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Thornton Beach is a small community nestled between the World Heritage National Park and the Great Barrier Reef. It is a community of only 13 blocks of land and Thornton Beach House & Bungalows are the only holiday accommodation here. We are conveniently located between Cape Tribulation and Cow Bay, approx 20 minutes drive from the Daintree River.
We offer a choice of either double bungalows with Ensuite bathroom and tea & coffee facilities with private verandahs and ocean views, or a fully equipped 2 bedroom holiday house with all the trimmings. All you need to bring is food, toiletries and sunscreen. If you are a large family or group you can rent the entire property. We can sleep up to 6 in the house and 4 in the bungalows (2 in each bungalow). We are only a 1 minute walk to stunning Thornton Beach with its breathtaking views and great photo opportunities. For prices and availability please have a look at our web site www.thorntonbeach.com
There is easy boat launching on the beach from the northern end of Thorntons, as well as a tidal boat ramp at the southern end. It only takes ½ hour to the Great Barrier Reef for great fishing and snorkelling.
There is also a crocodile cruise Cape Tribulation Wilderness Cruise the only tour operator on Coopers Creek. You will have an exclusive tour searching for these prehistoric creatures.
A few minutes drive south you will find Coopers Creek Wilderness Walks. They have guided day and night walks through their private fan palm dominated rainforest, which is millions of years old.
There are lovely self guided walks as well. You can walk south along Thornton Beach to the mouth of Coopers Creek, with beautiful views of Thorntons Peak Queenslands 3rd highest mountain, or north, along the rocks, to Noahs Beach, which is a beautiful long flat beach, great for swimming and beachcombing. Again there are spectacular views at the mouth of Noahs Creek. These beaches are usually secluded for most of the year.
There is a Café on the beach which is open for breakfast and lunch and its only a short drive to a variety of restaurants, boardwalks and local activities.
It is very easy to find Thornton Beach House & Bungalows. Its basically two roads from Cairns. Heading north, travelling along the Captain Cook Highway, its approx 2.hours to the Daintree River turnoff. Turn right and cross the river on the ferry which runs from 6am to midnight 7 days a week. When youre on the other side, travel for approx 20kms and you will come to Thornton Beach. We are on the left, opposite Café on Sea.
December to March is our wet green season when the rainforest comes alive. The creeks are flowing with crystal clear rain water, with many deep pools to swim in, and the rainforest is nice and healthy, drinking in all that beautiful H2o. From April to August is the coolest time of year with temperatures from as low as 12 degrees at night to a pleasant 25 degrees during the day. A lot of our southern Australians come north to get away from their cold winters. September to November is a beautiful time of year, with calm oceans, blue skies and a comfortable 18 30 degree temperature range, excellent for reef trips, snorkelling, fishing and hiking.
Some visitor comments are below
"We loved your little bungalow as well as exploring beautiful Thornton Beach. Sitting on the verandah eating chunks of coconut and drinking Daintree tea in the sunshine was absolute bliss! Thanks for a lovely relaxing stay." Kristen & Sam - Melbourne
"Thanks for a great escape! Love these compact, tastefully appointed bungalows and the stunning scenery they dwell within. Had a lovely swim out on Thornton Beach. Best of luck with your steady stream of clientelle." Adam & Zorica - Bondi