Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

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Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony (Double Room) | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Family Room, Non Smoking, Balcony | Rollaway beds, bed sheets

Overview of Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

4.0 star property
4-star motel in Diwan with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

64 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Bar
Lot 44, Cape Tribulation Road, Diwan, QLD, 4873
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Playground
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 111 min drive


  • On The Turps Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Floravilla Ice Cream Factory - 5 min drive
  • Thornton Beachside Bar & Cafe - 7 min drive
  • Thornton’s - 7 min drive
  • Cj's Bar & Cafe - 7 min drive

About this property

Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat

4-star motel in a rural location
At Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat, you can look forward to a free daily manager's reception, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden. The onsite restaurant, Lync Haven Restaurant, features happy hour. Guests can also expect to find a playground, a library and laundry facilities.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, a gift shop, and barbecue grills
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews speak well of the family-friendly amenities, convenient parking, and helpful staff
Room features
All 11 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and shampoo
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Decks/patios, refrigerators, and toasters



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from noon - 5:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception

Traveling with children

  • Playground


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Lync Haven Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2022 to June 2 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The following facilities are closed on Christmas Day:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Front desk

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 20.0 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of AUD 20 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of AUD 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat and nearby?
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Lync Haven Restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2022 to June 2 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include On The Turps Restaurant (2.3 mi), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (3 mi), and Thornton Beachside Bar & Cafe (3.8 mi).
Does Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat like?
Lync Haven Rain Forest Retreat is located on the boardwalk, a short 1-minute walk from Daintree National Park and 8 minutes' walk from Fan Palm Conservation Reserve. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

The accommodation is basic and the grounds pictured represent a distant memory of what it once was before it was neglected during the pandemic. I hope the new owners can breathe new life (money and hard work) into a beautiful place that was once and could be amazing again.
Michelle, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cabins are basic but clean anf functional. Great setting in the rainforest with marked walking tracks. Staff very freindly.
3-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Beautiful rainforest with animals to pat. Only thing was no hot water and restaurant was closed
Shannon, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The owners are doing a fabulous job of catering to their clients whilst preserving and showcasing the local natural heritage
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

My family of 5 spent 1 night in one of the family rooms at the Lync-Haven Rainforest Retreat during a family holiday to far north Queensland. First the good: This lodge conveniently located near key Daintree attractions like the Daintree River, Jindalba Boardwalk, and Discovery Centre. The lodge also has an on-site restaurant, which we didn't use, but appeared to have reasonably-priced meals. The resort also had some (poorly maintained) rainforest trails throughout the property as well as a wallaby enclosure. The not-so-good: IMO, the biggest issue with the accommodation was the price, given the budget quality of the room. The 'cabin' was a small studio room with budget quality furnishings and a cramped toilet/shower area. The rooms had no kitchen equipment so you couldn't prepare meals. There was no WiFi on the premises for customers, nor was there any cell signal. However, the staff had access to WiFi which they were unwilling to share even in the reception or restaurant area. I expect more for AUD 210 per night.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Such a lovely family stay in Cape Tribulation. Beautiful grounds , Australian animals all around the kids loved it .
1-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great service.
1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Very Wet Two Days in the Rain Forest
We Booked a 2 night Stay in the Rainforest . The rain Came with us and was there for 2 days Rain and More Rain . Due to the fact the motel units were in the rainforest the Air condition Had to be going all the time as the room would full up with water ! so this made the room very cold . The Meals were on for only 1 night out of the 2 and were very good . The Place has been let to run down a bit but we were ok .
philip, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The restaurant/cafe was a real hub. As a solo traveler I was quickly made to feel welcome by the hosts and other guests. They really care deeply for the animals that reside there too. This was a feature!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

$190 per night and no hot water or tv reception.
2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review