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Bed and Breakfast accommodation on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest  at Cape Tribulation
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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation at Cape Tribulation






Bed and Breakfast  Cottages at Cape Tribulation

COME TO CAPE TRIBULATION and stay with us in our bed and breakfast cottage accommodation, designed for couples, on the edge of our World Heritage Daintree Rainforest - two very private, high-set, pole-framed timber cottages, each with an ensuite, balcony and a stunning view to Mt Sorrow. Watch the slide show below for the guided tour, or view our photo album online

You can really relax on the bed and breakfast balcony; listen to the water flowing over the rapids in the creek; enjoy an exotic tropical fruit breakfast based around our own organic farm produce; and walk in our rainforest and along the beach at Cape Tribulation.

Cape Tribulation does NOT receive mobile phone coverage, so you can truly escape. We are committed to environmental conservation: we can offer you solar power; your own private World Heritage Daintree Rainforest to explore; an organic permaculture orchard; and genuine local hospitality.

We invite you to come and share our lifestyle at Cape Tribulation for a short time, staying in our bed and breakfast accommodation.You may like to watch the video we have made called 'A Special Place'.


Part of our property (approximately 8 acres/3 hectares) has been included inside the boundary of the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. It is very rare to have private property included within the boundaries - less than 1%.

This means our rainforest is protected for future generations, and is considered to be of very high quality. You are welcome to walk through this forest following our marked trail. You will meet no other tourists, as it is privately owned land.

Both cottages are right at the edge of the Daintree rainforest, and you will be interacting with the wildlife that passes through. Guests have been able to watch Cassowaries wander down the creek while eating their breakfast on the balcony. There will be insects and spiders in the vicinity, but the cottage has insect screensto protect you.

The Daintree region north of the river does NOT have mains electrical power. This has been a deliberate government decision to limit development in the area. Local landholders have been subsidised to enable them to set up solar systems instead. The resorts rely on trucks bringing in diesel fuel to power large generators, while bed and breakfast operators use alternative energy sources.

We offer you a sustainable and environmentally-friendly experience of living with solar power, which reduces YOUR impact on the area. This means that you need to be aware of how you use electricity, and we ask that you turn off the lights in the B&B when you leave so that you do not flatten the batteries. We can NOT offer you airconditioning or electric hair dryers in the bed and breakfast. If you feel that you need these luxuries, then you should stay in resort style accommodation. We do provide a fan if needed.

We have designed both bed and breakfast cottages in a high-set Queenslander style to take advantage of the natural breezes. The windows in the B&B are floor to ceiling louvres to enable the breeze to flow right through the room and We have built light timber walls which do not store heat.

And best of all, we have built both bed and breakfast cottages so that they extends right up to the creek, and when the creek is flowing, the cool air provides a wonderful natural air conditioning system. So you are not living in a concrete box which needs to be air-conditioned.

We recommend that you plan to stay at Cape Tribulation for at least 3-4 days. There is a lot to do and Cape Tribulation is also a great place to unwind and just relax. If you love the rainforest, are interested in rare and exotic tropical fruit and consider yourselves environmentally aware, we'd love to have you as our guests.

To meet us - your bed and breakfast hosts, Alison and Digby - and discover why we live at Cape Tribulation in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest - watch the 5 minute Overlander Video on Youtube:


Make sure you visit our Highlights page to read some extracts from our guestbook and find out why their stay with us in the B&B accommodation was so memorable. You can also read our reviews on


From 1 April 2014

No. of nights Price for double
per night

Price for extra person
per night

2 $A185 $A45

(Discount of $10 per night)

$A175 $A45

(Discount of $20 per night)

$A165 $A45

Each cottage is designed to accommodate two adults comfortably. It is possible to book one extra adult or one/two children, but the space is designed for two people and it does become a little cramped. Two children would need to share the double folding futon sofa bed. We regret that we do not take children under 6 years of age.

Click on 'Make a Booking' . This takes you through to our online calendar which is able to tell you in 'real time' which dates are available. You can make a confirmed booking on the spot, using the secure server. Isn't technology amazing. If you would like to speak to a real human before you book and ask real questions, then please phone us on +61 (0)7 4098 0057.

"The bed and breakfast cottage is surely one of the most appealing and unusual places we've stayed on our travels.

The fruit tray at breakfast is so elaborate and varied that it's almost intimidating, and as coffee-addicted Americans we especially appreciated the opportunity to brew 'real' coffee, so rare in Australian inns.

We've been struck throughout Australia by the hospitality and friendliness we've encountered, but Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm stands out even by Aussie standards."

.....Steve and Phyllis Stevens, Tucson,Arizona.

  • Queen size bed
  • Double folding futon sofa bed
  • Ensuite with shower
  • Large private balcony with table and chairs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Floor to ceiling louvre windows with insect screens
  • Refrigerator
  • Solar power
  • Natural air conditioning from the creek
  • Undercover parking
  • Bar-b-que facilitites



1. Rest and relaxation
Each cottage is a great space just to sit around and relax, with a big verandah and a view of the creek and Mt Sorrow.

2. Close to everything
We are close to the Cape Tribulation village and the beach is only 10 minutes walk via the shortcut - with no steep hills.

3. Plenty of privacy
Each cottage is a separate architect designed cottage 50 metres from the nearest building, not a room in the house or under the house, so you have privacy.

4. A rainforest environment
Each cottage is on the edge of the rainforest , so you get cool breezes plus sunlight, and a private walking trail.

5. You will be looked after
There are only two cottages. accommodation - at any time there will only be one other guest booking, so you will be 'looked after'.

6. A luxurious breakfast
We provide you with a luxurious breakfast including exotic tropical fruit - served on the verandah of the bed and breakfast.

7. We know the area
We have lived here for 25years - we know the Cape Tribulation local area well, and can help you plan your days, so that you get the most out of your stay at Cape Tribulation.

8. Interaction with the hosts
You interact with us personally, as the hosts and owners. We enjoy the company of our guests and welcome the opportunity to get to know you over drinks in the evening.

9. Limited environmental impact
We have not cleared rainforest to build the B&B cottages. We use solar power.

10. Privately owned World Heritage Rainforest
And best of all - our rainforest is special, and will be protected forever, as it is included within the World Heritage Area



  • Cancellations received more than 28 days before the scheduled booking date will incur an admin fee of 5% of the total price.
  • Cancellations between 28 days and 14 days incur a 25% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations between 14 days and 7 days incur a 50% fee.
  • Cancellations within 7 days incur a 100% cancellation fee.

We recommend that you take out travel insurance, to cover illness or accidents in case you are unable to keep your booking, and need to cancel within 7 days.


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Bed and Breakfast accommodation on an exotic tropical fruit orchard at Cape Tribulation in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, Lot 5 Nicole Drive, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, 4873, Australia - Tel: 0740 980057 - Fax: 0740 980067

Last updated April 5, 2014