1800 Cootharinga

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The Cootharinga Accommodation and Recreation Centre

Our accommodation and recreation centre (ARC) is currently undergoing renovations. We are still accepting short term accommodation and please contact Tanya (ARC Manager) 0447 297 313 to discuss our alternative arrangements during this time.

From cooking up a banquet to relaxing craft activities, the Cootharinga Accommodation and Recreation Centre will provide an exciting and friendly short term stay. This five bedroom property located on 1 hectare at Rasmussen provides boutique style accommodation which is tailored for your stay.

Visit for one day, or stay for a few! The Cootharinga Accommodation and Recreation Centre is open from 9.00am Thursday morning to 9.00am Monday morning. Up to 10 guests can visit throughout the day and 5 guests can be catered for overnight.

A typical day at the Cootharinga Accommodation and Recreation Centre!

Before you come and visit us, you will be sent a Selection Planner by email or by post. You can then choose and plan your stay and know what you have to look forward to! After you’ve chosen what you would like to do during your time with us, we will match your program with a skilled Support Worker or an instructor who will lead the activities, workshop or course. Groups will be supported with one staff member to every three guests.

7.00am – 9.00am – Did you stay the night?

If you slept over last night, you can choose to have a sleep in, go for a walk or get up and make bacon and eggs or pancakes or a continental breakfast!

9.30am – 10.30am – Activity Time!

The available activities change from week to week, but there will always be something interesting and exciting to do!

You could choose between fishing at South Townsville or dancing the day away at Zumba! Get a strike with bowling or get creative with marble painting! Feed the chooks and put your green thumb to use in the garden. Go on an adventure to the Museum of Tropical North Queensland! Spend some time at the beach with a picnic or relax at Readings Cinema!

12.00pm – 1.00pm – Lunch!

Our menu is always changing with a range of healthy and delicious meals available! There will also be options available for those who have special dietary requirements.

1.00pm – 3.00pm – Afternoon delight!

In the afternoon choose both to relax and listen to music or watch TV or if you are still feeling energetic, join in with the cooking course or play games at the park! Exercise with a qualified trainer at Ultimate Results Training or participate in sensory games at the Accommodation and Recreation Centre! You could even cool off with a swim at Riverway.

5.00pm – 8.00pm – Dinner and down time!

Dinner could range from a scrumptious meal at the Accommodation and Recreation Centre or even a BBQ at Riverway! After dinner take the time to relax or head out and enjoy planned evening activities.

Feedback & Suggestions!

We want your stay at the Cootharinga Accommodation and Recreation Centre to be fun! Please let us know if there’s something you want to do or learn and we will do all we can to assist you. We look forward to seeing you soon and ensuring your stay with us is memorable, educational and exciting!

July ARC Program

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For enquiries please contact



PHONE: 07 4773 2172

Email: sarah.herring@cootharinga.org.au