How to get to Epiphyte Bed & Breakfast

Directions to Epiphyte B & B

The Epiphyte B & B is a two-hour drive (approx.120 km) north of Cairns in the heart of the Daintree World Heritage area, famous for its unique lowland tropical rainforest.

Drive north out of Cairns along the Bruce Highway (Hwy 1) through sugarcane and forest covered mountains to Smithfield (10 minutes). Do not take the Kuranda turnoff but continue on Highway 44 towards Port Douglas/Mossman past Ellis Beach (25 mins) and Rex Lookout, which has fantastic views east across the Coral Sea. Continue on past the Port Douglas turnoff to Mossman, a sugar town which is the regional centre, one hour north of Cairns.

From Mossman continue north on the main highway past Wonga Beach (15 minutes from Mossman) and 10 km later turn right to reach the Daintree River ferry. Cross over on the ferry and continue to the top of the Alexander Range where the Wulu Wigirrega lookout has stunning views back across the forest, Daintree River mouth and Coral Sea to Port Douglas.

Continue down through rainforest to the small township of Cow Bay which boasts a pub, several restaurants, a backpackers and an airstrip for light planes. - Turn right just after the Cow Bay Hotel into Buchanan Creek Road and drive approximately 2 km towards Cow Bay beach. Go past Crocodylus Backpackers (on the left) then turn right at Silkwood Rd. The Epiphyte B & B is located at the end of the road on the left. WELCOME!

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