You are wandering through the word's oldest rainforest - 65 million years older than the Amazon. You feel the warmth of the tropics on your skin, you hear the deep echo of the Wompoo Fruit Dove from the canopy above. You are immersed in nature and have a new appreciation for the abundant flora around you. Your local Aboriginal guide has shared knowledge about the plants that the Kuku Yalanji people have been using as medicines, foods and in daily life for 70,000 years. You are overwhelmed by the thousands of shades of green you never knew existed.
You're at the Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, and you deserve to be here.
This is a glimpse into the experiences available at the Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, located in Tropical North Queensland. Your Bayan (Tree House) hideaway in the ancient rainforest subtly combines the comforts of home with the natural environment. The Lodge provides indulgent experiences in the realm of the local Kuku Yalanji people, and protects and encourages the sustainability of this delicate ecosystem for generations to come. Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa - experiences in harmony with nature, in the essence of nurture, in respect of culture.
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is one of the most awarded eco destinations in the world with over 40 national and international awards. In 2009, it won 9 major awards including "World's Leading Eco Lodge" for the second time at the prestigious World Travel Awards and as recently as April 2010, named Luxury Travel magazine's "Best Luxury Eco Tourism in the World."
Some other recent accolades for Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa are:
- Top 3 World's Best Exotic Spa Hotels - Trip Advisor
- Top 10 World's Best Environmental Practices Spa - SpaFinder Reader's Choice Awards USA, 2010
- Top 10 World's Best Boutique Hotel Spa - SpaFinder Reader's Choice Awards USA, 2010
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is situated in the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, adjacent to the majestic Daintree River. The property is south of the Daintree River and easily accessible - no need for a 4WD or ferry crossing. 110 kms north of Cairns (90 minutes) and 45kms north of Port Douglas (40 minutes). All travel is on sealed roads.
You feel like you're a million miles from anywhere! Your guide calls out to the protectors of this place, asking for permission in their native language to proceed. You round the corner and catch your breath at the beauty of the waterfall, visited over thousands of years by generations of Aboriginal women, who came to this special place and were at one with their spirit. This is what you have come for - to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul and to be at one with this ancient land.
No other Australian property is an ideal hideaway; romantic, secluded, easily accessible yet exotically remote, offering boutique accommodation nestled in the heart of primeval rainforest. The Daintree, 135 million years old offers tranquillity and adventure with mind, body and soul experiences for everyone.
The creature comforts of home in your private hideaway rainforest Bayan, perched at various levels throughout the rainforest. Only 15 quality rainforest Bayan's are nestled amongst the world's oldest living rainforest, reinforcing the impression of being 'at one with nature'. All Bayan's are set on stilts with an entry point from ground level or by elevated boardwalks.
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