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About Us


Opening in 1992, Red Mill House was Douglas Shire’s first Bed and Breakfast. The major focus at that time was on birdwatching with guests joining an early morning Daintree River Cruise.

After several ownship changes,  Andrew and Trish Forsyth purchased the property in late 2002.  Since then they have striven to improve the quality of service at Red Mill House and increase the profile of nature tourism in The Daintree.  They have worked hard, often travelling overseas to raise the awareness and reputation of The Daintree as one of Australia’s premier destinations for wildlife photography, nature based tourism and birdwatching in particular.

Andrew, an ex-avionics technician and Flight Engineer on heavy jets, and Trish, an ex-nurse, midwife and then horticulturist have brought two lifetimes of varied experience to Red Mill House and Daintree. Both are keen birders and travellers and manage to squeeeze in as much travel as possible every year and continue with never-ending plans for more.

"One of the nice things about birding is that it takes you to some of the best places in the world, and Daintree is one of these. We have found paradise, and delight in being able to share our region and our wildlife with our visitors. It is always interesting and stimulating for us to share our house with like-minded travellers and wildlife lovers. There is always something to learn and new travel ideas to gain"!

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