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Rainforest and Gardens

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

Cleaning the dam - at last!

Anyone who has stayed with us in the past couple of years will probably know we've been trying to clean out our wetlands-dam which, over the years, has become choked with thick long grass. Today's the day!!! It's been so dry that the dam is almost empty, just a couple of... read more...


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...


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