The Eco Accredited River Cruise on the Daintree River

The Daintree River winds its way through the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree Rainforest. As a result, it is home to some of the richest collection of animal species in the country and incredible scenery that dates back thousands and thousands of years.

While in the area, keep your eyes peeled for Australia’s beloved marsupials, including kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies, as well as colourful birds, reptiles, frogs, and insects. Around every twist and turn, you’ll be greeted by a new, mesmerising sight, taking in ancient plant species and a host of different wildlife habitats.

One of the best ways to experience everything the river has to offer is to take a cruise down it’s meandering length. This particular cruise has been showing visitors the beauty of the river since 1987 and is dedicated to bringing the animal world to life.

Every cruise is accompanied by a river guide, who will either be an expert naturalist and biologist or a keen bird watcher. Along the way, they’ll impart information about the surrounding scenery and its many native residents. They’ll try their best to point out elusive Estuarine crocodiles, snakes, butterflies, goannas, and other species as you pass through one of the most densely populated mangrove estuaries on the planet.

Since 2000, the River Cruise down the Daintree River has been Eco Tourism Accredited.

The Crocodiles of the Daintree River

The majority of visitors that head to the Daintree River are half-hoping they’ll get to catch a glimpse of Australia’s oldest creature, the crocodile. These majestic creatures bask on the shores of the river and, if they’re out and about, you’re bound to see one during the cruise. Throughout the day, the prehistoric crocs emerge from the water to laze on the river banks, so keep your eyes peeled for them.

The Birds of the Daintree River

Another exceptional sight on the Daintree River Cruise are the many species of colourful bird. The cruise route takes in a number of prolific birdwatching spots (some of which are the best in the world), including mangroves, open forest scenes, rainforests, wetlands, grasslands, and estuaries. Each habitat is home to a different collection of birds, providing a rich selection of species that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.

Exploring the Daintree River on an Eco Accredited River Cruise is the perfect way to acquaint yourself with the scenery and animal life of this incredible part of Australia.

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