4 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Daintree During the Wet Season!

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Daintree During the Wet Season!

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/11/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Instead of the typical four seasons, the tropical region of the Daintree Rainforest has only two, the wet and dry.

Being a tropical paradise, the seasons all keep the lush green setting of the rainforest at its prime, with the wet season being full of rainfall, lightning storms, and plenty of humidity, whereas the dry is milder temperatures and barely any rainfall. By this comparison, the dry season is typically more popular for travellers, but we are here to convince you that the wet season is the time to travel to the Daintree Rainforest.

  • 1. A Tropical Climate

    When travelling to a tropical rainforest, feeling a tropical climate is all part of the experience. Luckily, the wet season offers no day without it, known for its hot days and heavy humidity. Fortunately, most of the rain falls during the night so you can still enjoy a trek or tour and explore during the day.

  • 2. Creeks and waterfalls are at their best

    Daintree Rainforest Waterfall

    Due to the high peak of rainfall, the waterfalls and rivers of the Daintree Rainforest are at their maximum. Visit these fabulous swimming spots and dip your toes in the cool waters to refresh after a day sightseeing through the humidity. It is also an ideal time to Jungle Surf through the greenery, as there is no greater time to see the epic waterfalls and creeks via the air than when there are at peak thunder.

  • 3. Tropical fruit

    The region of Queensland is renowned for its delicious assortment of fresh, local tropical fruit. During the wet season, there is plenty of choices to pick from, with some of the most popular summery fruits teeming the local fruit stores. From interesting choices such as jackfruit, star fruit, and mangosteen, to the classic bananas and berries! You can even do a fruit tasting tour of the region to refuel after a morning in the lush rainforest.

  • 4. Fewer crowds

    This is undoubtedly one of the main appeals for travelling in the wet season, for it is also known as the low season of the Daintree Rainforest. Due to the constant rain and common storms and floods, the wet season tends to be quieter, with a lot of the crowds waiting until the dry season starts back up again. This means the majority of the tours, accommodation, and flights are all a lot cheaper during this time, so you can enjoy a cheaper and more tranquil vacation to the Daintree!

Related article: What type of rainforest is the Daintree?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.