Gorges, tumbling rivers, pristine rainforest, and rugged mountains – the Daintree Rainforest is a pristine environment with a World Heritage listing.
Stretching from the Lower Daintree south of the Daintree River, north to Cape Tribulation and beyond, the ancient rainforest is home to endemic species of birds, animals and plants.
This is the place to come horseback riding, take a crocodile spotting cruise on the river, and enjoy cultural encounters with the Aboriginal residents. Go on a 4WD safari, walk above the tree tops at the Daintree Discovery Centre, or discover the many eco-lodges offering relaxation therapy in this back-to-nature part of the world.
Along the coast, go diving on the offshore reefs, cruise the Great Barrier Reef or glide through the air on a sky tour.
Review by Una M, December 2012
Doing what: Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour
A great day. Sean, our driver guide was very good. Good lunch. Saw crocs on the Daintree River.
Review by Patricia P, USA, January 2011
One of the oldest forests in the world, part of the World Heritage, Daintree Rainforest is truly beautiful and will make you feel so young and tiny, compared to majestic Blue Quandongs, giants of the rainforest. Different types of mangroves, amazing wildlife and birds, this is a hiking paradise. You can go day hike or even take an evening night, you'll be thrilled by the species diversity - frogs, sleeping birds, and even two-horned chameleon! A must-do when in Cape Tribulation!
The Daintree Rainforest is protected by national park, 56 km (35 miles) north of Port Douglas.
The best way to explore the Daintree is with your own wheels on an organized tour.