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Hotel Description

At Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat you'll be 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Daintree Rainforest and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from Daintree Entomological Museum. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant and in-room balconies.

All 11 rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans.

The restaurant, Lync Haven, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this 4-star Diwan motel include Mossman Gorge and Macrossan Street.

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (Double Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$137* Per night/room 23 Sep. - 24 Sep.

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (Queen Special)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room, Non Smoking, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (Twin)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

Everyone (14) Couples (5) Family (8)
2 out of 5
The property was in a nice location but it was worn out and very basic for the price

Posted by on 15 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff were excellent. On arrival, the staff member organized for our tour pickup to be from the accommodation rather than a location some 15 minutes drive away. The food at Lync-Haven was delicious especially the chips!!

Posted by , from Sydney on 6 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5
Pros: nothing
Cons: lots
there was no internet and the advertised WiFi but there was none. They wanted to charge for room service on top of the accommodation They did not honor the Wotif Price so we had to pay extra

Posted by , from Australia on 1 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5
Spent one one here after a full day in cape trib . Room was big enough for the family . Everything was tidy and clean apart from the fans which are caked in dust. Ate at the restaurant which had a good selection and all meals were great. Freindly staff and pleasant surrounding with the birds outside the store . Would have liked to stay longer:-)

Posted by , from sunshine coast on 15 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautifully located hotel

Was perfect for us we arrived late and they were very helpful organising keys for us. Very highly recommended

Posted by , from toowoomba, Qld, Aus on 27 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Highly reccommended

The food is fantastic and the people are warm, friendly and give great service. The location is easy to find and we enjoyed the animals

Posted by on 10 Aug. 2016

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4 out of 5

Tranquil stay in Daintree

Pros: Location, cleanliness of unit, quiet.
Cons: Hair dryer in the room would be a bonus!
Location: Has boardwalk and small trails behind the property, good location to explore Cape Trib area.
Was great place to stay- quiet and rooms were spotless. Kids loved having all the wildlife in the reception area and the wallaby enclosure not far from our unit. Missed out on the wildlife feeding as doesn't happen on Monday mornings apparently. Only negative - no Wifi access at all for guests even though website says this is available in lounge area. Apparently not enough data. Food at the restaurant for dinner was great and good sized portions!

Posted by , from Cairns on 21 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Great spot for nature lovers!

We stayed here for 2 nights with our 2 kids, having visited on previous occasions as young travellers...we knew the kids would love it and they did! Great base to explore the region and lots of nature walks and animals onsite too. Accommodation was comfy and clean and the food at the cafe was great!

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2015

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4 out of 5

A comfortable stay within a world heritage icon

Pros: The staff are very friendly and helpful. They are very passionate and knowledgeable about the region also.
Cons: Check out at 11am would be great to allow for extra lazing! There is something about that air up there that just relaxes you!
Location: The Daintree is a stunning region. Drive slowly as cassowary do wander near the roads. The beaches are amazing with plenty of coral. Treat it kind.
We have been to the Daintree many times but have always wanted to do an overnighter. These rooms are good comfortable rooms in the middle of a world heritage rainforest. You need to remember that it is the oldest rainforest on earth and that the entire ecosystem is living and breathing around you. You will see wildlife in its natural element - you will see insects also in their natural element. It is a rainforest, so expect rain or at least a high level humidity. All rooms come with fans an airconditioning. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Rooms included a good supply of towels, toiletries and pillows. We had dinner and breakfast on site at the adjoining café. We have had many lunches there on our day trips, the food and service are brilliant. Plenty of wildlife but naturally on the grounds and also within the complex. We were joined by kookaburra's in the morning that shared our breakfast, as well as a Bandicoot at dinner. At 10am there is a feeding tour option which only costs a gold coin donation, for the animals on ground including Doris the salt water croc, captive birds and reptiles, and the adjacent wallabies. There is also a rainforest walk and boardwalk which is a great way to see the flora and fauna up close - remember it is wild and watch out for "wait a while" vines. Very much a versatile property that is also very comfortable and extremely relaxing!

Posted by , from Cairns on 4 Oct. 2015

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4 out of 5

Saw 2 adult Cassowary and 1 juvenile

Pros: The proximity to the rainforest and the possibility to spot a cassowary.
Cons: Fan over the bed was noist yet the one in the living area was fine. Suggest swapping these or replacing the one in the bedroom.
Location: Diwan is very quiet and is close to the ferry and Daintree Centre but it is far on winding roads to Cape Tribulation-25-30mins due to speed humps.
The Lync Haven is a nice place to stay if you want to view the ever elusive cassowary. Kristy and her team are very helpful with what ever you need. We had some early starts and she was more than happy to provide us breakfast supplies before we left in the morning. The cabins are basic but clean and the fan in the bedroom of our cabin was rather noisy so we had to resort to using the air cond which I preferred not to do given the location of the cabins. The other downside is it is on a main road where many trucks pass at the moment due to upgrade of the track north of Cape Tribulation. The campsites are further back from the road and provide a tropical haven for campers and the amenities looked very good. When travelling in the Cape Tribulation/Daintree area be warmned that if you are not self contained to prepare your own meals most restaurants and take away places take last orders by 7:30pm. This can be challenging if you head up to Cooktown for the day.

Posted by , from Sydney on 7 Sep. 2015

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About the Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

Location Lot 44, Cape Tribulation Road, Diwan, QLD 4873

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. A library, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat. Self parking is free.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat offers 11 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a ceiling fan. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Lync Haven – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 12:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 20 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per night.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 4 and AUD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 20 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel Diwan
  • Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel
  • Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Diwan
  • Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat
  • Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel
  • Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Diwan
  • Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat Motel Diwan

You should know

  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.