Red Arrow Lodge - Edge Hill

Sleeps 8 Guests
5 Bedrooms
4 Queens, 1 single
3 Bathrooms
3 showers, 2 spa baths, 3 loos
Near Cairns city centre (3-8km)
30-34 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Qld 4870
Swimming pool
Free WiFi internet

Bedroom amenities

  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • All bedrooms air-conditioned & fans
  • Queen bedroom 1 - ensuite with spa
  • Queen bedroom 2 - ensuite
  • Queen bedroom 3 - ensuite with spa
  • B3 ensuite - 2 doors shared by B4 & B5
  • Single bedroom 4
  • Queen bedroom 5

Living area

  • Round-house overlooks pool & Trinity Bay
  • With TV, stereo & Baby Grand Piano
  • 2nd living area - TV, ping-pong
  • Well equipped kitchen, dishwasher
  • Basic items: oil, condiments, coffee, tea
  • Island bench with gas stove
  • Wall oven & microwave
  • Double door fridge, Coffee maker
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • Free Wi-fi and Foxtel satellite TV

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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A modern architect designed home with a wonderful view over Trinity Bay. An amazing location - surrounded by 3 acres of  private rainforest but just 5 minutes by car from the CBD and 5 minutes on foot to the top tropical Botanical Garden in Australia.

It is near the airport, though, 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.

The property was originally called Arcadia and its original house (next door) is the oldest house in Edge Hill dating from 1904. The owner, Henry MacDonnell, worked at the still existing law firm of MacDonnells. Refused a service commission in 1914 because of his age, he dug the first swimming pool in Cairns by hand. Part of it can still be seen on the path through the rainforest below the Pool House.

Red Arrow Lodge is an unusual design. The main lodge is the focal point with a kitchen, dining area and living room all in the one large glass-walled circular space. Perfect for a large family on holiday - it is a large practical space to bring everyone together. With glass walls all round, the view of  False Cape across Trinity Bay is the focal point and draws the visitor to the verandah which also overlooks the pool. The backdrop of tall rainforest trees gives the lodge its great sense of privacy. 

Please note that although the lodge has beds for 9 people, the maximum number of guests is 8. The single bed is for convenience where 2 people do not want to share a bedroom.

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 Botanical Gardens. I believe that it is the most beautiful street to drive or walk along in Cairns. 

Take an early morning stroll along Collins, past The Tanks Arts Centre for breakfast at Wild Bean cafe in the new 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. Although Edge Hill is an old suburb it attracts young professionals and has 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. Check for concerts - it is a unique live music venue and attracts signicant international artists. The morning market at the Tanks on the last Sunday of the month (April-November) is a lot of fun too.

Cairns Esplanade and the city

If you all want to wine and dine in town without worrying about drink-drive laws, a taxi will cost less than $15. Being close to town is an advantage because all the reef day trips depart from the Marlin Marina. Also, there is a greater choice of restaurants as well as The Cairns Aquarium, The Casino and other entertainment venues.

The Esplanade is the lively heart of Cairns. If you are an early riser, go to The Esplanade to watch the sunrise or join a yoga / Pilates class. You can walk there from Edge Hill. It's about 1km to the northern end of the esplanade and 3km from there to the lagoon. Takes about 1 hour. Have breakfast at Villa Romana on the corner of Aplin St and The Esplanade.

The evening is the busiest time on The Esplanade - especially along the sea wall by the lagoon and around the many BBQs scattered along the sea front. Walk on past the lagoon to the northern finger wharf where the luxury super yachts and moter cruisers are berthed. The Salt House, a popular beside the boat ramp is on the right. The main marina is to the right and behind the Salt House along the boardwalk which passes a smorgasboard of restaurants in The Pier and the Harbour Lights buildings.  At the end of the boardwalk is The Hilton which has the best waterside garden bistro in Cairns with a fabulous view across the inlet.

Red Arrow Lodge has a unique rainforest location - enjoy the special  privacy of a 3 acre property while being only 5 minutes by car from the all the fun and choice of things to do around the city centre.

Amenities & Features

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Bedroom amenities

  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • All bedrooms air-conditioned & fans
  • Queen bedroom 1 - ensuite with spa
  • Queen bedroom 2 - ensuite
  • Queen bedroom 3 - ensuite with spa
  • B3 ensuite - 2 doors shared by B4 & B5
  • Single bedroom 4
  • Queen bedroom 5

Living area

  • Round-house overlooks pool & Trinity Bay
  • With TV, stereo & Baby Grand Piano
  • 2nd living area - TV, ping-pong
  • Well equipped kitchen, dishwasher
  • Basic items: oil, condiments, coffee, tea
  • Island bench with gas stove
  • Wall oven & microwave
  • Double door fridge, Coffee maker
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • Free Wi-fi and Foxtel satellite TV

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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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 8 Guests
5 Bedrooms
4 Queens, 1 single
3 Bathrooms
3 showers, 2 spa baths, 3 loos
Near Cairns city centre (3-8km)
30-34 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Qld 4870
Swimming pool
Free WiFi internet

Bedroom amenities

  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • All bedrooms air-conditioned & fans
  • Queen bedroom 1 - ensuite with spa
  • Queen bedroom 2 - ensuite
  • Queen bedroom 3 - ensuite with spa
  • B3 ensuite - 2 doors shared by B4 & B5
  • Single bedroom 4
  • Queen bedroom 5

Living area

  • Round-house overlooks pool & Trinity Bay
  • With TV, stereo & Baby Grand Piano
  • 2nd living area - TV, ping-pong
  • Well equipped kitchen, dishwasher
  • Basic items: oil, condiments, coffee, tea
  • Island bench with gas stove
  • Wall oven & microwave
  • Double door fridge, Coffee maker
  • Washing machine, dryer
  • Free Wi-fi and Foxtel satellite TV

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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