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Cockatoo Hill Retreat

2060 Cape Tribulation Rd Daintree Coast, Diwan, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873 Australia
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Everyone needs a place to relax, explore or celebrate. For travellers visiting the Daintree Rainforest World Heritage listed, Cockatoo Hill Retreat on Cape Tribulation road / Diwan, is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Rooms at Cockatoo Hill Retreat offer magnificent views over the Rainforest to the Coral Sea, all have ensuite, small refrigerator and a minibar. Guests of Cockatoo Hill Retreat are also welcome to enjoy the pool and free breakfast. Free parking is available. If you’re looking for things to do there are many activities, Rainforest tours, reef, river tours, jungle surfing, 4WD tours, boardwalks, forest walks and more. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Cockatoo Hill Retreat is sure to make your visit to Diwan one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business centre
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Private balcony
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Clemency B wrote a review Sep 2021
9 contributions
My partner and I stayed here for a few nights whilst doing a road trip up the east coast of QLD and I’m so glad we did! The accommodation is beautifully presented in Balinesian style and has breathtaking views over the Daintree rainforest right down to the ocean. We felt really connected to the bird life and wildlife and enjoyed the wonderful sunrises. Carmen, the host, is incredibly kind and attentive and helped us to find local spots to eat and explore, as well as teaching us about the wildlife in the surrounding area and where to find it. We have already booked our return stay as we loved it so much. I would highly recommend this wonderful eco retreat to others.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Eclipse1111 wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed two nights here and loved the views, the birdlife and great very comfortable accommodation. Host was so helpful, providing local advice and also knowledge about the wildlife including sharing photos. The pool is gorgeous and so was breakfast. On Carmens advice we did 2 hour Coopers Creek Wilderness Walk which was amazing- highly recommended. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Simon B wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions
Cockatoo Hill Retreat is nothing short of magical. Beautifully appointed cabins with a view to take your breath away (the best we have seen in Australia) stunning grounds and a beautiful pool all add to the special natural surroundings. Unwinding with a beer on the spacious balcony and listening to the birds at sunset is one of the many highlights of staying here. Another highlight is the beautiful Carmen, a host who is passionate and knowledgeable about the area - she welcomed us with the warmth of an old friend and made our stay an exceptional experience. The main house with reception and dining has panoramic views across the treetops to the ocean also. The Daintree is a destination unlike any other and we cannot recommend Cockatoo Hill Retreat enough. A must on your travel itinerary!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Mick H wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
We travelled to The Daintree for our 10th wedding anniversary and this place was absolutely perfect. Carmen was the most amazing host and the sunrises over the rainforest were unforgettable. Take the opportunity to do the ocean safari from cape tribulation and grab an excellent meal at Whet while you are there.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: You will hear the sounds of the forest so if you are a light sleeper take some earplugs.
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Neville W wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fabulous spot. The property is very attractive and extremely well presented. It is very quiet and the views spectacular. Although it is up on a hill there is still a definite connection with the surrounding forest and nature. The best part was the warmth of our host, Carmen. Nothing was too much trouble and she was full of good information. Her enthusiasm for the local area is infectious. We had a great time. Basically had the whole of the property to ourselves. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cockatoo Hill Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (3.0 km), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery (3.3 km), and Jindalba Boardwalk (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Daintree Ice Cream Company, On the Turps, and Thornton’s.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Cockatoo Hill Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Diwan.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cockatoo Hill Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Does Cockatoo Hill Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.