Stratford – Cairns



Stratford – January Gatherings 2017




Stratford is a quiet northern suburb of Cairns which still retains much of the charm of tropical far north Queensland that is rapidly disappearing from other suburbs. Known for its heritage trail, it is also a popular departure point for historic Kaunda Railway. A “must do” day trip. With beautiful lush old trees lining the streets, views of the surrounding mountains, large parks and a quaint village, Stratford is a delightful suburb. In close proximity to the airport and only 6 km to the city centre, its easy to get around and yet far enough away to forget you are even in a city.


Getting here:


Taxi from cairns or airport is about $25 during the day

Shuttle bus Sunpalm is $20 per adult





All accommodation listed here is within 15 – 20 minutes walk from the Gatherings.


Please know that I am not affiliated with any of these places and I do not receive any remuneration from them in anyway.


Prices were correct at writing as of 1st day of January 2017, please check websites for latest rates.


Also check out and and websites for more great places and rates.


Here are a few to get you started:



  •  Lilybank 


Bed and Breakfast – $840 for 7 nights includes breakfast and swimming pool


Situated in the leafy suburb of Stratford, this 6-bedroom, 2-storey historic house offers privacy, comfort, convenience and the chance to live like a local.


Close to the airport, just around the corner from where our Summerlove Gatherings are held and only 700 metres to the local village shops.


The rooms are spacious and comfortable, featuring brand new beds with 400 thread count linen sheets and hypoallergenic pillows. All of the rooms have private ensuites, bar fridges, brand new carpeting, air-conditioning, fans and storage space.


Byron Womens Retreat Byron Bay

  • Serenity Studio


1 BEDROOM – $600 for 7 nights includes free wifi – Booked out now.


A chic ground-floor designer studio apartment (owner lives upstairs) on a quiet tree-lined lane in the heart of beautiful Stratford. The apartment is opposite a park (a leisurely walk through the beautiful park will get you to the Summerlove Gatherings in under 15 minutes) and just a short stroll past lovely old timber “Queenslander” homes to the village shops.