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Cootharinga Gardens

Cootharinga Gardens

A tropical paradise

Cootharinga Gardens is a ten-unit complex in picturesque Babinda, just 30 kms from Innisfail with a jaw dropping backdrop of Mt Bartle Frere.

Offering independent living for people over the age of 50, Cootharinga Gardens is fully accessible and offers private, unfurnished units with an ensuite bathroom, kitchenette and a patio area overlooking the beautifully maintained lawns or gardens. The complex has communal lounge, dining, entertainment and laundry areas.
Cootharinga Gardens offers two meals from Monday to Friday and one meal a day on the weekends. The common areas are also maintained by our friendly housekeeping staff.

Cootharinga Gardens is a place to feel supported whilst living independently in your own home.

Unit Features
  • Kitchenette

  • Accessible ensuite bathroom

  • Small patio overlooking the gardens

  • Fan and split system air-conditioning


Eligibility to live at Cootharinga Gardens is determined by your Services Australia (formerly Centrelink) Income Statement.


Rent is paid fortnightly plus an amenities fee. Rent is calculated via the Community Housing rent calculator and median rent data from the Residential Tenancy Authority.

Amenities Fee

Your amenities fee covers;

  • Lunch and dinner (Dinner is provided Monday to Friday only)
  • Groceries for tenants to cook their own dinners on Saturday and Sunday night
  • Cleaning of common areas
  • Grounds maintenance
    • Electricity
    • Use of laundry facilities

The bond required is 4 times the weekly rent, plus a payment of 2 weeks rent and 2 weeks amenities fee

Services Australia Statement

To proceed with a tenancy application we require a copy of your Services Australia Income Statement to determine eligibility and calculate your rent payments.

Cootharinga Gardens Enquiry