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Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree is a part of the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent.

About the Daintree Rainforest

The World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest located a 2-hour drive north of Cairns, is over 135 million years old and 1200 square kilometres, making it both the oldest and largest rainforest in the world and is home to many threatened animal and plant species not found anywhere else on the planet.

The Wet Tropics Rainforest contains relicts of the great Gondwanan Forest that covered Australia and part of Antarctica. All of Australia’s unique marsupials and most of its animals originated in rainforest eco systems and their closest living relatives occur in the Wet Tropics today making it of universal value.

For hiking enthusiasts, the Daintree rainforest provides a wilderness experience that ranks as one of the most exotic and challenging in the world. Private river cruises offer an intimate ecological exploration along the Daintree River, spotting for saltwater crocodiles and tropical bird species such as the great-billed heron, kingfishers and even cassowaries.

Cape Tribulation

For the adventurous, have an epic off road adventure as you cross the Daintree River by ferry to Cape Tribulation, enter an untouched world where the ancient rainforest meets the fringing reef. Hike or mountain bike ride through rainforest tracks, take a dip in the chilled rainforest swimming holes or explore the rugged terrain of the Bloomfield Track by 4WD.

Where to Stay

Surrounded by lush, green foliage and the tranquil sounds of nature, you’ll feel a sense of calm wash over you. The accommodation itself is a haven of comfort, with cozy rooms that feature stunning views of the rainforest. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and sunlight filtering through the trees is an experience like no other.

  • Daintree Eco Lodge

Things to do and see

The Daintree Rainforest is a treasure trove of natural beauty and adventure. Explore the forest and discover the exotic flora and fauna that call this place home, including the endangered cassowary bird.

  • Treetops Adventures
  • Private Daintree Rainforest Tour

When to Visit

May to December are the cooler, dryer months to visit Northern Queensland, however we have Superyachts visiting year-round and with our tropical climate, anytime is a good time to dive the Great Barrier Reef!

Water temperatures fluctuate between 22c in winter and 29c during summer with the best visibility and glass out days from September to December.

July to December is the ideal time for sports fishing, the early months abound with juvenile black marlin and the region consistently produces more grander black marlin than anywhere else in the world.

May to July attracts Dwarf Minke Whales and the region is one of the only places to snorkel with these inquisitive creatures. July to September brings the Humpback Whales on their annual birthing migration north, look out for ‘Migaloo’ one of the world’s only albino whales.

As the water warms, November showcases the annual Coral Spawning event, November to February sees Turtles laying and hatching and March to April, the birthing of Reef Sharks.

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