Daintree Rainforest Village – FAQ’s

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Getting Here

Drive from Cairns northward on the Cook Highway. Pass through the town of Mossman and keep going north to the Daintree River ferry crossing. Cross the river and drive northwards on Cape Tribulation Road for 15km. Daintree Rainforest Village is on the right side of the road at the only fuel station in the forest. For more information see our Getting Here page.

It takes 2 hours from Cairns, 1 hour from Mossman, 20 minutes from the Daintree River ferry.

The ferry opens at 6am and closes at midnight every day except Christmas day when there are limited times in the morning and afternoon.

It is only 15 kms or approximately 25 minutes drive.

Our Camp

Check in time is 1 pm. Check out is 10am. Please ask if it may be possible to arrive a bit earlier or depart a bit later.

Our reception is in the shop which is open till 6pm. Please try to arrive before dark to make it easy on yourself and others. If you have a reservation and arrive after the office has closed you should park in the visitors car park and wait for the caretaker to meet you.

Please contact us with your desired dates, number of people, vehicle types and setups in case you are hoping to tent camp so we can confirm we can accommodate your group and help you with the booking process.

Our campground is open all year through. Experiencing the magic of the wet season is something that few people get to do, but this is when the forest really comes alive. We have a limited number of sheltered sites where you can still camp out without getting all your gear saturated and still venture out to the surrounding activities between showers.

Mobile Phone and WiFi Coverage north of the Daintree River is patchy at best!

Part of the adventure and romance of travelling to remote areas is that you are able to disconnect from your everyday life and reconnect with each other and the natural environment surrounding you.

While TELSTRA offers the best phone coverage, it  is limited to a small number of scattered phone reception areas. Ask a friendly local for directions to the nearest phone signal location.

Satellite WiFi access is also very limited and dependant on the weather.

No. Although we have a mountain stream on the boundary of the property no crocodiles ever come here to the heart of the forest. They prefer living in the tidal creeks where food is abundant for them.

Yes, families of cassowaries are known to wander through the campground at their own leisure. They are interested in eating fruit from the rainforest trees, such as quandong, fig and cassowary plums. We do not allow you to feed the wildlife here as it can create demanding and dangerous behaviour in the cassowaries. The best way to enjoy the wildlife here is through your zoom lens.

A designated communal campfire is available to all of our camp guests. You will find it located in the grassy field close to the camp kitchen. We hope you use our campfire as it is such a great way to get to know other campers, perhaps creating lasting friendships. Firewood is provided free of charge, marshmallows and sparklers are available in the shop.

No. The noise and fumes from a generator would spoil the peaceful enjoyment of the other campers when a powered site costs only $5 more and is quiet.

Yes. We have spacious clean showers with lovely hot water. Use of showers is included in our rates. We want you to feel at home, so we pride ourselves in maintaining sparkling clean bathrooms. Guests may use the power points in the bathrooms for hair dryers and electric toothbrushes.

Yes, we do. Our laundry is located between the mens and ladies bathrooms and there are two clotheslines behind the building for guests use. Maybe grab a new book to read from the swap library in the laundry. Soap powder for a single wash is available from the shop for $1. The washing machines take 4 x $1 coins and the dryer takes 5 x $1 coins. More coins are available in the shop.

Yes, we have a good supply of treated rainwater and bore water for drinking and cooking. Water faucets are located at all of the powered sites and near to the unpowered sites.

No. Our waste system is septic and cannot take chemical toilet waste. Please use the dump site at Mossman Council Park when you leave the Daintree Rainforest.

Yes. We welcome well behaved pet owners and their pets. Because of our passing parade of protected native wildlife and the occasional feral pig, we insist that your dogs and cats remain on leads at all times during your stay. Please don’t leave your pet unattended for any length of time and do not allow them to enter the bathrooms, laundry or camp kitchen. We have 8 acres of mowed lawns to walk your dog, so we hope they will be happy campers here too.

Local Attractions

Staff at the Daintree Rainforest Village Store can help you plan your days activities and recommend the best local tours and we can arrange your tour bookings for you at no extra cost.

Come and see our brochures in the shop and chat with our friendly local staff.

The Bloomfield Track is 20km north of Daintree Rainforest Village where the sealed road turns to dirt and your 4WD adventures begin.

You can drive a car on the south end of the Bloomfield Track for the first 4 km of dirt road past Cape Tribulation. You will come to the beautiful Emmagen Creek crossing which is the beginning of the 4WD only section of the Bloomfield Track.

Yes, all of the National Park boardwalks and trails are within just a few kilometres drive from the campground. Please ask one of our friendly staff for a free map and some pointers.

Unfortunately no. Crocodiles inhabit all of the tidal creeks and beaches and it is advisable to stay well clear of the water. The water looks so inviting and clear, but it is impossible to know if a croc is there because they have an uncanny ability to be invisible sometimes.

Extras

Daintree Rainforest Village Shop and fuel station has a very good range of dairy, groceries, fresh vegetables, frozen goods, meats, deserts. personal items and beautiful fresh local tropical fruits in season.

Yes. There is only one fuel station which is at Daintree Rainforest Village on Cape Tribulation Road, just 4 kilometres north of the Alexander bay Primary School and the Daintree Ice Cream Company.

Unfortunately no. The fuel station  operating hours are 7am to 6pm 7 days per week with limited hours on Christmas day.

Get your last minute ice, soft drinks, chips and dips on Christmas Day but only from 8AM to 11 AM.

Yes. We stock small gas cylinders, Swap N Go gas bottles, ice and bait in the servo shop.

Our small onsite store has a good selection of hats, sunnies, T shirts, postcards, DVDs and toys. We also carry all your convenience lines like sunblock, bug spray, shampoos and  soaps, pet food and treats and of course all the fresh and frozen foods you need.

Social

We hope our camp will become your enchanted forest home while exploring the Daintree Rainforest. We’d love to let you in on our insider’s knowledge and share some of our favorite spots with you. We hope your stay here will inspire you to turn off your devices and allow  yourself to get back to basics, to reconnect with nature.

It makes us so happy to know our guests have had a great time here. Please share your thoughts and reviews on our FB page, on Trip Advisor and WikiCamps and Campermate. We would also love it if you followed us on Social Media. You can find all the links in the footer.

Easy. For a chance to be featured, tag us on Instagram (also adding #DaintreeRainforestVillageCamping in your caption) or share it on our FaceBook page.

You are also more than welcome to send us your high resolution images to STAY@DAINTREERAINFORESTVILLAGE.COM

Come and stay, you need more than a Day.

Set up base camp in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest.

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