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daintree ecolodge

daintree rainforest, qld

Upcoming retreat dates

5th-8th September, 2024
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19th-22nd June, 2024
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The retreat

Nestled in the breathtaking Daintree rainforest you will feel cocooned by not only your gorgeous natural surroundings but also deep connections fostered with your colleagues on this retreat. As you slow down the pace of life and gently allow your body to come to rest we'll explore how to create space for ourselves in our own busy, medical lives. Through our expertly led and CPD approved educational program covering mindfulness, meditation, communication skills, compassionate boundaries and self care- we will guide to finding your flow and spark. The you behind the doctor.

While all Whole Hearted Medicine retreats focus heavily on guiding you towards mindful and sustainable self care in the busy world of medicine, this particular retreat does this with an emphasis on immersing yourself in nature.

Educational talks are held outside on the waterfall platform where possible providing a beautiful rainforest backdrop for meditations and reflections creating a rich sensory experience. Gentle yoga, morning meditations and a guided walk through the ancient rainforest are also all included in the timetable to help you to slow down and tune into what your body and mind need.

The location

This unique boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers 15 eco-friendly ‘bayans’ (treehouses) immersed in the canopy, a private waterfall and dedicated rainforest walks.
The Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature. Believed to be over 180 million years old, and the oldest tropical lowland rainforest on earth, the Daintree Rainforest is a rare jewel in the crown of Mother Nature, where lush tropical rainforest meets sweeping white sand beaches and fringing coral reefs.

The Ecolodge features a main lodge, a rainforest restaurant and dining area overlooking the onsite lagoon, the Daintree Wellness Spa, a refreshing swimming pool, private and pristine onsite waterfall and swimming hole, and a multitude of quiet areas amongst the lush tropical rainforest to relax and unwind.
Fresh, clean water from the purest source combined with organic, healthy foods guarantees an uplifting and sustainable getaway.

Upcoming retreat dates

5th-8th September, 2024
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Only 1 place left!
19th-22nd June, 2024
book now
Only one place left!


4 Days / 3 Nights accommodation at the gorgeous Daintree Ecolodge, QLD

  • King or twin room with bespoke designs
  • All amazing chef prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner + morning tea)
  • Expertly curated and delivered, CPD approved educational program (*see below)
  • Comprehensive and nurturing workbook to help guide your learning
  • Gorgeous luxury gift bag featuring sumptuous gifts from women-led small businesses
  • Meditation master classes
  • Guided yoga nidra relaxation
  • Relaxing massage treatment
  • Guided rainforest walk
  • Yoga asana
  • Stunning waterfall, private swimming hole and pool
  • Exclusive lifetime access to closed, supportive online community

​Accomodation details

The Daintree is a truly unique region and all bayans (treehouses) at the Ecolodge are nestled amongst the canopy of the world’s oldest living rainforest. Each bayan embraces the rainforest surroundings with an open plan setting and micro-screened balconies to ensure you feel as close to nature as possible while still being able to enjoy the creature comforts of a boutique hotel offering.

Accommodation options include:
Single room ($6950 + gst per person)
Twin share room ($4950 + gst per person)

All rooms have their own bar fridge complete with tea and coffee making facilities with each bedroom having a ceiling fan and reverse cycle air conditioning.
No TV or Wi-Fi in the bayans ensures you’ll see and hear the sounds of nature, creating an unforgettable rainforest encounter.

Getting there

The Daintree Ecolodge is located 90 minutes north of Cairns, on one of Australia’s most spectacular drives. Departing Cairns on the Captain Cook Highway, follow the signs along the sealed coastal drive towards Port Douglas, Mossman and Daintree Village. The lodge is nestled on the southern banks of the impressive Daintree river so a ferry crossing is not required.

The Ecolodge is in a stunning but isolated area of far north QLD and there are not any Uber's or other ride share facilities in the Daintree itself. Self driving is the preferred option to get to the retreat, especially if you would like to explore the area in your spare time and free on-site parking is available for guests. Should you prefer a pre organised transfer, there are a variety of different transfer options available to the Ecolodge, including those facilitated by the Ecolodge itself (contact details below).

Daintree Ecolodge
3189 Mossman-Daintree Road
Daintree 4873, Queensland Australia

Phone: +61 (0)7 4777 7377


    3:00pm    Arrive & check in
    3:30pm    Welcome 
    4:00pm    Introduction to the Whole Hearted Doctor- Self Compassion, Self Awareness & Self Care
    4:30pm    Educational talks: Burn Out & Behaviour Change Psychology- Making healthy habits stick.
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am   Breakfast
    9:00am   Educational talks: Self Compassion
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Imposter Syndrome & Compassionate Self Reflection
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided yoga nidra
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Understanding Yourself & Your Values & Reducing Reactivity
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Compassionate Boundaries & Effective Communication Skills
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time
    6:30pm    Dinner
    7:30pm    Screening of My Year of Living Mindfully
    7:00am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Mindfulness in Medicine & Simple Stress Reduction Practices
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Personal Wellbeing & Self Care
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm  Conclusion
* Please note, timetable may be subject to minor changes at our discretion.

Book with confidence

We support you in the following ways if you need to make changes after booking one of our retreats:
  • 90 days or more from start of retreat: we are happy to transfer your booking to another available retreat (with any difference in price paid by you or refunded by us).
  • Outside of this policy:
    • We maintain cancellation lists for all sold out retreats and where possible will do our best to share your place with those on the waitlist. If we are able to replace your booking then you will be entitled to a refund minus $200 administration fee.
  • We strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness (including COVID-19) or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee. Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions before purchase.

  • We strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance for your trip to cover you in the event of contracting COVID-19 prior to travel and not being able to attend the retreat.
  • If the retreat is unable to be held due to COVID related restrictions or border closures, the retreat date will be postponed and all bookings will automatically transfer to the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please get in touch for alternative dates and options.

Payment information

All prices listed are plus GST. Many doctors attending our retreats have successfully used their CME/CPD allowance to pay for these. If you require a payment plan or retreat invoice for CME purposes, please get in touch with us via the contact page to discuss.
  • We suggest you take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee (above). Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions before purchase.