Home Rule Rainforest Lodge Managment wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Kuku Yalanji people. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present of the Kuku Yalanji people and extend that respect to all other beings in this place.

Rainforest Lodge


Home Rule

 is an unassuming paradise beyond Cape Tribulation, an ecotourist mecca. It sits 

 nestled between rich rainforest valleys and surrounded by the world heritage wonders of

Cedar Bay,

The Daintree,

and The Great Barrier Reef National Parks.


Magnificent yet gentle, the Home Rule Falls are a moderate walk from the campground through vibrant, world heritage area rainforest.


During the year, Home Rule hosts 2 festivals: the Wallaby Creek Festival and Bushweek Festival.  Both events are famous for their incredibly scenic location, community atmosphere and diverse musical showcases. 


In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Home Rule was an Irish tin mining lease. Since Hal Meyer and his wife Elsie took over the property in 1968, it has been a flourishing campground, tourist attraction and community space. The consensus remains:


Home Rule has a mystical beauty unparalleled...


The pristine Wallaby Creek encircles the campground, popular with the locals to enjoy a swim and day out with the family.


Home Rule is protected from the coast, surrounded by mountains, north of Cairns and 42km south of Cooktown. As it is 600ft above sea level, it is cooler than Cairns and Cooktown in the summer.


Home Rule is a world heritage which spans across 105 acres. It is a place to sit and watch the world go by....



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Working in harmony with The Resilient Communities Institute
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