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About The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary

Award winning treetop eco lodge accommodation.

Purpose designed for comfort in the wilderness, these five luxury timber and glass treehouses are perched high in the rainforest canopy on the banks of the flowing Ithaca River. Positioned for complete privacy, each Treehouse has king beds, a double spa, wood fireplace, fully self-contained kitchen, and a balcony with a BBQ and hammock. All are totally secluded and offer a spectacular retreat from the everyday.
Wake to a serenade of birdsong every morning as an ever-changing parade of rainforest birds greet you on your Treehouse balcony, or wander along the many walking tracks and immerse yourself in the grandeur of pristine, old growth, high country rainforest.

Join David and Sharon as privileged custodians to this very precious, special place.

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Juanita Scott
Oct 10 2007
We stayed in July 2007 for a full week: we understand the management was quite new and so the negative comment from Jane Collyer may not apply now. It certainly didn't apply whenh we were there. We stayed for a week and were looked after extremely well: it was cold and we needed lots of firewood. When we asked for it to be brought upstairs to save our backs, it was done so willingly every day. Anything else we needed was provided willingly and cheerfully. The accommodation was excellent: clean and comfortable, the visiting wildlife a delight. I initally thought a week may have been too long, but it wasn't: each day we would visit somewhere else locally (The Mungalli Creek dairy for its wonderful cheeses and Sicilian cheescake shouldn't be missed). The area itself gave you a feeling of 'old' Queensland: unlike the hideous touristic nightmare that Kuranda has turned into. Yungaburra was worth a visit: don't miss the second hand bookshop. Then to return to a warm fire and the Victoria's rifle birds and honeyeaters on the verandah (to name a few) was wonderful. The five houses are far enough apart not to hear anyone else. Would like a large rug on the living room floor: a bit cold in the mornings until the fire got going. One of the nicest places we have stayed, in Australi or elsewhere. (And we've stayed in many!!)

Jane Collyer
May 9 2007
The unique accommodation and peaceful rainforest setting was marred by the very unwelcoming attitude of management. Upon arrival, we were told that it was too late to explain the attractions of the resort (between 8.00-8.30 p.m. in the evening), given a map of a bush path from our 'treehouse' to the office/reception and told to walk down through the bush in the morning to get this information. Our 'treehouse' - the most expensive in the complex - was located some distance away from the office - an exclusive and private location. We drove behind the manager to our accommodation, located some distance away in the bush. Upon arrival the manager became annoyed and impatient when I waited for my daughter to pass my handbag out of the car, advising me I could get it after he had opened up the house. In the meantime he shoved the flowers intended for me into my sister's hands - defeating the intention of this welcoming gesture. Being tired after a 6 hour drive we overlooked the manager's grumpiness until the next incident when my husband arrived early the following morning. After a 12-hour drive my husband arrived in the early hours of the morning, just before daylight. He was directed by management to walk through the bush to our accommodation. An hour later he arrived bruised and scratched after stumbling through the dark, wooded, bush track. The following day I mentioned to management how long it had taken my husband to find his way through the roughly hewn bush track. Their response was neither consoling nor apologetic, rather the response was that they were not on call all the time, and needed time off sometime! I was given another set of towels to carry back to our accommodation for my husband - they couldn't even deliver the linen themselves!. What should have been a retreat from the hussle and bussle of everyday life was made stressful by management's lack of good will and poor attitude to paying customers!! I have stayed in a variety of accommodation throughout the world and I would have to say I was appalled by management's attitude. As an Australian I would not recommend this resort to anyone expecting even common politeness.

DIANE NAYLER
Oct 6 2006
LOVED IT - VERY RELAXING

Danielle Jones
Feb 9 2006
WOW! This place is AWESOME!! We stayed here in 2001 for a week. We saw very rare animals in the wild under our treehouse. The Birds and parrots along with the possums would come right up to our door and let us feed them. I have great pictures and even better memories. The nearby town includes a restraunt with all you can eat seafood night ( very cheap) and is close to all sorts of other great places. Really if your in the area you need to stay here!!

Vivienne Eichengreen
Oct 4 2005
My stay at this retreat was wonderful. The sense of luxury came not only from the fit-out of the house (not too many places offer a hot tub at the tree canopy level), but also from the seclusion offered in an old growth rainforest. Wildlife, very comfortable rooms, and your own sun deck overlooking a river - I hope to be able to visit again!

V Tran
Sep 25 2005
This property went well beyond my expectations. To actually stay within such a lush rainforest, in such comfort, was fantastic and relaxing. I have tride a few places that offer tree-house style accommodation but this one was truly unique. There were many animals but the real highlight was the cassowary. I'll be back

Juanita Scott
Oct 10 2007
We stayed in July 2007 for a full week: we understand the management was quite new and so the negative comment from Jane Collyer may not apply now. It certainly didn't apply whenh we were there. We stayed for a week and were looked after extremely well: it was cold and we needed lots of firewood. When we asked for it to be brought upstairs to save our backs, it was done so willingly every day. Anything else we needed was provided willingly and cheerfully. The accommodation was excellent: clean and comfortable, the visiting wildlife a delight. I initally thought a week may have been too long, but it wasn't: each day we would visit somewhere else locally (The Mungalli Creek dairy for its wonderful cheeses and Sicilian cheescake shouldn't be missed). The area itself gave you a feeling of 'old' Queensland: unlike the hideous touristic nightmare that Kuranda has turned into. Yungaburra was worth a visit: don't miss the second hand bookshop. Then to return to a warm fire and the Victoria's rifle birds and honeyeaters on the verandah (to name a few) was wonderful. The five houses are far enough apart not to hear anyone else. Would like a large rug on the living room floor: a bit cold in the mornings until the fire got going. One of the nicest places we have stayed, in Australi or elsewhere. (And we've stayed in many!!)

DIANE NAYLER
Oct 6 2006
LOVED IT - VERY RELAXING

Danielle Jones
Feb 9 2006
WOW! This place is AWESOME!! We stayed here in 2001 for a week. We saw very rare animals in the wild under our treehouse. The Birds and parrots along with the possums would come right up to our door and let us feed them. I have great pictures and even better memories. The nearby town includes a restraunt with all you can eat seafood night ( very cheap) and is close to all sorts of other great places. Really if your in the area you need to stay here!!

Vivienne Eichengreen
Oct 4 2005
My stay at this retreat was wonderful. The sense of luxury came not only from the fit-out of the house (not too many places offer a hot tub at the tree canopy level), but also from the seclusion offered in an old growth rainforest. Wildlife, very comfortable rooms, and your own sun deck overlooking a river - I hope to be able to visit again!

V Tran
Sep 25 2005
This property went well beyond my expectations. To actually stay within such a lush rainforest, in such comfort, was fantastic and relaxing. I have tride a few places that offer tree-house style accommodation but this one was truly unique. There were many animals but the real highlight was the cassowary. I'll be back

Jane Collyer
May 9 2007
The unique accommodation and peaceful rainforest setting was marred by the very unwelcoming attitude of management. Upon arrival, we were told that it was too late to explain the attractions of the resort (between 8.00-8.30 p.m. in the evening), given a map of a bush path from our 'treehouse' to the office/reception and told to walk down through the bush in the morning to get this information. Our 'treehouse' - the most expensive in the complex - was located some distance away from the office - an exclusive and private location. We drove behind the manager to our accommodation, located some distance away in the bush. Upon arrival the manager became annoyed and impatient when I waited for my daughter to pass my handbag out of the car, advising me I could get it after he had opened up the house. In the meantime he shoved the flowers intended for me into my sister's hands - defeating the intention of this welcoming gesture. Being tired after a 6 hour drive we overlooked the manager's grumpiness until the next incident when my husband arrived early the following morning. After a 12-hour drive my husband arrived in the early hours of the morning, just before daylight. He was directed by management to walk through the bush to our accommodation. An hour later he arrived bruised and scratched after stumbling through the dark, wooded, bush track. The following day I mentioned to management how long it had taken my husband to find his way through the roughly hewn bush track. Their response was neither consoling nor apologetic, rather the response was that they were not on call all the time, and needed time off sometime! I was given another set of towels to carry back to our accommodation for my husband - they couldn't even deliver the linen themselves!. What should have been a retreat from the hussle and bussle of everyday life was made stressful by management's lack of good will and poor attitude to paying customers!! I have stayed in a variety of accommodation throughout the world and I would have to say I was appalled by management's attitude. As an Australian I would not recommend this resort to anyone expecting even common politeness.

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