Wildlife Found in the Daintree

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daintree wildlifeImagine walking beneath a virginal canopy of deep green breathing in the rich scent of exotic flowers bursting in the air. From the corner of your eye you capture a prehistoric looking bird perching amidst the treetops, a crocodile slip from the muddy banks and a golden orb spider leave behind a trail of silk. At the Daintree Rainforest you will be introduced to the magic and the wonder of one of the world’s oldest living rainforests, an environment abundant in evocative flora and fauna and a place steeped in folklore and fantasy.
 
All Creatures Great and Small
The cool shade of the canopy, the tall whispering trees, fresh water streams cutting through the forest floor and the wide mouthed Daintree River make it a spectacular environment for animals, reptiles and birds to thrive. Daintree Rainforest Tours will show you the secrets hidden in the trees. You can see yellow eyed saltwater crocodiles, tree kangaroos napping in the branches, playful platypus splashing in the streams and even feral pigs snuffling in the undergrowth.
 
Forest Dragons and Frogs
Reptiles are numerous in the branch and bark of the Daintree and you will be able to spot tree pythons curling around the trunks, Goanna lizards swimming over creeks and more than 50 species of brightly coloured frogs. Freshwater turtles bathe ondaintree frog the rocks and the majestic Boyd’s Forest Dragon with its dragon like coat can be found proudly perched on the forest floor.
 
Butterflies with Blue Wings
Bright butterflies will flutter through the dappled trees, the Ulysses Butterfly with its sapphire glimmering wings is one of the most iconic species you can find across Australia but on the Daintree Rainforest Tours you will see a multitude of winged beauties along with large spiders, grubs and more hanging around the numerous exotic plant species blooming beneath the branches.
 
A Bird Lovers Paradise
Bird lovers will fall head over heels with the paradise that is the Daintree rainforest. From the famous Cassowary to the sweet little sugar glider, the incredibly heavy Rufous Owl and Daintree rainforest butterflythe brightly flourishing paradise kingfishers you can see a rainbow kaleidoscope of colour in the dazzling heart of the Daintree.
 
A Prehistoric Wonder
The bounty of beauty to be found thriving in the fragile ecosystem of the Daintree is simply the tip of the iceberg, you can walk through the canopies in the footsteps of flowers and trees that were around in the Jurassic period. This exciting spot on earth is as old as time and filled to the brim with stories whispering through the trees.