Mossman Motel & Holiday Villas began operation about two years ago. The previous business on this site was called The White Cockatoo. After a slow death the White Cockatoo was sold and redeveloped into the modern property it is today.
With the ravages of North Queensland and the Daintree Rainforest, the property was in a very sad state. The renovations were extensive with all interior walls of the villas removed and replaced. Behind the old wall panelling were reminders of the reptilian inhabitants of the Daintree Rainforest. Large python snake skins were removed, however no more visitors have graced us with their presence since.
All the plumbing and electrics were inspected and renewed. All the current regulations regarding electrical safety switches were met as well as all hot water systems installed with tempering valves.
Twenty four brand new kitchens were installed in the villas and main building. The villas were all given new bathrooms with modern fixtures and fittings. Every villa had a brand new deck constructed as the original decks were rotten structurally unsound. Every stick of furniture was replaced with modern stylish couches chairs tables and bedding. New floor coverings and a new ceiling completed the renovations inside the villas. Many guests believe the villas were recently constructed and are surprised when their true age is revealed
The Daintree Rainforest had made considerable inroads to reclaiming the site and subsequently 50 truckloads of vegetation were removed to reveal a very sad and depleted garden. Many more truckloads of poor soil were removed to aid drainage and then many more truckloads of high quality soil and mulch were brought back in. Meters and meters of turf were laid and numerous tropical plant species were purchased and planted to produce a beautiful garden that every guest has enjoyed.
Overall an amazing transformation has taken place that needs to be experienced.