The Daintree Rainforest is a lush rainforest where you can spot hundreds of Australian wildlife. The Daintree is over 135 million years old and is the oldest rainforest in the world.
Even though the Daintree Rainforest is huge, you only need about two days to explore! You will see the main highlights of the rainforest, but you can always spend a couple of more days to see more of the rainforest and places nearby.
If you can only do one day, there is lucky a one day tour where you explore the Daintree and Cape Tribulation!
Whether you stay in the Daintree for two days or longer, here is a list of places and activities you can do during your trip.
Aboriginal heritage walk
Learn about the Kuku Yalanji people and how they use the Daintree environment. You will learn about foods and medicines they use from the surrounding areas, and you will even get to try some bush tucker.
Daintree River cruise
The Daintree River cruise is about 60 to 90 minutes long where you see unique and ancient trees along the river. This is also your chance where you may spot Australian wildlife, one of the most famous being the saltwater crocodile!
The best time to go on the cruise is around the wet season (November to April). You will be expecting rain, but there are less people this time of year and the river is fuller from the rain. You will also more likely see the crocs sunbaking up on the riverbanks.
Cape Tribulation has one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. It’s also the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage Sites meet! These two sites are the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Walks through the Daintree
The Daintree has quite a few different walks you can do to explore different parts of the rainforest. These walks can range anywhere from 45 minutes to six hours. The popular walks through the Daintree include the Marradja Boardwalk and the Jindalba Boardwalk, both taking around 45 minutes to complete.
When you spend a couple of days in the Daintree Rainforest, you start to understand why it is one of Australia’s most popular attractions.
Do you plan to stay for two days or up to a week and what do you plan to do during your trip?
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