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Daintree Rainforest Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains

Overview of Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Daintree Rainforest Retreat

3.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
1473 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, QLD, 4873

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDaintree Discovery Centre12 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaba-Kada Nature Refuge15 min walk
  • Popular LocationAcaciavale Nature Refuge4 min drive
  • AirportPort Douglas, QLD (PTI-Port Douglas Heliport)61 min drive

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About this area

Cow Bay

Located in Cow Bay, Daintree Rainforest Retreat is in a national park and near the boardwalk. Jindalba Boardwalk and Marrdja Botanical Walk are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Wet Tropics of Queensland and Daintree National Park. Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Wild Zoo are also worth visiting. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails, ecotours and horse riding, or hop on a bike for hire nearby and take a self-guided tour around Cow Bay.

What's nearby

  • Daintree Discovery Centre - 12 min walk
  • Kaba-Kada Nature Refuge - 15 min walk
  • Acaciavale Nature Refuge - 4 min drive
  • Jindalba Boardwalk - 4 min drive
  • Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 105 min drive


  • Floravilla - 6 min walk
  • Gecko Bar - 4 min drive
  • Kingfisher Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Daintree Ice-cream Company - 5 min drive
  • On The Turps Restaurant - 10 min drive

About this property

Daintree Rainforest Retreat

3.5-star motel in Cow Bay with free parking
Along with an outdoor pool, this motel has conference space and a library. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer room service and ceiling fans. Other amenities available to guests include fridges, microwaves and coffee makers.
Daintree Rainforest Retreat offers 10 forms of accommodation with a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free covered self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ziplining

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Conference space (269 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms 2


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Massage - on the beach


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Books
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Local maps
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Property is also known as

Daintree Rainforest Retreat
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Motel
Daintree Retreat
Rainforest Retreat Daintree
Rainforest Retreat Motel
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Daintree Region/Cow Bay
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Hotel Cow Bay
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Motel Cow Bay
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Cow Bay
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Motel
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Cow Bay
Daintree Rainforest Retreat Motel Cow Bay

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 121 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 50 out of 121 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 121 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 121 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 121 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
nice and quiet
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Cabin in the woods
The owners are really friendly and approachable and make a great impression on check-in. The rooms are pretty dated and ours had some mould in the bathroom and the kitchen was a bit grubby. A firmer bed and potentially AC would be great additions (although it's an off-grid property, so AC may be unrealistic!). These are minor gripes though that didn't really detract from our stay. There's no TV in the room, which is a good thing -- it encourages you to soak up the sounds of the rainforest! Speaking of which, the location is wonderful, peaceful and very atmospheric. We enjoyed our stay and saw some cool wildlife. Sadly the Cow Bay Hotel is closed at the moment, so there is no pub nearby -- I hope it re-opens soon, as it would be a big bonus for the community and for anyone staying here.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quirky, rainforest setting which was great for a quiet.restful break.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice place to stay in the Daintree. Staff were friendly, the place was spotlessly clean. We had a relaxing time and would have no hesitation in recommending this place.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019