About Us

Discover the history of the Homestead Guesthouse. The Guesthouse was the first building in Coen built in 1933 by the Taylor family – a family who have remained in Coen and operated the Guesthouse until its sale at the end of 2010.

Adai Cape York Investments Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Cape York Charitable Trust – 100% Cape York Indigenous owned, purchased the Guesthouse in 2010 and appointed Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation to operate the business as a commercial indigenous enterprise.

Traditional Owners of the area wish to maintain and further promote the important heritage value of the site, which has been a social centrepiece in Cape York for more than 80 years.


  • In my role as Project Manager with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority I travel extensively throughout Cape York Peninsula. When I have business in Coen I always choose to stay at the Homestead Guesthouse. It feels like a "home away from home".Whenever I've stayed there it's been well kept ...

  • ... and the established gardens and trees mean there is always a shady spot. The Guest house has been established for so long that you feel like part of history staying there! I'd recommend the Homestead Guest House to anyone travelling to Coen.

    Andrew Martin

Coen Homestead

A home away from home when exploring and working in Cape York.

  • air-conditioned motel rooms
  • linen and daily room servicing
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Cape York

Discover one of the most extraordinary ecosystems in the world- meandering rivers, grasslands, stunning dunefields, and vast wetlands.

  • access to Princess Charlotte Bay
  • Australia‚Äôs best fishing country
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