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The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses

Rainforest Retreat located on the Atherton Tablelands.  Nestled amongst 100 acres of pristine tropical rainforest in the magnificent region of the Atherton Tablelands is The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary. The beautifully crafted eco-friendly timber pole tree houses boast incredible views of the surrounding rainforest and overlook the flowing waters of the Ithaca river. Choose from two or three bedroom treehouse style accommodation for a unique rainforest getaway.

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses seamlessly blend in with the pristine natural environment, offering guests the opportunity to experience the magnificence of the rainforest while leaving no ecological footprint. Achieving the ‘Advanced Eco-tourism’ accreditation, a holiday at The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary allows guests the peace of mind that they will leave only footprints and take only memories.

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The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouse & Wildlife Sanctuary

There are five luxurious treehouses at The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses and Wildlife Sanctuary which are all privately positioned amongst the rainforest and along a pristine river bank. There is also the larger Bower Treehouse perfect for larger family getaways - sleeping up to eight guests. 

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The Riverfront luxury Treehouses can sleep up to six guests in the two bedrooms (king beds and rollaways). The polished timber Tree Houses are secluded, private and peaceful and are perfect for bird watching, animal spotting, a romantic or special occasion or a get together with family and friends. Luxury Tree Houses have huge furnished verandahs with gas barbeques and tranquil hammock.

A key feature of the luxury Tree House accommodation at The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Rainforest Sanctuary is a double corner spa which is seemingly suspended above the bustling rainforest. All of the furniture in the Tree Houses are hand crafted from local rainforest timbers and the interiors feature polished woods, an intimate wood fireplace, a self contained gourmet kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave, stove) and a private undercover laundry room.

  • rainforest seclusion
  • peaceful location
  • private
  • gas BBQ
  • hammock
  • verandah
  • spa bath
  • bathrobes and slippers
  • bubble bath and toiletries
  • in house massages available
  • hand crafted furnishings
  • washing machine and dryer
  • telephone
  • internet connection
  • television/CD/video
  • self contained kitchen.
Bower Treehouse
The Bower Treehouse which won two Queensland Master Builder Awards for, ‘The Best use of Timber,’ and ‘The Best Pole Home in its Category,’ contains all the features of the luxury Tree Houses and then some. The Bower Treehouse is situated away from the other Tree Houses and is fringed by its own private rainforest backyard with valley views. The Bower Tree House has three spacious bedrooms with king and twin beds, two bathrooms (one with a double spa bath), heated towel rails and custom made Aboriginal print bed linen fabrics. The Bower Tree house is great for larger groups, multi families or several couples and can accommodate up to eight guests.
  • same facilities above and…
  • 2 bathrooms
  • double spa bath
  • premium linens
  • private rainforest location
  • heated towel rails.

Advanced Ecotourism

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary have been awarded with the highest environmental achievement The Australian Advanced Ecotourism Certificate recognising the properties operation in strict accordance to sustainable practices and guidelines ensuring maximum protection and conservation of the area in which is operates.

The vegetated rainforest at The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary has been unspoilt by human contact and the thick tropical woods have never been cleared. Less than 10% of Australia’s unique rainforest has sustained European settlement and of that 10% most is inaccessible. The privately owned 2 kilometre stretch of rainforest at The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses and Wildlife Sanctuary is some of the pricelessly preserved rainforest where humans can see and explore some of the most densely populated habitats full of rare birds, animal and plant life.

The cool and crisp air on The Atherton Tablelands (Cairns Highlands) is clean and unpolluted, a rich and thriving atmosphere to learn, relax and be inspired. When it is warm and humid in Cairns expect cooler temperatures on the Tablelands. The Cairns Highlands winter temperatures between July and September are known to sometimes drop below 14 degrees at night but thankfully not too often; giving the perfect opportunity to snuggle up with a loved one beside the cosy fireplace as the background of rainforest sounds mesmerise you and lull you to sleep.

If you are a wildlife lover, eco tourist, conservationist or simply just a couple, group or family seeking uncultivated isolation; then your stay at The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary on Cairns Highlands will bring you back to nature in a way you never thought imaginable.

Previous guests of The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary have said, “The whole atmosphere is mesmerizing and not an hour went by where we didn’t see something,” “2.5 years straight of travelling and I haven’t seen a nicer place to stay in the world! Just perfect!,” “Not here for long enough (unfortunately) but had encounters with king parrots, padi melons, riflebirds, green & brush tail possums, bandicoots, platypus, tree kangaroos etc etc.,” “There are no words to really describe the beauty, it takes your breath away, we loved every second we spent here.”

Canopy Rainforest Treehouses Wildlife Spotting

Come see for yourself as the rainforest comes alive with movement, life and colour. View animals such as the rare tree kangaroo, wallabies, and shy platypuses; birds such as the legendary endangered flightless cassowary, colorful pigeons, Victoria Rifle Birds, Lorikeets and Kookaburras and plants such as oaks, maples, walnuts, vines, ferns, palms and orchids.

Explore the property through a series of walking tracks through pristine rainforest There is no need to leave your luxury treehouse to spot the local wildlife. As you sit on your large private verandas watch as the array of forest birds come for a visit, and as the sun sets the playful possums come for an evening snack. Make sure you have bananas – their favorite foods!

While staying at The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses join a night spotting tour where you can view Australia’s rare nocturnal animals, go on a guided or self guided rainforest walk, or explore nearby attractions such as the volcanic Lake Barrine or Lake Eacham which was created by an explosion of the earth as molten lava penetrated the water table, boiling the water and cracking the earth’s surface.

The pristine forest that envelops the tree houses is home to a myriad of exotic wildlife. Experience Mother Nature without leaving the sanctuary of your private luxurious rainforest chalet. Watch the exotic forest bird’s sweep and soar through the canopy of the forest trees, or witness the butterflies flitter and flutter through the native Australian flora.

Nearby Attractions

Discover the Atherton Tablelands attractions - exotic rainforest waterfalls and swimming holes, organic dairy farms and cheese factories where you can sit back with a nice tea or coffee and taste the farm fresh produce, wineries and coffee plantations where you get to see the whole process from planting the coffee bean seeds to the pouring of a hot coffee and enjoying a slice of fresh cake, the amazing underground Undara Lava Tubes which are molten lava tunnels created 190,000 years ago when a major volcano erupted, weekend markets and much more.  Enjoy an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride and glide over the stunning scenery.

The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses operates in an environmentally sustainable manner and has achieved the highest level of eco-certification, The Australian Advanced Eco Tourism Certification. The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses and Wildlife Sanctuary has also been recognized by Tourism Tropical North Queensland winning the unique accommodation award in 2003 and being a finalist in 2000, 2002 and 2004.

In 2002 The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary was the winner of Tourism Queensland’s unique accommodation award and the construction of the Tree Houses has been recognised several times by Queensland Master Builders Awards. To top the list off The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary has been recommended by both The New York Times (USA) and The Guardian (UK) for its excellence and unique location.

While exploring The Atherton Tablelands (Cairns Highlands) stay at The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses to truly get a taste of unique Australian rainforest and wildlife. Whether you are seeking education, romance, fun or bonding it can be found in this inspirational and harmonious location.

The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses is only 90 minutes from Cairns City’s International Airport and is a great central location on The Atherton Tablelands. Come see, learn and live in the rare rainforest. Connect with nature, the source of all life, and gain a new perspective on the world. Through nature transform your life, relax and recharge your mind, body and soul and come away with memories to last a lifetime.


The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses are located in Tarzali, Qld, between the dairy town of Malanda and the beautiful waterfall town of Millaa Millaa.

Malanda is 90 minutes south west of the City of Cairns and is accessible by the Gilles Range at Gordonvale, The Palmerston Highway via Innisfial or the Kuranda Range. When making your accommodation reservation with us please ask us to provide you with some interesting touring options, or simply visit us at tours in cairns and the tropical north queensland region

Accommodation Facilities

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  • 100 acres of pristine rainforest
  • myriad of bushwalking tracks
  • freshwater streams and waterfalls
  • Rainforest seclusion
  • forest birds, musky rat kangaroos
  • tree kangaroos, pademelons
  • platypus, cassowaries, possums
  • Advanced eco-accredited
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247 Hogan Road, Tarzali, QLD

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1300 780 806

GPS Position (Latitude,Longitude):
-17.40749, 145.60978

Reconnect surrounded by nature in a private treehouse. There are five luxurious treehouses at The Canopy Rainforest Tree Houses which are all privately positioned meters in the air in the rainforest and along a pristine river bank. There is also the immaculate Bower Treehouse which is a larger treehouse that can sleep larger families up to 8.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be advised in writing. Cancellation made less than 14 - 3 days before arrival will be charged 50% of total accommodation amount. Within 2 days of arrival or no show 100% fee applies. Cancellations due to Covid19 travel restrictions are offered a free date change or cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival.

Children & Extra Bed

Children Welcomed. Children 0 - 3 years includes cot, high chair and child gate free of charge (Must be pre-booked). Children 4 - 17 years adult rates apply. Additional Guest $30 p/nt

Please note: There are currently no Specials available for this property.

Room Information

2 Bedrooms - 1 Option

Riverfront Treehouse

Room Facilities

  • Two Bedroom Treehouse Located on the Riverbank
  • Spacious Balcony with BBQ & Hammock
  • Wood fireplace
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Bathroom with fabulous double corner spa

  • Two Kings or 1 King and 2 Singles (2 Single Trundle Beds also available upstairs)
  • 1 Bedroom downstairs, and 1 loft bedroom.
  • Bathroom with fabulous double corner spa
  • Timber Pole Home
  • Fluffy bathrobes and slippers, hand-made soaps
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • IDD telephone
  • Internet outlet
  • DVD and TV
  • Maximum 6 People

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3 Bedrooms - 1 Option

Bower House

Room Facilities

  • Award Winning Three Bedroom Treehouse
  • Premier location on the ridge with views and rainforest backing
  • Gas BBQ and hammock on the spacious balcony
  • Wood fireplace
  • Full gourmet kitchen

  • Three Kings or 2 Kings and 2 Singles or 1 King and 4 Singles (2 Single Trundle beds also available)
  • 2 Bedrooms downstairs (king & 2 single beds) plus 1 King loft Bedroom
  • Two Bathrooms one with Two person Spa Bath
  • Timber Pole Home
  • Fluffy bathrobes and slippers, hand-made soaps
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • IDD telephone
  • Internet outlet
  • DVD and TV
  • Maximum 8 People

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Average Rating

10 January 2017

Yes, it was amazing!
The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses Guest Review

Response from Cairns Holiday Specialists
Thanks for your feedback Nic. The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses are certainly unique and beautiful. Cairns Holiday Specialists are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

27 October 2014
User Rating

Enjoyed it immensely, cant recommend this relaxing, stress free place more. So quiet, and the owners very nice. We actually got upgraded for no extra charge into Platypus Treehouse, should of booked this style from the start. The owners of the complex go to a lot of trouble to make you feel at home, and go the extra mile to please with fresh flowers on arrival, special home made soaps, bath robes and slippers and numerous little extra treats to make you feel special. So sad to have to leave after 6 glorious nights, a nature lovers paradise in every way....we will definitely be back
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