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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Safari Lodge is located in the remote rainforest region of Cape Tribulation in Tropical North Queensland. If you are looking for Cape Tribulation accommodation, Safari Lodge offers both Safari Huts and camp sites, as well as a swimming pool and clean amenities in the tropical rainforest. Along with the Turtle Rock Cafe and Ocean Safari, the Safari Lodge site offers a complete Cape Tribulation package, featuring onsite Cape Tribulation accommodation, dining and Great Barrier Reef tours.

We offer Powered and Unpowered Campsites starting from $16pp with full camp kitchen and hot and cold showers.

We are also home of the Award-winning - Ocean Safari - Half day Turtle Tripper Adventure

Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. This half day eco tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. On most days, the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish.

The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where you board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing you to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. The vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines.

The experienced Skipper and Eco Host ensure the trip is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side. Magical memories like these sometimes only happen once in a lifetime.

Courtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included and the Ocean Safari tour is proud to have Advanced Eco Accreditation. Ocean Safari is located onsite at Safari Lodge, offering Safari Hut and camping accommodation in the tropical rainforest, and the Turtle Rock Cafe, so you can eat, stay and play in the one location!

Reception hours are 7.30am till 5pm – 7 Days a week – Late check in and Early Check out welcome – MUST be prearranged

$50 cash deposit or ID is required on check in and will be return on checkout 😊

Cancellations must be made directly with the hostel at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2021
    An absolute must do!!! The cabin style dorms gave you a true experience of what it is like staying in the Daintree rainforest. The location was perfect and close to most walks and sights. Staff were really helpful and only too happy to help you get the most out of your visit. I also did their Ocean Safari trip to the Great Barrier Reef, which is also a must do! Overall a fantastic experience not to be missed!!!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Jan 2022
    Very friendly staff, easy check in and clean rooms. Was recommended to do the ocean safari and it did not disappoint!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2021
    Very clean and professional accommodation. Not many people there and the vibe was pretty quiet. But the cafe was great to have right there. Would definitely recommend!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Jan 2022
    I stayed in the 4 bed dorm cabin. A great experience overall. Warm, friendly staff. Lovely pool. Cape Tribulation has more of a down to earth feel than the resort towns of Palm Cove and Port Douglas, and I really loved that. It's a beautiful place. The cabins are very clean and well designed. I did a trip out to Mackay Reef with Ocean Safari (run as part of the lodge) and it was fabulous. I'd definitely stay again. Dinner options in Cape Tribulation appeared to be fairly limited.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Dec 2020
    Great location near restaurants, the Cairns bus, beaches and walking trails. Four bed dorms are small but clean and well maintained. Communal kitchen was clean and well stocked. Excellent shared bathroom. Staff very friendly and keen to help. Good relaxed atmosphere.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    10 May 2022
    Highly recommend the Ocean Safari tour when you stay. Beautiful place.
    Australia, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 Jul 2021
    Great relaxed hostel with a good kitchen that even had recycling and composting facilities. Good value for money and has a great cafe attached. Only downside I found was the 4-bed dorms were a little cramped and there were no hooks to hang anything up, so bags/clothes quickly occupied the only available floor space
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Oct 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay here. Only downside was that the fridge was waaay too small and no space provided to store dry foods. Had to use my own esky
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Jul 2022
    I absolutely loved my time at safari lodge the environment is sensational. Facilities decent. Kitchen could use more utensils. Dorm rooms very small with no storage whatsoever and bottom bunks not very high so can’t sit in bed but other than that I recommend checking this place out. Make sure you hire a car to get up here. Bus only runs 3 times a week and no other transport available.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    05 Dec 2020
    Really enjoyed our stay here! The place is so beautifully situated nestled into the forest and so close to the beaches. Lovely pool and a really nice common area / kitchenette outside. The breakfast at Turtle Rock Cafe was so yummy!! The staff were also very friendly and accommodating. The cabins were so cute, clean and tidy. Air-conditioning would have been nice though, but would definitely stay again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi