Have a little Balinese luxury without the bustle, passport controls and haggling … in tropical North Queensland.
A few years ago, Hans and Wendy van der Wolf bought an overgrown, terraced, cane farm just five minutes from Mossman Gorge and 20 minutes from Port Douglas. In July 2001 they opened Bali Hai, a luxurious Balinese-inspired paradise.
The main house and three bures are thatched and there is a beautifully tiled saltwater pool. Three of the lush 11 hectares are sweeping lawn, and a river and natural springs flow through the property. Your closest neighbour is two kilometres away and you can wander through the orchard and herb gardens with just butterflies and birds as company.
The Main House is a gathering point and has television, DVD player with surround sound, video player and Bose stereo system. The furniture is Indonesian and the kitchen fitted with elegant Miele appliances. The dining area on the verandah looks over the pool, gardens, mountains and creek and the fold-back windows and high ceilings ensure a comfortable airflow.
If you just don't feel like interrupting the serenity and relaxation by cooking, there are a variety of good restaurants in nearby Mossman and Port Douglas.
Each bure has ceiling fans, and there is mosquito netting over the large beds. There are day beds for just relaxing and the rooms are decorated with exotic tropical blooms from the gardens.
Guests have use of a four metrem 4.6 Nacra catamaran, two surf skis, a windsurfer and dinghy with outboard motor.
Mossman in Queensland's far north.
Bali Hai costs $500 a night for a minimum of five nights. It sleeps up to nine people.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.
Lot 112, Syndicate Road, MOSSMAN 4873
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