Botanical Ark Retreat

Villa Tranquilla at Botanical Arc

If you want to experience Far North Queensland at its best, this is definitely the place to be.

The Botanical Ark Retreat (formerly known as “Villa Tranquilla”), overlooking it’s own water pond, enjoys a huge Queenslander style verandah, four well ventilated bedrooms with superb gardens of tropical gingers and palms peeping through the windows. It is part of the Botanical Ark in the Far North of Queensland, Australia.

The Botanical Ark is home to many hundreds of plant species, all planted and cared for by Suzi and Alan Carle. This visionary couple introduced new tropical fruits and flowers to Australia in the 1970’s and over the last decades have made it their mission to save global ecosystems from extinction.

The Botanical Ark is a unique and awe-inspiring place that takes your breath away, as does the enormous self funded quest of the Carle’s to save these important species on their amazing 8 hectare property.

Botanical Ark Retreat is a delightful house set amid a botanical gene pool with rare varieties, including fruits, nuts, spices, flowers, palms, medicinal herbs, bamboos and water species. Even unusual plants like the South American mocambo thrive in this man made rainforest. And all come with a story that your hosts Alan and Suzi will be able to share with you during your stay.

For more details visit the website of the Botanical Ark Retreat HERE.


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