February 2024 Update
Daintree Siesta (on the Daintree Coast) Post Tropical Cyclone Jasper 🌀 Operations
As of February 2024, the area north of the Daintree River is still in recovery mode following the impact of Tropical Cyclone 🌀 Jasper and the heavy rains which followed in mid-December.
🚗Our roads, while some have been cleared to allow for access, are still awaiting repair and are subject to one lane only restrictions and traffic managed access times. We only have one main access road north of the Daintree River – Cape Tribulation Rd – which was subject to the impacts of multiple landslides in December. We are hoping that road repairs will commence over the coming weeks so that full access returns to normal sooner rather than later so we can share our awe-inspiring home, the Daintree Rainforest, with others again.
In our part of the Daintree Rainforest, only tourists with pre-booked accommodation or activities are currently allowed across the Daintree River Car Ferry ⛴️ Prior to visiting we suggest you check the Daintree Ferry and Douglas Shire Council websites and Facebook pages for latest information about access as this can change with very little notice.
For those who do come north of the river in the meantime it is important to note that there are still limited attractions, activities and food options available.
⛔️For instance, Cape Tribulation, approximately 30 minutes drive north of us, is still not accessible to tourists at all.
🥾Closer to home, we are excited that Daintree Discovery Centre and Coopers Creek Wilderness Walks are now open for pre-booked visitors to explore and learn about the amazing rainforest.
🚷Unfortunately, there are NO Queensland National Parks boardwalks currently open which are accessible to tourists. As of 11 February 2024, those listed as open on the QPWS website are not accessible due to current road restrictions.
Due to these factors, at Daintree Siesta we have decided to reduce our operations for the rest of February so that we can take a break and reset while road repair works get underway. 🌴While this occurs we will also be using the opportunity to upgrade and repair our facilities – including our guest-only rainforest tracks… and our coming soon rainforest pool!🌴
🏡Accommodation will still be available for those undertaking repair works – please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
🍝Restaurant will be closed until 1st March 2024.
🏕️Campground is closed until Council provides an update on accessibility for campervans and caravans over the Alexandra Range (the part of Cape Tribulation Rd between the Daintree River Car Ferry and Daintree Siesta).
Please email with any questions – email@example.com