Rainforest Hideaway

Accommodation, Sculpture Trail, Thai Massage

Accommodation in the jungle

Sleep in a solar-powered owner-built eco lodgeaccommodation house in Daintree rain forest

Rainforest Hideaway is not just another boring resort, it is a jungle house, painstakingly handcrafted by its owner over the last 24 years, using anything from new materials to second hand to timber and stone retrieved from the local area.

Here you do not book in to a resort, you are invited in to the jungle home of your hosts, who will ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Read some of our guest reviews to verify that Rainforest Hideaway is not for no reason the most unique in Cape Tribulation, and you will see why the Queensland Tourism campaign "Best Job In The World" gave us the 2013 Best Accommodation Queensland Award after Eliza Detrez stayed with us.

We cater to only six guests with only three rooms, so peace and quiet and personal attention is guaranteed.

Thanks to Australian authorities stubbornly denying basic services to the Daintree community we run the house on batteries, charged by solar panels and generator. This means that we have to be energy-wise in everything we do, so those who can not live without air-con, hairdryers, microwaves, large screen TV, etc. are better off staying elsewhere.

What we aim to do is give you the experience of sleeping in the oldest rain forest in the world, in an ecologically sensitive manner, a back to nature experience still maintaining a reasonable level of comfort. Other features that make this accommodation a good choice to stay are the Thai massage and the sculpture trail

Rainforest Hideaway has been operating since July 2000 and many thousands of travellers have enjoyed their stay here.

All rates quoted are per room (not per person) and include all linen, towels, help yourself coffee and tea, free Wifi. Rates are valid until March 2019 and the same all year round, no surcharges in high season or discounts in low season.

Keep in mind that tourism in Cape Tribulation and the rest of the Daintree is very seasonal and from June to September but especially July and August all Cape Tribulation accommodation will most likely be full so advance booking is highly recommended ..

Breakfast with the birds

A healthy start to your day!
breakfast with the birds at this accommodation

Breakfast with the birds!

Every morning we set up a healthy self serve breakfast buffet on the back veranda looking out on the rain forest.

  • Exotic fruits, such as soursop, rambutans, sapodilla, chocolate pudding fruit, etc.
  • Choice of cereals
  • Home made yoghurt
  • Plunger offee and local Daintree tea
  • Toast
  • Fruit juices

Please note we are changing from B&B to self contained accommodation, breakfast is included until 26 January and from then on all cabins will have basic BBQ cooking facilities so you can do your own meals.

coffee with breakfast

Coffee with the birds!

Jungle Accommodation

Choose your favourite:

The Jungle Hut

self contained accommodation

The Jungle Hut is the latest addition to our accommodation options.
This is a spacious 30m2 cabin with a great back veranda looking out in to the rain forest.
Other features of this cabin include basic kitchen facilities and BBQ, open air shower, composting toilet and a queen size bed.
Rates start from $159.- p.n.
Click here for availability and bookings

Cabin 1092

bungalow in the rain forest

Cabin 1092 is a few steps from the main house but connected with a covered walkway to keep you dry, as it can rain in the rainforest. The cabin features a handcrafted queen size bed of salvaged local blackbean rainforest timber, its own world famous outdoor bathroom, and a small verandah overlooking a fish pond. Rates start from $159.- p.n. incl. breakfast until 26 January.
From 26 January onwards this cabin will have no breakfast included but basic BBQ cooking facilities to do your own meals..

Other Accommodation

The Jungle Treehouse is a unique self-contained tree house house which suits the more adventurous travellers who like the outdoors, and like to be even deeper in the jungle than Rainforest Hideaway already is. Rates start from $159.- per night. Please see the Daintree Jungle House website for more info on this option.

Meet Your Hosts

A bit about the place and who you stay with