In tropical far north Queensland Australia, is Port O’call Eco Lodge. It’s situated in Port Douglas, Queensland which is the gateway for two World Heritage sites the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Composed of 900 islands spanning 2,600km with 2,900 coral reefs, The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and is visible from outer space! It has been called one of the ‘Seven natural wonders of the world’ by CNN . The Great Barrier Reef supports an amazing abundance of life, it is home to over 1,500 species of fish, 30 types of porpoises, dolphins and whales, 25 species of shark, stingray, skates or chimaera, 6 species of sea turtles breed in the reef, 17 species of sea snakes approximately 5,000 species of mollusc on the reef, including the giant clam and various nudibranchs and cone snails, 49 species of pipefish and nine species of seahorse have been recorded.
The Daintree Rainforest is the largest area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent located on the north east coast of Queensland, it grows right to the edge of the sea creating rare unusual stunning coastal scenery where tropical rainforest extends to white sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs just offshore. The forest also contains absolutely spectacular waterfalls, rivers in gorges, rugged mountain peaks and supreme views of undisturbed forests and valleys. The rainforest is home to 30% of Australia’s marsupial, frog and reptile species, about 430 species of birds live in the trees. 65% of australia’s butterfly and bat species and tens of thousands of species of insects. All this diversity of life contained in 0.1% of Australia’s landmass. A lot of the Daintree Rainforest is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site.
Port O’call Eco Lodge is Green Star accredited for environmental friendliness and was the first accommodation property in Queensland to gain a 4 green star rating by AAA for ecological sustainability. Port O’Call Eco Lodge is a tropical resort style budget accommodation property, situated just 5 minutes walk away from the beautiful Four Mile Beach and the Marina, and a short stroll to the town centre. Relax on the famous Four-Mile Beach, sail to Low Isles, dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, visit the Sunday markets and the Rainforest Wildlife Habitat. Enjoy the popular nightspots and friendly unique village atmosphere. click this link for more info on the special
March/April special 4 share dorm rooms with ensuite bathrooms only $25 per night! Free Wi-fi/Internet Free Cairns transfers for stays of 2 nights or more (everyday except Saturday)