Daintree Rainforest Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains, WiFi
Individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains, WiFi

Overview of Daintree Rainforest Retreat

Daintree Rainforest Retreat

3.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
1473 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, QLD, 4873

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDaintree Discovery Centre12 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaba-Kada Nature Refuge15 min walk
  • Popular LocationAcaciavale Nature Refuge4 min drive
  • AirportPort Douglas, QLD (PTI-Port Douglas Heliport)61 min drive

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About this area

Cow Bay

Located in Cow Bay, Daintree Rainforest Retreat is in a national park and near the boardwalk. Daintree Rainforest and Wet Tropics of Queensland reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Wild Zoo. Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary and Bat House Cape Tribulation are also worth visiting. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like horse riding, mountain biking and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a bike for hire nearby and take a self-guided tour around Cow Bay.

What's nearby

  • Daintree Discovery Centre - 12 min walk
  • Kaba-Kada Nature Refuge - 15 min walk
  • Acaciavale Nature Refuge - 4 min drive
  • Jindalba Boardwalk - 4 min drive
  • Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 105 min drive


  • Floravilla Ice Cream Factory - 6 min walk
  • Gecko Bar - 4 min drive
  • Kingfisher Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company - 5 min drive
  • On The Turps Restaurant - 10 min drive

About this property

Daintree Rainforest Retreat

3.5-star motel in Cow Bay with free parking
Along with an outdoor pool, this motel has conference space and a library. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site.
Daintree Rainforest Retreat offers 10 accommodations with a ceiling fan and blackout curtains. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free covered self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ziplining

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool gate
  • Fridge


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Conference space (269 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massage - on the beach


  • 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)


  • Books
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Local maps
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 57 out of 127 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 53 out of 127 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 127 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 127 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 127 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is not well maintained.. Sheets in the room was dirty and dusty.. Shared BBQ and cooking area is dirty and not working so don’t even bother to cook there. Not wifi signal from room and if even connected to wifi at reception, there was no internet access.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A piece of rainforest magic
A great little motel in the Daintree Rainforest. Our host did everything to make our stay enjoyable. Currently undergoing some renovations which will look great once completed
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Overpriced for condition
The motel is old and in need of a revamp. Carpet in the bedroom is original 70s and dirty and the room needed a good dust and clean. Not all rooms had a kitchen sink to clean dishes. Under cover parking. The single staff was pleasant but overwhelmed. Also no telstra service at motel. There is 3g in the area though patchy. Wifi at the motel was poor.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
location was great and the staff were excellent. the rooms were super clean and the shower was to die for after such a long drive... its proximity to where we wanted to go was perfect as well... our only regret is that we did not allow a longer amount of time there.. Thank you again to the staff who were so accommodating and we look forward to when we come up there again.. just as soon as we can
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021