Red Arrow Lodge and Pool House - Edge Hill

Sleeps 13 Guests
8 Bedrooms
Lodge: 4 queens, single Pool House: king, double, single
4 Bathrooms
3 ensuite (1 shared), 1 shared bathroom
Near Cairns city centre (3-8km)
30-34 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Qld 4870
Swimming pool
Free WiFi internet

Bedroom amenities - main lodge

  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • All bedrooms air-conditioned & fans
  • Queen bedroom 1 - ensuite with spa
  • Queen bedroom 2 - ensuite with shower
  • Queen bedroom 3 - ensuite with spa
  • Bedroom 3 ensuite shared - 2 doors
  • Single bedroom 4
  • Queen bedroom 5

Pool Cottage

  • 3 air-conditioned bedrooms with fans
  • King, double & single
  • Share bathroom - shower & loo

Living area - main lodge

  • Round room overlooks pool & Trinity Bay
  • With TV, stereo & Baby Grand Piano
  • 2nd living area - TV, ping-pong
  • Free Wi-fi and Foxtel satellite TV

Kitchen

  • Well equipped kitchen, dishwasher
  • Basic items: oil, condiments, coffee, tea
  • Island bench with gas stove
  • Wall oven & microwave
  • Double door fridge, Coffee maker

Laundry

  • Washing machine, dryer

Pool Cottage Living room, Kitchen & Laundry

  • Air-conditioned living room, sofas, TV
  • Full kitchen, large fridge, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • Free Wi-fi

Outside

  • Verandah with BBQ
  • Poolside BBQ
  • Large timber deck around pool
  • Private rainforest pathways
  • Off-street parking for 3 cars

Location: 4km from Cairns CBD

  • Shopping: Cairns Central 4km
  • Edge Hill shops & cafes 1.4km
  • Botanical Gardens 250m
  • The Tanks Arts Centre 220m
  • Skyrail, Tjapukai, Cable-skiing 10km
  • Kuranda 26km, Atherton 84km
  • Pt Douglas 64km, Cape Trib 137km
  • Babinda Boulders 69km
  • Josephine Falls 78km
  • Paradise Palms Golf 17km
  • Sunbus 131110/111113/120121
  • Taxi: Ph 131008
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Red Arrow Lodge is just 5 minutes from the CBD but in a rainforest world of its own.

High on the hill above the Botanic Gardens, it has a brilliant view over Trinity Bay.

Please note that the lodge is near the airport and you will hear aircraft taking off which does bother some guests while others say they find it exciting to see the aircraft coming and going.

RedArrow Lodge provides luxury accommodation for 13 guests on the 3 acre hillside site. It is a unique and historic site that was part of a Cairns property known as Arcadia in the early 1900s.

Red Arrow Lodge is an unusual round design with a front deck cantilevered over the rainforest. The main lodge roundhouse is the focal point with a kitchen, dining area and living room.

Ideal for a large family on holiday - it is a large practical space for gathering and feeding a large family group. The kitchen (with a large double fridge) is at the apex and, with glass walls all around, you can watch your kids playing in the pool or enjoy the view across Trinity Bay to False cape in the distance. The roundhouse opens onto the verandah with table, chairs and a BBQ. Can you imagine yourself here in the evening with a gin and tonic as the sun goes down and the port navigation lights come on in TRinity Bay? The roundhouse feels like a tree-house with large rainforest trees all around and a mangrove forest below. You can even see Green Island on the horizon. It's hard to believe that you are only 5 minutes from the city centre yet surrounded by nature and all its sights and sounds. 

The main room has a TV, DVD and sound system. It also has a baby grand piano. There is a second living room with a large screen TV, sofa and ping-pong table. Great for your teenagers to have their own space. 

The master bedroom below the roundhouse also has a marvellous view across Trinity Bay through floor to ceiling windows. It has a bathroom with a spa bath and its own kitchen with a fridge.

Please note that although there are beds for 9 people, the lodge will only take 8 guests. The extra bed is for convenience where another single bed is required.

The Pool House has 3 bedrooms (king, double & single), 1 bathroom, a laundry, a sitting room with TV and a full kitchen. 

 

Collins Avenue and Edge Hill

Edge Hill village centre is a 15 minute walk along beautiful Collins Avenue, which passes through the middle of the Flecker Botanical Gardens. Tall rainforest trees and colourful tropical plants line the avenue.

Take an early morning stroll along Collins, past The Tanks Arts Centre for breakfast at Tank Sixty Four Cafe in the gardens visitor centre. Or, walk a little further to the main garden area where there is another restaurant. If you continue on to the Edgehill fiveways you will pass several more popular cafes. Edge Hill is trendy with a vibrant cafe life.

Enjoy the walk - the lush exuberance of the wet tropics is on display. Giant Raintrees draped with ferns , lush beds of ginger and gorgeous geometrical fan palms decorate the footpath. Colourful Brush-Turkeys often cross the road or you may hear the strange haunting call of the Orange-footed Scrub Fowl.

On the way, you pass the Tanks Arts Centre which has an exciting mix of concerts, theatre and art exhibitions. It is our favourite live music venue anywhere and attracts artists from all over the world because of the unique setting and intimacy of the venue. Take in a concert if you can, it is a great experience. The morning market at the Tanks on the last Sunday of the month (April-November) is a lot of fun too.

The Lodge is named after the Red Arrow track which is one of four trails that traverse the Whitfield range. The Red Arrow walk is the shortest. The Green Arrow track is around 6km round trip. It starts at the other end of the range in Whifield and joins the Blue Arrow (also around 6km). The Blue Arrow is an extension of the short 1.5km Red Arrow and the Yellow Arrow starts in Aeroglen but you can walk all the way along the creek below the lodge to the start of the walk which joins up with the Blue & Red Arrow tracks.   

Red, Blue Green Arrow map       Aerial image of Yellow Arrow track

 

Cairns Esplanade, The Lagoon and the city

The Esplanade is the key natural feature in the city. The northern end is barely 1km from the lodge with a further 3km walk to The Esplanade Lagoon which is a huge sea water swimming pool right on the edge of the CBD. A really enjoyable walk at dawn or dusk. In the early morning there are yoga and pilates classes near the laggon. In the evening it is busy with people walking their dogs, jogging, skating, bird-watching, using the many BBQs or just enjoying the cooler night air. 

The Esplanade also has the greatest concentration of restaurants in the city, mainly between Shields St and Florence St. There is a fantastic kids playground one more block north at the corner of Minnie St with Muddies Cafe beside it. Beyond that is the skate park. It is really worth walking the whole length of The Esplanade.

At the southern end past The Lagoon, you wind up at the busy Salt House bar and restaurant. Walk along the northern finger wharf of the Marlin Marina where the super yachts tie up. Go to the right of The Salt House and the boardwalk runs past the marina to the southern end of the marina where the reef boats berth.

There are restaurants on the right hand side all along the boardwalk right up to Mondos which is our favourite waterside beer garden especially at dusk. Take a table beside the water and watch the sky fill with flying foxes setting off across the water to the forested hills across the harbour.

Red Arrow Lodge has a unique position - it is very close to town, has a wonderful view and enjoys the privacy that a private 3 acre rainforest property provides. 

 

Amenities & Features

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Bedroom amenities - main lodge

  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • All bedrooms air-conditioned & fans
  • Queen bedroom 1 - ensuite with spa
  • Queen bedroom 2 - ensuite with shower
  • Queen bedroom 3 - ensuite with spa
  • Bedroom 3 ensuite shared - 2 doors
  • Single bedroom 4
  • Queen bedroom 5

Pool Cottage

  • 3 air-conditioned bedrooms with fans
  • King, double & single
  • Share bathroom - shower & loo

Living area - main lodge

  • Round room overlooks pool & Trinity Bay
  • With TV, stereo & Baby Grand Piano
  • 2nd living area - TV, ping-pong
  • Free Wi-fi and Foxtel satellite TV

Kitchen

  • Well equipped kitchen, dishwasher
  • Basic items: oil, condiments, coffee, tea
  • Island bench with gas stove
  • Wall oven & microwave
  • Double door fridge, Coffee maker

Laundry

  • Washing machine, dryer

Pool Cottage Living room, Kitchen & Laundry

  • Air-conditioned living room, sofas, TV
  • Full kitchen, large fridge, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • Free Wi-fi

Outside

  • Verandah with BBQ
  • Poolside BBQ
  • Large timber deck around pool
  • Private rainforest pathways
  • Off-street parking for 3 cars

Location: 4km from Cairns CBD

  • Shopping: Cairns Central 4km
  • Edge Hill shops & cafes 1.4km
  • Botanical Gardens 250m
  • The Tanks Arts Centre 220m
  • Skyrail, Tjapukai, Cable-skiing 10km
  • Kuranda 26km, Atherton 84km
  • Pt Douglas 64km, Cape Trib 137km
  • Babinda Boulders 69km
  • Josephine Falls 78km
  • Paradise Palms Golf 17km
  • Sunbus 131110/111113/120121
  • Taxi: Ph 131008

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“This is a fantastic Airbnb rental home for any large group staying in Cairns. The property has great accommodations and I couldn't have been happier to choose it for my groups 5 night stay. David provides a great tour to get you familiar with the home and the rules for the property and makes the whole experience very welcoming. The views, the quiet property, and all the extra amenities of this property make it a top notch booking for Cairns. The location is also fantastic as it's just far enough away from the city to be quiet but close enough that you can get there by a 5min cab ride or 30min walk. Would definitely recommend to any groups staying in the area and will definitely book again for another vacation.”

AirBnB review - stayed November 2018

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  • We know every owner & home
  • Make use of our local knowledge
  • 30 years in North Qld tourism

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Please contact us for further information about this property, we are happy to answer any questions you may have, or help you fit this property into your North Queensland travel itinerary. 

Why Book With Us?

  • No booking fee
  • Phone us - 7am-7pm 7 days
  • We know every owner & home
  • Make use of our local knowledge
  • 30 years in North Qld tourism
Sleeps 13 Guests
8 Bedrooms
Lodge: 4 queens, single Pool House: king, double, single
4 Bathrooms
3 ensuite (1 shared), 1 shared bathroom
Near Cairns city centre (3-8km)
30-34 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Qld 4870
Swimming pool
Free WiFi internet

Bedroom amenities - main lodge

  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • All bedrooms air-conditioned & fans
  • Queen bedroom 1 - ensuite with spa
  • Queen bedroom 2 - ensuite with shower
  • Queen bedroom 3 - ensuite with spa
  • Bedroom 3 ensuite shared - 2 doors
  • Single bedroom 4
  • Queen bedroom 5

Pool Cottage

  • 3 air-conditioned bedrooms with fans
  • King, double & single
  • Share bathroom - shower & loo

Living area - main lodge

  • Round room overlooks pool & Trinity Bay
  • With TV, stereo & Baby Grand Piano
  • 2nd living area - TV, ping-pong
  • Free Wi-fi and Foxtel satellite TV

Kitchen

  • Well equipped kitchen, dishwasher
  • Basic items: oil, condiments, coffee, tea
  • Island bench with gas stove
  • Wall oven & microwave
  • Double door fridge, Coffee maker

Laundry

  • Washing machine, dryer

Pool Cottage Living room, Kitchen & Laundry

  • Air-conditioned living room, sofas, TV
  • Full kitchen, large fridge, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • Free Wi-fi

Outside

  • Verandah with BBQ
  • Poolside BBQ
  • Large timber deck around pool
  • Private rainforest pathways
  • Off-street parking for 3 cars

Location: 4km from Cairns CBD

  • Shopping: Cairns Central 4km
  • Edge Hill shops & cafes 1.4km
  • Botanical Gardens 250m
  • The Tanks Arts Centre 220m
  • Skyrail, Tjapukai, Cable-skiing 10km
  • Kuranda 26km, Atherton 84km
  • Pt Douglas 64km, Cape Trib 137km
  • Babinda Boulders 69km
  • Josephine Falls 78km
  • Paradise Palms Golf 17km
  • Sunbus 131110/111113/120121
  • Taxi: Ph 131008
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