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Rainforest and Gardens

Images and information about the 30 acres of rainforest and tropical gardens at Daintree Valley Haven

The working girl!

Guests often wonder how Peter and I manage to keep our 30 acres of gardens and rainforest walks under control but our 'his and hers' ride-on mowers and Peter's tractor and slasher make things quite easy.  This morning Peter slashed the edges of all our walking... read more...


Purple Star Apples

One of our favaourite tropical fruits is the lovely Purple Star Apple, and a tree which grew as a sapling alongside an old tree just a couple of years ago is now in full fruit.  You can see where it got it's name!  The fruit starts off bright green and... read more...


The big clean-up

A big day yesterday.  We love our trees but it's a constant battle against invasive vines and undergrowth, all of which grow incredibly fast in the tropics.  The slope below our house - and the first thing guests see when they approach Daintree Valley Haven - had become a... read more...


And still more Jade Vine

We're amazed how long our beautiful Jade Vine is lasting this year - it's been going for months and there are still new flowers coming out.  I took this a few minutes ago.  Most of our plants and trees seem confused this year after a dry wet season, moist dry... read more...


Our rainforest

Everything is looking so vibrant and fresh after an inch of rain - normally at this time of year it's the dry season and we're watering the grass to stop it going brown!  I took this half an hour ago from our walking-track as the sun looked so lovely through the... read more...


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