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.
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.
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