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Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

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Flat-screen TV
Cots/infant beds, rollaway beds

Overview of Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
Lot 44, Cape Tribulation Road, Diwan, QLD, 4873

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFan Palm Conservation Reserve8 min walk
  • Popular LocationManani Nature Refuge2 min drive
  • Popular LocationKijokaby Nature Refuge3 min drive

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About this area


Located in Diwan, Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat is in a national park and on the boardwalk. Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics of Queensland reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Daintree Discovery Centre and Bat House Cape Tribulation. Daintree Wild Zoo and Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Fan Palm Conservation Reserve - 8 min walk
  • Manani Nature Refuge - 2 min drive
  • Kijokaby Nature Refuge - 3 min drive
  • Daintree Entomological Museum - 4 min drive
  • Acaciavale Nature Refuge - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 111 min drive


  • Lync Haven Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • On The Turps Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Floravilla - 5 min drive
  • Thornton Beachside Bar & Cafe - 7 min drive
  • Cj's Bar & Cafe - 7 min drive

About this property

Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

Boardwalk motel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free motel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library and tour/ticket assistance. All 11 rooms provide conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges, plus balconies and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, ceiling fans and showers. Housekeeping is available on request.
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat offers 11 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on request and hairdryers can be requested. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: AUD 4-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • 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)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 4 and AUD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel Diwan
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Diwan
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Diwan
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel Diwan

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 57 reviews
5 - Excellent 44%
Rating 4 - Good. 22 out of 57 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 57 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 57 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 57 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The owners are doing a fabulous job of catering to their clients whilst preserving and showcasing the local natural heritage
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
My family of 5 spent 1 night in one of the family rooms at the Lync-Haven Rainforest Retreat during a family holiday to far north Queensland. First the good: This lodge conveniently located near key Daintree attractions like the Daintree River, Jindalba Boardwalk, and Discovery Centre. The lodge also has an on-site restaurant, which we didn't use, but appeared to have reasonably-priced meals. The resort also had some (poorly maintained) rainforest trails throughout the property as well as a wallaby enclosure. The not-so-good: IMO, the biggest issue with the accommodation was the price, given the budget quality of the room. The 'cabin' was a small studio room with budget quality furnishings and a cramped toilet/shower area. The rooms had no kitchen equipment so you couldn't prepare meals. There was no WiFi on the premises for customers, nor was there any cell signal. However, the staff had access to WiFi which they were unwilling to share even in the reception or restaurant area. I expect more for AUD 210 per night.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great service.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Very Wet Two Days in the Rain Forest
We Booked a 2 night Stay in the Rainforest . The rain Came with us and was there for 2 days Rain and More Rain . Due to the fact the motel units were in the rainforest the Air condition Had to be going all the time as the room would full up with water ! so this made the room very cold . The Meals were on for only 1 night out of the 2 and were very good . The Place has been let to run down a bit but we were ok .
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The restaurant/cafe was a real hub. As a solo traveler I was quickly made to feel welcome by the hosts and other guests. They really care deeply for the animals that reside there too. This was a feature!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021