The cottages are now owned by Chris and Liz Hurst and operate
under the name of 'Wildwood Cape Tribulation', and are available
for booking. Contact Liz directly via email
or phone 0424 948 014
COME TO CAPE TRIBULATION and stay with in the 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 relax on the balcony; listen to the water flowing over
the rapids in the creek; 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; and your own private World Heritage
Daintree Rainforest to explore.
We invite you to come and experience Cape Tribulation for a short
time, You may like to watch the video we have
made called 'A Special Place'.
WORLD HERITAGE DAINTREE RAINFOREST Part of the 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 the 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.
OUR ELECTRICITY COMES FROM
SOLAR POWER 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.
This is 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 that you turn off the lights in the cottage when you leave
so that you do not flatten the batteries. There is no airconditioning
or electric hair dryers . If you feel that you need these luxuries,
then you should stay in resort style accommodation. There is a
fan if needed.
cottages are designed 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 with light timber walls which do not store heat.
And best of all, both cottages are built close 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.
You should 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.
To discover why people love Cape Tribulation in the heart of
the Daintree Rainforest - watch the 5 minute Overlander Video
on Youtube, which tells the story of the early days for Digby
and Alison who founded the business.