Recommended Links

The following links are provided to assist your planning for a visit to the Daintree area and your enjoyment of the birds and wildlife of the region.  

Daintree Village Links

Red Mill House Bed & Breakfast

Red Mill House in Daintree Village offers deluxe bed and breakfast accommodation, with a focus on wildlife and birdwatching. AAA 4 star rated, with bird-rich tropical gardens and swimming pool, it is owned and operated by birders Andrew and Trish Forsyth, who happily provide up-to-date information and advice to their guests. Convenient to Daintree River cruises and Daintree National Park. Bird lists, sightings information and nature library available.

Riverview Lodge and Caravan Park

Centrally located lodge overlooking the Daintree River. Powered and unpowered camping sites  available. 8-wheeler 'Argo' tours of their working cattle property and rainforest by appointment.

Daintree Valley Haven

Daintree Valley Haven offer self-contained B&B bungalows in a secluded tropical retreat in the Upper Daintree valley about 10kms from Daintree Village.

Daintree Store and Restaurant      07 4098 6146

The Daintree Village Store is a 'one stop shop' supplying meals, souvenirs, and last minute supplies. It is open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the only licenced take-away liquor store in the village. Dine-in or take-away available.

daintree.info website

This is a handy independent website for information about the entire region, both north and south of the Daintree River.

 

Bird-watcher's Accommodation

Cassowary House

Cassowary House at Kuranda is a family-run guesthouse for birdwatchers and other naturalists, and one of the world's best places to see wild Cassowary. It offers a true rainforest experience and a suite of terrific birds can be seen on the grounds including Cassowary, Victoria's Riflebird and Red-necked Crake. Enjoy comfortable rooms, great photographic opportunities and a fabulous breakfast whilst viewing rare and endemic birds from the veranda. Expert bird and wildlife guides available.

Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge

Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge, provides accommodation and access to terrific birding both on the property and in nearby areas. 220 bird species have been recorded within 1˝ km of the Lodge. It is a haven for anyone interested in natural history such as bird watchers, mammal and reptile watchers, photographers and artists. The Lodge consists of self-contained units, bunkhouse, camping, caravan and motorhome sites set in rainforest environs in the rural community of Julatten (1˝ hrs drive from Cairns).

Lotusbird Lodge

Lotusbird Lodge is situated on Cape York adjacent to the magnificient Lakefield National Park. Gary & Sue offer guests friendly personal old fashioned hospitality at their lodge. They have 10 individual pole style cabins, with twin-share or double suites, each comfortably furnished with its own en-suite and private verandah on the edge of a billabong teeming with birdlife

Top Wildlife Tour Businesses

Sicklebill Safaris

Professional, personable and knowledgeable nature guides with an expertise in wildlife and birds who can show you the local Cairns/Far North Queensland area and further afield. Whether you are a beginner or birder with a "hit" list, a naturalist with a particular interest, a photographer or just someone who wants an exciting and enjoyable day out watching wildlife there will be an itinerary and suitable guide for you.

 

Eye to Eye Marine Encounters

Swim with Minke Whales! Dive with sharks! Great multi-day trips on the Great Barrier Reef, often with marine scientists on board collecting valuable data for conservation of marine mammals.

Dan Irby's Sunset Spotlighting Tours

Dan does spotlighting tours of the mangrove delta on the Daintree River. Tours depart the ferry area shortly before sunset and birds and crocs are seen by spotlight.

Bruce Belcher's Daintree River Cruises

Bruce Belcher’s Cruises offer one-hour wildlife cruises with the aim of spotting crocs in the wild. Crocodiles are spotted on 98% of trips, particularly in cooler months. Sightings include birds, snakes and frogs.

Alan's Wildlife Tours

Alan Gillanders is a passionate and professional guide, specialising in tree-kangaroos, birds and nocturnal mammals on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands.

Bird-watching Links

BirdLife Northern QLD

Website includes their quarterly newletter and calendar of events. Visitors to the area are able to freely attend any bird-watching outings organised by BNQ.

 

Birding Tropical Australia

Useful website for further research of the birds and bird orientated businesses in Tropical Far North Queensland. Follow the following link to acquire a Tropical QLD Birding App

 

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours