Red Mill House in Daintree as a Bed and Breakfast combines an historic Queenslander home with a modern, tasteful addition. Red Mill House is an Accredited Tourism Business, showing our commitment to providing a high quality product, service and experience. It is renowned for excellent service, accurate information, varied wildlife and fabulous breakfasts.
Well known as birdwatching accommodation for many years, award winning Red Mill House in Daintree is owned and operated by Andrew and Trish Forsyth, two enthusiastic birders, who happily provide good up-to-date information and advice to their guests. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the local wildlife and nature-based activities of the Daintree while learning from the nature and culture of the region, and maintaining a responsible attitude.
We have a strong environmental ethos and are committed to use resources wisely, contribute to the conservation of the environment and help local communities, as per our Green Policy.
Daintree accommodation at Red Mill House includes spacious, comfortable ensuite queen and king bed rooms with wide verandahs overlooking the extensive tropical and rainforest gardens. A two bedroom family unit, sleeping Mum, Dad and 2 small children or 3 adults, is also available. Rooms are air-conditioned and with a ceiling fan. A large saltwater swimming pool is available for cooling off in the warmer months.
An extensive wildlife, nature, travel and art library is available to guests in the communal lounge and field guides and binoculars can be borrowed for birdwatching walks or tours. Guiding is available and local information with maps, Daintree bird checklist and up-to-date places of interest are offered.
The extensive gardens of Red Mill House in Daintree are renowned for Daintree birdlife. With a large natural pond and many fruiting and flowering rainforest and exotic trees, the garden creates a haven for many bird species, including Little Kingfisher, Wompoo Fruit-Dove and many more. Be sure to look at Daintree bird sightings for recent sightings and follow our Daintree Birdwatching blog.
Daintree is renowned as one of Australia's premium birdwatching locations and we can arrange expert local tour guides, both land based and river tours, for those with a more specialized interest. Guides with an excellent knowledge of the unique flora are also available. We also have guides available to lead photographic tours
Red Mill House is conveniently located for many nature based activities. It is a short distance to the Daintree River cruise boats, both for bird watching and for general interest and crocodile spotting. Daintree Village is only 45 minutes drive from Port Douglas and we can organise snorkelling and diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef from there. The local Kuku Yulangi people of Mossman Gorge can guide you for rainforest walks at the Gorge and provide an insight into traditional culture and use of rainforest plants.
The World Heritage listed Daintree National Park is a short distance to the north and Cape Tribulation is only 45 minutes across the ferry. The boardwalks through the rainforest and mangroves are highly recommended and make an excellent day trip from Red Mill House. Fishing trips on the Daintree River are also popular and can be arranged with local expert guides.