Jane and Peter Danford both originally hail from the US.  They decided Australia would be their permanent home when they arrived from India in 2000, after having spent nearly twenty years traveling, living and studying in Asia.

Peter is from Cleveland and was 10 years in Minnesota while studying computer science and Chinese.  Jane comes from upstate New York and studied nursing in the UK and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.

Previous to owning Cedar Park, they were in Beijing, China for eight years where they started and ran a successful travel agency for foreigners visiting China.

They resided in Hong Kong for four years in the 1990’s, where they met. Peter worked as a photographer in hospitality and travel and a computer programmer / technical manager. They shifted to Shanghai for two years in the mid 90’s where Jane continued nursing in various capacities and studied Chinese medicine and acupuncture. They further travelled in Tibet, Nepal, Thailand,Burma, Cambodia and India for extended periods.

After re-locating to Australia in the millennium, Peter and Jane worked and spent five years with their growing family living aboard a sailing yacht traveling the coast of Australia. They outgrew their beloved ‘ACUSHLA’ in 2015 and decided on a change in lifestyle that would suit all their family when they found Cedar Park Resort for sale.

Also living at Cedar Park are Peter and Jane’s five children.

Seth was born in 2000 in Sydney, Jenna in 2003 in Townsville, Lucas in 2006 in the aft cabin of their yacht, ‘ACUSHLA’ in Scarborough, Queensland.  Maeve was born in 2011 in Beijing and Clare joined the group in 2015 at Cedar Park, born in Mareeba. They attend the Cairns Hinterland Steiner school on the Kuranda range.  The older three are confident Chinese speakers, having begun their schooling as locals in Beijing.  The youngest two are fluent in rainforest life and are avid tour guides around our property.

You will find availability and the guaranteed lowest room rate by booking directly. Rooms include continental breakfast, free wifi, welcome snacks, port wine, fresh coffee & tea.  Take advantage of our price drop on two or more nights.