Getting to Know the Daintree Rainforest at PK’s Jungle Village

Getting to Know the Daintree Rainforest at PK’s Jungle Village

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/27/2016

Reading time: 3 mins

The Daintree Rainforest promises some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Australia. Set on the coast, it rolls out in a flurry of lush greenery and amazing wildlife.

PK's Jungle Village

At the heart of it all, there’s PK’s Jungle Village, the only budget resort accommodation located at Cape Tribulation – the point where the Daintree Rainforest meets the ocean.

The site itself can be found 150kms north of Cairns and 90kms from Port Douglas, and it gives guests the chance to really get to know the rainforest and everything it has on offer.

Surrounded completely by the ancient trees and plants of the rainforest, PK’s provides plenty of walking routes and fun and games to be had in such a beautiful setting.

Accommodation at PK’s Jungle Village

The young and vibrant get away boasts budget accommodation only a stone’s throw away from the beach and surrounded by the oldest rainforest on the planet. The exceptional location, the light and airy rooms and the lively nights are just a few reasons as to why PK’s Jungle Village is such a popular spot with international backpackers and fun seeking travellers exploring the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.

  • Cabins and Dorms

    Simplistic accommodation at PK’s Jungle Village ensures that you can rest easy in unpretentious surroundings perfectly suited to your own personal style and budget. Spacious and comfortable dormitory rooms can be shared with six to eight large and soft beds. The cabin accommodation can sleep four and its rustic timber furnishings, whitewashed walls and tropical touches are a firm reminder that you are sleeping beneath the stars in emerald surroundings.

Facilities at PK’s Jungle Village

  • Jungle Pool

    When the Australian sun shows its head, you can cool off in the jungle pool, which boasts a well-stocked bar and a relaxing backdrop which you can chill out against. PKs Pool

  • The Jungle Bar

    As night draws in, you can head to The Jungle Bar, which hosts plenty of themed nights throughout the year. Here, you can knock back a few drinks with new friends, or simply while away the evening with a beer in the heart of the jungle.

  • The Jungle Restaurant

    If you’re feeling peckish, PK’s has you covered. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can tuck into some Australian favourites as well as a few international treats.

What to Do Around PK’s Jungle Village

Though PK’s has plenty of facilities for you to enjoy, there is still so much to be discovered out and about around the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.

  • Cape Tribulation Horse Rides

    Explore the coast from a different perspective on a horse ride, where you’ll trek between centuries-old trees to the incredible Myall beach where you can feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the soft sand.

  • Ocean Safari

    Cape Tribulation borders the Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s best-loved attractions. This means there is plenty of opportunities to go diving or snorkelling off the coast, where you can get up close and personal with the incredible array of marine wildlife.

  • Kayak Adventures

    For something a bit more laidback, you can hit the waves on a kayak and work your way around the coastline. As you go, you can soak up the spectacular views of the rainforest, explore hidden mangrove forests, and spot native animal species, like sea turtles and dugongs.

Related article: Wildlife Found in the Daintree

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.