What is the weather like in the Daintree?

What is the weather like in the Daintree?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/09/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Daintree is a beautiful lush rainforest with warm weather all year round.

Much like the rest of Far North Queensland, the climate in the Daintree region is tropical throughout the year. You can expect most of the year to be rather warm, especially during the day.

Daintree experiences only two seasons in the year, the wet season, and the dry season.

What is the wet season?

The wet season is between December to April every year. This time of year, it can get very humid and hot, but since you’re in the rainforest, the trees keep everything a lot cooler.

Also called the rainy season and the green season, the wet season you should expect a lot of rain. Because of the rain, the rainforest becomes extremely lush and beautiful.

What is the dry season?

As you can expect, it’s the opposite of the wet season, so there won’t be any rain. The dry season is the other half of the year and is between May to November. Typically, these are the cooler months of the year.

Some of the early mornings and evenings, especially in June and July, it can get as low as 16 degrees Celsius. During the days in the dry season, it can be anywhere from 25 to 31 degrees Celsius.

When is the best time to visit the Daintree?

The best time to visit Daintree is during the dry season. This time of year is perfect as you won’t need to worry about the rain. You also avoid the hotter temperatures and the high humidity.

Overall, the weather is more pleasant, especially when you want to spend a day exploring the lush rainforest.

What can I do in the Daintree Rainforest?

The Daintree Rainforest is full of fun adventures. As it’s the oldest rainforest in the world (about 180 million years old!), you can just imagine how much there is to see.

Take a walk

There are many walking trails you can do in Daintree Rainforest. A great self-guided walk is the Marrdja Boardwalk. Explore the beauty of the ancient rainforest on a 45 minute walk.

Go on the river cruise

Part of the rainforest is the Daintree River. This river weaves itself through all the lush and tall trees. Luckily for you, there is a river cruise you can go on to explore the inner parts of the rainforest and river. This cruise is a great chance for you to spot some crocodiles in the river.

Go wildlife spotting

As you’re walking through the rainforest, try to spot some of the many wildlife! Daintree Rainforest is the home to half of Australia’s birds. You might be able to spot anything from the large and dangerous cassowary, or just cute little colourful birds. Or you can try spotting some of the many different reptiles like snakes, crocodiles, and lizards.

The Daintree is great to visit all year round with the warmer temperatures. No matter when you come to visit, you’ll be around green trees and plants.

A great way to see Daintree and some surrounding areas, we suggest booking a one day tour! The tour takes you through all parts of the Daintree Rainforest. You’ll see the river, and you get to go to the beautiful Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge.

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.