Wait A While Daintree
Stay in one of the most beautiful houses along the Daintree Coast. Wait a While Retreat is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the Daintree Rainforest, or to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
Wait a While Retreat is only 600 metres from the picturesque Cow Bay Beach, where reef and rainforest meet. The Daintree-Cape Tribulation Coast is where the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area exist side by side - the only place on the planet where two World Heritage areas lie adjacent to each other.
Wait a While Daintree offers the opportunity to REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT whilst holidaying in Far North Queensland. The property is essentially solar-powered utilising the most up-to-date, renewable energy system for power generation with myriad energy-saving features incorporated into the system. For this reason the property IS NOT EQUIPPED with Air conditioning or a dryer.
Wait a While Daintree is located in close proximity to the access points for the Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef. Whilst the property is fully self-contained, there is a choice of restaurants and cafes close by.
Wait a While 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. The building, completed in 1993, contains more than 100 tonnes of timber and is finished with materials sourced from southern Queensland, South Africa, Kashmir, New Guinea and the United States.
Wait a While Daintree in Daintree, Cape Tribulation 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.
The building, completed in 1993, contains more than 100 tonnes of timber and is finished with materials sourced from southern Queensland, South Africa, Kashmir, New Guinea and the United States.
Comfortably sleeping 9 guests, the property has 3 bedrooms downstairs consisting of 2 x king bedrooms plus a bedroom that has 2 king singles and a trundle pullout. Upstairs on the mezzanine level there is a queen bed.
There are 2 bathrooms inside the house, as well as a shower outside by the pool.
Private Residence with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 5000 square feet, 465 square meters
King, King, Queen, and 2x Twin
8 guests maximum
Cairns International Airport
2.5 hrs drive
Great views of Daintree Rainforest
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- List of activities is endless. You can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, kayak. Cape Tribulation four wheel drive expeditions, sea kayaking ... and list goes on
- Reef boat tours which depart daily from Port Douglas
- Bungy jumping, white water rafting, food and wine tours, horse riding, Daintree rainforest hikes, deep sea fishing, skydiving, quad biking, crocodile and wildlife adventures, helicopter flights, hot air ballooning
Places of Interest
- Immerse yourself in the wonderful Daintree Rainforest with its spectacular beauty and extraordinary biodiversity. A vast selection of flora, fauna, fungi, insects and spiders can be admired here.
- Great Barrier Reef
- Picturesque Cow Bay Beach
- Experiment the excitment of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Kuranda Scenic Railway
- Discover the rich Aboriginal history & culture combined with the world's oldest living rainforest, The World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
'Wait-a-While' was everything we hoped for and more. It was ideal for our get-together of 6 family members (all retired) from 3 states. The very open timber house had beautiful outlooks in all directions, a swimming pool that we used several times a day, great kitchen and even a pool table. Kerry our host was wonderful, calling to welcome us on arrival and again at the end of the week. We knew she was only a phone call away but everything went perfectly. This is a great part of Australia. Lots of interesting attractions (crocodile cruises, exotic fruit plantations, rainforest walks, wildlife, swimming at Mossman Gorge) or a great place to just kick back and relax with a good book. Thank you Kerry for enabling such a great holiday. Best wishes, Anne and Andrew”