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Rainforest and Gardens

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

Beautiful rain!

What a night - incredible thunderstorm about 4 am and 150 mm (6 inchres) of rain in the gauge this morning, so with 40 mm the night before that makes almost 200 mm (8 inches) in 2 nights. Our dry dam is now half full and the frogs and cicadas are creating an... read more...


The big tidy-up!

What a successful morning! After a huge wet season (4.5 metres of rain between Dec and April!) ALL our vegetation had grown out of our control. Plus life has thrown a few challenges our way so many jobs had got behind and become just too big for us. So this morning three fit... read more...


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...


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