HotelChatter: Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa

Australia week for me on HotelChatter wrapped up with a treetop lodge in northern Queensland's gorgeous Daintree rainforest: the Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa.

The Daintree is the oldest living rainforest in the world at over 110 million years, and it is teaming with primordial plants and animals that only exist as fossils elsewhere in the world, like the colorful cassowary (picture the bird from Pixar's Up).

The lodge is right in the heart of the forest (though easily accessible by road from Port Douglas and Cairns), and has rooms on stilts so they're way up in the treetops. Nothing too fancy, but the rooms are clean and nice (and air conditioned!), the restaurant makes fantastic use of indigenous ingredients like barramundi and lemon myrtle, and there are tons of things to do from snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, to guided jungle walks, to treetop ziplining, to spear-fishing and crocodile-spotting and more.

Read all about it in my piece below.