Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Ecolodge


Rainforest hideaway

Set in the heart of the World Heritage-listed rainforest, Daintree Ecolodge is a great base to discover the wonders of the region such as Daintree River, Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge.

15 eco-friendly ‘bayan’ treehouses immersed in the canopy, with contemporary open-plan interiors opening out into the verdant forest. The largest have a private balcony with freestanding bathtubs.

The main lodge has a bar, organic restaurant and dining area overlooking the onsite lagoon, and a spa, with trails leading to a private waterfall, refreshing swimming hole, and a multitude of quiet areas amongst the lush tropical rainforest to relax and unwind.


At a glance

  • 15 treehouses

  • Restaurant

  • Spa

  • Onsite waterfall and pool

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    Rainforest walk

    Discover the Daintree Ecolodge's private onsite waterfall on a leisurely stroll through the enchanting rainforest walk. The waterfall and swimming hole is sacred to the Kuku Yalanji women and for thousands of years they’ve bathed in its crystal-clear waters for healing and spiritual beliefs. Learn about the unique and amazing plants, insects, birds and other wildlife that surround the lodge.

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    Picnic hampers

    Celebrating the local produce of the Daintree and Douglas region, the lodge’s gourmet hampers are bursting with local delights and tasty temptations for a scenic picnic stop on your days out exploring the area’s highlights.

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    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 people, each spa treatment combines the wisdom of their culture, healing, medicines and spirituality.

Community & Culture

The lodge actively supports the local economy, working with local suppliers for everything from food and beverage to art and activities offered to guests.

Daintree Ecolodge’s parent company, the Morris Group, supports community projects through its philanthropic foundation the Morris Family Foundation. These include Ganbina’s ‘Journey 2 Jobs’ program in nearby Townsville which assists Indigenous Australians in obtaining an education and gaining meaningful employment. They also support One Girl, a charity with the goal of educating and empowering one million girls across Africa, and Kenyan social enterprise ‘Bibi and Me’.


Daintree Eclodge has partnered with Rainforest Rescue to assist in the reforestation of areas of the Daintree Rainforest that have been impacted by human development. It also donates A$50 per guest stay to the Morris Family Foundation's Reef Keepers Fund, supporting projects that protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef Keepers Fund has funded research and protection initiatives run by Rainforest Rescue, Climate Council Queensland and Solar Citizens Queensland.


The lodge has a number of schemes to minimize its footprint. It is partially powered by solar energy and a biocycle wastewater treatment plant that allows 100% of the water to be recycled and used for irrigation and watering an on-site herb and veggie patch which provides chefs with a constant supply of fresh produce for guest meals.

It works with local suppliers in Queensland to source local, organic, free-range, fair trade, biodynamic and sustainably farmed produce and products. They have also adopted a nose-to-tail philosophy in the kitchen. This involves buying whole animals, practicing butchery in-house and using all off cuts to minimise food waste.

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