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“paradise”
A quiet tropical evening on the landing of The Botanical Ark Retreat with water gardens in front.
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A quiet tropical evening on the landing of The Botanical Ark Retreat with water gardens in front.
The private beach, fountain, and swimming in clear mountain stream water as fresh as it gets. The master bedroom has ceiling fan, air-con, & 3 double doors opening to the award winning garde
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A quiet tropical evening on the landing of The Botanical Ark Retreat with water gardens in front.
The private beach, fountain, and swimming in clear mountain stream water as fresh as it gets.
The master bedroom has ceiling fan, air-con, & 3 double doors opening to the award winning garde
Master ensuite with spa, shower, and yes, double doors opening to the garden - all 100% private!
Another queen bedroom, Carissa, with lots of light, air, ceiling fan, screened windows and privacy!
Alan Carle conducting the tasting, smelling, touching, learning garden tour for guests.
The tiled ensuite bathroom offers such privacy that you can bathe with all doors open!
Cooking in the tropics has never been so cool as it is in this fabulous kitchen; views, social, yum!
Dining el fresco is what Queensland does very, very well, as on the verandah of the Retreat.
Spacious verandah with ceiling fans offers 3 things; relaxation, relaxation, relaxation. Enjoy!
A hammock, a magazine, a breeze, and a sleep can be just the what's needed on holiday.
Our tropical garden offers cool water, luxuriant gardens, and absolute privacy to do what you want.
Here we are, Alan and Susan Carle, and we welcome you to our beautiful Botanical Ark Retreat
Diving at the Great Barrier Reef is a lifetime experience and we are only a 35 minute drive away.
Big 'ol Mr Potato Head welcomes you to the Great Barrier Reef. Day trips are available.
Most guests take the opportunity to see Daintree's protected crocodiles on a tour while staying
The Cape Tribulation coast is as beautiful on the beach as it is from the air. A day-trip from us.
Getting to us from Cairns is via the scenic and just-one-more-photo of the Captain Cook Highway
Walking under the likuala (fan) palms of the Daintree is a beautiful way to spend part of your day.
The Botanical Ark Retreat are renown for their tropical flowers, like this splendid heliconia.
You'll find sensational fruit at The Botanical Ark Retreat that grow nowhere else in Australia.
We picked all this fruit in just one day - that's 116 species! We grow a total of 500 species.
With all this food, birds are frequent visitors, like this sulphur crested cockatoo raiding a pawpaw
Our long story has been condensed into this attractive, photo-rich, coffee-table style book.
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Port Douglas, Queensland

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Nora B
South Bend, Indiana
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“paradise”
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Whether you are en ecotourist, or just world-weary, the Botanical Ark is your dream-come-true. The property itself is a rainforest paradise, adjacent to Daintree. The house feels like a home (it was the former home of the hosts), with all the comforts, but making you feel like you are part of the surrounding scenery. It is a great base for many excursions, but if you are lucky enough to have an educational tour from Alan and learn how the fruits of the rainforest can be put to tasty use from Susan, you'll not want to leave.

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