If you thought the Amazon Rainforest was old, wait until you check out Daintree Rainforest in Queensland!

Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world and could be at least 180 million years old! Daintree is protected under UNESCO World Heritage, so you’ll expect the rainforest to be around for many more years. It’s 100 per cent worth visiting the Daintree Rainforest because there is a lot to see and do. Whether you have a day or a few days, there’s so much to explore.

What can I expect to see?

There is a variety of different landscapes to see at Daintree from the green mountains to coastal sea views of the Great Barrier Reef.

You’ll see a range of various wildlife and flora and fauna. An interesting tree is the Bumpy Satinash which has flowers coming out from the trunk and also has satinash fruit.

What animals can I see in the Daintree Rainforest?

We’re talking about a lot of birds. Daintree Rainforest is home to about half of Australia’s bird species. You can see anything from a small colourful tropical bird to a large dangerous cassowary.

Up high in the trees are small tree kangaroos where they’ll be either sleeping or munching on tree and vine leaves.

There are also a lot of reptiles you might see when in the Daintree Rainforest. Anything from the crocodile, snakes, and lizards.

What is the Daintree River?

The Daintree River weaves through the rainforest around the tall trees and lush plants from the rainforest. A great way to see more of the river is going on the one hour Daintree River cruise. This way you’ll weave through the river on a boat and spot some other animals in the water or on the riverbanks.

Can I book a tour?

There is a range of exciting tours you can book to see parts of the Daintree Rainforest, with this one being one of the most popular Daintree tours. The tour leaves from Cairns and you head straight to the Daintree River for the cruise. You’ll then go on an hour guided walk at the Marrdja Boardwalk before exploring Cape Tribulation beach and the surrounding areas. To see a beautiful view over the rainforest, you’ll go to Alexandra Range. Lastly, you’ll explore Mossman Gorge by going to Rex Lookout for coastal views.

Daintree is one of the largest rainforests in the world covering over 1,200 square kilometres! That’s just another reason to visit this beautiful, lush rainforest in Queensland. As you make your way through Marrdja Boardwalk, you’ll discover how beautiful Daintree Rainforest is. With a range of different colours of green from trees and plants and a huge number of wildlife, you’ll get lost in the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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