Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2014

Suggested Itineraries

Red Mill House has been the Daintree Accommodation of choice for birdwatchers for many years. See Daintree Birdwatching Package for information about our birding packages for 2014.

Red Mill House offers the opportunity to base yourself for a few days in a comfortable, quiet and friendly environment set amongst beautiful tropical gardens. Trish and Andrew are keen birdwatchers and offer up-to-date local information, maps and bird checklists. See Daintree Birds Checklist for likely species.

Suggested Itinerary - For the Birdwatcher

Day 1

  • Arrive at Red Mill House mid-afternoon from Cairns.
  • Late afternoon walk around the varied habitats of Daintree Village and to the Daintree River. Urban, riverine and farmland environments.
  • Overnight at Red Mill House.

Day 2

  • Early morning specialist birdwatching river cruise on the Daintree River. Specials include Great-billed Heron, Little Kingfisher and Papuan Frogmouth.
  • Birding the local Daintree Valley - rainforest, creeks, farmland, wetlands and more. Local 'mudmaps' and birdlist provided to Red Mill House guests
  • Late afternoon guided birdwatching walk.
  • Overnight at Red Mill House

Day 3

  • An early start for a day in the Daintree National Park/Cape Tribulation area exploring the rainforest and looking for rainforest specialities including Southern Cassowary, Spotted Catbird and Victoria's Riflebird. Comprehensive guide and maps available at Red Mill House.
  • Return in time for a late afternoon river cruise, or walk along Stewart Creek Rd.
  • Overnight at Red Mill House

Day 4

  • A pre-breakfast walk and then depart for Julatten or the Atherton Tablelands or back to Cairns, to continue discovering the birds of the region.

Bird Trails Brochures, informative maps, birdlists, latest sightings information and regional birding advice are all available from Red Mill House.

Suggested Itinerary - For the Nature Lover

Day 1

  • Arrive at Red Mill House mid-afternoon
  • Wander around the garden and learn about the variety and history of the garden, or enjoy the swimming pool.
  • Perhaps a late afternoon or evening cruise on the Daintree River
  • Overnight at Red Mill House

Day 2

  • Buy a packed lunch, take a map and enjoy a self-guided walk through local farmland and rainforest into the Daintree National Park, finishing at beautiful Cassowary Falls and natural swimming hole.
  • A 2 hour late afternoon guided walk along Stewart Creek Rd, following the river and looking at plant life and wildlife along the way.
  • Overnight at Red Mill House.

Day 3

  • A full day visiting the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation, taking in the well-signed boardwalks, beaches and Daintree Discovery Centre. Comprehensive guide and maps available at Red Mill House. Private walking trails also available, and Guided Rainforest Tours.
  • Overnight at Red Mill House

Day 4

  • Either move on within the region or stay, considering some of the other local options. Argo 8x8 rainforest tours, horse riding on the beach, cycling, Mossman Gorge and the local indigenous Kuku Yalangi tour are very worthwhile. The Great Barrier Reef is accessed from Port Douglas, and can be a great day-trip from Daintree.

Contact us at Red Mill House if you would like further general information or information on any tour options.

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