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The Botanical Ark Retreat

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Botanical Ark Retreat offers exclusive Daintree accommodation in your own private, peaceful family villa set within the globally unique rainforest conservation garden of The Botanical Ark. This secluded property borders the Daintree National Park, is within 35-minutes of the Daintree River and Port Douglas, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The Botanical Ark is one of the world's greatest collections of tropical ethnobotanical plants (plants humans can use), growing more than 3,000 species of tropical plants, including fruit, spices and nuts. It is the lifework of Alan and Susan Carle. Read their remarkable and inspiring stories, including how and why The Botanical Ark is helping save the world's rainforests. It's not surprising this ethnobotanical conservation showcase has made ma...The Botanical Ark Retreat offers exclusive Daintree accommodation in your own private, peaceful family villa set within the globally unique rainforest conservation garden of The Botanical Ark. This secluded property borders the Daintree National Park, is within 35-minutes of the Daintree River and Port Douglas, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The Botanical Ark is one of the world's greatest collections of tropical ethnobotanical plants (plants humans can use), growing more than 3,000 species of tropical plants, including fruit, spices and nuts. It is the lifework of Alan and Susan Carle. Read their remarkable and inspiring stories, including how and why The Botanical Ark is helping save the world's rainforests. It's not surprising this ethnobotanical conservation showcase has made many appearances in the media, received accolades from Slow Food, plus other awards. The Botanical Ark is closed to the public so guests at The Botanical Ark Retreat have exclusive use, privacy is guaranteed, and your identity remains confidential. It can be self-catering accommodation, or you can request a master chef to prepare one or more meals in our gourmet kitchen. How The Botanical Ark is helping save tropical rainforests of the world will be revealed in depth if you do the Botanical Ark Garden Tour during your stay. There are also other activities at The Botanical Ark. We are conveniently located for visits to the regions iconic destinations, including the world heritage Great Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park, the Daintree River, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation, plus Port Douglas. So there is always plenty of things to do. Getting here is easy as the Cairns International Airport is only a 90 minute drive away. With their children grownup and gone, Alan and Susan live in a separate home in another private location on The Botanical Ark property. If they are on site, they welcome a chat over a Botanical Ark tropical fruit-juice if you would like to do that. And because they fund this globally unique rainforest refuge out of their own pocket, some say staying here is like saving tropical rainforests of the world in your sleep. More
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Alan C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:71%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed at the Tranquilla House on The Botanical Ark Retreat property. The house is so beautifully set deep into the rain forest that Alan and Susie have cultivated with their own hand and education over the past 40 years. The house is open, airy...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank 509brandys
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Whether you are en ecotourist, or just world-weary, the Botanical Ark is your dream-come-true. The property itself is a rainforest paradise, adjacent to Daintree. The house feels like a home (it was the former home of the hosts), with all the comforts, but making you...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Nora B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Pool Table
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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Because we keep our idillic location as secure as possible, precise directions will be emailed to you once a booking is made. Your own car is not necessary but you will need to either hire one or you can arrange a limo transfer at the time of booking on our website.
Activities nearby
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