Need to know
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $266.62 (AU$363), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually include à la carte breakfast (the delicious options include a rustic terrine, spicy baked beans with sour cream and sourdough, and chocolate pancakes).
If you love the great outdoors, you’ll fit right in here: instead of gardens, the hotel has a ravishing rainforest right on its doorstep.
At the hotel
Cooking school; spa; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, WiFi, minibar, kitchenette with microwave and kettle.
Our favourite rooms
Opt for a Luxury Fall Villa if you like the sound of a Japanese-style outdoor cedar hot tub and a room with a wood-burning fireplace. The Luxury Forest Villas are worthy rivals, thanks to their alfresco cocoon bath and added privacy: they’re hidden away in the rainforest.
There’s a diminutive alfresco swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the grounds; water-babies can also opt for a room with an outdoor cedar hot tubs.
Get some rainforest rejuvenation at spoiling Spa Anise, which is the region’s best day spa – partly thanks to its huge, merman-and-mermaid-ready hydrotherapy pool.
Bring binoculars for bird-, animal- and other-guest spotting; swimwear for the spa.
The Gardners Villa is wheelchair-accessible, and the restaurant and bar are equipped with ramps.
Over-3s are welcome, but Luxury Falls Villas and the Spa Studio are for adults only. Babysitting can be arranged with an external company (a minimum three-hour booking applies).