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Daintree Ecolodge Activities

With its unique location deep within the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, there’s an abundance of things to do both in and around the Daintree. The region has some beautiful landmarks that are a must see during your stay whether you wish to simply explore in the comfort of your own car at your own pace, take a tour of the areas surrounding the lodge or try your luck at some of the more adventurous activities available. We have listed the top places to visit and experiences to ensure you get the most out of your visit. There is sure to be an adventure for everyone.
Whilst there are many things to see and do in the Daintree Village, a lot of the experiences are a short drive from the Ecolodge. It is recommended to have your own car however, our staff can arrange tours which pick up and drop off to the property if that is your preferred way to travel and explore.

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Explore The Daintree

Experience the vast and varied scenery surrounding the Daintree, where the rainforest meets the reef. From ancient tropical rainforest to rolling countryside and the pristine Great Barrier Reef, all of this is at your fingertips when you stay at Daintree Ecolodge. Explore one or all of these stunning landmarks, which are just a short drive from the property. Take a gourmet picnic hamper and enjoy a day out exploring the beauty of Tropical North Queensland. Enquire Now

  • Great Barrier Reef

    Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is a must when visiting our region. Tick two natural wonders off your bucket list in one trip. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth and is even visible from outer space. The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral. It's home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks. Enjoy charters to nearby islands, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving adventures.

    Home to the Daintree Ecolodge, the Daintree Rainforest is an estimated 125 million years old, and the oldest tropical lowland forest in the world, the Daintree’s positioning alongside the Great Barrier Reef makes it the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage Sites meet. The unique climate and history of the Daintree has resulted in the highest concentration of endangered plant and animal species that are rare or threatened by extinction than anywhere else in the world.

    Situated in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest the offers sustainable luxury in a unique location. The perfect base to explore the region beyond the rainforest, after a long day of adventure come back to your rainforest oasis, relax, unwind and indulge the senses with fresh seasonal cuisine, succumb to a rainforest spa treatment, or zen out with a morning yoga session deep in the rainforest canopy. The property boasts majestic Bull Kauri trees, a private waterfall and dedicated walks. The perfect destination to reconnect with nature and the people you love.
  • Mossman

    Visit the picturesque township of Mossman by car, nestled at the foot of the mountains surrounded by green fields of sugar cane. There are many things to do in the town; art galleries, historic pubs, country stores and the Saturday Markets where you can sample some of the local produce. 5 minutes west in the southern part of the World Heritage Listed, Daintree National Park, is Mossman Gorge. Take in the beauty of pristine rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and the dramatic Gorge. Home to the Kuku Yalanji people, this is one of the few places in the country visitors can gain an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of Australia’s Indigenous population and their connection to the natural environment.
  • Port Douglas

    Located 45 minutes south of the lodge is Port Douglas, a small seaside town with plenty on offer for holiday makers. Soak up the sunshine on Four Mile beach, stroll along the main streets’ shops and galleries. Taste the tropics at one of the many fine restaurants. Visit the seaside Sunday markets or visit a rainforest wild life centre.
  • Cape Tribulation

    We recommend all our guests travel north of the Daintree river and up to Cape Tribulation. It is an area of stunning natural beauty and the only place on earth where two World Heritage area’s meet, the rainforest and the reef. Meander along rainforest boardwalks and stroll along deserted tropical beaches. Cape tribulation hosts some of the best adventure tours in the area.


Use Daintree Ecolodge as your base as you experience all that the region has to offer. There are tours suitable for families as well as activities for the thrill seekers among us. Our team will help to guide you through the many tours and activities to do and recommend the most suitable operator for you. Enquire Now


    Indulge the senses and rebalance the mind, body and soul in the Daintree Wellness Spa. Located on the property our therapists are highly skilled and offer your own unique, personal spa journey, which can be modified for your specific needs. Choose a treatment from our spa menu, or allow our therapists to tailor a treatment that reflects your mood or desire. See our spa menu here
  • Degustation Dinner at Julaymba

    An intimate 6 course degustation menu in a romantic rainforest setting. The innovative menu features the fresh tastes of the Daintree and surrounding areas to provide diners with an experience unique to the Far North Queensland area. Pair each course with matching wines to elevate the culinary encounter. Bookings are essential.

    Get all the insider knowledge and expertise with a local fishing guide. Choose from half day or full day fishing adventures on the Daintree River or out on the reef or try your hand at battling a barramundi at the local barramundi farm, located only a 10 minute drive from the lodge. Our chef is happy to cook up your catch for dinner that night.Prices start at $50 per person

    Our local area is Kuku Yalanji Country. On these cultural 4WD tours you will enjoy the day with a local Aboriginal guide and learn all about the relationship the people of this land have with the environment in a relaxed and interactive tour. Learn about the history of the region and even try some bush tucker. Tours can be tailored to suit and full and half day tours are available.Prices start at $165 per person

    Full day and half day snorkelling adventures are available from the lodge. Visit the Low Isles, home to over 150 species of corals and abundant fish species and is a significant green turtle habitat too.  The turtles at Low Isles are very used to seeing people and allow you to get very close to them in the water. The Great Barrier Reef also offer some of the worlds best snorkelling and scuba diving, depart from either Cape Tribulation or Port Douglas Marina. Our team can help you choose the most suitable tour operator for the experience you are looking to have. Prices start at $145 per person for half day trips or $220 per person for full day trips

    Whether you prefer to snorkel, cruise, sail or scuba dive, there are many operators that depart from Cape Tribulation or Port Douglas Marina. Alternatively, view the reef from a glass bottom boat or take an unforgettable helicopter flight and see the beauty of the reef from above. Trips vary from a few hours to a full day.

    Our local area offers many amazing locations to relax and enjoy a private picnic, our chefs will prepare a gourmet hamper of sustainable local produce of the highest quality. Upgrade your hamper and add wine or sparkling. Prices start at $80 for 2 people

    Drift down the Mossman River on your personal floatation device with a snorkel and let the current take you down stream and discover life beneath the surface. This family friendly tour is the perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and is a great introduction to snorkelling before heading out on the reef. Children 3 years and older can participate. Prices start at $99 per person

    Cruise the majestic Daintree River. A variety of operators offer a one hour day cruise, a two hour sunrise or sunset cruise. Learn about the environment, wildlife, and of course the resident crocodiles, and enjoying the serene panorama of the mighty Daintree. Prices start at $60 per person

    Explore Cape Tribulation on horseback. This leisurely ride allows you to sit back and take in the beauty of the Daintree, ride along the water’s edge at Myall’s Beach, pass paddocks, rivers and the ancient Daintree Rainforest during this 2 hour ride. Morning, midmorning and afternoon rides available. Prices start at $110 per person

    Mossman Gorge is a "must visit" destination, offering beautiful self-guided walks, freshwater swimming and informative indigenous guided tours conducted by the local Indigenous people. The walks take visitors on a journey along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites. Prices start at $75 per person

    There are a number of options for Rainforest Guided walks in the Daintree area ranging from a 1 ½ hr Guided Walk to more extensive 4hr guided walks. Enjoy a light walking tour around the Ecolodge property and up to the onsite waterfall. Learn about the unique and amazing plants, insects, birds and other wildlife that surround us. Much of the wildlife you will see here cannot be found anywhere else in the world, with some species dating back 135 million years. Alternatively venture to Cape Tribulation or Mossman Gorge for Guided Rainforest Walks. Prices start at $50 per person

    If you like the idea of being guided around our beautiful area with a personal tour guide, then there are many 4WD tour options. Everything from half day adventures to Full Day Cape Tribulation explorations. Prices start at $145 per person

    Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings. learning about Aboriginal ochre paints, Indigenous art history and painting techniques. The very knowledgeable Aboriginal artist guiding the workshops will also tell stories of traditional bush foods, construction materials and medicines sourced from the rainforest. Prices start at $50 per person