The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary
Award winning treetop eco lodge accommodation situated just below Cairns on the Queensland highlands, Northern Australia.
The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary offers unique accommodation with a perfect balance of luxury, wilderness and privacy. Perched on the banks of a river in the canopy of ancient rainforest which has never been cleared of its lush vegetation, it is home to a fantastic array of Australian wildlife including cassowaries, wallabies, tree kangaroos, tree frogs, platypus, possums and of course beautiful birds. It is unfenced, and the animals and birds choose to live here. Many actively seek human contact. It is a place where animals certainly outnumber people!
This rare river-flat rainforest, is privately owned, and is unique, with over 2km of vegetated river as its boundary. Less than 10% of rainforest in North Queensland has survived since European settlement, and most is inaccessible.
Animal Life: Resident Cassowaries, rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos and endangered Green Possums call the forest home whilst a thriving colony of shy platypus inhabit the river. Red-legged Pademelon Wallabies abound and Coppery Brushtail Possums will visit your balcony every night, whilst Northern Bandicoots and other marsupials forage on the evening forest floor. Wake to a serenade of birdsong every morning as Victoria’s Riflebirds, beautiful King Parrots, Spotted Catbirds and an ever-changing parade of Honeyeaters and Finches greet you on the Treehouse balcony. In the afternoon wander along ther many walking tracks and immerse yourself in the grandeur of pristine, old growth, high country rainforest.
Activities: Stunning waterfalls and crystal clear tranquil crater lakes, ancient volcanic rainforest-covered national parks, majestic trees and walking trails, world class barramundi fishing, hot air ballooning and local crafts, artisans and markets await discovery. Sample the superb local produce and wines at fine restaurants, old world teahouses and friendly cafes or take advantage of extended wildlife and birding tours. From an afternoon platypus viewing or evening spotlighting to full day excursions and tours customized to individual preferences, the Canopy can tailor trips, tours and activities to your specific needs.
For the more indulgent experience a full array of rainforest massages and treatments are available, performed in the privacy of your tree house balcony by a qualified masseuse or therapist
The property is available only to guests, and provides a very private, exclusive experience.
Cost: from €250 to €400 per night.
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