3 Nights Daintree Eco Lodge Cultural Experience

Experience a Walkabout cultural tour with 3 nights luxury stay in the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

From $950.50

per person twin share

OVERVIEW

The Daintree Ecolodge is nestled in the heart of this sacred land and provides the perfect base to discover the spiritual significance of the world’s oldest botanical treasure and its natural beauty.

Set within the magnificent World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers boutique eco-luxury accommodation in a breathtaking environment of refugia habitats, native flora and fauna, authentic Indigenous culture and sacred and striking diversity.

CULTURALLY CURIOUS PACKAGE

This package is a special experience that will connect you to nature and the local indigenous experience.

The Kuku Yalanji people are the Indigenous inhabitants of the lush rainforests of Far North Queensland. Here, they have been living in harmony with the environment for more than 50,000 years.

They call the land to which the Daintree Ecolodge calls home Wawu-karrba which means healing of the spirit. Fresh, clean water from the purest source combined with organic, healthy foods guarantee an uplifting and sustainable getaway.

Package inclusions:

  • 3 nights rainforest accommodation in a Lagoon Bayan (treehouse)
  • À la carte breakfast at the Julaymba Restaurant
  • 1 x lunch picnic hamper
  • Daintree River Cruise (sunrise or sunset)
    • See native wildlife
  • Full day Walkabout Cultural Tour
    • choosing between Ngana Julaymba Dungay or Ngana Kulkinga Dungay)
      Ngana Julaymba Dungay explores the region from Daintree Village south, primarily around Mossman, including Mossman Gorge or a freshwater stream and Cooya Beach or other coastal environment. Tour includes a walk along the coastline with spears and learning the traditional hunting techniques.
    • Or Ngana Kulkinga Dungay explores the region further north, crossing the Daintree River by ferry and reaching Cape Tribulation – renowned as ‘where the rainforest meets the reef,’ stopping for guided walks and a swim in a freshwater creek.
    • Local Aboriginal guides
    • Visit Aboriginal cultural sites
    • Learn the history of the region
    • Taste some bush tucker
    • Explore World heritage listed Daintree rainforest
    • Learn about Kuku Yalanji Rainforest Aborigines
    • Learn about marine life
    • Swim in freshwater streams
    • Try spear and boomerang throwing

 

ACCOMMODATION

The Daintree is a truly unique location and all of our bayans (treehouses) are nestled amongst the canopy of the world’s oldest living rainforest.

Each of the eco-luxury bayans embrace the rainforest surrounds with an open plan setting and micro-screened balconies to ensure you feel as close to nature as possible whilst still being able to enjoy the comforts of a boutique hotel offering.

All stays at Daintree Ecolodge include a gourmet á la carte breakfast prepared by our team of highly skilled chefs using seasonal produce sourced from the onsite vegetable garden and the surrounding region of Port Douglas.

No TV or Wi-Fi in the bayans ensures you’ll see and hear the sounds of nature, creating an unforgettable rainforest encounter.

LAGOON BAYAN

Nestled high in the rainforest canopy and overlooking the onsite lily pad-strewn lagoon and Julaymba Restaurant, the five 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
Complimentary toiletries
Mini bar
Hairdryer
Spacious bedroom and screened balcony

 

 

 

CANOPY BAYAN (upgrades available)

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
Complimentary toiletries
Mini bar
Hairdryer
Screened balcony

 

RAINFOREST BAYAN (upgrades available)

The three 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
Complimentary toiletries
Mini bar
Hairdryer
Screened balcony

RESORT

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.

The Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature and the people you love. Believed to be over 180 million years old, and the oldest tropical lowland rainforest on Earth, the Daintree Rainforest is a rare jewel in the crown of Mother Nature, where lush tropical rainforest meets sweeping white sand beaches and fringing coral reefs.

The Ecolodge features a main lodge with a bar, a rainforest restaurant and dining area overlooking the onsite lagoon, the Daintree Wellness Spa, an inviting swimming pool, private and pristine onsite waterfall and swimming hole and a multitude of quiet areas amongst the lush tropical rainforest to relax and unwind.

At Daintree Ecolodge, we are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive one on the community. We believe that turning a profit and supporting these two areas can go hand-in-hand.

In addition to sustainability we are passionate about encouraging our guests to embrace their surroundings by undertaking the following activities:

DAINTREE RAINFOREST

Home to the Daintree Ecolodge, the Daintree Rainforest is an estimated 180 million years old and the oldest tropical lowland forest in the world. The unique climate and history of the Daintree Rainforest has resulted in the highest concentration of endangered plant and animal species that are rare or threatened by extinction than anywhere else in the world. Meander along rainforest lined boardwalks, glimpse a southern cassowary and its chicks, be dwarfed by ferns, cruise the Daintree River for prehistoric crocodiles, reconnect with Mother Nature whilst discovering her distinct landscapes and diverse flora and fauna, stumble upon secret swimming holes and fall asleep in a treehouse (bayan) to the sounds of the wild.

CAPE TRIBULATION

If you’ve ever wanted to see what Australia looked like when dinosaurs roamed, Cape Tribulation is the place! Travel north of the Daintree River to a place where time has stood still (requires a ferry crossing)! An area of stunning natural beauty where the ancient rainforest collides with the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Meander along rainforest-clad boardwalks, stroll along deserted tropical beaches, 4WD along rugged terrain, take a dip in crystal-clear water holes, breathe in pure air free from urbanisation and disconnect from the hustle and bustle. Cape Tribulation hosts some of the most breathtaking coastlines in Australia, free from hordes of travellers.

 

MOSSMAN

Visit the picturesque township of Mossman, nestled at the foot of the mountains and surrounded by green fields of sugar cane. There are many things to do in the town; art galleries, historic pubs, country stores and the Saturday Markets where you can sample some of the celebrated local produce. Five minutes west in the southern part of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park is Mossman Gorge. Take in the beauty of pristine rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and huge granite boulders. Home to the Kuku Yalanji Indigenous people, this is one of the few places in Australia where travellers can gain an insight into the special relationship they have with the rainforest through a guided rainforest walk, traditional dance performances and artefact displays that portray their rich cultural heritage.

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Exploring the iconic Great Barrier Reef is a must when visiting our region. Tick two natural wonders off your bucket list in one trip. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living organism on Earth and is even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. It’s home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, turtles, dolphins, whales and sharks. Enjoy charters to nearby islands, world-class fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving adventures, luxury sunset cruises and scenic helicopter joy flights over this natural treasure.

PORT DOUGLAS

Located 45 minutes south of the lodge is Port Douglas, a tropical village nestled between the reef and rainforest which oozes barefoot vibes and sophistication. Soak up the sunshine on Four Mile Beach, discover the main streets’ shops and galleries, taste the tropics at one of the many fine restaurants, immerse yourself in the hip café and bar culture, stroll the seaside Sunday markets or explore a coral cay on Great Barrier Reef day trip.

FINE PRINT

For sale and travel until 31st March 2023

Price quoted valid for low season.  Rates are based on travel between now – 31 March 2022.
Price from 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023 will be $1123.50 per person twin share.

Package cannot be booked from 14th April – 19th April 2022 and 19th December 2022 – 6th January 2023 inclusive when Easter & Festive Season rates are in place.

Helicopter transfer 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.

  • $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)

Passengers are restricted to one small bag, to a maximum of 15kg in total (1 x carry on size case or soft / non-rigid duffle bag is required as they are easier to load in the helicopter boot due to space limitations). Any excess luggage can be safely stowed at the Nautilus Aviation hangar. Be aware that in some instances the pilot may ask your guests to re-pack into a supplied duffle bag if their luggage is too large!

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.

Road Transfers by Private Car

Whilst self-driving is recommended to access the Daintree Ecolodge, we can assist with private road transfers (through a third party operator) 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

CANCELLATION FEES

  • Any cancellations made 31 days or more prior to arrival; no cancellation fees apply
  • Any cancellations made 30 -0 days prior to arrival; 100% cancellation fees apply
  • No refund can be given for any unused services or early departures
  • All cancellations must be received in writing
  • Should any cancellations be a package, further cancellation charges or administration fees may be applicable for components within the package that Daintree Ecolodge are liable for.

COVID 19

For the latest advice on our COVID-19 policy, visit https://www.daintree-ecolodge.com.au/covid-19-policy- statement/

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