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The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent two most enjoyable days at the Cassowary house beside the river with visits by the friendly wildlife, interesting walks in the rainforest and exploring the very beautiful nearby Atherton Tableland. The house was well appointed with everything guests could want in that environment, from comfortable beds to a very well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, spa and balcony views. Certainly a secluded and peaceful getaway from our modern world. Staff informative and discreet. Highly recommended.

We spent three weeks in Australia, and saw quite a bit of rainforest in Queensland, here, in the Cairns and Daintree area. However, our memories of Canopy Treehouses will be particularly special. Switching off from the internet and submerging ourselves in the very secluded environment was a real treat, and the canopy treehouse itself was very well-equipped and a great setting. We encountered wallabies, numerous birds including king-parrots and rifle-birds, and several possums on and around our balcony, plus a couple of green tree frogs inside the treehouse. The king-parrots would eat out of our hands. There were plenty of turtles in the creek a few yards away, and we were especially delighted to meet the two cassowary chicks. The host, David, was very helpful on our arrival and clearly has a real passion for this special place and for making sure guests get the most out of it.

The treehouses have a nice vibe, located in small piece of rainforest, gives an absolute nature feel. The birds that come to your balcony are amazing. The house itself is nice and convenient although it could use a bit of paint here an there...You'll definetely feel completely away from city life. Major downside of the whole adventure is the 'rescue' wallabi that the Family is taking care off. His name is Rex and I'm sure many visitors had a great time with him, however, Rex is becoming a young boy and likes to pick a this case, he attacked my 7 yr old daughter by scratching his painfull nails on her head and bruising her legs. My husband tried to get him away but he wouldn't give up. All in all a traumatic experience for my girls. I'm sure it doesn't happen all the time but still I feel the owners should put the guests first. My daughters were too afraid to roam around freely. We were advised to bring an umbrella whilst hiking around the the terraine, in case of Rex. I think that is quite disturbing, to ask your guests to walk around with an umbrella to protect themselves from a wallabi? I appreciate that this liitle wallabi has a history and that the owners are taking care if him, it's a noble thing to do but it should not affect the guests.

We stayed in the fabulous Bowerhouse and I can't recommend this place enough. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we saw so much wildlife, which was the primary reason for our visit to this amazing part of Australia. Cassowary, possums, tree kangaroos , King parrots, rifle birds, cat birds, honeyeaters, pademelons, the list is endless! The Bowerhouse itself is stunning, it has great views and is extremely well equipped. All the little details, dressing robes, slippers, handmade soap, wildlife books, milk in the fridge were all much appreciated by us. The hosts are extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed for 5 nights and I would highly recommend anyone to stay at least 4 nights minimum as there is so much to do and see in the area and every day presents a different wildlife experience. Two local highlights for me were the platypus viewing at Tarzali lakes and the fantastic Tolga bat hospital, both a must if you are in the area. Thanks to all at the Canopy Rainforest Treehouses for a magical stay.

My husband and I spent 5 wonderful nights here for our honeymoon and were very sad to leave. It was our second visit and we are eager to return again. We loves exchanging the noise of cars for bird songs and being visited by cheeky wallabies and possums. The houses are absolutely beautiful and well equipped. We could not have asked for anything more.

Stayed at this natural gem over the weekend for a 2 night break. I can't speak highly enough of the whole experience! From David's informative briefing on all the local (friendly) wildlife to the facilities & the quiet placement of the tree houses within the extensive forest...all 1st class. We will definitely be back & in the meantime have been telling all about this wonderful oasis on the Atherton Tablelands.

We love staying here. It couldn’t be further from the stress of daily life. Great place to relax with a good book and great company, you feel totally secluded and spoilt with the local wild life visiting your doorstep. We’ll be back again.

We travelled round quite a few lovely places in North Tropical Queensland but this is the place that the whole family voted was the best and the highlight of our time up there. From the detailed introduction by David, to the comfortable beds, well provided accommodation, variety and proximity of wildlife, this is a place the whole family would love to revisit. We were a family of 10 & stayed 2 nights, 6 in the Bower House and 4 in Platypus. There was limited wifi in the Bower House and none in Platypus, if this is important to you - it is a wildlife retreat and excellent as this - my suggestion is to turn your gadgets off and get closer to nature and you'll love it! Even the 6 no. 17-28 yr olds agree with this! David is very friendly and knowledgeable and was happy to answer all our wildlife questions and you can get very close to some of the animals and birds.

What a fantastic experience, we stayed in the the 2 bed treehouse with loft room 2 nights and were wowed from 1st stepping in to the lovely timber accommodation to the day we left, luxurious & compete with fireplace, Dave is very accommodating and full of interesting facts about the wildlife and tropical surroundings, he encourages you to feed your visitors. You are provided with the right food and can expect to be up close with possums, wallabies, parrots and turtles, we were lucky to have spotted a platypus in the creek and were visited by a cassowary

This place was by far the most expensive lodgings we had in Queensland, but was also the most luxureous. Large, private cabins deep in the rainforest and overlooking the river below had everything we'd hoped for: very comfortable beds; full kitchen; well cleaned; large porch with hammock and tables. We were surprised to find 2-person spa tub and washer/dryer at our place. The owner David, gave us an introductory rundown on the wildlife here and what to expect. As predicted, within minutes of our filling the bird feeders with the supplied seed the wildlife be gan showing up: honeyeaters; catbirds; emerald fruit doves; spectacular king parrots; riflebirds; and adorable possums. Brush turkeys here too, but they're actually a nousance. On the property grounds we got up-close encounters with wallabies cassawaries, turtles, and a surprise look at a large fresh-water eel in the river just below or cabin. There's lots of trails here too, but most of the wildlife was seen at or near our cabin. Loved this place and would love to return someday!

247 Hogan Road Tarzali QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary places you 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Malanda Falls and 12.1 mi (19.5 km) from Millaa Millaa Falls. This 7-room, 4-star apartment welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, fireplaces, and patios. It's in the mountains and also within a 30-minute drive of Lake Barrine and Curtain Fig National Park.


The 7 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and patios, and there's space to spread out with dining areas. Beds are dressed in down comforters and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, fireplaces, and sofa beds. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

At The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary, guests have access to a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. This smoke-free apartment also has barbecue grills.

Room options

The Bower house

Twin 3 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 8

Tree House

Full 2 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 8

Rainforest Unit (513065)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 129 reviews