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“Fantastic B&B with access to the Wild Zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Daintree Wild Bed and Breakfast

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Daintree Wild Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 5 Daintree B&B and Inns
Auckland, New Zealand
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168 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Fantastic B&B with access to the Wild Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2011

My husband and I stayed here in December 2010 for two nights and thoroughly loved it! We stayed in an Aviary Room which is located on the upper level of the main building and overlooks the zoo - stunning outlook and access to the animals! The rooms were beautifully appointed and the bed was huge and very comfortable. The floors are tiled and have both airconditioning and a ceiling fan allowing you to cool off in the tropic temps! The bathroom was spacious and had an amazing shower. The room also had a tv and small fridge.
Our nightly rate allowed us access to the Zoo which was just incredible! There are raised boardwalks over some of the enclosures allowing you the best view of many enclosures including the crocodiles. The are two walk through aviarys as well as many others throughout the property. Some of the tamer animals roam freely throughout the Zoo so you have the opportunity to feed or pat tree wallabies, kangroos and their joeys and a cheeky emu. The collection of their animals is very impressive and the owners are very helpful at answering any questions you may have.
There is a fully fenced pool on the property that has a shade sail covering half of it so you can cool off in the shade.
The continental breakfast was ample with delicious fresh juice. We ate in the restaurant one evening and food was fresh and generous.
This property is also ideally located in the Daintree only a few kilometers to the Daintree River Car Ferry giving you easy access to Cape Tribulation.
We would highly recommend a night or two here.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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England, United Kingdom
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581 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2010

This place is staggeringly beautiful and your hosts are awesome. The zoo itself is the sort of place where you can see the animals welfare is put first and the owners really care about them more than squeezing dollars out of you. For instance, unlike many Queensland zoos, they don't have Koalas up here because it is too hot for them and they die at a young age.
The zoo has countless birds (some of which you can have sitting on your shoulder or walking up your arm), crocs, cassowaries, walk through aviaries, emus etc. It is not crowded and totally worth the drive.
The accomodation is stunning to say the least. To think anythng else you would need to be deranged. Huge beds, beautiful linen, walk-in showers, hand crafted furniture and views across the zoo below. What more could you want?
The restaurant area is lovely and the prices are very reasonable. You can re-visit for three days using the same ticket. Staying here gets you free entry to the zoo. It is a must for any person coming to northern Queensland.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TartanWanderer
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2009

My mother and I booked this place online - we'd stayed at the wetlands the night before so I thought I'd stick with an 'animal theme' - so pleased I was being silly at the time. Our stay at the zoo was fantastic and my mother loved the place (she's not that easily pleased). The owners are all about looking after their 'pets' - the many (mostly native) birds, marsupials and the reptiles, crocs inlcuded, but most definitely do not neglect their guests. They're friendly and very down to earth - lovely people.
We stayed in one of the new rooms above the main entrance area. It was spotlessly clean and very airy. Facilities inlcude a large ensuite bathroom (shower & toilet); quiet air-conditioning and ceiling fan; fridge, coffee and tea making facilities (we too found the water to have an awful taste out of the kettle, so used the boiled water from the urn downstairs); and a television, oh, and a very comfy king size bed plus good hanging space, small tables and chairs, and use of the swimming pool. We chose the very simple breakfast of toast, cereals and the home made honey (very good). All this PLUS unlimited zoo access (how often do you get to see owls eating dinner; quolls running about, the wombat not sleeping...) for $130 - very good value indeed! We ate dinner there and the meals were superb and very reasonably priced. My mother is still raving about the Ceaser salad (it really was the best I've ever tasted too). I had a delicious chicken curry. .
The location is ideal makes for an idea base to go exploring north of the daintree river crossing as well as Daintree Village, and the Mossman area.
If you're visiting north Queensland, then stay here or at the very least, stop in and visit the zoo and say hi to the owners.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sss72
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Ponty
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2009

I stayed at the zoo for two nights at the end of July with my wife and 14 year old daughter. As with the previous reviews I can confirm the breakfast is excellent with a large range of exotic fruits, cereals, toast, croissants, fruit smoothie and choice of tea or coffee. We had two evenings meals which were both were very good.

I booked this room over the internet having reviewed the other accommodation in Daintree and decided to choose the zoo because of the novelty factor and I am glad that we did.

The rooms are located to the side of the main entrance in a block of single storey accomodation, the four rooms are in line with the bathrooms at one end. We had a family room (No1) which had two beds and plenty of space. Our room was the furthest from the bathroom which was a mere 10 metres away.

The rear entrance of the room leads onto a shared fenced patio area which contains tables and cahirs for each room, the tea making facilities and fridge. Adjacent to the patio is a small free form pool and BarBQ. A gate leads into the zoo and stops the free ranging kangeroos from disturbing the patio furniture.

At the time of our visit a further 4 bedrooms had been built above the main building all with ensuite facilities, but at the time of our visit were not open available to rent.

As the zoo is south of the Daintree ferry it makes an ideal location for visiting the attractions to the south of the river.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MontyPonty
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Hong Kong
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2009

The room was so clean and spacious for 5 adults of us, the size of zoo is not very big but the feeling was wonderful to stay so close with the wild animals. The environment of the guest house is quiet and comfortable, it's good to stay there with children. Their home-made honey is delicious.

Only thing is the room without bathroom and many mosquitoes, it's inconvenient when you need to go to the toilet at night,

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hahaHK
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Birmingham
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2009

Wow, what an opportunity to stay over night in a zoo! Lots to see and get up close to and what a bargain. B&B for 2 people is $110 with free entry to the zoo, that saves $52, so that works out at just $29 per person for the B&B! (110-52/2) Great stop over on way up to Cape Tribulation. The kangaroos are very friendly, so are some of the parrots. Relaxing by the pool was awesome, watching the kangaroos wondering just across the fence. Surprisingly for such a remote location it had wireless broadband (wifi).

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank robonz
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Beijing, China
Level Contributor
82 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2009

This is a smallish private zoo housing native animals, mostly enclosured but tame wallabies and kangaroos roam free. Accommodation is provided in a block of four rooms away from the main entrance/restaurant, although I believe they're building some new rooms above this main block. It's run by a couple with the help of another couple of volunteers and their emphasis is on looking after the animals so if you want to be pampered this is not the place for you. We were the only guests there when we stayed so I think they put us in the best room which was a large family space with double bed and large bunks. The room was comfortable and large, opening onto a shared patio, where a shared fridge is provided, leading through to the zoo and it was fun to be up close to the marsupials, especially for my little one. The pool was fine but not as clean as some would like, fallen leaves etc. Bathrooms are shared and accessible at the front between the rooms. They were clean but not having ensuite may be an inconvenience if you need to go in the night and are not keen on the wild creatures of the night. It's only a few steps away but it does mean stepping out into the insect world and side-stepping frogs and spiders etc. In this part of the world mosquitoes can be a problem and precautions need be taken. Don't expect an insect-free room. If you need air-con, you'll find the older units here very noisy but ceiling fans work fine. Breakfast was included and more than adequate with some very nice home-made honey, though I found the cereals a bit stale. One thing I didn't like here was the water - it had an odour even after boiling that lingered in my thermos for weeks - and the kettle provided was coated inside with a film of brown deposit. We only stopped for one night and didn't use the restaurant, which only caters to guests, as we had supplies with us but do note there are no kitchen facilities other than a barbecue area for guests.
The zoo is definitely worth a visit and if you stay you can enjoy it any time.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Qupnicely
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Property: Daintree Wild Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2054 Daintree Road, Daintree, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Daintree
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Daintree
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Daintree Wild Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our property consists of 4 poolside bed & breakfast family rooms with shared bathroom facilities and 5 luxurious en-suite rooms overlooking zoo. The accommodation is located inside our wildlife zoo of over 100 species of Australian animals. Entry is discounted by 50% for our guests who can enjoy 24 hour access to the zoo for the duration of their stay - see the nocturnal animals become active at night and have kangaroos greet you at your door in the morning. Breakfast and dinner is served at the on site Mangroves Restaurant. We are located just 5 minutes drive from the beautiful Wonga beach, 15 minutes from the Mossman Gorge, and 30 minutes from Port Douglas. Ferry to Cape Tribulation only 5 minutes away! **Guests who stay for 3 nights can enjoy a FREE Crocodile River Cruise for 2 people**. ... more   less 
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