Georgia Hopkins

Daintree Ecolodge

  • Where:
  • Why:Craving a nature getaway.
  • When:October 2020
  • Who:Just me.
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Daintree Ecolodge Welcome to Daintree Ecolodge!

Welcome to Daintree Ecolodge!

Daintree Ecolodge Who haven't ever dreamt of staying in a treehouse like this? Especially if it is a carbon neutral property with Greenfleet offsetting, meaning all carbon emissions are compensated for by funding native reforestation projects. All materials are recycled where possible and they are constantly exploring ways to improve on this.

Who haven't ever dreamt of staying in a treehouse like this? Especially if it is a carbon neutral property with Greenfleet offsetting, meaning all carbon emissions are compensated for by funding native reforestation projects. All materials are recycled where possible and they are constantly exploring ways to improve on this.

Daintree Ecolodge A closer look to the most special jungle stay. They donate $50 per guest stay to the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund, supporting projects that protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef.

A closer look to the most special jungle stay. They donate $50 per guest stay to the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund, supporting projects that protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree Ecolodge The view from inside my bayan.

The view from inside my bayan.

Daintree Ecolodge A bathtub nestled high in the rainforest canopy. A biocycle waste water treatment plant that allows 100% of the water to be recycled and used for irrigation and watering.

A bathtub nestled high in the rainforest canopy. A biocycle waste water treatment plant that allows 100% of the water to be recycled and used for irrigation and watering.

Daintree Ecolodge The Julaymba Restaurant. They minimise the use of single-use plastics and packaging throughout the property, kitchen, restaurant and rooms. The removal of single use in-room personal products to reduce excess plastic waste.

The Julaymba Restaurant. They minimise the use of single-use plastics and packaging throughout the property, kitchen, restaurant and rooms. The removal of single use in-room personal products to reduce excess plastic waste.

Daintree Ecolodge The on-site herb and veggie patch which provides their chefs with a constant supply of fresh produce for guest meals, and all organic waste from the kitchen is composted or fed to local livestock.

The on-site herb and veggie patch which provides their chefs with a constant supply of fresh produce for guest meals, and all organic waste from the kitchen is composted or fed to local livestock.

Daintree Ecolodge Daintree Eco Lodge plants trees. Their partnership with Rainforest Rescue allows them to assist in the reforestation of areas of the Daintree Rainforest that have been impacted by human development.

Daintree Eco Lodge plants trees. Their partnership with Rainforest Rescue allows them to assist in the reforestation of areas of the Daintree Rainforest that have been impacted by human development.

Daintree Ecolodge It is a carbon neutral property with Greenfleet offsetting, meaning all carbon emissions are compensated for by funding native reforestation projects. All materials are recycled where possible and they are constantly exploring ways to improve on this.

It is a carbon neutral property with Greenfleet offsetting, meaning all carbon emissions are compensated for by funding native reforestation projects. All materials are recycled where possible and they are constantly exploring ways to improve on this.

Daintree Ecolodge They provide stainless steel water bottles and ceramic keep cups as an environmentally friendly alternative for plastic water ¬bottles and takeaway cups, and they support the anti-straw movement to help clean up our oceans. Paper straws are available upon request

They provide stainless steel water bottles and ceramic keep cups as an environmentally friendly alternative for plastic water ¬bottles and takeaway cups, and they support the anti-straw movement to help clean up our oceans. Paper straws are available upon request

Highs & Lows

  • Falling asleep in the rainforest to the sounds of nature (we recommend booking one of the newly renovated Lagoon Bayans).

  • The exceptional spa treatments at the onsite Daintree Wellness Spa. The local Kuku Yalanji people have named the land on which the Daintree Ecolodge sits ‘Wawu-karrba’ which means ‘healing of the spirit.’ With approval from the local Indigenous tribe elders, each spa treatment combines the wisdom of their culture, healing, medicines and spirituality. A very nourishing and powerful experience.

  • The friendly staff.

  • Excellent food at the Julaymba Restaurant.

  • The close proximity to both the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation.

  • The Julaymba Restaurant menu is perfect for a 2-3 night stay. Any longer than that though and you might get a little bored with the options (the pub in the Daintree Village does dinner though so that’s always a good option if you are wanting to mix things up a little).

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxurious Eco Lodge.

  • Vibe

    Slow and peaceful.

  • Location

    Nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

  • Rooms

    15 eco-friendly bayans.

  • Arrival Experience

    Lush and moving.

  • Future Forward

    The Daintree Ecolodge (and broader Northern Escapes Collection) is passionate about reducing their impact on the environment and making a positive one on the local community. Sustainability lies at the core of who they are as a business.

  • Music

    Yes, gently in the background.

  • Year Opened

    30 years ago.

  • Designed By

    The owners.

  • Health & Wellness

    No gym but a small pool (and a very special waterfall and swimming hole onsite).

  • Food

    The Ecolodge’s Julaymba Restaurant is where breakfast and dinner is served; a gourmet á la carte breakfast featuring seasonal produce from the onsite vegetable garden and surrounding region is included as part of your stay. Bar details: A cocktail bar can be found inside the Julaymba dining area overlooking the onsite lagoon.

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    A cocktail bar can be found inside the Julaymba dining area overlooking the onsite lagoon.

  • Minibar & Retail

    Sort of. Each bayan has a little bar fridge stocked with complimentary water but for additional in-room snacks, guests can purchase a hamper that features local produce (the aim of these ‘made-to-order’ minibars being to minimise food waste and single use packaging whilst simultaneously providing a healthy option for guests and supporting local businesses).

  • Accessibility

    The Rainforest Bayans are accessible as they do not have stairs.

  • Pet Friendly

    No.

  • Children

    No.

  • Price

    Excellent value.

  • Website

    Visit website

Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree Ecolodge

3189 Mossman Daintree Road, Daintree QLD, Australia

Sunrise or sunset cruise along the mighty Daintree River

Sunrise or sunset cruise along the mighty Daintree River

Daintree River Cruise Centre, Daintree QLD, Australia

Tour with Kuku Yalanji man Juan Walker

Tour with Kuku Yalanji man Juan Walker

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, Palm Street, Cooya Beach QLD, Australia

Art class with Binna at Janbal Gallery

Art class with Binna at Janbal Gallery

Daintree Ecolodge, Mossman Daintree Road, Daintree QLD, Australia

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