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The Epiphyte B & B is a unique eco-accommodation house in the Daintree World Heritage rainforest, 2 hours north of Cairns near Cape Tribulation. Set atop a small hill and with spectacular views across the forest to Thornton Peak and the Alexandra Range.

The Epiphyte is just minutes away from tranquil beaches, boardwalks and visitor centers and close to (but quieter than) the busy tourism hub of Cape Tribulation. With open space visitor lounges and verandahs, spectacular views and en-suite double rooms with private balconies.

The Epiphyte is the perfect place for singles, couples or families/groups. Relax, unwind, visit our wonderful beaches and waterholes, experience the magical Daintree rainforest and the oldest flowering plants on the planet.

Included for all room bookings is a delicious tropical breakfast plus tea/coffee anytime. We can also advise you about and book all tours and activities. If you come to discover, to explore, to understand, appreciate or just to relax and get away - we look forward to sharing our little piece of Paradise with you. 'Welcome Home' to the Epiphyte B & B.

Cape Tribulation rainforest accommodation at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of the Daintree World Heritage National Park. Two hours north of Cairns in the lush North Queensland tropical rainforest, this unique eco B & B accommodation house is located at beautiful Cow Bay, close to a number of fantastic beaches and boardwalks and handy to the busy tourism hub of Cape Tribulation. With open space visitor lounges and verandahs, spectacular views and en-suite rooms and cottages all with private balconies, The Epiphyte is the perfect place for singles, couples or families/groups.

Epiphytes are plants which grow on another plant (mostly trees) and are usually not parasitic i.e. they use the other plant only for support. We aim to live like this - living in the rainforest but taking nothing away.

There are two main seasons with the Dry season extending from May to December and the Wet, which is also the hottest and most humid time of year from late December til mid May (though, as with climates around the world, these dates are not always reliable). Temperatures during the Dry range from around 25-28 degrees C during the day to as low as 14 degrees at night and in the Wet up to 35 degrees during the day and 25 degrees at night. The Daintree gets around 5 meters of rain a year with the majority in the Wet. Although swimming in the sea is not recommended during the Wet due to jellyfish (unless you have a Stinger Suit) there are numerous small creeks and waterholes all perfect to cool off in. High Season is from July through to October and Low Season extends for the whole period of the Wet.

During High Season it is advisable to book accommodation and activities well in advance. Let us know what you may be interested in and we are happy to recommend an itinerary and book activities for you so you don’t miss out.

If you come to discover, to explore, to understand, appreciate or just to relax and get away - visit our wonderful beaches and waterholes, explore the Great Barrier Reef, experience the Daintree rainforest and the oldest flowering plants on the planet. We look forward to sharing our little piece of Paradise with you. 'Welcome Home' to the Epiphyte B & B.

Map & Directions

73 Silkwood Road, Daintree, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation

Directions

The Epiphyte B & B is a two-hour drive (approx.120 km) north of Cairns in the heart of the Daintree World Heritage area, famous for its unique lowland tropical rainforest.

Drive north out of Cairns along the Bruce Highway (Hwy 1) through sugarcane and forest covered mountains to Smithfield (10 minutes). Do not take the Kuranda turnoff but continue on Highway 44 towards Port Douglas/Mossman past Ellis Beach (25 mins) and Rex Lookout, which has fantastic views east across the Coral Sea. Continue on past the Port Douglas turnoff to Mossman, a sugar town which is the regional centre, one hour north of Cairns.

From Mossman continue north on the main highway past Wonga Beach (15 minutes from Mossman) and 10 km later turn right to reach the Daintree River ferry. Cross over on the ferry and continue to the top of the Alexander Range where the Wulu Wigirrega lookout has stunning views back across the forest, Daintree River mouth and Coral Sea to Port Douglas.

Continue down through rainforest to the small township of Cow Bay which boasts a pub, several restaurants, a backpackers and an airstrip for light planes. - Turn right just after the Cow Bay Hotel into Buchanan Creek Road and drive approximately 2 km towards Cow Bay beach. Go past Crocodylus Backpackers (on the left) then turn right at Silkwood Rd. The Epiphyte B & B is located at the end of the road on the left. WELCOME!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations: If your plans change and you have to cancel your booking please tell us as soon as possible.

Cancellations received 7 days or more before arrival date: Full Refund.
Cancellations received with 4-7 days notice before arrival date: Refund Less First Nights Accommodation.
Cancellations received 3 days or less notice before arrival date: No Refund.

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