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Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa

Listed under Best Hotels in Queensland, Australia.

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Beloved of celebrities with a conscience, Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa offers an unusual break which can smooth away some of the carbon footprint as well as the furrows in the stressed brow. A tangle of treehouses, wooden bridges and canopied huts perched on stilts over the glassy Daintree River, the lodge and spa give a sense of total isolation from the real world, though the locally-sourced ‘fusion’-style food and impeccable facilities can hardly belie the carefully structured, modern ideas behind the whole affair. The symbiosis between the hotel and its surroundings is further explored in the spa, which has a menu packed with treatments based on the local indigenous tribes’ ancient medicinal and spiritual healing techniques, and actually utilises their help in selecting and procuring the ingredients. Exploration of their culture is actively encouraged by the organisation, and bush and rainforest walks, Aboriginal art, culture and food workshops and even Aboriginal-style weddings are available to further immerse the visitor in the Daintree experience.

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Written by  larapiegeler.

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“10 great places to recycle yourself”

Set in a rain forest, "this tree house-style spa and lodge pampers the environment almost as lavishly as it does its guests. Skin-soothing treatments prepared from lillypilly berries, wattleseeds and desert salts honor the indigenous Aboriginal her… Read more...

Written by press. USA Today 1 July 2005

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