Renowned for being the only rainforest in the world to contain the highest number of animal and plant species, the mighty Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland is a rare sight and one not to be missed.
Sprawling across 1,200 square kilometres, the Daintree has been around for over 150 million years and is the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. Located 16 kilometres south of Cape Tribulation and 69 kilometres north of Port Douglas, the World Heritage Listed rainforest boasts some of the most gorgeous scenery in Australia and indeed the world. Visitors to the Daintree are guaranteed sightings of some of the rarest animals in the world including the cassowary bird, the estuarine crocodile, the Spotted Cuscus, giant tree frogs, and Ulysses Butterfly to name a few.
Your first stop when visiting the Daintree is the Daintree Discovery Centre. The award-winning interpretive facility is recognised as a leader in ecotourism and environmental conservation. From here, visitors can embark on self-guided tours of the expansive rainforest taking in the impressive views from the 23-metre-high Rainforest Canopy Tower, rainforest boardwalks, and 125-metre-long Rainforest Skywalk. After a day of exploration, visitors can wind down in one of several restaurants in the rainforest including Julaymba Restaurant, On the Turps at the Heritage Lodge and Spa, and the Daintree Village Hotel.
A holidaymaker’s haven, the Daintree area is certainly not short of luxurious and comfortable accommodations. From rainforest retreats to eco cabins and deluxe spas, creature comforts to suit all tastes and budgets are close at hand. Away from the rainforest, the Daintree Coast offers breathtaking scenery and pristine beaches to spend a relaxing afternoon. Popular beaches along the coast include Thornton Beach, Myall Beach, and Coconut Beach.
Daintree State School
Alexandra Bay State School
125km from Cairns
16km from Cape Tribulation
69km from Port Douglas
Daintree Discovery Tours operate daily bus services to Daintree Village
The Daintree Ferry operates daily ferry services across the Daintree River
Daintree Discovery Centre
Rainforest Canopy Tower
Daintree Village Hotel