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About Daintree Valley Haven
Welcome to Daintree Valley Haven
Daintree Valley Haven offers a secluded hideaway retreat in the beautiful Daintree Valley, surrounded by the rainforest-covered hills of Daintree National Park. Just 8 km beyond Daintree Village it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Daintree region.
Three private self-contained B&B bungalows on 30 acres of rainforest with tropical gardens, exotic tropical fruit trees and easy walking trails.
Perfect for couples and honeymooners - a paradise for birdwatchers - or simply to relax for a while during a busy holiday.
Your hosts, Peter and Daphne, built the bungalows and opened Daintree Valley Haven in 2000 and love welcoming guests from all over the world. They are always available for advice or a chat but the peace and privacy of their guests is their priority.
They have developed walking trails around the 30 acres property which is home to over 140 species of seasonal tropical birds, butterflies and wildlife.
There is a barbeque, jacuzzi spa, guests' library, dart-board and board-games.
Your mobile phone won't work here (it will in the Village) but there is free wifi if you need to keep in touch.
The three bungalows are surrounded by lush tropical gardens and each has a private balcony overlooking the wetlands-dam and rainforest.
They have an airy open-plan studio-style layout with ensuite, lounge area and a timber dining setting.
There is either a Queen or King/Twin bed with sofa-bed for a third adult guest - kindly note there are no facilities for children under 12.
The kitchenette has cooktop, microwave, fridge and all cooking utensils. A breakfast basket is delivered daily - tropical fruit, juice, cereals, home-made jam and yoghurt and local tea and coffee. Other self-cook meals and drinks are available.
Please note minimum stay is 2 nights.
The Daintree Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef region is a world-famous birdwatchers' Paradise with over 430 species having been recorded - this is more than half the species found in Australia.
Varied vegetation on the property ensures regular seasonal visits by a wide range of bird species (with more than 140 having been identified at Daintree Valley Haven).
Birders will find that the bungalows provide perfect birdwatching accommodation, each having it's own private verandah overlooking water and many species of old- and new-growth rainforest trees.
There are also numerous tropical fruit trees and nectar-producing flowering plants which attract different bird species including a large variety of Honeyeaters; the wetlands-dam is visited by many water-birds - Black Bitterns, various Egrets and Herons, Spoonbills, Kingfishers and Rainbow Bee-eaters swooping over the water.
... what a fabulous location! The wildlife is great - we saw over 30
species of birds before we had to really try! ...
Susan and Lawrence
... flashing Azure Kingfishers, Sunbirds, Gerygones, Pied and
Spectacled Monarchs, Leaden Flycatcher, Catbird, Topknots etc. etc
- 40 species just from our verandah ...
Sharyn and Douglas
Other Daintree Wildlife
Butterflies & Moths
Moths and a myriad other insects abound, especially during the rainy season. You may be lucky enough to spot an enormous Hercules Moth, the largest moth in Australia and, in relation to wingspan, arguably also the world's largest.Spectacular butterflies are often seen in large numbers fluttering around the flowering native plants. The predominant species are the irridescent blue Ulysses and Australia's largest butterfly, the magnificent Cairns Birdwing but there are numerous other species.
Daintree is an Entomologist's paradise!
The first rains of the wet season bring on a wonderful 24-hour-a-day "frog symphony" around the dam, and if a giant White-lipped Tree Frog (which can grow up to 140mm) should announce it's presence from inside a drainpipe then earplugs may be required!
Other residents of, and visitors to, Daintree Valley Haven include rare visits by Striped Possums, Platypus and Echidnas. Frequently seen are Saw-shelled Turtles in the dam, Spectacled Flying Foxes, Northern Brown Bandicoots and the pretty little Northern Swamp Wallabies are becoming increasingly tame.
And of course the nearby Daintree River is home to the mighty Estuarine Crocodile!
Whatever your field of expertise or interest there are a number of local specialist river- and land-based tour-guides and your hosts, Peter and Daphne, are happy to help with advice and bookings.
News By Daintree Valley Haven
The first "Buffy"
By Daintree Valley Haven
30 Dec 2016Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher on hand This is an old photo - this morning it was lovely to hear the first call of a Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher. They're arriving a little later than normal as they usually migrate from New Guinea around October, for their breeding season.
This one had flown into a window (we get some of our best photo-ops of slightly-stunned birds!) and Peter was able to pick her up and put her on the verandah rail till she recovered and flew off.
How to get to Daintree Valley Haven
Daintree Valley Haven, Stewart Creek Valley, Daintree
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Hours: 8 am to 8 pm 7 days
Daintree Valley Haven
766 Stewart Creek Road