Foodies - this one's for you!

Surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens, Tranquilla is simply paradise!  The ideal Couples Retreat!

When searching for the perfect holiday destination, look no further than Tranquilla at The Botanical Ark.  Listed as one of Australia's top holiday spots in 2008 by Maeve O'Meara in Australian House and Garden Magazine, Tranquilla epitomizes the ultimate in tropical relaxation.  Located in a lush, tropical valley, the Tranquilla Estate is surrounded by world famous botanical gardens.  Once you are will want to stay forever.

Large verandahs surround the light Asian inspired residence, reminiscent of tropical Bali.  From the large lounge room, complete with AUSTAR, views of the tropical gardens can be enjoyed.  The gourmet kitchen is a chefs delight - ILVE gas cooking, also with views of the gardens.  Bedrooms open to the verandahs allowing the cool breeze to drift in.  Comfortably accommodating up to 8 guests, Tranquilla is ideal for honeymooners, family reunions, private hideaways or simply enjoying friends in an exotic location.

Pure, fresh water originating from a nearby mountain stream, pools into your very own secluded crystal clear swimming lagoon.  This absolutely unique feature with it's own private sunbathing beach will ensure you fall in love with Tranquilla.  Tranquilla has been designed to co-exist with the energy of the gardens and the tropical environment.   Indulgent and idyllic these gardens have taken over 20 years to establish.

Tranquilla has featured on numerous International and National television food, travel, science & lifestyle programs.

WINNER of the Slow Food Award, Bologna, ITALY 2001
WINNER JAGUAR/GOURMET TRAVELLER Awards for Excellence Innovative Tourism
WINNER of Australia's Best Back Yard, 2007 hosted by Jamie Durie on Channel 7

Tranquilla features

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 King (master with ensuite), 2 Queen, 2 King Singles
  • Spa in a marbled bathroom in the master bedroom ensuite with garden views
  • Air conditioning in master bedroom
  • Bedrooms are screened
  • Gourmet kitchen with ILVE gas cooking, dishwasher, microwave and espresso machine
  • Indoor / Alfresco dining
  • Gas BBQ
  • Freshwater swimming lagoon with own private beach
  • Sun lounges
  • Water gardens
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling fans
  • Library featuring The Botanical Ark, The Great Barrier Reef, The Art of Tropical Living and much more
  • Games
  • Satellite TV (AUSTAR), Video, DVD/CD & Surround Sound System
  • Fax, modem, international telephone system
  • WIFI Internet connection
  • Full laundry facilities including washing machine and clothes dryer
  • Acres of lush botanical gardens
  • A complimentary mid stay cleaning service is provided for bookings of 8 nights or more
  • In house catering and dinner parties can be arranged
  • All linen and beach towels are provided
  • Day excursions and car rental can be arranged
  • In house catering, massage and spa treatments and car rental can be arranged
  • Private yoga and meditation sessions available
  • Tour bookings and restaurant reservations on request

Especially for our Guests
A personal meet and greet service upon arrival at Tranquilla. (subject to arrival times).  Boutique wine, a selection of local produce and tropical flowers welcome you.  L'Occitane amenities are provided for your enjoyment.

'Coming all the way from France for a family reunion!! Mum will be 70 and the family all together and couldn't have found a better place to spend time together. Hope you'll keep this special place for a long time and hopefully we can come again for our next stay. Thank you for sharing this special place with us'. France

'We have been celebrating our first wedding anniversary at Tranquilla, we have visited many wonderful places around the world and Tranquilla is one of the most beautiful places ever. Such privacy, beauty and peace - truly tranquil. We hope to return to your paradise, your hard work and dedication makes us feel very humble. Thank you for creating such a masterpiece and for allowing us to share it.' Melbourne, Australia

Spa Indulgence
You have chosen the perfect sanctuary to indulge in a luxurious spa treatment. Surrounded by an exquisite garden of trees, plants, flowers and fruits, this romantic hideaway is simply ideal. 

Unwind with a foot soak by the calming waters edge followed by a full body massage will leave you feeling relaxed and revived. A gentle body scrub with desert salts will refine skin texture and stimulate sluggish circulation. Enjoy a natural lift as you take a plunge into the refreshing waterfall fed pond before returning to be cocooned in a warm body mud collected from the Earth of Tranquilla. Let your mind and body float with a Paudi scalp massage. Luxuriate in a warm bath to thoroughly cleanse and nurture then complete the experience with a personalised facial to replenish depleted nutrients and revitalise tone and texture, and a pampering for the feet and hands. You will emerge feeling purified, centred and beaming with clarity.  This is the ultimate treatment to fulfil your dreams, seclusion, tranquillity, freedom and lasting memories - 3 hours $350.00

We are happy to tailor personalised spa packages for your stay.  Peruse complete Spa Menu

Tranquilla has a confidential location to protect guests privacy.  It is located just 15 minutes drive from the nearest town, Mossman and 35 minutes from Port Douglas.  A map with directions is provided on payment of the final balance.  With the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest on it's doorstep, Tranquilla is located amongst a world famous private botanical garden - The Botancial Ark in one of the most sought after holiday destinations, Whyanbeel Valley. This valley is also home to Diane Cilento's Karnak Playhouse under the stars, Hoglund Art Glass Studio, High Falls Farm, lush tropical orchards and crystal clear creeks. The sugar town of Mossman with all amenities and facilities is just a 15 minute drive away and the Daintree 20 minutes.  Change your latitude and experience the beautiful Whyanbeel Valley!



$500.00 per night

Enquire about special rates for longer term rentals

Tariff applies for up to 4 guests
Accommodation Only
Additional guests - $50.00 per person per night

Minimum stay 5 nights 

Maximum guests accommodated at this retreat - 8

Please note that children must be able to swim to stay at this retreat.

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