Walking and Hiking

Walking and Hiking in the Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world. It’s worth a walk through during your visit!

The Daintree Rainforest is one of Australia’s top attractions. It’s one of the largest rainforests in the country and there are countless of activities and wildlife to see. The rainforest is located in the top end of Queensland. The Daintree is about a two hour drive from Cairns or an hour and half drive from Port Douglas.

How long is the walk at Daintree?

Marrdja Boardwalk

The Marrdja Boardwalk is about 45 minutes long. This walk is a popular one among travellers who visit Daintree. When following the boardwalk, you will hit Oliver Creek. At Oliver Creek there are Australian wildlife like crocodiles and birds. It was also believed dinosaurs once walked through this area because there are plants and species which date back to the Jurassic times.

Myall Beach to Cape Tribulation Beach

Go from one beach to another on this walk. This hour and half round trip will take you through the Daintree Rainforest. The walk then takes you over the Cape Tribulation headland and towards Cape Tribulation Beach. When you have reached the end, be sure to enjoy Cape Tribulation Beach. You could take a stroll along the beach and take in the views of the ocean. Once you have explored the beach, you can retrace your steps back through the rainforest. Or if you want a different walk back, you can go along the road.

Jindalba Boardwalk

Follow the boardwalk and explore the Daintree Rainforest. This walk takes about 45 minutes to complete. You might spot a tree kangaroo, a kingfisher or a rat kangaroo while walking along the boardwalk. There are informative signs along the walk so don’t forget to stop and read a few of them along the way.

Mount Sorrow Ridge

Mount Sorrow Ridge is considered more of a hike than a walk as it takes about six hours to complete. This hike is recommended for those who are more experienced due to the length and challenge of the trip. The hike starts from the National Park Office in Cape Tribulation. From the office you can collect a map of the area showing you where to go. You’ll go up into the mountains behind Cape Tribulation.

Dibiji Boardwalk

This one-hour walk will take you through the Daintree Rainforest and mangroves. Along the way you’ll be able to stop to read some signs. These signs will teach you more about the plants and wildlife in the area.

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