Daintree Ecolodge

 Rates From

Lagoon Banyan $475 per night

Canopy Banyan  $545 per night 

Rainforest Banyan $600

All rates include Ala Carte Breakfast

2 Night minimum stay applicable to these rates

All rates based on two guests

Christmas season rates from 19 December  – 6 Jan

RAINFOREST RETREAT

The Daintree Ecolodge is nestled in the heart of the magnificent World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers boutique eco-luxury accommodation in a breathtaking environment of refugial habitats, native flora and fauna, authentic Indigenous culture and sacred and striking diversity.

The Daintree Rainforest is a rare jewel in the crown of Mother Nature believed to be over 180 million years old and the lodge’s 15 bayans (treehouses) are immersed in the rainforest canopy allowing guests to reconnect with nature and loved ones in a lush tropical setting.

Rise to the sound of the birds in the canopy above, take in the majesty of the enchanted rainforest and discover the lodge’s sacred private waterfall, escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Daintree Wellness Spa and dine on locally-inspired seasonal menus bursting with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients at the onsite Julaymba Restaurant.

The Daintree Ecolodge provides the perfect base to explore the treasures of the Daintree region; the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites meet (the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef)! The Daintree Ecolodge is located 110 kilometres north of Cairns (90 minutes) and 45 kilometres north of Port Douglas (40 minutes) via sealed roads.

 Things To Do

  • RAINFOREST WALK

    Discover the Daintree Ecolodge’s private onsite waterfall on a leisurely stroll through the enchanting rainforest on ‘A Walk Through Time.’ The waterfall and swimming hole is sacred to the Kuku Yalanji women; for thousands of years they’ve bathed in its crystal-clear waters for healing and spiritual beliefs. Learn about the unique and amazing plants, insects, birds and other wildlife that surround us. Much of the wildlife you will see here cannot be found anywhere else in the world, with some species dating back 135 million years. ‘A Walk Through Time’ operates daily onsite at the Daintree Ecolodge for $50 per person (bookings essential).
  • PICNIC HAMPERS

    Celebrating the local provedores of the Daintree & Douglas region, our gourmet hampers are bursting with local delights and tasty temptations. Order a gourmet Lunch Hamper and self-drive the winding roads nestled between the mist-clad mountains and valleys of the Daintree Rainforest and the pristine beaches of the Coral Sea as you venture to some of our favourite local hideaways. Our top recommendations for a picnic lunch adventure include Mossman Gorge, Four Mile Beach, Wonga Beach, and Cape Tribulation. Alternatively, breathe deeply the scent of the tropics and become immersed in our rich, natural paradise when we deliver a Local Hamper or Indulgence Hamper to your bayan (treehouse). Prices start at $75 for two people and can be booked by the Northern Escape Collection Reservations Department or direct with the Daintree Ecolodge Reception (bookings essential).
  • DAINTREE WELLNESS SPA

    The local Kuku Yalanji people have named the land on which the Daintree Ecolodge sits ‘Wawu-karrba’ which means ‘healing of the spirit.’ With approval from the local Indigenous people, each spa treatment combines the wisdom of their culture, healing, medicines and spirituality. Using the pure waters of the pristine onsite waterfall and the powerful properties of nourishing botanical products, many found in the Daintree Rainforest, guests can experience a renewed sense of wellbeing with each unique treatment. Located on the property, our therapists are highly skilled and offer each guest a personal spa journey that can be customised to reflect mood or desire. Click here to view the Daintree Wellness Spa Menu (bookings are essential).
  • DAINTREE RIVER CRUISE

    The mighty Daintree River winds its way through the ancient Daintree Rainforest and this densely populated mangrove estuary is home to an abundance of wildlife and incredible scenery that dates back thousands upon thousands of years. A large population of crocodiles reside in the Daintree River together with an amazing array of birdlife, tree snakes, frogs and some impressive spiders (all seen from the safety of your boat). A variety of operators offer a one hour day cruise or a two hour sunrise/sunset cruise and their highly knowledgeable guides will help you spot wildlife in their natural habitat. The Daintree Jetty is a short 5 minute drive from the lodge.
  • WALKABOUT CULTURAL ADVENTURES

    Explore Kuku Yalanji country, the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites meet (the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef) and share the cultural connection the local Indigenous people have with their land on a full or half day cultural tour. Learn about the precious environment, different bush foods and medicines. Sample some seasonal bush tucker while appreciating the history, culture and traditions of their Indigenous people. Walkabout Cultural Adventures offers pick-up from the Daintree Ecolodge (subject to availability).
  • SNORKELLING & SCUBA DIVING

    The world’s largest and most famous coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, is right on our doorstep. Half day and full day snorkelling and scuba diving adventures to the Great Barrier Reef depart from either Cape Tribulation (a 1 hour 15 minute drive from the Daintree Ecolodge which requires a ferry crossing) or Port Douglas Marina (a 45-minute drive from the Daintree Ecolodge). Visit the Low Isles, home to over 150 species of corals, vibrant fish species and a significant green turtle habitat too.  There’s a snorkel and dive tour to suit everyone (even those who don’t want to get wet), so let us help you choose the most suitable operator for the experience you are seeking.
  • RIVER DRIFT SNORKELLING

    Within an ancient rainforest setting, step into the cool, crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River and drift on a personal floatation device downstream and discover life beneath the surface. Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for the occasional turtle. This family-friendly tour is the perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and is a great introduction to snorkelling before heading out on the reef. Small children (and adults) can journey down the river on large river sleds. The River Drift Snorkelling Tour is operated by Back Country Bliss and departs from Port Douglas, a 45-minute drive from the Daintree Ecolodge.
  • HORSE RIDING

    Explore the unrivalled beauty of Cape Tribulation on horseback with Cape Trib Horse Rides. Departing from the stables, follow your guide through the majestic Daintree Rainforest. Discover an abundance of local flora and fauna as you weave through the rainforest and across several creek crossings on your way to Myall Beach. Once there you will explore the beautiful stretch of golden sand and have the opportunity to walk your horse into the shallow waters of the ocean (clarity permitting). Take a minute to soak in this incredible majesty and juxtaposing landscapes that surround you. Cape Trib Horse Rides is located a 60-minute drive from the Daintree Ecolodge and a ferry crossing over the Daintree River into Cape Tribulation is required.
  • SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT

    From Port Douglas, take to the skies with Nautilus Aviation and witness the sharp contrasts of the lush emerald foliage of the Daintree Rainforest against the aquamarine waters of the Great Barrier Reef on scenic helicopter flight of the region. Flying at low altitude allowing for a close-up vantage of the oldest living rainforest on Earth, your experienced pilot will provide commentary of the rugged and lush undergrowth below that’s riddled with towering trees, breathtaking waterfalls, golden beaches, misty mountains, and remote rivers. Prices start at $399 per person (30 mins) and the scenic flight can be booked by Northern Escape Collection Reservations Department.
  • MOSSMAN GORGE EXPERIENCE

    Nestled in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge is a hidden gem that can be explored in a number of ways! Join a guided Dreamtime Walk, conducted by the local Kuku Yalanji Indigenous people, to gain a deeper insight into the ancient flora and fauna of the rainforest and learn about traditional plant uses and the Kuku Yalanji culture. Or, take in the towering rainforest, crystal-clear streams, striking mountains, and boulder-strewn gorge at your own pace on a self-guided walk. We recommend that you pack a picnic hamper from the Daintree Ecolodge and enjoy lunch by one of the many waterholes as you appreciate the wonders of your lush rainforest surrounds. Mossman Gorge is a 40-minute drive south from the Daintree Ecolodge.
  • DAINTREE FISHING

    The Daintree River and its coastline are teeming with mangrove jack, fingermark, trevally, barramundi, and mud crab (when in season). Get all the insider knowledge and expertise with a local fishing guide. Choose from half-day or full-day fishing adventures on the Daintree River or try your hand at hooking a barramundi at the local ‘barra’ farm, located only a 10 minute drive from the lodge. Our chef is happy to cook up your catch for dinner that evening.
  • SUNSET SAIL

    Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea as you sail along the coast of Port Douglas on board a first-class sailing catamaran. Take in the ambient music, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and the spectacular mountain views whilst enjoying a welcome drink and delicious canapés. Sailaway caters to adults only and departs from Port Douglas, a 45-minute drive from the Daintree Ecolodge.
  • BILLY TEA SAFARIS

    Sight crocodiles on a Daintree River Cruise, meander through the lush lowland rainforest and learn about the rare flora and fauna on a guided boardwalk tour, join a 4WD adventure along on the rugged Bloomfield Track, savour a traditional Aussie BBQ lunch, sample a traditional Australian billy tea, damper and tropical fruits in the company of wallabies and enjoy a homemade Daintree ice-cream on your journey home! Click here for more info, Billy Tea Safaris offers pick-up from the Daintree Ecolodge (subject to availability).

Accommodation Options

TREEHOUSE ACCOMMODATION IN QUEENSLAND’S RAINFOREST

LAGOON BAYAN

Nestled high in the rainforest canopy and overlooking the onsite lily pad-strewn lagoon and Julaymba Restaurant, the Lagoon Bayans are ideal for guests wishing to explore and discover the beauty and diversity of the region by day. Relax amongst the muted colours and natural tones whilst enjoying the soft, dappled sunlight that shines through the private screened balcony.

Room Size: 46sqm
King bed & rollaway available to accommodate additional guest

SERVICE AND AMENITIES

  • King size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Linen, towel and bathrobes
  • LaGaia UNEDITED guest amenities
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Spacious bedroom and screened balcony

$475 per night, for two guests

DAINTREE RAINFOREST ACCOMMODATION

CANOPY BAYAN

As the name suggests, the Canopy Bayans are situated high in the lush fronds of the Daintree Rainforest offering uninterrupted views of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. This treehouse-style accommodation features a spacious bedroom and a screened balcony with daybed – perfect for lazy days reading or just listening to the sounds that surround you. Access via stairs.

Room Size: 46sqm
King bed & rollaway available to accommodate additional guest

SERVICE AND AMENITIES:

  • King size bed
  • Daybed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Linen, towel and bathrobes
  • LaGaia UNEDITED guest amenities
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Screene

    DAINTREE RAINFOREST ACCOMMODATION

    RAINFOREST BAYAN

    The Rainforest Bayans are set closer to the rainforest floor amidst the ancient emerald vines and offer an ideal retreat for those seeking solitude or a romantic escape. Featuring a freestanding black bathtub on a private enclosed balcony overlooking the kaleidoscope of unique flora and fauna, the Rainforest Bayans allow guests to surrender to the soothing rainforest and sounds of the jungle with luxe creature comforts.

    Room Size: 46sqm
    King bed & rollaway available to accommodate additional guest

    SERVICE AND AMENITIES

    • King size bed
    • Private outdoor bath
    • Air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee and tea making facilities
    • Linen, towel and bathrobes
    • LaGaia UNEDITED guest amenities
    • Mini bar
    • Hairdryer
    • Screened balcony

    $600 per night, for two guests

    *surcharge applies over Easter and Festive Season 

Getting There

By Air

Helicopter Transfers from Cairns

Guests can access the Daintree region via a mesmerising 35 minute helicopter journey from Cairns to the Daintree River Cruise Centre flying over the only place in the world where two natural World Heritage-listed sites meet; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

PRIVATE HELICOPTER CHARTER EX CAIRNS (on request only)

  •   $1,190 (2 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)
  •   From $1,810 (up to 4 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)
  •   From $2,375 (up to 6 passengers – weight & luggage restrictions apply)

By Road

Self Drive

The Daintree Ecolodge is located 90 minutes north of Cairns, on one of Australia’s most spectacular drives. Departing Cairns on the Captain Cook Highway, follow the signs along the sealed coastal drive towards Port Douglas, Mossman and Daintree Village. The lodge is nestled on the southern banks of the impressive Daintree River so a ferry crossing is not required.

Whilst self-driving is recommended to access the Daintree Ecolodge, we can assist with private road transfers  as follows:
 Cairns Airport/CBD Hotel to Daintree Ecolodge – 1 to 4 passengers, $300 one way
 Cairns Airport/CBD Hotel to Daintree Ecolodge – 2 to 6 passengers, $400 one way
 Cairns Airport/CBD Hotel to Daintree Ecolodge – 6 to 10 passengers, $500 one
way
 Luxury Car Cairns Airport/CBD to Daintree Ecolodge – 2 to 5 passengers, from
$400 one way
 Port Douglas to Daintree Ecolodge – 1 to 4 passengers, $200 one way
 Port Douglas to Daintree Ecolodge – 2 to 6 passengers, $300 one way
 Mt Mulligan Lodge to Daintree Ecolodge – 1 to 4 passengers, $1,800 one way
 Mt Mulligan Lodge to Daintree Ecolodge – 7 to 10 passengers, $2,040 one way

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