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Escape To The Treetops: Incredible Daintree Rainforest Accommodation

Ready for a lush, green getaway? Let’s travel to Tropical North Queensland for the most stunning Daintree rainforest accommodation.

There’s something about going off-grid and surrounding yourself with nature that restores the soul. Take your heart back to its roots with a rainforest stay at one of these beautiful Daintree rainforest accommodation options in Tropical North Queensland. You might have already hit the hotspots in Cairns and explored their incredible dining and cocktail scene, and are ready to spend some time among the trees.

The Daintree is not only one of the world’s natural wonders as a Heritage-listed site, but is steeped in history, from flora and fauna to the First Nations people who call it home. You’ll spot incredible tropical wildlife and over 430 species of bird on your escape, so slow down, switch off and drink it all in. This is the only place in the world where two Heritage-listed, natural wonders meet, so make the most of this magical place where the rainforest meets the reef.

Whether you’re packing up the campervan to live off the earth for a while, or looking to luxuriate in an award-winning retreat, we’ve got you covered with our insider guide to the best Daintree rainforest accommodation in Tropical North Queensland.

Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree Ecolodge | Daintree

Home to fifteen eco-friendly treehouses tucked into the rainforest canopy, the Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect escape from reality. Explore one of the dedicated rainforest tracks and visit the private waterfall, for quiet time away in nature to reconnect with yourself again. Onsite you’ll find the main lodge with a bar, restaurant, a swimming pool and a wellness spa, so you’ll want for nothing when you visit. You can even order a gourmet picnic hamper that celebrates the local providores of the region, so pack a picnic rug and find a stunning rainforest backdrop for your picnic as you explore.

From $520 per night, minimum 2 night stay

3189 Mossman Daintree Road, Daintree

Silky Oaks Lodge

Silky Oaks Lodge | Mossman

Surrounded by lush rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge rests on 80 acres of protected land that once fell victim to heavy logging. Nowadays, the operators follow sustainability practices and honour the traditional landowners, the Kuku Yalanji people.

When you stay at Silky Oaks, you also have the opportunity to dine at the open-air Treehouse Restaurant. The restaurant features an ever-changing menu that follows seasonal produce as well as Indigenous flavours and cooking practices. Luxurious suites will take your breath away, with sweeping views of the tranquil rainforest at your doorstep. Watch your worries float away down the Mossman River and truly relax at this hidden gem in Tropical North Queensland.

From $1170 per night, minimum 3-night stay

23 Finlayvale Road, Mossman

The Canopy Treehouses

The Canopy Treehouses | Tarzali

Set on 100 acres of pristine and ancient rainforest, The Canopy Treehouses offers boutique Daintree rainforest accommodation located in some of the Athertons Tablelands’ most lush tropical settings. The Canopy has even been the subject of scientific interest, with CSIRO scientists finding that this particular rainforest produced 4-7 times more fruit than other sites in nearby rainforests. If you’re ready for your relaxation plans to bear fruit, book one of the gorgeous cabins to surround yourself with ancient flora.

From $449 per night

247 Hogan Road, Tarzali

Rainforest Hideaway

Rainforest Hideaway B&B | Cape Tribulation

Perfect for the explorer who prefers the path less travelled, Rainforest Hideaway B&B offers unique rainforest eco-accommodation. Explore the seasonal swimming hole, sculpture trail and the nine-hole mini-golf course while you disconnect (literally, there’s no mobile reception here!). The complete escape and wind-down is what makes this one of the best Daintree rainforest accommodation options in Tropical North Queensland.

If you need to check your DMs, you can access the free WiFi provided by satellite dish, so you can make sure you recommend the Hideaway to all of your friends for their next getaway to Tropical North Queensland.

From $154 per night

109 Camelot Close, Cape Tribulation

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat | Malanda

No nature, no life. That’s the motto behind this one-of-a-kind nature experience that has been family owned and operated since 1996! Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is a multi-award winning Daintree rainforest accommodation that is renowned for its gorgeous treehouse and vibrant wildlife visitors. You’ll want for nothing on your stay, with every aspect completely catered for in your private treehouse, with heritage listed mountain or rainforest views. Take a romantic escape away to Rose Gums that you’re sure to treasure forever.

From $493 per night

324 Land Road, Malanda

Daintree Wilderness Lodge

Daintree Wilderness Lodge | Cape Tribulation

The Daintree Rainforest has a certain magic that needs to be seen to be believed and we wager once you see it, you’ll want to stay. So why not linger a while, and book a holiday at the Daintree Wilderness Lodge? Surrounded by luscious tropical foliage and the call of native birds, this lodge provides a place to slow down and rest your mind, body and soul. With an advanced eco-certification, you can relax knowing this ancient forest is staying protected. There’s a rainforest restaurant on site serving dishes carefully crafted from local produce that you can enjoy whilst you gaze out the windows at the starry night sky.

From $425 per night

1780 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation

Wompoo Eco Retreat

Wompoo Eco Retreat

Located on five acres of open space and parts of the Daintree Rainforest, the Wompoo Eco Retreat is geared towards singles or couples looking for an escape, honeymooners seeking romantic exclusion or nature-lovers who just want to spend some time close to the rainforest.

There are two bungalows on site, each being private and independent of any other buildings for privacy and serenity. You’ll also enjoy proximity to Cow Bay Beach as well as wonderful waterholes, creeks, boardwalks and restaurants to retire to when you’re ready to eat.

With panoramic views of the Daintree and sights of the sweeping mountain ranges, Wompoo Eco Retreat is one of the best Daintree rainforest acommodation options available for your next getaway to Tropical North Queensland.

From $210 per night

22 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay, Daintree

Wait-a-While Eco Retreat

Wait-a-While Eco Retreat

The Wait-A-While Eco Retreat takes its name from the Yellow Lawyer Cane plant, known to the locals as the ‘wait-a-while tree’, due to its spiny strands that enable its growth to the desirable treetops of the rainforest. Thankfully, this eco-retreat has no spiny tendrils attached, but you’ll be caught up in it all the same on your next escape to Tropical North Queensland.

Luxuries such as wifi are not off the cards here, but you’ll be off the grid in other ways during your stay. With self-contained comfort and amenities for home cooking, you can enjoy the simple things as you move around the pristine indoor and outdoor spaces of your private tropical escape.

From $414 per night

44 5Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay

Mist at Cape Tribulation

Mist at Cape Tribulation

Lying on Eastern Kuku Yalanji Country, Mist at Cape Tribulation is the place to book for off-grid Daintree rainforest accommodation in Tropical North Queensland. With sustainability and supporting local businesses at the forefront of everything they do, Mist runs on solar power as part of their eco-accommodation ethos.

Your private pavilion accommodation overlooks Mount Sorrow as well as the Daintree and is fringed by exotic fruit trees and palms that you are welcome to pick from on your stay, to truly embrace the joy of the incredible tropical fruit this region has on offer. As a bonus, they’re also pet-friendly, if your furry bestie needs an escape from city living too.

From $405 per night, minimum of 2 nights

94 Nicole Drive, Cape Tribulation

Not sure what to put on your itinerary while you’re relaxing at your stunning Daintree rainforest accommodation? We’ve got our favourite Tropical North Queensland experiences all wrapped up in this handy guide, ready to go! Don’t forget to pack the perfect summer read to enjoy while you’re relaxing by the rainforest.

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