To travel or not to travel over the festive season, that is the question! Personally, we’re taking ourselves into the cool and verdant heart of the Daintree, in an attempt to escape the humid heat of a Queensland summer.
Dancing along the frothy edges of an azure sea, taking in the stunning vistas of beautiful North Queensland…sounds magic, doesn’t it? So, if you’re thinking the same as us, we’ve put together a handy guide to planning your festive getaway at the beautiful and tranquil Daintree Ecolodge.
Planning A Festive Rainforest Adventure At The Daintree Ecolodge
Beautiful Heritage-Listed Rainforest Location
From the teeming underwater life of the Great Barrier Reef and deep into the heart of the Daintree Forest, wildlife and adventure abounds in every direction.
At 180 million years old, the Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest tropical lowland forests in the world and is uniquely situated alongside the Great Barrier Reef for a juxtaposition of Surf ‘n Turf – making this extraordinary spot the only place on the planet where two UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sites meet. Pretty cool, hey?
The Daintree Rainforest environment provides a cherished and necessary spot for various assortments of birds and animals, so don’t forget to pack your camera, binoculars and walking shoes (as well as some wet weather gear, just in case) and you’ll be set for your very own rainforest adventure!
Luxurious Treehouse (Bayan) Accommodation
The Daintree Ecolodge is a leafy green paradise conveniently situated a short trip from most natural attractions, which is another huge draw card for this relaxing North Queensland retreat.
Nestled deep in the lush and verdant rainforest, the Daintree Ecolodge has the honour of being one of the most luxurious, yet still eco-friendly, accommodation spots found on any North Queensland holiday. It simply doesn’t get any better than sustainable luxury, which has been beautifully integrated into this epic location.
Complete with expansive, air-conditioned bedrooms, robes and every other conceivable luxury, you’ll feel right at home. There’s even an option to upgrade your room with an indulgence hamper containing all manner of tasty treats… this is definitely recommended!
Stunningly Appointed Facilities
After a big day spent adventuring throughout the lush rainforest right outside your doors, you may feel the need to kick back and relax.
So, rest and unwind with unique seasonal cuisine, find your zen with a morning yoga session, or indulge yourself with a luxurious spa treatment. You might even want to treat yourself to a guided walk and refresh yourself under the private waterfall.
There’s the main lodge with an extensive bar, a rainforest restaurant, dining area overlooking the onsite lagoon, and a beautiful swimming pool if you’d prefer to stay close to the stunningly appointed amenities.
If you feel the vibe and want to take yourself off on a self-driven journey of discovery to any one of the beautiful Daintree attractions, don’t forget to order a gourmet picnic hamper to take with you. They’re simply scrumptious!
Pack something special to wear for your nights out at the Julaymba Restaurant & Bar – it’s definitely an essential! With a seasonal menu featuring the best (locally sourced), fresh and sustainable produce available, you’ll be treated to a 5-course degustation dinner, which can be paired with the perfect wine or drink of choice.
You also have the option to book an intimate private dining experience, perfect for birthdays, special milestones, or simply because, why not?
When it comes to deciding what to do whilst on holiday at the Daintree Ecolodge, there are so many great options to choose from. Some of our favourites include;
- Picnic at Mossman Gorge, Tranquility Falls, Wonga Beach or Cape Tribulation
- Snorkelling or scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef
- Cultural sightseeing or 4WD tours
- River Drift Snorkelling
- Daintree River Cruises
- Horse Riding
- Aboriginal Guided Walks
- Indigenous Art Workshops
Book Your Festive Holiday At The Daintree Ecolodge
So, if you’re planning on heading away over the festive season, make it truly spectacular and book a rainforest retreat at the Daintree Ecolodge. Contact our team today and let’s lock in your getaway.