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Where To Stay In The Daintree

An Insiders Guide

Located a few hours north of Cairns and Port Douglas, the Daintree has plenty to offer for the perfect getaway. Whatever your taste and budget, the Daintree has something to please everyone. From camp sites, to backpacker hostels, to luxury eco lodges, the Daintree has it all. Here are our favourite places to stay in the Daintree….

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

When choosing accommodation, we’re all about beautiful settings, great swimming pools and good food….. So Ferntree Rainforest Lodge gets our tick of approval! Nestled in amongst world heritage rainforest, Ferntree Rainforest Lodge makes you feel like you are sleeping outside with all the comforts of a modern resort. This family friendly resort is located within an easy walking distance from the centre of Cape Tribulation.

Cape Trib Beach House

The Beach House currently offers the ONLY beachfront resort in Cape Tribulation. This rustic yet funky retreat is situated on 7 acres – the perfect place to relax and enjoy some downtime. Cape Tribulation Beach House offers budget shared dorm accommodation, family bungalows or beautiful secluded romantic beachfront bungalows that are amazing for couples.

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Cape Trib Camping

If you are like us and love the outdoors, try camping in one of the most diverse environments in the world. There is nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around your campfire, or on the beach listening to the sounds of the rainforest as you spend quality time with your loved ones. Cape Trib Camping is in a prime location; with a range of beachfront camping options that are ideal for couples, families, and groups. The campsite has powered/unpowered sites, spotless amenities and a wood fire pizza bar.

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Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa

If you are celebrating a special occasion and want somewhere luxurious to stay, then the Daintree Eco Lodge is perfect. Or perhaps you prefer the more elegant things in life and are looking for an indulgent weekend. Located an easy 1 1/2 hour drive north of Cairns, Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa boasts 15 eco-friendly cabins in an awe-inspiring setting which will revitalise all your senses.
Escape from everyday life and rejuvenate your body, soul and mind in a breathtaking landscape where time appears to have stood still. With everything at your fingers tips, from luxury spa treatments, a private swimming hole, and fantastic rainforest restaurant serving top quality local food. You’ll not be disappointed when you pick the Daintree Eco Lodge.

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Jungle Lodge/ Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge is located right in the centre of Cape Tribulation. The lodge is the perfect place to stay if you want to be within easy walking distance to most things in Cape Tribulation area. Safari Lodge offers both Safari Huts and campsites, as well as a swimming pool and clean amenities in the tropical rainforest. Along with Turtle Rock Cafe and Ocean Safari, this site offers great accommodation as well tasty café food and tip top Great Barrier Reef tour.

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Heritage Lodge & Spa

Whether you are travelling with a family, as a couple or alone, Heritage Lodge & Spa is another great place to stay and enjoy all the Daintree area has to offer. Located close to the Daintree Rainforest Visitors Centre, Heritage Lodge is beautifully situated amongst ancient rainforest, with crystal clear Cooper Creek, winding its way through the lodge en-route from the mountains to the sea. The private setting of their rainforest cabins allows you to unwind and disconnect from everyday life!

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Thornton Beach Bungalows

If you are looking for isolated beaches, breathtaking views, and affordable accommodation right on the beach, then Thornton Beach Bungalows is the perfect place for you! We think Thornton Beach Bungalows is one of the Daintree best-kept secrets! Their bungalows have everything you need for a great weekend away! Their open-air deck is the perfect spot to relax after a busy day exploring the rainforest. And you even have your very own private BBQ – so you don’t have to tear yourself away from those stunning beach views!

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Noah Camp Ground

For those that love the great outdoors and sleeping amongst the stars, then check out Noah Beach Campgrounds! The campgrounds are the managed by the Queensland Government, Department of Park and Wildlife. Noah Beach Campground is located 10 minutes south of Cape Tribulation and consists of 15 non powered sites all situated on Noah Beach. The beach is beautiful and secluded but please don’t swim as you’re in croc country!

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Daintree River View

Daintree Riverview Lodges and Van Park is located in the heart of the Daintree Village, just meters from the boat ramp and jetty! It provides an ideal base for day trips out to Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas or Mossman. Daintree Riverview offers comfortable Lodges which includes a full kitchen on the undercover deck shared by lodge guests only. Alternatively, there are sites for motorhomes, campervans, caravans, and tents on lush grass all in a tropical setting. Facilities include hot showers and an undercover camp kitchen and laundry.

Now that youʼve got your accommodation sorted, you can start to think about what you want to do while you are visiting Cape Tribulation and the Daintree. The best way to experience the world’s oldest rainforest is to get off the ground and experience the rainforest from the canopy with a Jungle Surfing tour! Every visitor to Cape Tribulation has to try this unique zip lining tour where you can zip line from one tree platform to another. Contact Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours on phone (07) 40980043 or email

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