Bustard Downs Farmstay

Bustard Downs Farmstay


Mareeba District Accommodation Bustard Downs Organic Farm Stay Bed and Breakfast in original tobacco farm workers quarters Guesthouse or a romantic private self-contained Cottage  or Farmhouse,

Outback Tropical dry Savannah Farm stay accommodation Bustard Downs is a 220 acre Australian Certified Organic beef cattle property just off the Mulligan highway at Mary farms.  Our Farmstay is conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Mount Molloy or 20 minutes from Julatten, Port Douglas Hinterland.

Bustard Downs Farmstay is in the Mitchell River Watershed, (www.mitchell-river.com.au) is close to Mt. Lewis National Park (www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-lewis/)  Daintree State Forest, Mount Carbine Tableland, Australian Wildlife Conservancy Brooklyn Station and Mareeba Wetlands.Bustard Downs

Offering private self-contained accommodation the Farmhouse and the Farm Cottage are both original tobacco Farm house’s set above the Mary Creek within our 5 acre camping ground.  Bed and Breakfast at our Farmstay Guesthouse set within the family home gardens and  includes use of our 20 meter fresh water swimming pool, a friendly warm welcome  and personal insight into our bio-dynamic organic tropical food garden, dog, chooks and small herd of Brahman cows.  Depending on the time of year you visit you can see cattle up close when we are feeding in the yards.  Birdwatchers from all over the world enjoy the biodiversity of wet and dry land species and comprehensive bird list and self-guided walking maps provided.

You can also see pretty faced wallabies in the early mornings and late afternoons

So come and experience a taste of the real bush country Queensland, Australia.  Wake to the morning bird songs, see Wallabies and cattle grazing together with Bustards, smell the fresh country air.  Enjoy activities such as birdwatching, photography, bushwalking, star gazing, freshwater fishing for Black Bream in the Mary Creek with over 1km of creek frontage.


Both cottages are ideally suited to couples but are also perfect for the family holiday and sleep a maximum of 4 guests.

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Farmstay Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast  offers 3 separate bedrooms sleep 7 guests comfortably.  Bustard Downs offers a friendly welcoming atmosphere of a traditional Bed & Breakfast at its Guesthouse located 50 meters from the family homestead. All rooms have a separate entrance via the large veranda and a private garden aspect.

Farmhouse self-contained 2 bedroom Farmhouse sleeps 4 guests. The Farmhouse was the original tobacco farmers home perched just above the Mary Creek.  Original features of wooden floorboards remain, bedrooms overlook natural bushland of Pandanus and Paperbarks.  Theres plenty of open lawn for play or laze hot sunny afternoons in the hammock under tropical palms.  Bustards and Wallabies pass by the Farmhouse and you can watch spectacular sunrises over the mountain ranges.

Bustard Downs Farm Stay

Farm Cottage self-contained 2 bedroom Farm Cottage sleeps 4 guests.  The Farm Cottage was the Share-farmers home and outside toilet and shower takes nothing away from this romantic cute cottage.  Private with native gardens that scarlet honeyeaters and sundbirds just love.  Mountain views across paddocks of primitive grasses and Brahman cows.   Crisp white sheets and local still life art


Situated 45minutes drive west of Port Douglas in Dry Tropical Savannah country. Alternatively 45minutes drive north of Mareeba on the Mulligan Highway the gateway to Cape York Peninsula.  120km from Cairns International Airport

Centrally located to explore the Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge and Wet Tropics Daintree National Park.  Travel to  Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.  Visit Mt. Mulligan, Mt. Spurgeon and Mt. Lewis National Park

Accessible by 2WD Bituemin to the front gate


Bustard Downs comprimise’s of 220 acres on the western side of the Great Dividing Range in dry tropical Savannah country.  Consisting of cleared pasture on alluvial plains, open eucalypt woodlands and wetland.  The property is bordered by the Mary and Leichhardt Creek’s that flow down from Mt. Lewis rainforest.

Holiday experiences

Swimming, Fishing, Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Self-guided walks with maps provided, Astronomy, Photography, Wildlife spotting, Bicycle, Fly a kite, Relax.  Romantic getaway.  Family friendly, Gay & Lesbian friendly, See the real Australia for an outback country experience.  Eco-friendly, Bio-dynamic Organic cattle farm.  Horseriding and  Eco-scenic/ birdwatching tours available with professional guides by prior arrangement.   2WD and 4WD drive the local area, National Parks nearby.


Farmstay Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse:-  3 bedrooms for 6 guests.

King size beds and Queen 4 poster, 100% Cotton bed linen, bath and pool towels, woolen carpets, white-washed walls, fans, windows and doors are screened,  20 meter fresh water swimming pool, Veranda with outdoor dining and additional day bed, BBQ & Gas, Tea Room- Lounge, Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Cutlery & Crockery, Iron & Ironing board, TV free to air channels,  DVD, iPod dock/clock radio.   Breakfast Hamper consisting of fresh seasonal fruit, cereal, bread, homemade condiments, fruit juice, drinking water, local tea & freshly ground coffee provided. BBQ Dinner packs available for purchase for self-catering.  WiFi Internet available at the Camping Ground.

Farm House Self-contained 2 bedroom for 4 guests

Bedroom1 –  King Bed OR 2 x King Singles

Bedroom 2 – 2 x Single Beds

Kitchen – Fridge freezer, electric oven & 4 burner gas stovetop, kettle, toaster, crockery & cutlery

Lounge Room– TV free to air channels, Wi Fi Internet

Inside Bathroom – Bath/shower & toilet

Outdoor dining table & chairs, BBQ & gas

Communal open fire place

Includes complimentary tea, coffee & milk, some basic kitchen essentials such as salt & pepper, cooking oil, dishwashing liquid, cloth & t-towel, Bed linen and bath towels.

Farm Cottage  Self-contained 2 bedroom for 4 guests

Bedroom 1 – Queen bed

Bedroom 2 – Double bed


Mary Creek Caravan and Camping Ground

There are 12 powered and un-powered sites at Bustard Downs with drive thru covered sites.  Sites are 25 metres apart, there are clean amenities with hot showers and flushing toilets, a laundry, potable water, picnic tables and 1km private creek frontage with NO crocodiles!  This area is Pet friendly (with conditions) and has free WiFi