Daintree EcoLodge & Spa

3189 Mossman-Daintree Rd., Mossman, Queensland, 4873, Australia

At this 30-acre boutique eco-resort in the ancient Daintree rain forest, elevated boardwalks protect the fragile environs and link the day spa, heated pool, restaurant/bar, and 15 freestanding tree houses or "bayans." All are air-conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans, satellite TVs, and king-size canopy beds. Every bayan has a balcony with mosquito screens. Julaymba Restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner', serves modern Australian food (average main course A$32) incorporating local seafood and fresh seasonal produce. There's an adjoining bar/lounge, a small gallery-gift shop, and a large outdoor dining deck. Activities here include guided rain-forest walks, relaxing treatments in the day spa, longer excursions with Aboriginal-owned Walkabout Cultural Adventures, and Daintree River wildlife-spotting cruises. Note that no kids under six are allowed at the resort.


  • alfresco spa treatments
  • luxe, house-made bathroom amenities
  • eco-friendly
  • lower rates with longer stays


  • some rooms lack seclusion
  • no in-room Internet access
  • noise from public areas carries to proximate rooms and spa


Phones: 07-4098–6100


Rate Includes: Reception closed daily 5 pm–8 am15 individual bayansBreakfast; All-inclusive