How many tourists visit the Daintree Rainforest each year?

How many tourists visit the Daintree Rainforest each year?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/28/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

The Daintree Rainforest is simply magical. This sprawling tropical wonderland – apart from being the world’s oldest living rainforest – is home to an abundance of ubiquitous wildlife that makes it a truly unique place to experience!

Whether you’re spotting crocs on a Daintree River cruise, chilling out on the famous Cape Tribulation or marvelling across the expanse from one of the forest’s marvellous lookouts, the Daintree Rainforest is a place that truly invigorates the body and soul.

Around 400,000 tourists visit the Daintree each year, each taking the opportunity to explore the forest’s 180 million year old canopy, forest floor and stunning boardwalks.

These are just some of the amazing adventures they partake in:


I’m no biologist, but I’m guessing one of the only things in the Daintree that’s older than the Daintree itself is the prehistoric predator known as the saltwater crocodile.

Yes, even these incredible beasts date back further than the forest itself, and still enjoy hanging about the forest’s beautiful Daintree River, where they can both sunbathe and look for a feed…

Luckily for us, we can spot these ancient animals from the relative safety of a croc-spotting cruise, where an actual biologist will teach you all about them as well as some of the other creatures inhabiting the water’s edge!

The views

Not only is the Daintree a gorgeous rainforest, but it’s also a rather mountainous region, with spectacular vistas encompassing the forest’s lush green expanse for absolute days.

For lovers of a good view, there are two fantastic places to gaze upon this expanse, with both Alexandra and Rex lookouts providing sweeping views of the surrounding forest and turquoise waters beyond!

Cape Tribulation

One of the world’s most sublime rainforests has to be adjoined to one of the world’s best beaches, right? Sure thing! And Cape Tribulation fits this notion quite wonderfully, with a dreamy shoreline and plenty of tropical goodness to have you forgetting about life back home.

All you have to do is simply meander this beach to comprehend its beauty: it’s a picture-perfect, hazy wondershore that you will never want to leave!

Marrdja Boardwalk

The Daintree is a stunning rainforest, and naturally this means that they are going to have some fantastic boardwalks. The Marrdja Boardwalk is fabulous: allow the sights and sounds of the forest to invigorate your senses – it’s the perfect place to do so.

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.

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