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Save the date for Carnivale

Save the date for Carnivale !

Posted: 20 Dec 2016

Dates have been announced for the annual Port Douglas Carnivale from 26th - 28th May 2017. Showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland from local food and wines to talented musicians and friendly, family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale is one of Aust...

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Posted: 20 Dec 2016

Part of what makes Port Douglas and the Daintree so unique are the interesting creatures that call Tropical North Queensland 'home'. From wild crocs to croc feeding, kangaroos, and of course the ancient and elusive cassowary, here is your guide to finding...

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About Daintree Village

Daintree Village is located on the southern bank of the Daintree River just 20 Kilometres north form Port Douglas and 60 kilometres north of Cairns. The village offers a variety of accommodation from budget B&Bs to private holiday homes and boutique cabins including the famous Daintree Eco Lodge & spa.

Daintree Eco Lodge
On the southern bank of the Daintree River, surrounded by picturesque valleys lies the tiny village of the Daintree. It's just a short drive from the turn off to the Daintree Ferry and well worth the visit for nature lovers.

Named after Richard Daintree, a pioneering geologist of British origin in North Queensland in the 1860s, this quaint rural village was once the base for gold rush pioneers, cedar timber getters and farmers.

The town was first settled by timber cutters who came here looking for the big red cedar trees in the 1880s, they cut down huge numbers of trees and floated them down the river lashed together as rafts to take them to the sawmills. When the timber started running out, other industries such as dairy and beef became the local livelihood. Dairy farms were established which allowed a butter factory to be opened in 1924. Beef farming later became a significant local employer. All the produce was transported by boat until 1933 when the road finally reached the village.

Daintree State School opened in Daintree Village with 10 pupils. The Village had a store, post office, drapery, butcher, baker, cafe, blacksmith and sawmill office.

European and Chinese settlers on both sides of the Daintree River tried many crops – sugar-cane, coffee and other crops. Many descendants of the original settlers still live here, operating thriving, environmentally-sustainable beef cattle, tropical fruit and sugar-cane farms and plantations.

Daintree Village
Today Daintree Village has a small community of less than a hundred people thriving on tourism and cattle and tropical fruit farming. Daintree Village has become famous for early morning tours on the Daintree River which are very popular with visiting birdwatchers. Many serious birdwatchers come here specifically to spot birds on the specialized birdwatching tours. These dawn river trips became a catalyst for the many B&B's that sprung up starting in 1993 and became an important employer of local families. Red Mill House, Daintree Village was the first B&B in the Douglas Shire in 1993 and paved the way for many others to follow.

Red Mill House
Other accommodation in the village includes self-contained cabins, eco-resort, holiday homes and a caravan park. The village has three cafes, a timber museum, a souvenir shop and galleries showcasing local arts and crafts, parks, picnic tables and public toilets. No fuel is available in Daintree village.

Activities include wildlife cruises, self-guided and an historical walks, segway and argo tours and scenic drives, craft market and galleries.

Local Walks Include:

  • Tranquility Falls Walk - 20 minute return
    Tranquility Falls Walk is a fifteen minute drive from Daintree Village. The gravel road, suitable for all vehicles, meanders through the valley following the Daintree River, and passes through several cattle farms. The walk itself is relatively easy, taking around 10 minutes and is shaded all the way. Guests are welcome to swim anywhere along the creek and at the waterfall. Tickets are available at the Daintree Information Centre in the village.
     
  • Historical Village Walk – 30 minutes
    Pick up a brochure map at a tour desk and stroll around the tiny village, learning about it's fascinating history on the interpretive signs you'll find along the way.

Daintree River