About Us.


Tony & Sue have recently renovated Paperbark Retreat, originally built by Tony over 20 years ago as a fishing Lodge РBarradise Lodge. The retreat is now focussed more towards  a place to relax and unwind.

If catching a Barra or fishing the reef is on the cards, then Tony has the boat, the gear and the knowledge! Tony spent his younger years as a professional fisherman off the East Coast of NSW.

If relaxing by the pool, enjoying the beautiful tropical gardens or exploring the local sites is more your style, Sue and Tony are more than happy to be your guides.

Nothing is too much trouble, Tony & Sue tailor each stay to their guests needs.


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Cooktown is the perfect base for your Cape York adventure. With its rich history, must-do Aboriginal tours, world-class fishing, and gorgeous scenery.