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3-Your Family Accommodation In The Daintree Rainforest

Your Family Accommodation in the Daintree Rainforest

The important thing as a family is that you have easy accessibility to the Daintree Rainforest tours and activities that surround you. This will give various members of the family with different interests a chance to explore these or if you have the same interests then you can find the tours and activities near to you.  It is also important that you don’t blow your budget and yet find the perfect Daintree Rainforest accommodation that will allow enough living space for all your family to enjoy so that you are not on top of one another. With any holiday accommodation it is also advisable to be aware what is included in the price and what isn’t.

It is recommended that whilst you are in Daintree that you hire a car. Though many of the tours and activities are near your holiday accommodation and some tours arrange transfers to your resort holiday accommodation, having a car will give you greater flexibility to drive around and explore all the secret nooks and crannies of the region.

Ferntree Rainforest Resort Accommodation

Ferntree Rainforest Resort Cape Tribulation is nestled amongst the foliage of the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. This is a comfortable budget option for families set in beautiful grounds and is great to use as a base to explore the wonders of your amazing surroundings.

This is great for families with children of all ages.  For babies and toddlers porta cots are available.  Rooms can have an added mattress for greater holiday accommodation flexibility.  It’s only a short walk to the beach and there are many unguided walks you can go on (the Resort staff would be pleased to help you with these).  There are plenty of activities and games for children of all ages.

  • 2 swimming pools (one with shallow sleeping sides ideal for toddlers)
  • Volleyball court
  • Short stroll to the beach
  • Entertainment Lounge
  • Pool Table
  • Table tennis table
  • Couches
  • WiFi  (additional cost)
  • Card games and books
  • Breakfast included
  • Portacots available


  • Private Cabin: 1 king and 2 singles
  • Triple Cabin: 1 king, 2 singles + 1 single
  • Garden Room with loft: 1 King and 2 singles – this is accessible by a ladder so the children will love it (not suitable for children under 5 years old)
  • Rollaway bed can be used if extra bed is needed


  • Great views
  • High ceilings
  • Air conditioning

All the accommodation is submerged unobtrusively amongst the Daintree Rainforest flora and fauna and offers uninterrupted view of this amazing natural spectacle.

Daintree Rainforest Tour and Activities available:

Tours that can pick up from your holiday accommodation include snorkelling on the Barrier Reef, sea kayaking on the reef, Daintree Rainforest night walk, 4WD Daintree Rainforest Tours, Horse Riding, Exotic fruit tasting, wild crocodile river and guided tours through the Daintree Rainforest.

Eating out and food catering:

The Cassowary Café is a timber building which consists of two wooden buildings with a wrap-around veranda. Guests can enjoy the complimentary buffet breakfast (7:00am-9:30am), there is a a-la-carte bistro style dinner menu where you can dine under the rainforest canopy. Gluten free and vegetarian diets catered for. There is a children’s menu and high chairs are available for children.

If you have a car then you are within a few minutes’ drive of other restaurants in Cape Tribulation. Mason’s Café (Burgers), Whet Restaurant (fine dining), Cape Tribulation Beach House Bistro (bistro style) Turtle Rock Café (cheap, wholesome, quick bite), PK’s Jungle Village (Budget)

Wait A While Daintree Retreat

This is a stunning architecturally designed pole framed house modelled on a New Guinean long house. It is the largest single holiday accommodation dwelling in the Daintree Rainforest. With its polished wooden floors, large ceilings and design features this offers discerning, spacious accommodation for the ultimate family holiday.

  • Salt water pool
  • Cow Bay Beach 600 metres away
  • Surrounded by rainforest with Coral Sea views from the upstairs balcony
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite TV
  • Sounds System
  • internet
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • BBQ facilities   
  • Indoor dining and Al fresco veranda dining
  • 1 Cot available
  • 1 Children’s high chair
  • Large outdoor decking
  • Solar powered
  • Guest library

Tour and activities available:

  • Snorkel tour on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Daintree Rainforest Tour
  • Private Charter 4WD Daintree Rainforest
  • Self- guided boardwalk tours
  • Mt Sorrow 6 hour circular hike
  • Exotic fruit tasting
  • River, estuary and reef fishing
  • Crocodile River cruise
  • Guided night and day rainforest walks
  • 2 Day Snapper Island tour
  • Sunrise Kayaking
  • Bird Watching Tours
  • Swimming holes
  • Daintree Discovery Centre
  • Day spa
  • Beach and Rainforest Horse Riding

Daintree Rainforest Accommodation:

  • Sleeps 6 but can accommodate up to 9
  • 3 bedrooms (2 x king beds, 2 x king singles)
  • An additional single bed can be set up in the 3rd bedroom and an additional double bed can be put in on the Mezzanine level at additional cost

Eating out and food catering:

Buying food: 

  • Grocery store with basics at Crocodylus Resort, Cow Bay
  • There is an IGA half way between Cape Tribulation and Cow Bay 12km (9 miles) which also sells petrol and diesel
  • Friendly Grocer is opposite PK’s in Cape Tribulation 24km (18 miles)

Eating out:

  • Thornton Beach - Café on Sea (Burger)
  • Cow Bay Hotel (pub food),
  • If you have a car then you are within a few minutes’ drive of other restaurants in Cape Tribulation. Mason’s Café (Burgers), Whet Restaurant (fine dining), Cape Tribulation Beach House Bistro (bistro style) Turtle Rock Café (cheap, wholesome, quick bite), PK’s Jungle Village (Budget)

Heritage Lodge And Spa

This Lodge and spa is immersed in the Daintree Rainforest and adjoins Cooper Creek, so apart from the Lodge’s own swimming pool you can also swim in the clear crystal waters of Copper Creek in a real rainforest river. Go down with the children and skim stones, look for turtles or just swim with the fish in this crystal clear creek. Ideal for a family holiday accommodation.

The Family Rainforest Accommodation Cabins have been recently refurbished and are ideal for family occupancy.

  • Private rainforest walking tracks from holiday accommodation
  • Freshwater swimming holes on the holiday accommodation
  • Swimming pool
  • Complimentary Tropical Breakfast
  • Guest library
  • Free DVD library
  • Heritage Lodge Day Spa
  • TV and DVD
  • Daily Service


  • Rainforest Cabin - accommodate up to 5
  • Queen size bed + 2 single. Rollaway bed can be arranged for 3rd child
  • Open plan with ensuite bathroom
  • Port-a-cots available

Tour and activities available:

  • Heritage Lodge Night walks (departs daily at 8pm)
  • Kayaking on the Coral Sea
  • Snorkel trip to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Wild Crocodile spotting on river cruise
  • Night jungle tour
  • Self-guided boardwalk tour
  • Rainforest and Beach horse riding
  • Argo 8x8 off roading
  • Tropical Ice Cream
  • Exotic fruit tasting

Eating out and food catering:

Heritage Lodge and Spa onsite restaurant - On The Turps Restaurant:

  • Breakfast featuring homemade jams, tropical fruits, local meats, milk, cheeses and other scrumptious goodies, along with coffee and Daintree Tea.
  • Lunch and Dinner also served (Mediterranean menu a la carte)

For the kids: a fantastic children's menu is available along with a vast array of wildlife to enjoy. High chairs are available.

Other places to Eat Out nearby:

  • PK Jungle Village (Budget)
  • Fan Palm Boardwalk Café (hot food and snacks)
  • If you have a car then you are within a few minutes’ drive of other restaurants in Cape Tribulation. Mason’s Café (Burgers), Whet Restaurant (fine dining), Cape Tribulation Beach House Bistro (bistro style) Turtle Rock Café (cheap, wholesome, quick bite)

The Red Mill House Daintree

Your family holiday accommodation is set in the Daintree Rainforest and only a one minute stroll from the restaurants and shops of Daintree Village.  The Red Mill House is an award winning bed and breakfast and has been ranked in the top 10 of Australia hosted accommodation properties for a number of years.

The two bedroom family room is located in a historic Queenslander, with a lounge and ensuite bathroom and comfortably sleeps a family of 4.

The emphasis here is on friendly service, accurate information and embracing the wonderful environment that surrounds it.

The Red Mill House holiday accommodation is world renowned for offering wildlife photographer and bird enthusiast accommodation.

For family accommodation you are in a perfect location to learn about the wildlife of the surrounding Daintree Rainforest.


  • Within a minute walk from the amenities of Daintree Village
  • Large veranda with telescopes
  • Saltwater pool
  • Cots available on request
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Loan of books and binoculars for tours
  • Bird watching and Crocodile tours minutes’ walk away
  • Port-a-cot available
  • High Chair available

Accommodation layout:

  • Two downstairs rooms with ensuite bedrooms. X 2 people in each (configuration of beds on request)
  • Shared veranda between the two rooms

Tour and activities available:

  • Dawn nature cruise
  • Sunset nature cruise
  • Daintree Crocodile cruise
  • Close-up Birding Adventure
  • Discover the Daintree - Self Guided Tour (with your hire car) 1 Day tour (includes entry to Daintree Discovery Centre)
  • Introductory Daintree Birdwatching walk – 2 hours


Daintree Village Hotel has a small grocer’s shop where you can buy basic food and convenience items.

Eating Out:

  • Daintree Village Hotel and Restaurant (well-priced, breakfast lunch and dinner). Menu selection includes croc salad, barra (barramundi) burgers and kangaroo
  • Julaymba Restaurant – Daintree Eco Lodge – A la carte dinner
  • Daintree Tea House – Exotic fruits, kangaroo and barramundi
  • Rob’s Place – Burgers and pies

Daintree Crocodylus Village

Daintree Crocodylus Village is located in the heart of the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest at Cow Bay. This is ideal budget family accommodation. It is set in its own 21 acres of rainforest so your family can become totally immersed in the amazing jungle surroundings.  Your holiday accommodation comes with a host of family activities available on your doorstep to avoid anybody getting bored – or broke! Experience living deep in the jungle where there’s no manicured lawns or air conditioners.

This family accommodation provides adventure living for the whole family.  You will have the independence of self-catering or tasty, budget tropical fare from the Kingfisher Café.  The Crocodylus Village provides a wonderful area for children to cut loose and enjoy their surroundings in a safe environment.


  • Ceiling fans
  • Mosquito nets
  • Accommodation in timber framed huts with canvas walls and mesh windows
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Communal Self Catering fully equipped kitchen
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wired Internet (there is only Telstra phone coverage)
  • Secure Safe
  • Up to 8 people in the Rainforest Bungalow: one room with private veranda with tables & chairs and own bathroom

Tour and activities available:

  • Self-guided walks from the Village
  • Guided day and night forest walks
  • Sunrise paddle treks
  • Daintree Discovery Centre
  • Jungle Bugs and Butterflies – Entomological Museum
  • Snorkelling – Great Barrier Reef
  • 4WD Tour to Bloomfield
  • Exotic fruit tasting
  • Crocodile river cruise
  • Horse riding – beach and rainforest
  • Jungle Archery
  • Bicycle hire

Free Activities:

  • Pool
  • Darts
  • Kids Club (in school holidays)
  • Board games
  • Swimming pool
  • Waterhole swimming
  • Three national park walks
  • 3km Crocodylus Jungle Walk
  • Beaches

Eating out and food catering:

Shopping: Daintree Crocodylus Village has its own general store for basic food and convenience shopping. If you are self-catering it is recommended to stock up with basics from Woolworths in Mossman for cost effectiveness and more variety of choice.

Eating onsite:

  • Kingfisher Café – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Gecko Bar – Fully licensed Bar
  • BBQ Sundays – set price smorgasbord

Self catering: Their self-catering kitchen has gas cookers and BBQ with pots, pans, fridge (no oven)  and you will be provided with your own personal catering pack (plates, cups and cutler) when you arrive.  

Nearby places to eat out: Thornton Beach - Café on Sea (Burger), Cow Bay Hotel (pub food)

If you have a car then you are within a few minutes’ drive of other restaurants in Cape Tribulation:

Whet Restaurant (fine dining), Turtle Rock Café (cheap, wholesome, quick bite), Mason’s Café (Burgers), Cape Tribulation Beach House Bistro (bistro style) PK’s Jungle Village (Budget)