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Wait A While Retreat
Daintree, Cairns Area

Indicative Rate* $390.00 to $410.00 Accommodation Only

07 4098 5252
0409 679 935

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Wait a While Retreat is a stunning pole framed timber house offering private and secluded accommodation for up to nine guests in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, and only 600 metres from the picturesque Cow Bay Beach. Stay in one of the most beautiful houses in the Daintree Rainforest - the perfect place to relax and enjoy the rainforest and you have a choice of restaurants and cafes close by. Wait a While Retreat is just a few minutes walk

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from Cow Bay Beach where the reef and rainforest meet. The Daintree - Cape Tribulation region lays claim to being the only spot on the planet where two world heritage areas meet - The Great Barrier Reef and the North Queensland Wet Tropics.

Wait A While Retreat in the Daintree is one of the largest single dwellings ever constructed in the Daintree Rainforest. Designed by award-winning, South African architect Gavin Paddock, and modelled on the traditional New Guinean long-house, Wait a While Daintree provides almost 500 square metres of living space.

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Property Details


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Communal Facilities
    Communal Facilities
  • Cots Available
    Cots Available
  • Cycle/Running Path
    Cycle/Running Path
  • Games/Recreation Room
    Games / Rec Room
  • Gas
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor furniture
    Outdoor furniture
  • Pay/Satellite TV
    Pay/Satellite TV
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
    Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
    Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
    Tour Desk
  • TV/Lounge Area
    TV/Lounge Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding
  • Kayaking
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are allowed upon application.

Cancellation Information:
If cancelled within seven days of planned arrival there will be no refund. If cancelled between seven and 14 days prior to arrival a 50 per cent refund will be available.

Further Details:
Wait A While Retreat house is totally solar powered.

Whilst you are driving from Cairns to the Wait A While Retreat, you will pass several small townships. The first one of these is Port Douglas, with the turnoff about one hour north of Cairns. You will then pass through a small town called Mossman, and if time permits, the Mossman Gorge is a beautiful national park with barbecue area, swimming hole and rainforest walks. You will see the turn off for the Mossman Gorge just as you drive through the main street of Mossman on the left.

The township of Mossman also is great place to pickup supplies. Mossman has a Woolworth's shopping centre and bottle shop, open 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Port Douglas also has a shopping centre 200 metres from the turn off. There is a small shop not far from the house but please keep in mind it can be costly and only holds small amounts of fruit, vegetables, meats and fuel. Great for all the little things you may need.
If you are planning to arrive after 5.00 p.m. it would be helpful if you could let them know so they can leave a light on for you. They will have been at the house on the day of your arrival and will leave the house unlocked and the key on the kitchen bench for easy access.

How To Get There:
Wait A While Retreat is situated approximately two and a half hours north of Cairns. From the airport turnoff, turn north (right) onto the Captain Cook Highway. This highway will lead all the way until the Daintree Ferry turnoff (approximately two hours from Cairns, 30 minutes from Mossman) The Daintree Ferry turnoff is situated across from the Crossroads Cafe, and has a large sign that says 'Daintree Ferry/Cape Tribulation' turnoff. The Ferry runs from 6.00 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week. Wait A While Retreat is around 18 kilometres north of the Ferry. You will pass over the Alexandra Range until you get to Cow bay. Travel to the Cow Bay Hotel/Motel and travel 200 minutes past to turn right onto Buchannan Creek Road and travel for six kilometres. Wait A While retreat is the last house on the left.

Tariff Information:
Extra person AUD20.00 per night up to a total of nine people.

Wait A While Daintree

Wait A While Retreat

Wait A While Retreat has three downstairs bedrooms of which two have king beds and one has two king singles and a king pullout single bed. Upstairs has one queen bed.

Bedding Configuration

Two bedroom with lounge
Capacity: 9 people
Bed Types Available: Double Bed, King Size Bed, King Size Single Bed

Indicative Rates*

$390.00$410.00Room Only
Based on 6 people

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Contact Details

07 4098 5252
0409 679 935


* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator . All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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