We work in harmony with our pristine rainforest ecosystem

Harnessing the power of Mother Nature is at the core of everything we do.

Being situated in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area the Daintree receives an annual rainfall of around 4m per year. This means there is no need to irrigate and all trees are watered by mother nature. To reduce our carbon footprint, we reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible. Our compostable ice cream cups are reused as mulch for our exotic fruit trees, and we plant native ‘companion’ plants to fix nitrogen and ‘sacrificial’ plants to stop pests eating fruit crops.

Our property is also recognised as a Wildlife Land Trust Sanctuary. As dedicated wildlife stewards, we rescue orphaned macropods to rehabilitate them ready for release into the wild. Please note this is done on a private section of the property. The preservation of our pristine rainforest ecosystem and it’s incredible inhabitants is of the utmost importance, and it is our responsibility to work in harmony with our surrounds.


Working together where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef

We are lucky enough to be nestled between two World Heritage Listed sites, Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. This means we have both a responsibility and an opportunity to make a real difference.

We continually adapt our farming practices to reduce our environmental impact and work closely with the following conservation partners to build awareness and encourage other private landowners to protect and preserve precious rainforest ecosystems.

The Daintree Rainforest is an ancient land full of natural wonders.

Protecting our habitats and ecosystems is essential to the survival of our magnificently diverse wildlife.


Introducing the Sustainable Life Cycle of the Daintree Ice Cream Company

We have a responsibility and an opportunity to make a real difference to our pristine rainforest and adjacent coral reef ecosystems.


It is our responsibility to do everything we can to preserve two of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts.

Here, owner Dave Mainwaring speaks to MaxTV about our role in fighting to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Sustainable Farming at Daintree Ice Cream Co.

Owner of Daintree Ice Cream Company, Dave is interviewed about our organic farming practises and why it's SO important given the special part of the world we live in. This segment was filmed as part of Midnight Oil's 'Oils on the Reef' tour which aired on Foxtel in 2017.

Posted by Daintree Ice Cream Company on Wednesday, April 24, 2019


We are committed to the preservation of Tropical North Queensland wildlife.

As registered wildlife carers, owners Dave and Jenna rescue and rehabilitate orphaned macropods. This includes native wildlife like wallabies and red-legged pademelons. Please note our rescued wildlife are not for public display as their successful release back to the wild is our top priority.

A portion of the property acts as a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and after the animals are rehabilitated, they’re released into the rainforest.

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Australia’s rich and diverse ecosystems house an assemblage of endemic species with strange yet wonderful features.

With only 11.5% of the Australian landmass classified as a protected area, this incredible wildlife desperately needs our help to survive.

This is why private landholders with a concern for wildlife protection are in a unique and important position to make a very real contribution to conservation.


When you visit you will find our property is bursting with wildlife surprises.

Wildlife species known to inhabit our property and include; southern cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius), red-legged pademelons (Thylogale stigmatica), striped possums (Dactylopsila trivirgata), stony-creek frogs (Litoria wilcoxii), the world-famous Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) a range of honeyeaters, sunbirds, and kingfishers, and numerous additional insect, bird, and reptile species.