No where else in the world can you experience these two
natural wonders side by side - where World Heritage -
listed reef & the Daintree Rainforest meet.
t's a little known fact that the Daintree Australia
Rainforest, an ancient World Heritage - listed
wonderland in our own backyard, is older than the
The Daintree Village, just an hour-and-a-half drive from
Cairns or 45 minutes from Port Douglas, is the perfect
base from which to explore the region.
A great spot for lunch is Daintree's Big Barramundi
Garden, which serves local barra, crocodile and emu
lunches until late afternoon daily, just a stone's throw
from the Daintree River.
From the Daintree Village, the wonder of Daintree
Australia and Cape Tribulation is on your doorstep.
There are flora species that have survived almost
unchanged for 110 million years. Indeed, these
rainforests actually contain several of the first
flowering plants (called angiosperms), which were the
origins of all plant life.
You can make your own way into the Daintree via the
Daintree Ferry. It's the only cable ferry in tropical
Australia, and drops you on the southern part of the
lowland Daintree Rainforest. The ferry operates from
6:00am to midnight every day.
There are plenty of Daintree Rainforest day trips and
activities to choose from including Aboriginal guided
rainforest walks with the local Kuku Yalanji people,
river wildlife cruises, guided bird spotting, Cape
Tribulation safaris, river fishing, horse riding and
bike riding, exploring secluded beaches and 4WD safaris.
Cooper Creek Wilderness offers guided day and night
interpretive rainforest tours. Or you can tackle the
tracks on your own on the Marrdja Boardwalk, a 1.1km
loop which takes 30 minutes.
You don't need a champagne budget to explore the beauty
of the Daintree. It's one of the best driving adventures
around and it's right on our doorstep.
Daintree Australia offers a range of accommodation
suitable for any budget or accommodation need. There are
5 Star Resorts offering the best amenities & facilities.
Exclusive holiday homes for total privacy, rejuvenation
and relaxation are also available. Bed & Breakfast
accommodation is a great way to enjoy the hospitality of
the locals and learn more about the Daintree Rainforest.
Backpacker accommodation is also available.