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Please note that this guide was last updated quite a few years ago (2006), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Fern Pittman
13-15 Heavey Crescent, Whitfield, Cairns, Queensland

Tel: + 61 (0)7-4053-1615
No cell number available
Fax: + 61 (0)7-4053-1615

I phoned Fern after a last-minute recommendation and, despite my faltering Greenwood Guide introduction, fifteen seconds later she still invited me to come and stay. Some people! Birdwing offers genuine, country-style hospitality in a beautiful environment.....

.... Fern runs a house and garden ‘make-over’ business and she renovated the existing house and designed and built the B&B cottage just over a year ago. It’s all typical, modern Queensland practicality. The climate is so temperate that there’s little need for walls; literally! The kitchen has only two, painted a deep lavender blue. On one there are all the cooking facilities you would want, on the other a low-slung cane couch. Tall, wide-leafed heliconias – both ‘Sexy Pink’ and ‘Sexy Red’ - and native gingers with fist-sized, solid cerise flowers droop right into the living area. The fridge is stocked with mouth-watering temptations that Fern purchases from the locals or (if you can wait that long) you can breakfast on Fern-created pancakes and a healthy tropical breakfast that attests to the region’s vast array of fruits. Bedrooms are butterfly-themed with hand-painted cushions on wide beds, contrasting linens, tiled floors and split-system air-conditioning. The garden is sculpted from the rainforest and the pool has no lights – great for skinny-dippers - and is surrounded by jasmine and mock orange, which release a heavy scent at night. All this and only a short roo bounce from the city. 9 minutes to the airport or Cairns.





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Rooms: 2: 1 king plus sofa bed and 1 king/twin, both with en/s bath and shower.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Continental breakfast included.
Directions: From the airport drive to the Cook Hwy, turn left. Then immediately turn right into Collins Avenue. At the end of Collins turn right at the roundabout into Woodward St. Turn right into Jensen St at the Bowling Club then first left into Heavey Crescent.

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