Believe it or not but while south Queensland was being
washed away during January 2010 we actually had some pretty nice weather
up in the Daintree, and it is business as usual in far north Queensland!!
How far is Rainforest Hideaway from the beach?
About a 20 minute walk down the street, or drive down
and park within a couple of minutes from the beach in the carpark
at the Dubuji boardwalk.
Rainforest Hideaway is an eco lodge without all the
standard facilities of big hotels in the city, deep in the jungle
far away from services like electricity and mobile phone reception.
This is a list of facilities to help you determine if Rainforest Hideaway
will suit you:
Totally unique jungle style accommodation
built by the owner with a lot of local materials
A true jungle experience, the oldest rainforest in the world
is only metres from your bed, but no mosquitoes at night!
Peace and seclusion, all you hear is birds and other mysterious
Sculpture trail to explore
Linen and towels included
Fans provided in summer
Friendly helpful host
Tour bookings and local advice on where to go and what to do,
the best beaches, the best restaurants, etc.
Abundant wildlife including frequent visits by the cassowary
Walking distance to beach, shops, bars, restaurants, National
Most tours and coach services pick up and drop off here
No mosquitoes at night
No fridges in rooms due to lack of grid electricity
No DVD player
No guest telephone
No mobile phone reception
No annoying crowds
No kitchen for guest use
No guest laundry
The Daintree river ferry runs up and down continuously
from 6 AM till midnight, $23.- return.
Four wheel drive?
Do we need a four wheel drive to get to Cape Tribulation?
NO! The road has been sealed all the way for quite a
few years now, and any car can make it here. Only if you want to go
further north up the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown will you need a
four wheel drive.
Mosquitoes and dangerous animals?
I know that it is hard to believe but at night there
are no mosquitoes! Many people did not believe me and had to acknowledge
the next morning that I was right. We can get some mozzies that buzz
around your face without actually biting in daytime but at night no
Snakes and spiders; there are no snakes or spiders or
other animals in the Daintree rainforest that can kill you, so it
is actually more dangerous in Sydney or Melbourne where there are
funnelback spiders, redback spiders, and brown snakes!