It was around the year when the Daintree Rainforest was designated as a World Heritage listing when global travel industry visionary Mike Gooley discovered what was to become the 'World's Best Remote Hotel' as selected by Forbes Magazine. Welcome to the Bloomfield Lodge situated on Weary Bay, Cape Tribulation, with its esteemed neighbours, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Bloomfield Lodge is accessible by sea to its private pier, via helicopter to a dedicated helipad or by air to an exclusive use registered airport.
Mike Gooley, who does nothing by halves, invested over 20 million Australian dollars in capital improvements to create this world-class eco-resort situated on nearly three hectares with 656 metres of oceanfront. Nuzzled into the ancient rainforest are 18 guest suites, each with postcard views across the crystal-clear waters of The Coral Sea and to the mountain ranges. Guests' amenities include a swimming pool, nature trails, games room, fitness centre, day spa, gazebo spa, a library chocked full of regional historical memorabilia and an alfresco restaurant and bar.
For decades, Bloomfield Lodge operated successfully under the banner of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', attracting an international clientele who travelled across the globe to reach their holiday destination. Also, it was a popular destination for Australian travellers. Most guests stayed from four nights to weeks at a time, given the wealth of activities and the tranquillity of its surreal tropical landscape. It was five years ago that Bloomfield Lodge was cocooned and is still maintained by full-time staff.
Today, Bloomfield Lodge is offered to the next visionary to reopen the celebrated award-winning resort or retain it as an ultra-exclusive getaway for private indulgence. One call to Barbara Wolveridge or Lynn Malone starts the conversation toward acquiring this Australian treasure and a once in a generation asset.
- All buildings and facilities
- Marina pier: 75 metres x 6 metres
- Registered mooring: adequate to secure a 20-metre yacht
- Airport: access to a 1,050 metre paved landing runway with terminal
building and hangar
- Electricity: generators x 3 (70 KVA, 60 KVA & 17 KVA)
- Water: 430,000 litre-tank, filtered fresh stream water and rainwater capture
Two bores: one for drinking water and one for garden landscape
- Waste: Septic tanks and bio-cycle system
- Inventory list upon request