12 Guests

6 Bedrooms

6 Bathrooms


Per night

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Marvel at this luxurious off-grid and carbon-neutral architectural masterpiece property like no other.

Alkira Resort House and Rainforest Retreat in Daintree boasts two world heritage listings and a design that is not only fully sustainable but absolutely unique. It's award-winning luxury in the rainforest!


  • 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
  • Accommodates up to 12 incredibly lucky guests.

Located in the heart of the prehistoric Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland, Alkira floats exquisitely within its 30 hectares and boasts a breathtaking 600-metre stretch of coral-fringed private beach that is part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Experience the Extraordinary at Alkira Resort House and Rainforest Retreat

Alkira Resort House and Rainforest Retreat is a marvel of architectural ingenuity and natural beauty nestled in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland. This extraordinary property, boasting two world heritage listings, is more than a place to stay; it's an immersion into nature's embrace.

Designed by the renowned architect Charles Wright and completed in 2013, Alkira is a testament to human innovation living in harmony with the environment. Every aspect of this property is not only sustainable but also awe-inspiring.

Inspired by the owner's passion for stamp collecting, Alkira features unique design elements that pay homage to this hobby. The distinctive swimming pool shape mirrors the silhouette of the One Pound Jimmy postage stamp, honoring the Aboriginal heritage of the region.

Alkira's construction from prefabricated concrete, steel, and glass ensures its resilience in the harsh, corrosive wet tropics. The property consists of six massive cantilevered wings, each offering its own panoramic view. This architectural feat is not only stunning but also Category 5 cyclone-proof, serving as a shelter when nature unleashes its fury.

The six bedrooms, or "pods," are perched at the tip of each cantilevered wing, providing unique framed views of the surrounding water, rainforest, and sky. Each pod is adorned with responsibly sourced Daintree Rainforest timber and features lavish ensuite marble bathrooms and private balconies. Modern amenities like air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, surround sound, and Wi-Fi ensure your comfort.

Alkira's open design allows for living, entertaining, and recreation in a setting that captures breathtaking views. Features include an open-air theatre, a stainless-steel Miele kitchen, a teppanyaki grill, a walk-in cool room, a wine cellar, a home office, and a helipad.

Alkira leads the way in sustainable rainforest architecture. The property is entirely off-grid and carbon-neutral, powered by solar energy. Rainwater harvesting, on-site creek water pumping, and advanced sewerage treatment are integral parts of its green design. Natural ventilation, cascading water features, and clever insulation maintain a comfortable ambient temperature year-round.

Alkira offers absolute seclusion in the heart of the Daintree and is a retreat for those seeking privacy and the desire to be close to nature. The house is set on a manmade lake and accessible by concrete walkway from the car parking area and gym. The living spaces are open to the outside for a true nature experience, with large ceiling fans, and the bedrooms are closed and private. Your visit to Far North Queensland will reach its zenith at this iconic designer retreat.

You can access Alkira by car or chartered helicopter. A scenic drive from Cairns International Airport takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, or 1 hour and 20 minutes from Port Douglas. Alternatively, chartered helicopters are available for a picturesque flight over The Great Barrier Reef, taking just 40 minutes from Cairns or 25 minutes from Port Douglas.

Bedding Configuration

  • Bedroom #1: Queen bed with ensuite & outdoor spa

  • Bedroom #2: Queen bed with ensuite & private balcony

  • Bedroom #3: Queen bed with ensuite & private balcony

  • Bedroom #4: Queen bed with ensuite & private balcony

  • Bedroom #5: Queen bed with ensuite & private balcony

  • Bedroom #6 (downstairs): Queen bed with ensuite

Alkira Resort House and Rainforest Retreat is not just a destination; it's a transformative experience, a chance to reconnect with the natural world, and an architectural marvel that blends seamlessly with its pristine surroundings. Book your stay and immerse yourself in this extraordinary haven.

Click here to see Luxury Holiday's local tips on what to see and do in the remarkable location.

Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1
1 x Queen
Bedroom 2
1 x Queen
Bedroom 3
1 x Queen
Bedroom 4
1 x Queen
Bedroom 5
1 x Queen
Bedroom 6
1 x Queen


6 Bathrooms
6 Bedrooms
Air Conditioning
Bath Tub
Ceiling Fans
Complimentary High Chair On Request
Complimentary Port A Cot On Request
Far North Queensland
Free Parking
Free WiFi
Full Kitchen
Furnished Deck
Lake Views
Multiple TVs
Netflix App
Private Beach
Smart TV
Swimming Pool - Private
Up To 12 Guests
Washing Machine, Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board

Host Notes

  • To instantly book this property you must be over 23 years of age (children travelling with adults are welcome).
  • Strictly no schoolies groups, no hens or bucks, no large groups/gatherings.
  • We offer a concierge service to help you make the best arrangements.

House Rules

Check in 2 pm
Check out 10 am
Self-catering holiday
No smoking
No parties or functions



⭐⭐⭐⭐ - via Airbnb

Fabulous place to go with a group of people - unique in all respects - but need to drive everywhere and thus a non-drinker was required/volunteered for all dinners out - but the restaurants around were amazing in spite of being remote

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12 Guests

6 Bedrooms

6 Bathrooms

Marvel at this luxurious off-grid and carbon-neutral architectural masterpiece property like no other.

Daintree Luxury Rainforest Accommodation
From $2,000.00 per night
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Frequently Asked Questions

YES! You can search availability online across all properties for specific dates by searching on the home page, or through the destination accommodation pages.

Due to the amount of work that is required to prepare our properties, early check ins are usually not available and we recommend you book your arrangements around it.

  • On Hamilton Island your valet will take you to your property and store your luggage and give you access to the buggy while you wait for check in.
  • In Palm Cove if you advise us of your flight times and the property is ready early we will call to advise.
  • For all other properties an early check in cannot be granted and luggage storage is not possible.


Please refer to full Booking Terms & Conditions for further details.

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