Set on 11 acres of lush tropical gardens, Cairns Colonial Club is truly a hidden gem offering a perfect place for local families to spend quality time together. Tucked away in Manunda, this tropical resort has to be seen to be believed.

Walking through the doors of the restaurant, both my boys and I were instantly greeted with warm smiles, and we were amazed as we were shown to our table out on the deck, with views of the lagoon style pools and the lush tropical gardens.

This family-friendly Homestead Restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience with a range of mouth-watering meals to choose from, all at very reasonable prices and with an option of adding the soup, salad and dessert bar. I was pleasantly surprised to see such a great selection of kid’s meals which are actually half-sized portions from the a la carte menu. With all meals being free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and with them arriving within 15 minutes of ordering, this was a winning combination for me!

I tried the Thai Beef Curry, and it was delicious, the flavours were intense and very authentic. I wasn’t alone in my praise, here’s what my family and fellow PakMag connoisseurs thought of their meals:

Rhys (9): I loved the choice of salads, I could pick exactly what I wanted, I liked that I could choose for myself and try a little bit of everything. Kade (5): I liked the cheeseburger a lot, and I really like all the different desserts. I wanted to eat all of them, but mum said no.

Janelle: The garlic bread was devine, plus the staff were friendly and very attentive. Mat: Great steak! Ben (12): Best fries I’ve ever had! Bread rolls and desserts were great too.

If that is not enough, did you know that the Cairns Colonial Club also offers complimentary access to their three resort pools when you enjoy lunch at the Homestead Restaurant? What a great way to spend a family afternoon out.

If you want to continue your escape, then why not spend the night? They have a great selection of accommodation packages. Their Studio Room is
perfect for families, with a kitchenette and the capacity to sleep four people comfortably, or their Resort Rooms are the perfect place to house your visiting relatives.

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