Stayed at The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses in Sept for 3 nights. We had a leisurely drive down from Cape Tribulation. We stopped in Malanda to stock up on groceries and ran into David, our host at the supermarket.
It was quite easy finding the hotel although you needed to watch the road signs. The property was a 15 minute drive south of Malanda. Upon arrival, we checked in with our other host, Sharon who showed us our treehouse.
The treehouse is absolutely luxurious. On the ground floor, is parking and the washer and dryer. Up a flight of wooden stairs, the main floor contains the master bedroom, full kitchen, living room and full bath with jacuzzi. There is a wooden stove in the living room for heat as it does get cold at night due to the elevation. The deck had a BBQ grill, a hammock and a table and chairs. There is a phone and TV/DVD (gets reception). The deck also has a bird feeder and where you see all the animals. Top floor contains another bedroom.
We spent our afternoon just watching the numerous types of birds that come to the feeder. Australian King Parrots will literally fly on your hand to get at the seed. We did a night tour which my son enjoyed as we got to see rare tree kangaroos, numerous wallaby’s, a snake, bats and numerous possums. In fact, at night, the possums come right to the treehouse looking for food. Down by the creek which the treehouses overlook, my son got to feed the turtles that live down there.
The Treehouses are very convenient to visit the Atherton area. The Millaa Millaa waterfalls and Yungaburra are a short drive away. The Crater Lakes are also nearby. Although we cooked most of our meals, we did drive to the nearby towns to get lunch.
Overall, a great and relaxing stay at the Canopy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of numerous awards and offering the ultimate in eco-responsible boutique luxury, "The Canopy" is one of Australia's most unique accommodation and wildlife experiences. Located on the banks of the Ithaca River and surrounded by pristine, private rainforest, it is home to a stunning array of rare and exotic wildlife, including the iconic Southern Cassowary and the unique Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo. Note: formerly called Fur 'n' Feathers Rainforest Treehouses. ... more less
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- The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses And Wildlife Sanctuary Hotel Atherton