature, and experience our rainforest and secluded coves with stunning uninterrupted views of the ocean.
Bedarra Island lies in the heart of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, which stretches between Townsville and Cooktown on the north-east coast of Queensland. The wet tropics are home to 13 mammal species which are found nowhere else in the world. As well, platypus and wallaby are common species here. It is also home to a quarter of Australia's frogs, a third of the country's freshwater fish and almost half of Australia's birds – approximately 6370 species. Listen to the varied chant of happy frogs after rain.
In particular we have some of the largest remaining tracts of coastal lowland rainforest in North Queensland with many species of plants that are very interesting and enticing.
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28 Jan 2014
"Outstanding beach stay with the incredible Bedarra as a backdrop!"
We cannot recommend the amazing Bedarra Beach House highly enough. We thoroughly enjoyed all elements of the house and found the very well considered details really completed the experience. Aside fro… More
9 Dec 2013
"You take my breath away"
Berlin may have done the original, but this cover version by Bedarra Beach House would have Kelly McGillis falling in love with a small American motorcycle-riding F16 pilot all over again. The house i… More
9 Dec 2013
"Absolutely Amazing. Paradise Found!"
A part of me wants to keep Bedarra Beach House a secret all to myself, but it wouldn't be fair not to share how amazing this incredible beach house is. We stayed here for 6 nights to celebrate my… More
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8 Dec 2013
My wife and I stayed at Bedarra Beach House for a week in June. The biggest challenge is getting the right amount of food and drinks organized for a week. As we discovered, Mission Beach has pretty mu… More
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