Remote Cape Tribulation is one of Australia’s hidden gems, spread along the coast in northeast Queensland. The region is part of Daintree National Park, so it’s all lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and clear, emerald green waters. Travelers come to this remote part of the world for ecotourism and to explore various jungles, marveling at nature’s masterpiece. They can have a guided horse tour at Cape Tribulation Horse Rides and have enjoyed delicious meals at Whet Restaurant Cape Tribulation. It welcomes couples looking for romantic getaways, families with children looking for comfort and adventure, and nomads and solo travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Keep reading to discover the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Cape Tribulation, Australia, from award-winning luxury villas to eco-friendly beach bungalows.
1. Waterfront luxury rental with unique, innovative architecture
Designed by a multi-award-winning architect, this luxury property has a spectacular waterfront location and can be reached by car or helicopter. The secluded villa has been built with durable concrete, glass, and steel materials to withstand the test of time and the humid climate.
The property boasts six separate wings, each with a stylish bedroom and sweeping views of the surrounding lake, mountains, and rainforest. Some of the best features include a walk-in cool room, a wine cellar, a helipad, and a unique pool.
Alkira Award Winning Luxury Beach FrontCape Tribulation, Australia
2. Eco-friendly yurt rental in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest
This solar-powered vacation rental is surrounded by acres of lush vegetation that will offer plenty of privacy, while bars, restaurants, beaches, and freshwater swimming holes are within walking distance.
Made from natural, durable materials, the house features a spacious loft bedroom, a second bedroom with large windows and rainforest views, and an open-plan kitchen and living space. Outside, there’s a covered deck with bean bags, a dining table for eight, a hammock, a backyard, and a parking space.
Cape Tribulation Holiday House The Daintree FNQCape Tribulation, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:don't worry there is no air con the fans supplied kept us very comfortablethe outside deck with the hammock and dinner table was wonderfula lovely deck with hammock and lots of room to play or relax
Cleanliness:very clean and tidy and we didn’t want for anythingthe property was clean and exactly as describedthe house is spacious and clean
Host:both chrissie and nathan were very inviting and helpfulvery gracious and accommodating hosts beautiful place in the daintree rainforest with amazing sounds of the junglechrissie & nathan were fantastic hosts and communication was excellent throughoutRead more reviews
Location:great location in the rainforestwonderful house at a great locationwonderful experience and great locationwe totally love it so close to natureit is the perfect place to base yourself; close enough to everything but also just far enough away
3. Secluded colonial villa surrounded by a tropical forest
Nestled in the heart of a tropical garden, with nothing but lush vegetation and tropical fruit trees all around, this colonial-style villa is only a short walk away from beautiful beaches. The property boasts three cozy bedrooms that guests can book together or separate, a spacious living room with a flat-screen television, and a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances.
Outside on the veranda, guests will find a daybed that’s perfect for napping, a barbecue grill, and a dining table for al fresco dinners. Pets are welcome, and kid-friendly amenities, like toys, are available.
Villa Zena - hire 1 bedroomCape Tribulation , Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:bathroom is spacious and designed in modern style and everything is in harmony with the naturegreat large bbq and fans for delightful evenings on the balcony
Host:lucie the host was great in every waylucie was a great host and provided all the info that you need for an enjoyable staylucie was a very helpful host and easy to communicate withlucie was very informative and easy going a wonderful hostRead more reviews
Location:what a stunning house in a most spectacular garden and location a true tropical paradise hideawaya beautiful comfortable house in an incredible garden and in a truly stunning locationit’s location and surrounding grounds allow you to be truly immersed in the rainforest & naturevilla zena is close to town and still so private we loved it
4. Family vacation rental with private beach access
This three-bedroom vacation rental boasts a spacious, fully furnished deck that’s perfect for dining, lounging, or just gazing at the surrounding rainforest and breathing fresh air. In addition, guests staying here have access to a private track through the rainforest that will take them straight to Coconut Beach, a pristine, secluded beach.
Although the rental is remote, it is within walking distance to various restaurants and has plenty of on-site amenities. Guests will find fresh linens and towels, a washer, kids’ amenities, free Wi-Fi, and an outdoor barbecue grill.
Coconut Beach House Cape TribCape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:it was incredibly spacious with a fantastic kitchen and deckall the rooms were large and comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped
Cleanliness:it is modern and cleanthe place was very clean well presented and had most things that we needed providedbedrooms are comfortable lounge room furnitures are simple and cleanthe house was spotlessly clean spacious and well located for exploring the local areatasteful decor and sparkling clean and really well equipped kitchen and excellent wifi
Host:beautiful big house great hosts children loved the oversized jenga blocksgerry was a great host and the property was amazinggerry a delightful and welcoming hostgerry was attentive to a couple of things for us great hostgerry was really good with communication and the perfect hostRead more reviews
Location:great house in a great locationcentral to all daintree attractionsthis was a great location to explore froma very beautiful location with an incredible private walk through pristine rainforest to a picture perfect beachcoconut beach house is a beautiful and spacious home in a great location in cape tribulation
5. Luxurious waterfront cabin perfect for honeymooners
This luxurious and well-appointed cabin sits on the banks of a seasonal creek, surrounded by spectacular rainforest vegetation and close to pristine beaches, restaurants, and activities galore. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to take in the view from inside the cabin and make the most of the location.
Some of the best perks the cabin offers include a wet room with a double rain shower, a double spa bath, and an arrival package, with a bottle of sparkling wine, bath salts, eye masks, robes, and slippers.
Luxurious & Private Spa Cabin in Cape TribulationCape Tribulation, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:very romantic clean secluded with everything you needbeautiful place - very private clean welcoming wine and chocolates
Host:host was super helpful and friendlythe hosts made us feel very welcome and were lovelyhosts were amazing and very accommodatingtess' caretaker checked in to make sure we were comfortablesome great little finishing touches by the hosts just to add to the experienceRead more reviews
Location:this place and the location absolutely beautifulit's close enough you could walk to cape trib village if you felt like itstunning location and accommodation so peaceful comfortable and luxuriousthe location was perfect looking out on dense rainforest without another house in sightthe only thing i wish we had was more time there just a fantastic place
6. Tree cabin on an exotic fruit orchard
Perched atop a tree in the middle of a rare exotic orchard, this charming cabin is the perfect destination for couples looking for romance, privacy, and an off-the-grid adventure. The interior features a queen-sized bed, a sofa, a full bathroom with a walk-in shower, a kitchenette with cooking basics, and a refrigerator.
Large windows let natural light in, brightening its interior, and nothing beats relaxing or grilling on the fully furnished balcony. In addition, guests can walk around the orchard and pick some fruits.
Wildwood cabin on exotic orchardCape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:a comfortable cabin with essential amenities
Cleanliness:house was also clean and tinyit was super clean and liz gave us amazing tour and restaurant tipsthis cabin in the heart of the forest is beautiful clean with everything you could need
Host:the host liz was very responsive to my many questions and gave detailed answers that were extremely helpfuljason and sharee were very friendly shared local recommendations and knowledge and surprised us with some exotic fruitswonderful little eco friendly cabin in the forest with plenty of privacy and freedom as a guestRead more reviews
Location:perfect location in the middle of the rain forrestbrilliant location in the heart of cape tribbeautiful location nestled in cape tribthe location is what makes this place specialgreat place to stay in central location
7. Sustainable vacation rental with a private waterhole
This vacation rental is the perfect blend of both worlds; it is surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife and even has a seasonal waterhole, yet it is close to restaurants and beautiful beaches. An excellent pick for families, the rental has two bedrooms, books, games, movies, and basic pantry supplies for prepping breakfast. There’s also a barbecue grill on the premises and a spacious backyard.
Due to its secluded location, guests should keep in mind that there is no internet or TV reception.
Fairy Creek holiday houseCow Bay, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:very nice to get away from wifi and mobile coverage for a couple of daysmodern decor and comfortable
Cleanliness:very clean and good valuegood clean comfortable house in the forestthe house was sparkling clean and had all we wanted during our stayaccomodation is very clean well positioned and lots of thoughtful touchesclean and neat house with good kitchen nice bathroom and plenty of room
Host:great value and some great tips from the hosts on how to maximise the tripRead more reviews
Location:great location to explore daintreegreat location to explore daintreeandrew’s place is in a great getaway location surrounded by rainforestgreat location tucked into the forestlovely secluded location in the daintree
8. Colorful bungalow with a unique open-air bathroom
Guests looking for a genuine jungle experience will love staying at this bright, self-contained bungalow. Here, they will find an amazing open-air bathroom, basic cooking facilities, a barbecue grill, and free Wi-Fi.
The cabin is eco-friendly and has been built using as many local materials as possible. The best part about it is the jungle lounge, a private area with seats located a short walk away from the bungalow.
Self contained bungalow with open air bathroomCape Tribulation, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:loved our little kitchen on the back balcony (almost in therainforest) and the open air bathroom - beautifulwe particularly loved the outside shower and toilet - what a fantastic way to enjoy natureabsolutely loved the outdoor bathroom overlooking the rainforest
Cleanliness:the accomodation is clean private and well equipped with the outdoor shower being a highlightfor a mostly outdoor bungalow it was incredibly clean and bug free
Host:lovely and welcoming hosts always happy to help and full of advicehighly recommended for location activities and fabulous hostsRead more reviews
Location:shane was super helpful for tips on eating stores bush walks croc spotting etc
9. Luxury beachfront bungalow with bathtub
This beachfront vacation rental is a luxury oasis right in the heart of the wilderness and amid abundant vegetation. Nomads, couples, and business travelers will equally love staying here, as the bungalow is a perfect blend of modern amenities and natural scenery.
The beach rental boasts a king bedroom, a second bedroom with single and bunk beds, and a modern, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and all the necessary cookware. Guests can unwind in the bathtub while gazing out the window at the lush rainforest, or they can take a short walk to the beach.
Kulki Beach HouseCape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:there's a combined living room and kitchen (the kitchen is great and has absolutely everything you might need)
Host:mary-ellen is an excellent hostRead more reviews
Location:the location is just perfect: at the boundary between the forest and the ocean
10. Off-the-grid tree house rental with open-air hot shower
This secluded treehouse for couples or solo travelers is located in the heart of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Guests staying here won’t find luxury, but they will find natural beauty and an experience like no other. The basics, including an open-air hot shower, a composting toilet, and a kitchen, are available.
It provides a genuine off-the-grid experience that will help guests reconnect with nature and themselves. There are trails to explore, a swimming hole to check out near the house, and plenty of wildlife.
Jungle TreehouseCape Tribulation, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:no joke there are really no mosquitoes around in may the shower was nice and warmthe bed is super comfy private and peaceful but easily accessible
Cleanliness:the treehouse was clean and had all the basic necessities
Host:our hosts were welcoming and gave us good info about the areastaff are also very friendly and will give you advice on what to do in the areahosts were easy to communicate with and the property is lovelythis place was beautiful very friendly host as wellshane was a great host and had lots of advice about the surrounding areaRead more reviews
Location:embrace the unique tropical rainforest experience arty garden sculptures and remote locationthe location is great too a convenience shop nearby plus heaps of creeks and places to explorewe really loved our stay in the treehouse it’s such a unique place and amazing locationit's a wonderfully secluded part of the daintree and close to all the action as wellthis is the perfect hideaway but close enough to cafes and other places around the daintree
Discover magnificent Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation is a unique blend of abundant vegetation, untouched beaches, eclectic restaurants, and luxury accommodations. To truly grasp the beauty of this place, you’ll have to visit and explore it thoroughly, and, for a great stay here, check out our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Cape Tribulation, Australia, mentioned above.
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