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The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast

22 Silkwood Rd Daintree Coast - Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873 Australia
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cow Bay
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Beautiful Daintree rainforest accommodation near Cape Tribulation just 5 mins from lovely Cow Bay beach and overlooking the World Heritage Daintree national park. The main accommodation house is Queenslander style and has four en-suite rooms (single, standard double and large double/family size) each with private balconies, a large open-plan living area and extensive verandahs...the perfect place to relax and have a 'real' holiday!. For couples or small groups looking for even more privacy or independent accommodation, the Golden Orchid Retreat is a gorgeous self-contained cabin separate from the main accommodation house with views across the orchard to Noah's Range. Operating on solar power and rainwater as much as possible, the Epiphyte B&B has landscaped gardens to explore, views to take in and rainforest at the back door. Beautiful Cow Bay, where the rainforest meets the sea and reef, is a short drive away. A home away from home, The Epiphyte is airy, casual, friendly and breakfast featuring seasonal fruit is included in the room tariff. Help yourself to tea, coffee or a cool drink anytime. Play games, read a book, take in the stunning mountain views, swim, snorkel, visit the free board walks and/or join one of the many tours available in the Cape Tribulation, Daintree Coast area e.g snorkeling, fishing, canoeing, 4WD trips to Wujal Wujal, jungle surfing, night and day walks in ancient rainforest. It's a beautiful place to stay any time of year!! We'd love to share it with you.
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MandSCanberra wrote a review May 2021
Canberra, Australia40 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a great stay. Matt is very welcoming and generous. We stayed in the cottage, with outdoor kitchen. The breakfast and all the local tips were great. Beautiful property, with an orchard and a small creek. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Shivshankar V wrote a review Jan 2021
New Delhi, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a beautiful place to visit! Matt was such an amazing host. It was a perfect place for anyone wanting to experience a taste of serenity and nature at its absolute best. The accommodation itself was quite comfortable. We went as a family with 2 little kids and it had a homely feel to it. The breakfast with the exotic fruit platter was the highlight every morning and the common area for guests to mingle made the stay even more memorable. Do make sure to listen to Matt's insight on flora and fauna of the area and also his travelling experiences. The views from Epiphyte is one to cherish for a lifetime. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to visit Daintree to stay at Epiphyte!!! SEVEN STARS FROM ME!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jemimah R wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions97 helpful votes
Matt is a great guy & I had a lovely stay. I look forward to returning in the future at some stage with my parents. It’s lovely that Matt rewards return customers too. The view from the shared veranda is beautiful and I really loved being surrounded by the gorgeous forest, built up by Matt over the years, and the beautiful wildlife. Laying on the veranda was a highlight. Matt’s knowledge of the area is amazing and he is so willing to share it, with his passion clear. I got so much more out of my trip because of him, in the way of seeing the local swimming holes and deserted beaches. He’s also super willing to book anything in for you too. I loved my time with Jester the horse. Being able to feed him and take him for a walk, it was such a highlight for me and I’m so thankful to Matt. The accomodation itself is basic but all you need. I found it to be clean, and despite being on solar and batteries, didn’t have any issues with showers or charging etc. You are required to take shoes off inside and there’s specific bins for everything. It does get very loud when there’s a couple of families with children and because the accommodation is shared (separate rooms in the one house), it makes it hard to get away from the noise unfortunately. This was definitely the biggest downfall for me on the second night. The fruit breakfast was yum and I enjoyed learning about the different varieties. I feel quite relaxed from my stay and would certainly recommend. Thanks Matt and Jester!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Vanessa_GoldCoast wrote a review Oct 2020
Gold Coast, Australia359 contributions109 helpful votes
I'll try to do Matt's heavenly retreat justice. Everything exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the 2 cabins with our 2 boys (11 & 13), the smaller cabin is close to the main house and the larger one is a few mins walk away. Both are gorgeous and have everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. The cabins are bigger and even lovelier than they look in the photos. We loved having our very own pet horse "Jester" at the big cottage and being surrounded by lush rainforest. Matt was the perfect host ensuring we knew about all of the best highlights of the area including a fantastic local waterhole 5 mins from the property with a swing for the kids. All of the surrounding beaches are stunning and we loved our trip to the Reef with Ocean Rafting. Matt had our fabulous tropical fruit breakfast ready for us every morning mostly from his own on site orchard. Make sure you try the Daintree Tea! We loved hearing about Matt's amazing adventures while enjoying the serenity of the surrounds. There is a good restaurant at the resort just down the road. My phone worked well (Optus) but my husband's Telstra reception was limited. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay at Epiphyte. Thank you Matt for your stellar hospitality, tips and chinwags. I recommend Epiphyte whole heartedly and look forward to coming back one day. Book now, you won’t find a better place to stay or a better location for exploring everything the beautiful Daintree has to offer.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Wallina2012 wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions10 helpful votes
Matt has created the perfect rainforest retreat in the heart of the Daintree offering a stunning view of the iconic Thornton’s Peak, lush tropical gardens, exotic fruit trees, beautiful rainforest with a creek and a swimming hole. Along with Matt’s warm hospitality; his passion and knowledge of the area; his comfortable, well-equipped BnB; and the delicious tropical fruit breakfasts, you simply won’t find a better place to stay north of the Daintree River! We loved staying in Hibiscus Cottage which is a tranquil, cosy, fully self-contained cabin, a short walk from the main BnB. It’s in a convenient location near amenities in Cow Bay and an easy drive to the main sights, beaches, eateries and boardwalks along the Daintree Coast. We were excited and delighted to see a cassowary bathing in the creek at Jindalba boardwalk on our way back! Thank you so much Matt for a wonderfully relaxing few days. We will definitely be back again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Hibiscus Cottage is self contained with a full kitchen if you want to cook your own meals. The...
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Response from Matt Wilson, Owner at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast
Responded 27 Sep 2020
Thanks for the lovely review and great to be able to share a bit of our wonderful Daintree paradise. Great to see a cassowary too. Hope to see you back here again - anytime - cheers Matt
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (7.3 km), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery (2.0 km), and Jindalba Boardwalk (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Daintree Ice Cream Company, On the Turps, and Thornton’s.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cow Bay.