Cedar Park Rainforest Resort is family owned and operated by Jane and Peter Danford and their five children. Peter and Jane are both originally from the United States of America. Peter is from Cleveland and was 10 years in Minnesota, while studying computer science and Chinese. Jane comes from upstate New York and studied nursing in the UK and Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Previous to owning Cedar Park, they were in Beijing, China for eight years where they started and ran a successful travel agency for foreigners visiting China.

They resided in Hong Kong for four years in the 1990’s, which is where they met. Peter worked as a photographer in hospitality and travel and a computer programmer / technical manager. They shifted to Shanghai for two years in the mid 90’s where Jane continued nursing in various capacities and studied Chinese medicine and acupuncture. They further travelled in Tibet, Nepal, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and India for extended periods. They decided Australia would be their permanent home when they arrived in 2000. They purchased Cedar Park Rainforest Resort and commenced running it, in January 2014.


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Our family includes five children. Seth was born in 2000 in Sydney, Jenna in 2003 in Townsville, Lucas in 2006 in the aft cabin of our yacht, ‘ACUSHLA’ in Scarborough, Queensland. Maeve was born in 2011 in Beijing and Clare joined the group in 2015 at Cedar Park, born in Mareeba. They attend the Cairns Hinterland Steiner school on the Kuranda range. The older three are confident Chinese speakers, having begun their schooling as locals in Beijing. The youngest two are fluent in rainforest life and are avid tour guides around our property.

Our children are enthusiastic, capable hosts and often greet guests. At times they engage with visitors their own age. If you prefer privacy, please do not hesitate to send them on their way. They will comply and understand. Our family look forward to welcoming you to Cedar Park Rainforest Resort.

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