What can you do in the Daintree Rainforest in the summer?

What can you do in the Daintree Rainforest in the summer?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/11/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

As one of the most beautiful regions in all Australia, the tropical wilderness of the Daintree Rainforest is truly worth the visit.

Packed full of bright greenery, with ancient plant life and unique animals hidden about the region, the Daintree Rainforest covers 1,200 square kilometres of the tropical region. There is plenty to see and do within this lush rainforest world in summer!

  • Cruise down the Daintree River

    One of the best activities to enjoy in the Daintree is cruising down the Daintree River, mainly to see the local resident saltwater crocodiles that roam the waters. These prehistoric creatures have been around for 65 million years and are at the top of the food chain in the rainforest. The professional cruise guides you down the river and details the history and fascinating facts about the Daintree, as well as showcasing the crocodiles in their natural environment.

  • Explore Mossman Gorge

    Mossman Gorge, Queensland

    One of the most picturesque locations in the Daintree National Park is the magnificent Mossman Gorge, boasting clear waters that cascade over the granite boulders of the Mossman River. Make sure to bring your bathers, as the cooling off in the freshwater swimming pools is a completely tranquil experience. Take a stroll along the boardwalk through the lower rainforest canopy beforehand, before cooling off in the crystal-clear waters with a swim!

  • Enjoy a Night Walk

    If you are staying the night in one of the hostels or cabins of the Daintree Rainforest, why not enjoy a night adventure? Instead of settling in for an early night inside, lace up those walking shoes and trek out to the thick rainforest region after dusk! Here the professional guides can show you some of the most interesting plants and animals that only emerge at night, giving you an entirely different rainforest experience than the daytime!

  • See Cape Tribulation

    Cape Tribulation is the must-see attraction in the Daintree Rainforest. The beachfront is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the only place in the world where two world heritage listed spots, the rainforest and the reef, meet! One of the best times to visit this beachfront it at sunrise or sunset, so you can park yourself on the soft sands and marvel at the soft pink glow light up the entire region!

  • Learn about the history

    Originally owned by the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people, the Daintree National Park has a long history with this community. Visit one of the visitor centres to learn more about the community, where the interactive multi-media informational centres detail the past and present of the community, showcasing the spiritual connection the people have with the rainforest. The experience will help you understand the importance of this landscape even more when travelling through it!

Related article: Can you swim at Cape Tribulation?

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.