Daintree Rainforest, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

The Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest in North Queensland Australia is one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Natures work in the world. This ecologically unique rainforest is home to the most extensive range of rare plants and animals on earth, and all are found within an area of approximately 1200 square kilometers – the largest chunk of protected tropical rainforest in Australia

The Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforest is a World Heritage Listed area and contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened with near extinction, anywhere in the world. The Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest is a unique area, precariously balanced between the advances of development and the warnings of environmentalists.

Daintree Rainforest, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Visiting the Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest exposes tourists to a wonderful outdoor experience.

  • Untouched tropical rainforest jungles
  • Golden beaches with calm water
  • Hiking and walking trails
  • Thousands of species of birds and other wildlife
  • Remote wilderness
  • Ecological information about the most diverse ecosystem in the world

The beaches of the Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest region are rated among the most spectacular in the world. The tropical warmth combined with dazzling sunshine and crystal clear calm water makes you wonder if this is what heaven could be like. One of the most wonderful features of Daintree beaches is the lack of people. Stretching for miles, you can cast your eyes along the golden sand and not see a single soul, just the trees waving at you in the breeze.

The tropical rainforest is home to the most diverse range of plants and animals on earth. The Daintree Cape Tribulation region supports species of plants and animals that have existed for millions of years and are integral to the ecosystem not just of the Daintree Rainforest, but of other areas around the world too. As difficult as it may be to imagine, what happens in the Daintree Rainforest affects what happens on the other side of the planet.

Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquility of Earth's oldest surviving tropical rainforests and enjoy a truly sustainable eco holiday experience in Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef Over 97 per cent of land in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef is protected including areas in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests to the north, the Atherton Tablelands the Lamb Range, McAllister Ranges and Mission Beach to the south.

Thanks to boardwalk access, you can guide yourself or join a tour through these, living museums with thousands of flora, fauna and species of marsupials, reptiles, birds and butterflies that have survived natural disasters and climate change for over 135 million years Swim, paddle and explore crystal-clear rivers, volcanic lakes, and spectacular waterfalls surrounded by rainforests on the Atherton Tablelands, a short drive west of Cairns.

Various rainforest tour providers generate their own electricity, water, organic food and produce, and use sustainable practices to ensure your Cairns rainforest experience generates lots of memories but leaves only footprints The Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest gained a World Heritage Listing on the 9th of December 1988. This was a declaration of Australia's commitment to the preservation of the rainforests around Cairns and recognition of its important environmental values that it provides not only to north Queensland but the rest of the world. The Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforest area is adjacent to another World Heritage site of equal importance, Australia's Great Barrier Reef. There are few places in the world as significant and with such biodiversity as the Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest and they need to be protected for generations to come.

The Daintree rainforests are home to one of the highest populations of primitive flowering plants in the world. Of 19 primitive plant families on earth, 12 are found in the Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforests. A similar number of primitive flowering families are also found in all the rainforests of South America.

These ancient plant families may well hold the secret to a number of unanswered questions regarding the origins of the flowering plants - plants on which the human race depends for food and medicines.

One of the most well known animals living in the Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest area is the Estuarine or salt water Crocodile. This creature has been the bane of many explores and settlers in the region during the past 100 years, and it continues to be a threat to visitors to the Daintree who are unaware of the dangers associated with swimming among them in pretty rivers and billabongs.

The dinosaur like salt water crocodile is from the reptile family, and has a cold-blood system which means it needs to regulate its own body temperature closely. For this reason, it is common to see a saltwater crocodile lying still on the river banks with its mouth gaping – a cooling process to maintain body temperature between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius

The rainforests that surround Cairns, the Lamb Range, McAllister Range and the Daintree Rainforest in Australia provides one of the best examples of tropical environments in the world. It is part of a region in Tropical North Queensland called the "Wet Tropics." It receives vast amounts of rain when there is a tropical low around the months of February March; however this usually occurs in torrential downpours that last only a few hours at a time. When it's not raining, usually the sun is out in full force highlighting the vibrant colours of the rainforest and the sea.

Temps in the rainforest are surprisingly mild due to the protective canopy layer of tall trees. The air is often humid but cool. The highest recorded temperature is 36.7 degrees Celsius and the lowest recorded temperature is 8.9 degrees Celsius.

Other Interesting Daintree Businesses

If you would like to take a day tour to see the Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest and the surrounding Cairns Rainforests, rivers and waterfalls, have a look at these highly recommended day tour companies:

These Cairns day tours will pick you up from your Cairns or Port Douglas Hotel accommodation and provide you with a wealth of knowledge about the importance of preserving the rainforests and the history of the past inhabitants and the current wildlife that call the Cairns rainforests home. Some of the amazing birds in these rainforests migrate to Cairns annually from other countries and are a draw card for bird watching enthusiasts or ornithologists to study and photograph their habits.

Going on tour with a Cairns rainforest day tour operator saves you the headache of following maps and getting lost and you also get to see the best of the region as these rainforest guides know the area intimately. They provide you with enough bathroom breaks along the way and also provide morning and afternoon tea and lunch in idyllic rainforest settings. These Cairns day tour operators also have a wealth of knowledge and know where to spot the wildlife and they know where all the boardwalks and safe swimming holes are.

Have a look here for some more interesting facts on the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforests. How about spending some extended time exploring the Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforests and the Cairns Atherton Tablelands Rainforests? Have a look here are the wide choice of Holiday Accommodation in the Daintree and have a look here for accommodation on the Atherton Tablelands

Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest Weddings

Cairns Resorts Weddings - Holiday resort weddings are romantic and uncomplicated and your wedding guests just love to use the excuse to travel to the north Queensland tropics to attend your wedding ceremony and make a holiday out of it especially if its winter in the southern states of Australia.

Hand picked resorts in Cairns and the Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforest offer wedding packages to suit all couples' budgets, hopes, dreams and memories. Having your wedding in Cairns and Cape Tribulation can have huge financial savings when compared to customary weddings in your home town. Your Cairns wedding would be a unique and inspirational ceremony and dream honeymoon, for a fraction of the cost of a traditional home town wedding. Register Your Wedding and see how you can save yourselves a lot of money and at the same time enjoy a holiday in the tropics with your family and friends.

General Daintree Information

Daintree Village Tourism - The Daintree Village Tourism Association is a voluntary body comprising tourism operators and service providers within the travel industry operating between the Daintree River and the Mossman River north of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland

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Bruce Belchers Daintree River Cruises
  • Departs From: Daintree River
  • Duration: 1 Hour

• Freshly Brewed Daintree Tea or Coffee or slushy for the kids • Meat Pie and can of soft drink on Lunch cruise only • Last tour of the day a cold glass of wine or beer and some nibbles • Comfortable, padded Seating with Plastic screens in wet weather • Informative Commentary • 200m garden and mangrove walk

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Wilderness Eco Safaris - North Queensland
  • Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Beaches
  • Duration: 8AM - 5PM

A rainforest adventure for the true naturalist that wants to see the real rugged raw rainforests of Cairns and the secrets that they hold. Traverse Mountain trails in a four wheel drive with six other guests and swim in pristine rivers and swimming holes. Spot the rare White Kangaroo in the Land of the Giants or see your guide handle a huge scrub python, learn about the healing properties of the flora and fauna that surrounds you and relax and enjoy a ploughman's lunch in the serenity of the Cairns Rainforests. Wilderness Eco Safaris have Exclusive Restricted Access permits so you are visiting areas of vital research importance.

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Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Thala Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Clifton B
  • Duration: 12 hours approx

Environmental driver / guide, Courtesy Hotel pickup & return, National Park Fees, 1 hour Daintree River Cruise, Morning Tea, Guided National Park, Elevated Boardwalks, Small & Personalised Tours, The 4WD Bloomfield Track, Hand Feed Kangaroos, A freshwater swim at Emmagen Creek Tropical BBQ Lunch(specify dietary requirements) Walk on Cape Tribulation Beach Cable Ferry Crossing and more

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Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest
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  • Duration: 11 Hours

Small group day tour visit Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Park, enjoy a river cruise spotting crocodiles, visit the Daintree Discovery Centre Aerial Walkway Canopy Tower, and see the majestic Cape Tribulation beaches and lookouts, all meals included.

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Daintree Dreamtime
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  • Duration: 10 Hours

A casual scenic coach tour to see the Daintree village and cruise along the wild Daintree river to spot ferocious saltwater crocodiles, guided walk and swim Mossman Gorge, Crocodile attack show, Koala and Cassowary feeding, small group day tour

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BTS Daintree Cape Tribulation Tour
  • Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Port Douglas
  • Duration: 10-12 Hours Approx

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Greater Wilderness
  • Departs From: Lot 52 Cape Tribulation Road

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Tropics Explorer Cape Tribulation Day Tour
  • Departs From: Cairns

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Daintree Discovery Full Day Tours
  • Departs From: Port Douglas
  • Duration: Full Day

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Daintree & Cape Tribualtion - Day Tour
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Cape Tribulation Jungle Tours GO TROPPO Tour
  • Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Cairns Beaches
  • Duration: 12 hours approx

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Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Wildlife
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Daintree Walkabout
  • Departs From: Port Douglas
  • Duration: 8 Hours

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Deluxe Room at Bloomfield Lodge

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Bloomfield Lodge

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Freshwater Swimming Spots

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Heritage Lodge and Spa Daintree

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Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa

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Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa Resort

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Daintree Crocodylus Village

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Daintree Crocodylus Village

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Silky Oaks Rainforest Lodge

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Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa

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Ferntree Rainforest Resort

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Relax on the Deck!

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Wait a While Daintree Retreat

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Red Mill House B&B Daintree

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Red Mill House Bed & Breakfast Daintree

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Swimming Pool

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Cockatoo Hill Retreat Daintree

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