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NEWS FROM THE DAINTREE

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Hope to re-open soon!

Update - very happy to say the ankle is doing well and my surgeon is also very happy!  Hopefully he should start me walking towards the end of August and at this stage we hope to re-open in Sept/Oct - depending on my progress.  So sorry if we have had to cancel your booking... read more...


Ankle progress

My first post for a while as 11 days ago I broke my ankle in 3 places while cleaning bungalows - life-changing in the middle of our busy season!  We had no choice but to close for a while and cancel the closest upcoming bookings - simply too much for Peter to handle on his own... read more...


Green Ants

A stunning day today, rainforest is looking fantastic after unusual dry-season rain over the past few days.  On my walk today these green ants were busily starting to build their nest by pulling the edges of leaves together and 'sealing' with silk from ant larvae.... 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...


Winter, tropical-style

June 1st is officially the start of winter here and sure enough that day saw our daytime temperature 'plunge' to a chilly 23 C (73.4 F)!  Honestly, that is quite cool for us who live in the tropics!!!  Usually we expect about 28 C during the day and down to about 18 C at... read more...


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