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About Us

Opening in 1992, Red Mill House in Daintree was Douglas Shire’s first Bed and Breakfast, having a focus on birdwatching and nature tourism.

After several ownship changes,  Andrew and Trish Forsyth bought the property in late 2002 and they have have striven to improve the quality of service and profile of Red Mill House in Daintree since then.  They have worked hard to raise the 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 later, a 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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