Daintree Ecolodge

This unique boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers 15 eco-friendly ‘bayans’ (treehouses) immersed in the canopy. Boasting majestic Bull Kauri trees, a private waterfall and dedicated walks.

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.

Fresh, clean water from the purest source combined with organic, healthy foods guarantee an uplifting and sustainable getaway.

Rooms

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

From $190 per person twin share

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

From $215 per person twin share

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

From $240 per person twin share

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

Sustainability

Daintree Ecolodge are continuously expanding their efforts to tackle sustainability issues by focusing on the goals where the most impact can be achieved.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Daintree Ecolodge is partially powered by solar panels. It is a carbon neutral property with Greenfleet offsetting, meaning all carbon emissions are compensated for by funding native reforestation projects
  • Recycling all materials where possible and constantly exploring ways to improve on this
  • Daintree Ecolodge donates $50 per guest stay to the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund, supporting projects that protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef Keepers Fund has funded research and protection initiatives run by organisations such as James Cook University, World Wildlife Fund and the Australian Marine Conservation Society

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

  • Toxic free cleaning – we use eWater as a cleaning product instead of harsh cleaning chemicals
  • We plant trees – our partnership with Rainforest Rescue allows us to assist in the reforestation of areas of the Daintree Rainforest that have been impacted by human development
  • A biocycle waste water treatment plant that allows 100% of the water to be recycled and used for irrigation and watering
  • An on-site herb and veggie patch which provides our chefs with a constant supply of fresh produce for guest meals
  • All organic waste from the kitchen is composted or fed to local livestock
  • We minimise the use of single-use plastics and packaging throughout the property, kitchen, restaurant and rooms

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

  • The removal of single use in-room personal products to reduce excess plastic waste. We are constantly on the lookout to reduce this further. One way we have recently put this into action is through the introduction of washable slippers, made from 100% recyclable materials
  • We provide stainless steel water bottles and ceramic keep cups as an environmentally friendly alternative for plastic water bottles and takeaway cups
  • Daintree Ecolodge supports the anti-straw movement to help clean up our oceans. Paper straws are available upon request
  • Supporting the Australian Marine Conservation Society in their ‘Good Fish Project’, that promotes sustainable consumption of Australian seafood

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

  • Our minibars are made-to-order, using products that are prepared in house or locally sourced. This aims to minimise food waste and single use packaging whilst simultaneously providing a healthy option for our guests and supporting local businesses
  • We commissioned custom made bags from social enterprise ‘Bibi and Me’ made by vulnerable single mother’s in Nakuru Kenya as a beach basket for guests, with option to purchase
  • We are a supporter of the local economy, working with local suppliers for everything, from food and beverage to art and activities offered to our guests
  • Our partnership with Thrive Refugee Enterprise allows us to help refugees in finding decent employment when arriving in Australia, to assist them in achieving long-term financial security

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

  • A commitment to sourcing local, organic, free range, fair trade, biodynamic and sustainably farmed produce and products
  • We adopt a nose-to-tail philosophy in our kitchen. This involves buying whole animals, practicing butchery in-house and using all off-cuts to minimise food waste
  • Our support of ‘Farmers For Climate Action’ reduces communication barriers between farmers, political parties and the media that assists farmers in voicing their climate change concerns.

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • We support the local school with a donation to help the kids build their kitchen gardens and run cooking classes to promote healthy eating from a young age
  • We support Gambina’s ‘Journey 2 Jobs’ program, that assists Indigenous Australians in obtaining an education and finding stable careers
  • We believe in equitable education across the globe and are a strong supporter of One Girl, a charity with the goal of educating one million girls across Africa to assist in their personal development and the sustainable development of the community at large

ECO CERTIFICATION

Daintree Ecolodge is proud to be an Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism Property and Climate Action Business. We encourage responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain the well being of the local people, and involve continued interpretation and education of both our guests and team.

Our focus on Ecotourism benefits our business, our team, our local community and most importantly the precious environment in which we operate so it is here for generations to come.

From $190

per person twin share

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