Jungle accommodation like you will not find anywhere else. No luxury, but genuine back to nature living, but with a few conveniences like hot water and electric lights. Five star camping or glamping is what some guests called it.
The Jungle House is an octagonal open design pole hut set deep inside the world's oldest rainforest next to a beautiful creek. It features a queensize and a single bed, a basic little kitchen, a composting toilet and outdoor shower, and magnificent views on the surrounding rainforest. Plenty of wildlife to be spotted, including the famous and endangered cassowary. Beach is a 20 minute walk down the street and lots of tours available to explore the area, as well as hiking trails in the national park.
This is accommodation for the adventurous people only, if you are scared of jungle, animals, or a composting toilet then this may not be the right option for you.
Beautiful rainforest creek with sitting areas and swimming hole next to cabin, sculpture trail on 5 acres of rainforest, wifi in Rainforest Hideaway B&B, tour bookings.
Interaction with Guests
We settle all guests in until they are comfortable, answer all their questions on the flora and fauna and area, arrange their tour bookings, tell them where the secret spots and best beaches are etc. We live on site and are just about always there, and spend a lot of time chatting about local history, issues, cassowaries, etc.
It is one of the most accessable wilderness areas I know of, only 2.5 hours from the airport you are in the oldest rainforest in the world, where even in peak season you can find pristine beaches all to yourself, and come face to face with a cassowary.
Bus transport is a bit limited, Jungle Tours and Cape Trib Connections just about the only options, and they all leave early from Cairns. Most guests come with a rental car and we have free safe onsite parking.
Respect for both the pristine rainforest environment and the serenity of the place which is the main reason everyone comes here. No pets allowed as they do not mix with the fragile rainforest fauna, and smokers should not discard of their butts in the forest.
The Jungle House was one of the best places I have ever stayed due to it's uniqueness and proximity to nature. Although it only has partial walls and no curtains, it is totally private (clothing optional???). It is right in the rain forest, which means you have to accept that everything in the forest is living there with you--from the Golden Orb spider outside the toilet wall to the occasional large sugar ant trekking along the log slab that acts as a dining room table. The outside shower on the lower level (which has a roof and one wall and an in-line gas heater) is a real gem, especially when a torrential downpour is happening right beside you. The surrounding forest is a maze of trails strewn with overgrown artifacts large and small, ranging from Easter-Island-style monoliths to mermaids in the creek. It rained a lot while I was there, but I didn't mind a bit. It was just wonderful. If a rustic setting, a small travel fridge, a 4-burner gas cook-top, one power outlet, 5 light bulbs and a composting toilet is all you need to be happy, I highly recommend the Jungle House.
When we arrived at Daintree Jungle, Rob was not there. Margaret and Gordon received us.They are really nice host.We have a good stay at their home.The house is clean and comfortable.Most importantly, it is more beautiful than pictures!
It's an amazing place, we really lived in the Jungle! River, forest and several animals around our room. We slept with the nature music! It is our first time living in this place, we have almost loved here!
Margaret and Gordon are kind, friendly and warm. They took us around their beautiful house and show us ant and snack around the house. That's an interesting experience for us! We will never forget. We have a honest communication with each other.
We will come back again, if we travel to Australia!
Sorry I did not get to meet you guys, even people who live in Cape Tribulation need a holiday and a change of scenery sometimes!
We were in the mountains of Japan checking out the snow monkeys.
I am very grateful to Margaret and Gordon for being such great hosts and ensuring our guests enjoy themselves, even when we're not there!
The jungle house was really unique. This place was exactly as described. Our host Gordon, who was house sitting for Rob, was really nice and helpful. I really like how it was in the rainforest and felt secluded. In the day time it was nice walking through the rainforest, at night time though, for people like us who had never stayed in a rainforest, it was more challenging. Inside the house we felt safe. I loved the sounds of the rainforest, although it does get noisy at night, particularly the rain. There were very few mosquitoes at this place. My girlfriend found it a bit difficult to cope, but she's happy she tried it out. She says "when they said it wasn't for the faint hearted they meant it." We recommend this place for people who love wildlife or want a unique experience. This is an experience we will never forget.
Rob was very welcoming and we enjoyed our jungle experience. The Jungle house had all the amenities we needed and yet we really felt like we were the only people in the rainforest. Rob had a beautiful garden path filled with amazing statues that were so impressive. He was available to help and acted immediately to restore the electricity after it went out after a storm. The house was everything we expected and the only difficulty were the Mosquitos but we were in the jungle after all.
We had a great time in the jungle tree house. It really is in the jungle, and is a bit more like glamping than a regular B and B. We really loved it. There were surprisingly few mosquitoes. For others contemplating the experience: it is rustic. It is open-air. But you have all the comforts you need, and you won't forget it.
A very unique accommodation right in the middle of lush Daintree rainforest. Overall a great experience. The hut is large and very open, with huge windows without glass, which look out onto rainforest in every direction. The armchairs and hammocks are a great addition, and we greatly enjoyed sitting on the verandah. Great gas stove and gas fridge made it possible to cook. The shower is open to the forest on the ground floor, but very private, and the hot water is plentiful. The sculpture trail is really stunning! Frogs and birds woke me up a few times during the night and at dawn. Hosts Rob and Aruni were extremely helpful and lovely to chat with.
Rob is a great host, he explained everything we needed to know, I was a little apprehensive about staying in the jungle, but after the first night I was sold on it. It's an amazing experience and something I think everyone should do at some point in their life. Sleeping amongst the wildlife, with no streetlights or cars, just the sounds from the jungle is definitely a life experience I will never forget. Thanks rob, it was a great stay.
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Born in the famous cheese town Gouda in Holland, moved to Australia in the 1980's in search of adventure, more space and better climate.
I lived in Darwin for a few years and moved to the Daintree in 1993 where I bought five acres of rainforest and spent the next two decades growing Rainforest Hideaway in to what it is now.
While we offer accommodation to make an income and try to survive, we would not still be doing it after 14 years if we did not enjoy meeting and hosting people from around the world, This is not an impersonal resort but you are staying in someone's (jungle) home and this seems to sort out the type of people we get staying. We often have young travellers helping out and they often remark on what nice people we have staying with us all the time. Let's hope it stays that way!