The Daintree Rainforest (see video below – 3:36) of Far North Queensland, spreading over an area of more than 1,200 square kilometres, is one of the world’s most important ecological habitats. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1988, this magnificent pocket of natural green tropical jungle offers a getaway experience like no other. It’s where the rainforest meets the ocean!
Even though much of the forest is a national park, visitors will be able to find an abundance of things to see and do (like Noah Beach in the Daintree pictured above), not to mention comfortable accommodation.
Regardless of where tourists choose to base themselves, the rainforests majestic beauty is never far away. Bushwalking is a popular activity in the Daintree. There are many kilometres of walking tracks that lead through some of the densest and most pristine natural forests on the planet.
The wildlife that visitors will no doubt see includes rare species like tree kangaroos, swamp wallabies, kingfishers, tree snakes, and of course, the jewel-like cassowary. It is advised that visitors explore the walking trails via recognised tours. Half-day, full-day and several-hour walks are available.
If the legs need a bit of rest, but the heart wants to enjoy the beauty of the Daintree, then try one of the four-wheel drive tours on offer. Half-day and full-day tours venture through this unique part of the world. In addition to four-wheel-driving, stunning river cruises up and down the Mossman and Daintree Rivers are available upon request. It’s a great way to explore the rainforest without leaving footprints all over it.
Explore the famous Jindalba Boardwalk (pictured below) through ancient rainforest in the Daintree region of Queensland.
Visitors can also get in touch with the local culture and natural beauty of the Daintree Rainforest by joining one of the Aboriginal tours. Local indigenous tour guides take visitors through places like Mossman Gorge, where the custodians of the land, the Kuku Yalanji, still have a prevalent, ancient culture to share.
Daintree Rainforest Hotels
Daintree Rainforest has a few great hotels and resorts, perfect for a romantic getaway, weekend escape or family vacation. Click through the list below to check availability and pricing.