Daintree Wildlife Rescue Centre

Daintree Wildlife Rescue Centre

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 09/29/2014

Reading time: 3 mins

The Daintree Rainforest is the apple of Australia’s eye when it comes to delightful places to visit in Cairns.

Under a velvet rooftop of virgin canopies you can explore the Jurassic beauty of this ancient world. Spend your days picking your way through blossoming flora, vivid colours and listening to the cry of exotic birds overhead.

A Wonder of Wildlife

The Daintree Rainforest is packed with an exciting range of wildlife from bright painted butterflies to swamp wallaby. Search the overhead for the elusive little red flying fox. Tours into the heart of the wilderness of Daintree can introduce you to many rare sights. Watch platypus splashing in the clear water streams and forest dragons scuttling along the mossy floor. As the sun starts to set laughing tree frogs appear, softly croaking the branches.

Working to Conserve the Natural World

Conserving the natural world is an essential part of conscious tourism. This is why the Daintree Wildlife Rescue Centre is on hand. Mother Nature can serve a cruel hand at times and for many animals the balance of life and death can be fickle. Yet with the advent of the Daintree Wildlife Rescue Centre animals that are sick, abandoned or in need can be taken care of. Whether it’s a bird with a broken wing or even a snake too sick to slither, the dedicated and highly passionate volunteers are committed to nursing these creatures. Animals are cared for until they are healthy enough to be released back into the wild.

Being Eco Conscious on the Forest Floor

When visiting the Daintree Rainforest leave domestic pets at home and be sure not to share your picnic with the local animals. Leaving litter can also be harmful to the delicate ecological balance and can be a risk to the local wildlife. If everyone works together the Daintree Rainforest can stay bright, beautiful and flooded with wonder for another million years.

Protect the Pristine Splendour Together

For those visiting the pristine splendour of the Daintree Rainforest it helps to keep ecologically aware. As humans we have a duty to the world we live in to care for and protect it. When exploring the natural bounty of Daintree you should remain aware of your surroundings. If you happen to stumble across an injured or orphaned animal make sure that you keep a respective distance and call for help from the Daintree Wildlife Rescue Centre. You can do your part to reduce the risks for all mammals, birds and reptiles that make their home in Daintree by treading with care through the forest.

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.