Daintree Rainforest (Australia)

Daintree Rainforest Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Daintree Rainforest Observatory

Ancient Australian rainforest

Daintree National Park covers a rainforest found in northern Queensland, Australia
More than 100 million years old and home to enormous biodiversity
Hike the trails, do river tours, kayak or drive your way around

In the far north of Queensland, at a several hours drive from Cairns and north of Port Douglas, you will find Daintree Rainforest. This National Park of Australia is the largest in Australia and covers an area of about 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) along the coast.

The park is renowned for its biodiversity, as typically proven by statistics saying that it contains 90% of the bat and butterfly species of Australia (not sure why these are grouped together at all!), 7% of bird species, more than ten thousand insect species, etc. The age of the rainforest ecoystem is estimated at at least more than 100 million years old and quite a few of the species you find here are native to the area (for instance the prehistoric Cassowary bird).

Of course that doesn't mean that you should come to Daintree only if you are a biologist, as at the end of the day Daintree is a highly scenic place featuring mountains, rivers, beaches, swaps and mangroves, great coastal views and of course thick forests - everybody will find something to enjoy here.

There are many ways to explore the park and you can head on to the trails yourself, but activities that get organised here include coastal kayaking, (Daintree) River tours focussing on crocodiles or the mangroves, by car... [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Daintree Rainforest is a region in Australia. It is situated at an altitude of 69ft and the best airport to fly into is CNS (Cairns, Cairns)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD)

Daintree Rainforest Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

88 88 86 84 81 79 77 79 82 84 88 88

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

10 11.5 9.6 5 2.7 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.6 1 3.9 7.2

More Daintree Rainforest travel resources

You can check out the Wikitravel on Daintree, as well as the more extensive Destination Daintree. If you are looking to book some sort of activity, it seems Daintreerainforest.com is a useful resource.

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