Join Tourism Town Cow Bay!
Islands, beaches and boutique shopping - who could ask for more!
Posted: 23 Jan 2018
Alexandra Falls FNQ
A special thanks to Micheal and Andi for sharing with us.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017
With the rain we had I think he had a nice dry bed for the night
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 i...
Enjoy stunning views of the ocean and mountains when you stay in one of the most relaxing and beautiful tropical holiday retreats in The Daintree. Only 10 minutes walk from pristine Cow Bay Beach, Daintree Seascapes holiday house overlooks the Daintree coast where the rainforest meets the reef.
Where we GO, What we SEE Scenic coastal drive Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk (Guided) Morning Tea Daintree Ice-Cream Company (Time Permitting) Alexandra Range Lookout Mossman Gorge Daintree River Crocodile/Wildlife Cruise Afternoon Tea Rex Range Lookout Drive through Port Douglas
Tucked away in the tranquil World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest alongside your own private crystal clear creek, you will be surprised to find such a wonderful getaway. Daintree Cascades has two beautiful fully self-contained houses for you to choose from for your perfect Daintree holiday retre...
Welcome to the Daintree Wilderness Lodge, your eco-friendly Daintree accommodation. Our eco-lodge is surrounded on all sides by the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park and is ideally situated half way between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation, in the very heart of the worlds oldest ra...
About Cow Bay
Beautiful Cow Bay is located just north of the Daintree River. This small settlement offers various types of accommodation including backpacker, private holiday houses, B&Bs and camping.
Nearby is home to the Daintree Discovery Centre, a self-funding eco tourism facility that specialises in providing interpretive information about the Daintree Rainforest and its environs. Here you can meander along elevated rainforest boardwalks including the Cassowary Circuit and the Bush Tucker Trail. You can also take a self-guided tour using an audio guide, or a pre-booked group tour with an experienced naturalist.
Also nearby you will find home-made tropical ice-creams at Floravilla icecreamery & art gallery, Cow Bay Pub, rainforest tours, tea growing, an air strip, horse riding, overnight sea-kayaking to Snapper Island, guided walks and the RACQ depot. Guided sea kayaking can be booked locally at Crocodylus Village.
Cow Bay had a colorful past of farming, logging and grazing. Early settlers to Cow Bay grew crops in the 1880's – the Chinese crew dry rice, and maize and sugar-cane were grown. Daintree Tea Plantation was established in 1978 by the Nicholas family, who still own and operate the business.The name Cow Bay is thought to have come from the farming of cattle in the area in the early days, or, the other idea is that Cow Bay is named after the dugongs (sea cows) which come to feed on the seagrass beds in the bay.
Cow Bay Beach offers a true 'deserted beach' experience. At low tide you can walk north round the headland to even more isolated beaches.
Nearby Walks include:
Jindalba boardwalk—650m return (45mins) Grade: easy
The Jindalba (meaning ‘foot of the mountain’) boardwalk is a 700m boardwalk loop built into the hillside. This boardwalk explores tropical lowland rainforest starting just past the Daintree Discovery Centre, in Cow Bay. There is a large picnic area with toilets and tables. Wheelchair access to the creek is from the exit end only, near the disability access parking bays.
Jindalba circuit track—3km return (1.5hrs) Grade: moderate
Near the entrance of the Jindalba boardwalk is the start of the Jindalba circuit track. This forest walk is well marked but is stony in places and crosses rainforest creeks. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
Daintree Airstrip to the Cow Bay Beach
Walk the six kilometres on the footpath from the Daintree Airstrip to the Cow Bay Beach and observe the changes in rainforest habitat.
Orange Rope Walk
The Orange Rope Walk starts at Crocodylus Villafge and is a 3 kilometre walk marked with orange rope and 38 numbered sign posts, following a section of Macleans Creek. A booklet is provided at reception.