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Ferntree Rainforest Lodge

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Visited Ferntree on a spur of the moment trip. It was the off season so the place was fairly quiet. The grounds are well maintained gardens set within the rain forest. There's no tv, radio and no mobile reception so there's nothing to distract you from the surroundings. A short walk from the beach and the local shop. The room we stayed in was a good size with a king bed, nice little verandah to watch the birds in the trees. There's two pools within the grounds and a restaurant although as it was off season the timings were restricted. The resort has it's own power generation as is the norm here. A great place to stay, the only bad point was we ordered breakfast and there wasn't a toaster in the room for the bread that was in the tray.

The place seems extremely worn down, sure it was top dollar in the 80’s/90’s seems like its run without a heart put into it. Not fully self contained as promised as there is community kitchen, where the camping stove hardly works and pots/pans useless. No privacy as all porches are out in the open. Not very clean garden loft and we were only about 4 guests in all of the ”resort”, many cob website inside, bugs and spiders. Was nests on the outdoor table and on the house, reception didnt bother helping out with it. Restaurant very very basic, breakfast below average and last morning they brought us breakfast to the ‘house’ as there were no guests so no reason for buffet, but it was a plate of old banana bread straight from the fridge, a tiny mini Bowl of youghurt (for 2), same size Bowl with oats, prepacked vegemite, jam and peanutbutter (1 of each for2) and sliced orange and melon straight from fridge, it was yakki!!! It seems more like a luxury hostel or holiday park would not recommend it or ever go back not worth 165 Per night, instead go to oceans safari 80 mtrs down the road and pay only 80 for same basic cabins. Wifi didnt work either when paid for. Sheets and blanket on bed had spots and lots of mould in the shower.

We stayed in a loft room. Getting up the stairs was interesting as they are narrow and steep. No blinds on the windows meaning no privacy from prying eyes in the next bungalow. No screens on windows so if you hate air conditioning, you couldn't open the windows and enjoy the breeze without being eaten by mosquitoes.There were only 3-4 other couples/families staying at the same time yet they put us all adjacent to each other, so when we were on our balcony enjoying a drink, the neighbours complained that we were waking up the kids.(The rain was louder than we were). We went to the communal lounge to watch TV and all the staff were there hogging it. No offers from them to see what we wanted to see. The bar doesn't open, so can only get alcohol from the restaurant which is only open for 2 hours at night. Mostly backpackers working there, average pub food at best, but at restaurant prices. Selection of fruit for breakfast was oranges or oranges.No TV or Wi-Fi in the rooms but good if you want a break from reality.

This place is very conveniently located in the Daintree cape trib area. Unfortunately there was a lot of mould in the bedroom on ceiling and in the bathroom. The bathroom had people’s old shampoo and soap cakes (used) still on top of the shower sill. The fridges in the room didn’t get cool enough to store food in safely and ended up putting food in the communal kitchen. The communal kitchen was the filthiest kitchen I have every seen for a backpacker kitchen and I have travelled all over 3rd world cities in Asia. Mould, grime, smelly fridges and dirty floors. I wouldn’t recommend staying here if you have an allergies or asthma, mould is a common problem in rainforest areas but can be controlled if cleaned properly. Lovely grounds of the lodge and swimming pools, the rooms would be great if they didn’t have the mould build up and the fridges cooled down.

A large site of wooden cabins. Basic but clean and airy accommodation. Veranda. No wifi. Food on site. Simple breakfast. Two reasonable size pools in pretty surroundings. Very quiet while we were there. Great location for boardwalks and forest areas.

Nice looking rooms, verandahs, hotel grounds and pool. The restaurant had a nice menu (I had the vegetarian risotto). The staff were really lovely. Air con is quiet (and there are also ceiling fans). Downsides: the wi-fi is a little expensive - but it's nice to have a few days without phone and internet. The hot water ran out in the shower, but I didn't complain as the weather was so warm! We were there in early December and the weather was perfect (if you like hot weather), it rained during the day just once. Since it was the start of the 'low season' we had the boardwalks to ourselves, and the snorkeling tours were filled to about half of their capacity - which we really liked! Overall a nice base for hanging out in and exploring the rainforest

Wonderful cabin in the rainforest! My friend and I paid a very good price to stay here for one night, booking last minute (considering the prices in fnq generally). Very clean, air conditioning, mini fridge, private balcony and all-round environmentally friendly. No cooked breakfast only continental but there is an open kitchen area you can use if you want to cook! Would recommend bringing your own food/snacks. Reminds me a little of high class glamping. This lodge is for those who want to escape the industrial world for the wild, as there is little to none reception or wifi and is surrounded by wonderful nature, however, there is an option for paid internet at reception, at a minimal cost.

We were very happy to stay at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge... We had two garden loft cabins, they were both nice, clean and spacious. Staying in the middle of the rainforest were fantastic.. Very helpful staff... A nice restaurant and ok breakfast.... Fantastic surroundings... 5 minutes to the most incredible beautiful beach... We will be happy to come back...

I'll start with the good. The ambience is awesome, forest surrounding your room, nice paths around to walk around, natural looking pools and big common area with pool table, ping pong, book share. Restaurant looks excellent & fits right into area. High peaked ceiling room with good size balcony & hidden from most other cabins. Unfortunately, the bad stuff did outweigh the good! The worst was dinner... my wife's vegetarian lasagna was obviously a frozen meal, mcain frozen chips that were barely cooked and my "southern style chicken" was burnt ingams frozen meal (how do you burn a frozen meal?) There was only a few other people so excuse for bad cooking! & the other "staff" (backpackers) were getting better service out the back than any guests. Obviously alot of maintenance is needed, path lights don't work, eaves that are rotting, shower was horrible jumping from scalding to freezing, dirty little fridge that didn't keep cold (not nice in a hot area!). Pool table is ripped to shreds, pools are full of forest litter & the list goes on. Overall, I'm glad we were only there 1 night & were only using it as a base for heading out exploring the Daintree as we could look past it all to enjoy our night, but as a 'resort' it would be horrible Girl at reception was nice & helpful but that was about it for staff

Could use a little updating, that being said the rooms are very clean and smell amazing when you walk in. The staff on site are great, friendly and very helpful, especially the housekeepers, there friendly faces in the morning made the stay so much more enjoyable. Would recommend anyone in the area to visit this place.

36 Camelot Close Cape Tribulation QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge places you next to Bat House Cape Tribulation and within a mile (2 km) of Myall Beach. This 52-room, 3-star lodge welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and free self parking. Cape Tribulation and Mount Sorrow are also close to this Cape Tribulation lodge.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Cassowary Cafe, the lodge's onsite restaurant.


All of Ferntree Rainforest Lodge's 52 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, refrigerators, and electric kettles. Ceiling fans and free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Ferntree Rainforest Lodge have access to 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include an arcade/game room, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Loft, Garden Area (trundle bed by request)

Twin 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, Poolside

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

King Cabin - Double

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 372 reviews