Can you swim in the Daintree Rainforest?

Yes! And there are some awesome swimming spots in the Daintree Rainforest for you to explore!

Sure, there are some beautiful beaches nearby but sometimes you just want to jump into a river or lake. There are a few awesome reasons why you should head to the Daintree for a swim, and we’ll tell you why!

  • More Shade

    The great thing about rainforest swimming is that there is a whole lot of trees providing a whole lot of shade! Don’t sit outside baking in the sun begging to be sun burnt. The trees provide a nice amount of shade for you to relax in, while the warm air prevents you from getting cold. Don’t forget you still need sun protection though! Just because you’re not out on the sand doesn’t mean that you can get away without hats and sunscreen.

  • Less tourists

    So close to the famous Port Douglas most tourists head down to the beaches on hot days, and they can become crowded. Head into the rainforest though and you’ll find locals enjoying the clear fresh water. Plus, if you’re lucky, you might discover a secret getaway by following a few locals down the paths.

  • Fresh Water

    If there is one downside to the beach, it is 100% the salt water. Your hair gets crusty and knotted, your skin dries out and it stings like hell if you get it in your eyes. The Daintree swimming spots are fresh water, so you don’t to worry about the yucky feeling of being covered in salt.

  • No boats or Jetskis

    We don’t know how they’d get in, but we’d like to see them try! Secluded rainforest swimming spots are safe away from motorised vehicles. They are much quieter and far more relaxing than listening to roaring motors all day.

  • Great Picnics!

    With no sand to get all over you and your food, these swimming spots are great places for a picnic! Take your food for the day and enjoy your lunch without the crunch of sand in your teeth.

  • No Sand

    Okay lets face it, sand isn’t good for much other than sandcastles. It gets in your hair, it gets in your bathers, it manages to get everywhere! Swimming in the Daintree the worst you’ll have to deal with is a leaf or two, and they certainly aren’t hard to remove.

  • Waterfalls

    There’s something so romantic about swimming under a waterfall. The soft trickle provides a relaxing soundtrack for your day and keeps the water gently flowing in the pool. Plus, if your body is feeling sore, waterfalls provide great shoulder massages. Bonus!

If you’re feeling relaxed just thinking about swimming in the Daintree we can see why! If you’re ready to go out swimming, check out our list of the best swimming holes in the Daintree.

Enhance your trip to the Daintree Rainforest with a tour. Book onto our 2-day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Tour to see all the best this beautiful place has to offer!

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