Where the Rain forest meets the Reef
At around 1,200 square kilometres and the oldest living rainforest on Earth the World Heritage Listed Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian continent, Stretching from the Mossman Gorge to the Bloomfield River. Along the coastline north of the Daintree River, tropical forest grows right down to the edge of the sea.
The Daintree Rainforest contains 30% of the frog, reptile and marsupial species in Australia, and 90% of Australia’s bat and butterfly species. There are also over 12,000 species of insects in the rainforest. All of this diversity is contained within an area that takes up 0.1% of the landmass of Australia. Part of the forest is protected by the Daintree National Park and drained by the Daintree River.
Walking and climbing trails are a popular choice for those wanting to experience the beauty of nature first hand, however if you prefer to go faster there are plenty of off road 4WD tours available, or you can go out to sea and experience the unforgettable Great Barrier Reef!
Popular not only to nature enthusiasts, the Daintree National Park attracts many tourists to the region for a glimpse of the rare and spectacular plant and animal life that can only be found here. A tourists Dream, catering to all types of holiday makers, from backpackers to those wanting a taste of luxury, this living museum can provide it all.