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Daintree Village

daintree village

Daintree, or Daintree Village, is a small settlement of less than a hundred people on the banks of the Daintree River in North Queensland, about 110km. north of Cairns.
The town was settled by timber cutters who came here looking for the big red cedar trees in the 1880s, they cut down huge numbers of trees and floated them down the river lashed together as rafts to take them to the sawmills.
When the timber started running out and other industries such as dairy and beef became the local livelyhood, all the produce was transported by boat until 1933 when the road finally reached the village.
The village is named after Richard Daintree, who has spent several years in the 1800's in Queensland as the Government geologist.
Nowadays the town lives on tourism and there are numerous tour operators that take you out on the Daintree river to spot the big saltwater crocodiles, as well as other birdlife.
Many serious birdwatchers come here specifically to spot birds on the specialized birdwatching tours.
There are also some other tours such as 8x8 tours and nature walks.

big barramundi in daintree village
Lovers of Big Things will surely want
to take a photo of the Big Barramundi

Although the town nowadays is not in the rainforest as the timber cutters removed all the trees a long time ago Daintree Village is still a very scenic place, and you can find rainforest nearby or go for a drive through the scenic valley beyond the village
The town has three cafes, a timber museum, a souvenir shop and galleries showcasing local arts and crafts, parks, picnic tables and public toilets. Local shops sell tickets for the various river cruises and land-based tours.

For accommodation, in the village and the nearby Daintree valley, there are several bed and breakfasts and farmstays each offering a unique location and experience which is mostly different from those found in the rainforest. Other accommodation options range from the local caravan park to a world renowned resort and spa.

While there consider a self-guided walk, to a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole at Cassowary Falls on the Upper Daintree Road, or an 8WD off-road rainforest and mountain tour.

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Accommodation in and around Daintree Village

Daintree Eco Lodge
Near Daintree Village

daintree eco lodge

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is combining nature, culture & nurture in a true rainforest experience, nestled in a valley, offering quality accommodation, cuisine with a native twist, authentic Aboriginal.
Known as the "most pampering Ecolodge in the world with only 15 rainforest villas nestled in the rainforest all combine to present true experiential travel. The villas are set in different levels of the rainforest to experience differing aspects of the rainforest from the floor to the canopy, and are designed to be an environmentally sensitive.

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Daintree Valley Haven
Near Daintree Village

daintree B&B at daintree valley haven

Daintree Valley Haven is a tropical retreat with 3 air-con self-contained cabins on a lovely secluded 30 acre property in the Daintree River valley, 8 km beyond Daintree Village.
Each cabin is in a private spot overlooking a wetlands-dam and rainforest and has a queen bed and convertible sofa for one extra adult, ensuite with large shower, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, electric cooktop, coffee plunger and all cooking utensils. A private verandah overlooks the wetlands-dam and rainforest.
A daily breakfast basket is supplied and includes a platter of home-grown tropical fruits.

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Redmill House
In Daintree Village

bed and breakfast in daintree village

Redmill House is located in Daintree Village, about an hour south of Cape Tribulation by car, and offers you AAA 4 star rating, great friendly service and excellent facilities.
The four ensuite king and queen bed rooms are spacious and comfortable and each has a wide verandah overlooking the extensive tropical gardens. A two bedroom unit, sleeping four, is also available for families. Rooms are airconditioned and there is a large salt water swimming pool.
The famous Red Mill House full breakfast is included.
An extensive wildlife, nature and travel library is available to guests in the communal lounge and binoculars and field guides can be borrowed for birdwatching walks and tours.

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Daintree River Views B&B
Daintree Village

daintree  riverview accommodation in daintree village

Conveniently located in Daintree, Daintree Riverview is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Daintree Riverview ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like pets allowed, tours, car park.
Daintree Riverview is home to 3 bedrooms, all tastefully furnished to provide comforts such as shower, refrigerator, balcony/terrace, kitchenette, microwave.

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Tranquility
Right on the Daintree River

accommodation on the daintree river

Tranquility on the Daintree, your own private retreat in the heart of the Daintree. As we only accept one booking at a time, you will have exclusive use of the retreat, natural attractions and facilities.
Private huge 3 storey tree house, swing, swimming pool, pool table, table tennis, large library of DVD's, books, games, chickens to feed, pat the horse, feed the cows, swim in rainforest streams and waterfalls, fishing and much more.
Explore your own private exotic tropical fruit garden, savour the flavour’s of fruit in season and picnic and swim at your own private rainforest waterfalls Relax and unwind! Your own private rainforest waterfalls-Niau Falls and Cascading Falls
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Daintree Wild B&B
Near Wonga Beach

daintree wild B&B

Experience your stay within the zoo grounds, this three star property allows you to enjoy the kind of holiday you won’t find anywhere else. Surrounded by more than 140 species of Australian animals, you have easy access to the zoo, a great chance to encounter with unparalleled Australian Wildlife and a perfect opportunity to observe the nocturnal inhabitants. Guests staying overnight at Daintree Wild Bed & Breakfast will also receive 50% discount on Zoo entry fare.

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Tours in and to Daintree Village

Daytour to Daintree
Village from Cairns

day tour to mossman gorge from cairns

Choice of three departures in the afternoon for your return to Cairns. Free time in Port Douglas to explore the town centre and 4 mile beach.
Mossman Gorge. Guided walk with naturalist guide through pristine rainforest. The 4km walking trail includes an elevated board walk and an oportunity to take a swim in the crystal rock pools of the Mossman River.
Light refreshments included.
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Daytour from Cairns
or Port Douglas

day tours to mossman gorge from cairns and port douglas

Tropical Horizons runs a daytour from Cairns and Port Douglas that incorporates both Mossman Gorge and Daintree Village.
They also visit Port Douglas and the Hartley's Creek Crocodile Farm with the famous Croc Attack Show.
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Half Day to Daintree Village
From Port Douglas

half day tour from port douglas to mossman gorge

This tour includes a walk in Mossman Gorge plus a 1 hour Daintree River Cruise and snacks & drinks.
Arriving at the Daintree River we board onto an electric boat which is quiet, and noiseless.
After the river cruise snacks and drinks are available at no extra charge.
Plus there is plenty of time to swim in the pristine and refreshing waters of the gorge in safety, with beautiful scenery around you.
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Daytour to Daintree Village
from Port Douglas

day tour from port douglas to mossman gorge

Travel from Port Douglas to Mossman Gorge and enjoy two hours free time to explore the rainforest trails of the pristine Mossman Gorge. Swim in the cool crystal rock pools of the Mossman River.
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Dan Irby's
River Tours

dan irby daintree river tour

Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures offers Daintree River cruises which are very personal and informative for both the amateur and professional visitors all year round.
Dan personally conducts all the tours.
Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures caters for tour groups of 2-10 people on the Daintree River.
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Daintree Argo 8x8
Rainforest Tours

Stunning World Heritage Rainforest & Daintree River scenery. The low-impact ARGO 8x8 climbs virtually inaccessible tracks through rainforest canopies to summits with spectacular views. Small, personalised eco-tours depart from our cattle property 1km from Daintree Village on Upper Daintree Road. We go any day, any time.

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Horse Riding
on Wonga Beach

horse riding tours on wonga beach

Wonga Beach Horse Rides offer the opportunity to ride along beautiful Wonga Beach and through pristine rainforest. We have two departures daily, 8.30am & 2.30pm, and each ride has a duration of 2.5 hours. We cater for both beginner and experienced riders and provide comprehensive tuition prior to departure. Complimentary transfers are provided ex Port Douglas and Daintree Village. We provide boots and helmets, all you are long pants, a short sleeved shirt (no singlets) and a pair of socks.
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Crocodile Spotting
on the Daintree River

crocodile spotting tour on the daintree river

Established in 1979, Crocodile Exress offers nature lovers the best of the Daintree with one hour cruises departing regularly from multiple locations on the river. Each passenger is offered a "Croc Pass" to travel unlimited on any of our cruises over a three day period from the saltwater mangrove and rainforest habitat in the lower Daintree River or the freshwater pasture lands and rainforest upstream from the Daintree Village. There is lots of wildlife to be seen including birds, reptiles, butterflies and crocodiles.
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