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The Best Accommodation in the Daintree | Top 10 Daintree Rainforest Hotels

The Best Accommodation in the Daintree | Top 10 Daintree Rainforest Hotels

When it comes to accommodation in the Daintree, you will have several beautiful and peaceful options to choose from. The Daintree Rainforest is surrounded by nature, wildlife, and beaches, which gives overnight visitors the chance to fully take advantage of the area.

This guide will go through 10 of the top Daintree Rainforest hotels to choose from all throughout the area. By the end of reading about them, you should be well on your way to figuring out the best place to stay for your visit.

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1) Is it Worth Staying in the Daintree

The first major question you need to ask yourself when going about a visit, is whether or not it is worth staying in the Daintree itself. The alternative would be taking a day trip from places like Cairns or Port Douglas.

In my opinion, it is well worth staying in the Daintree as there are many various activities and attractions to take part of during a visit. By only doing a day trip, you may feel rushed going to just a few of the highlights.

If you stay overnight for a night or two, you will have the chance to truly enjoy various aspects of the Daintree. Whether it is relaxing on a beach, taking part of a longer hike, or checking out a swimming hole. All of these are much more feasible if you stay within the rainforest itself.

Daintree Rainforest Beach

2) Things To Do in the Daintree Rainforest

While many people may hear of just some of the top highlights, there is much more to the Daintree than most realize. Below are the top sites and attractions that can make up a visit depending on your preferences.

Daintree Rainforest Walks

1) Dubuji Boardwalk
2) Jindalba Boardwalk
3) Marjdda Boardwalk

Daintree Experiences

1) Mossman Gorge
2) Daintree Discovery Centre
3) Daintree River Cruise
4) Ocean Safari

Swimming Holes

1) Emmagen Creek
2) Mason’s Café

Daintree Beaches

1) Cow Bay
2) Myall Beach
3) Thornton Beach
4) Cape Tribulation

Mountain Hikes

1) Mount Sorrow Ridge Walk

Lookouts

1) Kulki Lookout
2) Mount Alexandra Lookout

→ You can learn more about these in the Daintree Rainforest guide up on the site

Trees of the Daintree

3) How Many Days Do You Need in the Daintree

As you can see from the above, there really is a whole list of things to do while visiting the Daintree. I would recommend staying at least 2 days in the Daintree, and even up to 3 if you want to spend more time relaxing or taking part of a longer hike.

During my time exploring the Daintree, I ended up staying for 3 days and 2 nights. I came away very satisfied with that amount of time, and it really allowed me to enjoy my time there without feeling rushed.

I spent the first two days taking part of shorter rainforest walks, visiting beaches, and heading to some sunsets. On my last day, I headed up to the Mount Sorrow Ridge before making the drive back to Cairns.

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Dubuji Boardwalk Bridge

4) Accommodation in the Daintree

Now that you have some background about the Daintree, let’s talk about 10 of the best accommodation choices to choose from for a visit. You will find each one of them highly rated and reviewed, with plenty to offer their visitors. Note that all of the hotels listed are north of the Daintree River in the heart of the rainforest.

Since accommodation can be limited in the Daintree, I would recommend booking your hotels once you have your itinerary set. I have included booking links for each of the recommended accommodation options below.

Safari Lodge

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.5 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $112 USD (Standard King Room)
Book Now: Safari Lodge

Highlights

First on the list is the Safari Lodge and where I ended up staying for my time in the Daintree. The lodge has both private rooms and dorm rooms and is located in a perfect location to explore the area.

The lodge has several amenities including a swimming pool, shared kitchen, café, laundry, and is also home to the Ocean Safari booking office.

Directly across the street from the lodge is the Dubuji Boardwalk and Myall Beach, two of the top highlights of the Daintree.

Safari Lodge

Daintree Manor B&B

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 9.7 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $142 USD (Standard Double Room)
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Highlights

When it comes to the highest rated accommodation option in the Daintree, the Daintree Manor B&B is clearly a top choice.

You will find the Manor right on the other side of the Daintree River. So once you cross the river by ferry, you will be just minutes away from arriving.

At the Manor there are choices of mountain view or valley view rooms, as you look out at the surrounding Daintree all around. You will also find free WiFi here (which is not offered everywhere) as well as breakfast included in many rates.

If you are looking to visit the Mount Alexandra Lookout, Daintree Discovery Centre, or the Jindalba Boardwalk, they are all less than a 10 minute drive away.

Daintree Manor B&B

PK’s Jungle Village

TripAdvisor Rating: 3 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 7.2 / 10
Star Rating: 2 Star
Price: $90 USD (Double Room)
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Highlights

While not the highest of rated options here, PK’s Jungle Village does offer a variety of accommodation options for visitors. You will find standard rooms with private or shared bathrooms, family rooms, and even dorm rooms.

PK’s labels itself as a budget accommodation option and you can see that by their offerings and prices. Do note though that some of the rooms are certainly a bit more up to date than others, so do be aware when going about your booking.

You will find PK’s to be directly across the street from the Safari Lodge, making it another greatly situated option to choose from. You will be directly next door to the Dubuji Boardwalk with Myall Beach in your backyard.

After a long day of exploring, you can enjoy the Daintree famous Jungle Bar & Restaurant for some drinks and socializing, or hit up the pool for some relaxation.

PK’s Jungle Village

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 7.6 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $129 USD (Private Cabin)
Book Now: Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

Highlights

Another hotel with a great location (just next to the Safari Lodge and across the street from PK’s) is the Ferntree Rainforest Lodge. At the Ferntree, there are several different cabins to choose from at various price points.

It is known to be an environmentally friendly resort and it certainly fits right in with the surrounding rainforest.

You will find free WiFi and cable TV in the rooms, with lush gardens and a lagoon pool right outside your doorstep.

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

Cape Trib Beach House

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.4 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $200 USD (Cottage)
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Highlights

It doesn’t get much closer to Cape Tribulation than the Cape Trib Beach House. At the Beach House you will find a variety of cottages and bungalows to choose from, each with its unique features.

Here you will be welcomed to private beach frontage, which is very hard to come by in the Daintree. In addition to having the beach at your doorstep, you will also have access to a saltwater pool and the hotel restaurant and bar.

Cape Trib Beach House

Daintree Peaks ECO Stays

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.8 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $189 USD (Queen Room)
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Highlights

As the name implies, the Daintree Peaks ECO Stays is eco friendly resort situated within the rainforest. This privately owned 25 acre property offers guests the chance to wake up to views of the rainforest and of nearby Thornton’s Peak. 

The property also includes a lap pool for a swimming and an onsite cafe that offers free breakfast for guests of the property. Overall, it is a perfect place for those that want to visit the rainforest and help maintain an eco friendly environment for it to thrive.

Daintree Peaks ECO Stays

Heritage Lodge

TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.2 / 10
Star Rating: 4 Star
Price: $224 (Queen Cabin)
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Highlights

In the center of the Daintree you will find the Heritage Lodge. This lodge and its 20 cabins are completely surrounded by the nature and greenery of the Daintree Rainforest.

Just walking around the property is a highlight on its own as you have the chance to spot some wildlife and take in the surrounding landscape.

There are many highlights that the lodge offers such as on onsite restaurant, a swimming creek & swimming pool, and some tropical gardens.

Heritage Lodge

Coral Sea Views

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.9 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $125 USD (Chalet)
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Highlights

Located in the Diwan area of the Daintree you will find Coral Sea Views. This is another of the more highly rated options out there, and as the name implies, you will get some views out towards the Coral Sea.

The property is made up of chalets that can fit up to 4 people as you get views of the surrounding rainforest and its mountains & valleys.

Each of the chalets comes with a private balcony with hammocks, an elevated viewpoint, and you will also find a swimming pool at the property.

Nearby you can find Thorton’s Beach, Cow Bay Beach, the Daintree Discovery Centre, Jinbalda Boardwalk, and the famous Daintree Ice Cream Company.

Coral Sea Views

Daintree Deep Forest Lodge

TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 8.6 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $134 USD (Studio Apartment)
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Highlights

Located right in the middle of the Daintree off of Cape Tribulation Road, you will find the Daintree Deep Forest Lodge. At the lodge you will find studio and 1 bedroom apartments that are ideal for couples and families, who want a bit of everything in their room.

In the studios you will have a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave and toaster. And in the one bedrooms, you will have a full kitchen available.

Although the property is just off of the main road, once you are there you will feel fully engrained in the Daintree’s surroundings.

Daintree Deep Forest Lodge

Noah Creek Eco Huts

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 / 5
Booking.com Rating: 9.5 / 10
Star Rating: 3 Star
Price: $241 USD (Eco Hut)
Book Now: Noah Creek Eco Huts

Highlights

The Noah Creek Eco Huts offers guests access to a whole array of rainforest and walking paths on its privately-owned reserve. No other accommodation can offer what Noah’s does in terms of private access to some top trails in the area.

From the beach to the mountains, guests can take part of guided tours through the rainforest, and feel as if they are the only ones in the Daintree. There are 8+ trails in the reserve, which include boardwalks, beaches, waterfalls, rivers, swimming holes and summit treks.

Noah Creek Eco Huts

5) Daintree Hotels Recap

To recap, below are 10 of the top accommodations in the Daintree Rainforest to choose from. I have also included a map of the properties so you can get a better idea where each one is located.

1) Safari Lodge
2) Daintree Manor B&B
3) PK’s Jungle Village
4) Ferntree Rainforest Lodge
5) Cape Trib Beach House
6) Daintree Peaks ECO Stays
7) Heritage Lodge
8) Coral Sea Views
9) Daintree Deep Forest Lodge
10) Noah Creek Eco Huts

That wraps up a Daintree accommodation guide. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them in below. Also, don’t forget to check out the other Australia itineraries and guides up on the site like this 3 Week Australia Itinerary.

Have fun out there and safe travels!

Daintree Accommodation

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