Is Daintree worth visiting?

What kind of a question is this? Of course the Daintree is absolutely worth visiting! It’s the world’s oldest rainforest, being 10 million years older than the mighty Amazon itself, and in that time it has evolved to become one of the world’s truly fascinating living ecosystems.

If you’re not traversing the Darwin River in search of the formidable saltwater crocodile, lazing about Cape Tribulation or taking in sweeping views from Rex Lookout, you’ll be partaking in an unforgettable Indigenous heritage walk or trekking through the lush forest on the lookout for ubiquitous animal species!

So, when you ask if the Daintree is worth visiting, the answer is always a resounding “yes!” and here are a few reasons why:

Croc-spotting cruises

Perhaps the only living thing in the Daintree older than the forest itself is the saltwater crocodile, which made its way into the forest a few million years after it first came around in prehistoric times!

They feel right at home in the Daintree, and this makes for an awesome opportunity to spot them via a Daintree River croc-spotting cruise. Yes, an experienced and knowledgeable local guide will take you down the river in search of some of these incredible animals, teaching you all about them and the other forest inhabitants along the way – it’s a truly enriching experience.

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is a seriously gorgeous beach, the kind that only a 180 million year-old rainforest could have attached to its lush forest canopy. Crossing the Daintree River and stepping out onto the Cape Tribulation shorefront is a mesmerising experience, and easily one of the world’s best beach experiences.

Kick back, relax, have a dip, even a spot of horseback riding – the beach is sure to invigorate your senses and have you wanted to laze around for longer…

Jindalba Boardwalk

The Jindalba Boardwalk is the quintessential Daintree walk, allowing you to experience some of the forest’s rich beauty and fascinating wildlife as you stroll through the vibrant flora.

Keep your eyes peeled for famous Daintree residents like the musky rat kangaroo, Bennett’s tree kangaroo or the beautiful paradise kingfisher! It’s a truly remarkable walk and one that offers the very best that the rainforest has to offer.

PKs Jungle Village

PK’s is the ideal place to rest your head after a big day’s forest exploring, with an outdoor pool, bar/bistro and super cosy dorm or private cabin accommodation.

 

 

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