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Rainforest Retreats

The Daintree and its popular destinations such as Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation can be experienced by various means including guided walks, 4WD safaris, river cruises or by staying at one of the fantastic retreats below. The World Heritage listed Daintree is a vast wilderness area of rainforest, rivers, waterfalls and beaches much of which is inaccessible.

 

Coconut Beach Rainforest Resort

Port Douglas

4star
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Coconut Beach Rainforest Resort is a beautiful award winning resort, situated 140 kms north of Cairns at Cape Tribulation. The Resort is situated in one of the world?s oldest rainforests and sits on 100 hectares of rainforest fringing the white sands of Coconut Beach. Respecting the tranquillity of its setting, the philosophy is to offer a retreat where guests can get away from it all in the most beautiful of natural surroundings.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool

Minimum stay may apply.

From £52 per person per night

Daintree Eco-Lodge

Port Douglas

4star
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A private, boutique accommodation in an ecological environment of exquisite natural beauty, offering award winning, unique tree house style resort accommodation in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest World Heritage region - these rainforest villas are set amongst the miracles of nature. Nestled in a lush rainforest valley, the 30 acre property is surrounded by the World's oldest living rainforest, which is just 40 minutes drive north of Port Douglas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 2 Pools
  • Health spa centre

Minimum stay may apply.

From £94 per person per night

 

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

Port Douglas

3star
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Located in the heart of a lush coastal rainforest, a short stroll from Cape Tribulation's beach and its famous mangrove boardwalks, Ferntree Rainforest Lodge is superb, affordable tropical getaway featuring low pitched buildings that are set harmoniously within the vivid green landscape. In the Lodge's magnificent gardens you can witness the operatic display of butterflies and birds unique to this spectacular region. The gardens have been designed to attract these splendid rainforest creatures.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 2 Pools
  • Tour desk

Minimum stay may apply.

From £31 per person per night

Silky Oaks Lodge

Port Douglas

5star
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Nestled on the edge of the Mossman Gorge in the stunning Daintree rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge is the Daintree's ultimate resort where this rare wilderness can be enjoyed in elegance and ease. Featuring unique treehouse chalet accommodation with an elegant and relaxed atmosphere, this resort offers a true rainforest experience, Silky Oaks is only 20 minutes drive from Port Douglas.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Spa

Minimum stay may apply.

From £126 per person per night

 

Rainforest Retreats Tours & Excursions

 

4WD Rainforest Experience

Excursion (6hrs)

4WD

Your tour starts as you climb Lake Morris Road, only a few minutes from Cairns itself. Stop for a panoramic view of the city and Coral Sea, before continuing through lush tropical rainforest on Lake Morris for a break in picturesque surroundings. Relax over a cup of tea or cappuccino accompanied by a selection of delicious treats. Leaving the Dam behind, we engage 4 wheel drive to tackle the Closey River Road. This narrow track winds through pristine World Heritage rugged terrain.

Visit giant strangler fig trees and strange termite mounds. Your experienced driver/guide will introduce small groups to the mysteries of the rainforest, during an exciting and unforgettable day.

NB: Heavy downpours of rain may result in no access to this 4WD track for periods of time. In these incidents, Down Under Tours has prepared an alternative itinerary, to ensure that you have a unique nature based 4WD touring experience. Prior advice of itinerary change may not be possible.

Departs:
Daily at 7:30am from all Cairns area hotels.

From £34 per person

 

Cape Tribulation - Daintree

Excursion (11hrs)

Tribulation

Discover the unique rainforest and wilderness area of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park in style. From viewing platforms, observe the diversity of wildlife and plants that live in such an environment. Cruise up the Daintree River, spotting crocodiles and other wildlife, before a tropical buffet lunch at the Coconut Beach Resort. Afterwards visit Cape Tribulation beach before heading back to Cairns.

Departs:
Daily between 7.00 - 8.30am

From £61 per person

 
 

Kuranda Scenic Railway

Excursion (9 1/2hrs)

Kuranda

Departing from your hotel for Freshwater Railway Station where you board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, passing spectacular viewpoints and waterfalls as the train climbs up to the pretty village of Kuranda. Explore this village in the rainforest with its colourful market until it is time to board the Skyrail cable car. Glide over the rainforest canopies with opportunities to stop, before an enthralling afternoon at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with lunch provided.

Departs:
Daily 7:00am-8:00am (from Cairns, Palm Cove & Port Douglas).

From £80 per person