Great Barrier Reef Hotels

Cockatoo Hill Retreat

  • 13 Cape Tribulation Rd. Map It
  • Daintree

Pros

  • Helpful, thoughtful host
  • Eco-friendly
  • Peace and quiet

Cons

  • Phone/Internet access only if you have Telstra service
  • 4WD required during or after heavy rain
  • No on-site food apart from breakfasts

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The elegant solar-powered treehouses at this impeccably-run boutique retreat invite relaxation and romance. All come with king-size, Balinese-style beds swathed in white mosquito-netting, under-floor lighting, fridges, and sea-breezy balconies overlooking the Coral Sea or rain forest. There are no TVs or karaoke nights here; just a cacophony of birdcalls and several quiet walking trails, rain-forest waterholes, and unspoiled beaches to explore. Mingle with fellow guests around the infinity-edge pool (with pool bar) and at low-key evening drinks around the Lodge's Python Bar, crafted from osewood mahogany. Breakfasts include fresh fruit, cereal, organic yoghurt, and fresh-baked pastries with home-made jams, but after that you're on your own foodwise (bringing a vehicle, or at least provisions, is a must). Your host can arrange tours, reef trips and restaurant bookings.

Hotel Information

Address:

13 Cape Tribulation Rd., Daintree, Queensland, 4873, Australia

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Phone:

07-4098–9277

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 4
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 10/27/2015

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