‘Fascinating' is a word often used to describe the Daintree Rainforest, and for good reason! This incredible rainforest is a paradise for nature lovers as the rich vegetation and thriving wildlife allow you to get lost in the beauty of this natural park.
The Daintree Rainforest spreads across 1200km² of ground and is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in Queensland north-eastern Australia. The vibrant green forest creates a great setting for photographs, but even pictures cannot translate the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you during your visit. There are many trails and boardwalks that spread throughout the park, providing visitors with the unique opportunity to go and explore the heart of the rainforest, these walks allow you to see some of the world’s most diverse range of trees and plants.
The Marrdja Boardwalk is among the most accessible, and most interesting of all these trails. It is a looped walk that begins and ends at Oliver’s Creek, a glistening stream that emerges from beneath the thick rainforest canopy. Since it is only 1.2km in length and is entirely wheelchair accessible, many people don’t expect much of the trail, but although the walk is short, it will take you on a 350-million-year journey through the park’s history. The informative signs along the boardwalk will teach you of this land from prehistoric times, and as you walk you will find the signs explaining that this rainforest is one of the only places on earth to still be preserving many ancient trees.
What makes this walk even more incredible is that as you go along, you will be able to see living specimens of each significant stage of plant evolutions over the last 350 million years. The constantly changing scenery and vegetation along this boardwalk are captivating, and will keep you enthralled as you stroll along the incredible Marrdja Boardwalk. On the way you will come across a viewing platform which looks out over Noah Creek, providing you with a great chance to take some photos and you may even catch sight of a few crocodiles lurking in the waters.
A visit to the Daintree Rainforest will reward you with some great sightings of wildlife, with thousands of fluttering butterflies and soaring birds, to rare glimpses of goannas and Australia’s famous Kangaroos. You’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience exploring this vast and fascinating National Park.