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The Botanical Ark Retreat

A quiet tropical evening on the landing of The Botanical Ark Retreat with water gardens in front.
2 reviews
A quiet tropical evening on the landing of The Botanical Ark Retreat with water gardens in front.
The private beach, fountain, and swimming in clear mountain stream water as fresh as it gets.
The master bedroom has ceiling fan, air-con, & 3 double doors opening to the award winning garde
Master ensuite with spa, shower, and yes, double doors opening to the garden - all 100% private!
Another queen bedroom, Carissa, with lots of light, air, ceiling fan, screened windows and privacy!
Alan Carle conducting the tasting, smelling, touching, learning garden tour for guests.
The tiled ensuite bathroom offers such privacy that you can bathe with all doors open!
Cooking in the tropics has never been so cool as it is in this fabulous kitchen; views, social, yum!
Dining el fresco is what Queensland does very, very well, as on the verandah of the Retreat.
Spacious verandah with ceiling fans offers 3 things; relaxation, relaxation, relaxation. Enjoy!
A hammock, a magazine, a breeze, and a sleep can be just the what's needed on holiday.
Our tropical garden offers cool water, luxuriant gardens, and absolute privacy to do what you want.
Here we are, Alan and Susan Carle, and we welcome you to our beautiful Botanical Ark Retreat
Diving at the Great Barrier Reef is a lifetime experience and we are only a 35 minute drive away.
Big 'ol Mr Potato Head welcomes you to the Great Barrier Reef. Day trips are available.
Most guests take the opportunity to see Daintree's protected crocodiles on a tour while staying
The Cape Tribulation coast is as beautiful on the beach as it is from the air. A day-trip from us.
Getting to us from Cairns is via the scenic and just-one-more-photo of the Captain Cook Highway
Walking under the likuala (fan) palms of the Daintree is a beautiful way to spend part of your day.
The Botanical Ark Retreat are renown for their tropical flowers, like this splendid heliconia.
You'll find sensational fruit at The Botanical Ark Retreat that grow nowhere else in Australia.
We picked all this fruit in just one day - that's 116 species! We grow a total of 500 species.
With all this food, birds are frequent visitors, like this sulphur crested cockatoo raiding a pawpaw
Our long story has been condensed into this attractive, photo-rich, coffee-table style book.
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Port Douglas, Queensland
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...
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Listing #HL598805
About the Owner
Alan C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:65%
Response Time:Within a day
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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

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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

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    3 Fulls
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A$ 500
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Airport: Cairns international and domestic airport: 95.0 km
Railway: Cairns: 95.0 km
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.
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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