Cockatoo Hill Retreat

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A complimentary bottle of bubbly and (for honeymooners) a river cruise.

Blissful boutique retreat on the rainforest canopy

You’ll find Cockatoo Hill Retreat where the rainforest of the Daintree sweeps down to meet the Great Barrier Reef. This stylish and wonderfully secluded hilltop retreat is an escapist’s Eden overlooking the emerald rainforest canopy.

From Our Guestbook

"Cockatoo Hill is as near to heaven as you can get. The thatched bungalows are almost as good as sleeping…"
Lachlan C, Canberra. Stayed November 2010

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Know It All

Hit the Spot
On a forested ridge not far from Mossman.

Come here for...
● Honeymooners' heaven in the tropics. ● Stunning views over the rainforest canopy. ● Seductive seclusion.

There's a freshwater swimming pool with a cabana bar, tennis courts and a helipad.

Good to know
Huge wide windows mean you may wake with the dawn.


Four thatched tree houses plus a secluded riverside retreat.

Special features
Your quarters have high ceiling Balinese thatched roofs, canopy netted beds, under bed lighting and private balconies with amazing rainforest views.

Pillow Talk
The bungalows with their net-canopied beds are just made for rainforest romancing.

Eat & Drink

Dining in
Breakfast and table d'hôte dinners are served in the Lodge, whose wicker chairs and Balinese thatched roof invite you to unwind in tropical style. Order a cocktail at the snaking, aptly named Python bar, then select your own wine from the cellar. You'll get to meet your fellow guests at dinner, cooked by hosts Carmen and Gilles and featuring delicious produce native to the area, enlivened with bush spices.

Free continental breakfast for tree house guests, and a welcome breakfast basket for those at the riverside retreat.

Room service


See & Do
Relax and recharge around Cockatoo Hill's freshwater, wet-edge pool, with its unfurling vistas of rainforest canopy and the Coral sea beyond. Plot your rainforest adventures: chuck on your hiking boots, buy a snorkel or take one of  the many guided nature walks and forest treks (day or night) on offer. Cruise down the Daintree river and spot the passing crocs, go on a 4WD safari, try jungle surfing (zip line flying), kayaking or horse riding. If that's all a bit too high-octane, you can simply swim (depending on the time of year) off your own deserted beach.

Submit to a Rainforest Pamper with a clay wrap or a signature Vichy shower treatment at Daintree Natural Therapies and Spa, five minutes away. A bamboo and ginseng body polish will do the trick if you’ve tramped a bit too far. 

Diary Dates
The Daintree region comes alive for the Reef and Rainforest Carnivale – a celebration of life in the tropics.


A complimentary bottle of bubbly and (for honeymooners) a river cruise.

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Rates Guide

AU$ 275 - 395

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Minimum Night Stay

Three nights


Closed late January – late February

Air Conditioning

No – but your thatched bungalow is designed to capture the natural breezes.


Welcome above the age of 12


Due to the Daintree’s World Heritage status, dogs are not allowed.

Wedding License?

Yes – with accommodation for up to eight guests and a guest list of up to 26.



Mossman, QLD 4873


There is free guest parking. 4WD vehicles are recommended for exploration.




Cairns – two hours by road, or Port Douglas – one hour.

Light aircraft

Splash out and fly to the retreat with a light aircraft or helicopter flight for the spectacular views – prices on request.

Need assistance?

Call us on 01225 428888

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