Tips & Articles

6
December
2017

Why You Should Visit Rex Lookout

Set between Cairns and Port Douglas, Rex Lookout promises breathtaking views across the ocean and Trinity Bay that languishes below. It’s the perfect place to stop for a photo opportunity while driving around the area. For beach lovers, the spectacular panorama across the surrounding scenery is definitely worth breaking up your journey for. Today, hang gliders flock to the area, using the high vantage point to jump off from, but it’s also a popular meeting place for weekend travellers and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a while. Complete with a stunning coastline, impossibly […]

   
  
31
October
2017

Swimming Holes of the Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest boasts an exquisite mix of lush rainforest scenery and ancient landscapes. As one of the oldest rainforests of its kind in the world, it promises a whole host of history, as well as an incredible selection of animals and plant life to explore. But one of the most iconic things about the Daintree Rainforest is its selection of swimming holes. These refreshing spots are perfect for cooling off in after a hard day’s hiking and exploring. Here are some of the best swimming spots in the region. Mossman Gorge Set in the surroundings of the Daintree Rainforest […]

   
  
5
October
2017

The Freshwater Streams of the Daintree River

The Daintree River courses through the lush surrounds of the Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest and most popular natural attractions in Australia. It rises in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest near stunning Cape Tribulation, and is set in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics of Queensland. The area and river boasts hundreds of years of history, but it remains an important destination for visitors in the present day, too. Here, you can take cruises down the river, spotting the native flora and fauna as you go, wander along the banks and discover ancient trees […]

   
  
4
September
2017

The Pretty Plant Life of Cape Tribulation and Beyond

The Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef in a part of the coastline known as Cape Tribulation. This spot is unique, in that it boasts all the characteristics of a beachside resort, with pristine sands and sparkling shallows, as well as a tropical rainforest packed full of native wildlife. Primitive Plant Species The majority of the world’s nineteen primitive plant families can be found in the Daintree Rainforest and its surrounding regions, making it one of the oldest rainforests in the entire world. Today, you can still find a primitive she-oak called Gymnostoma australianum, which is a pine-like tree […]

   
  
9
August
2017

What to Do Around Trinity bay

The Daintree Rainforest is unique in that it is one of the only rainforests in the world that gently slopes into the ocean. Trinity Bay marks one of the key spots where this happens, rolling out in a paradise show of pristine white sands and shimmering blue waters. Situated just a stone’s throw from the Great Barrier Reef, the water surrounding the bay is home to a colourful selection of marine life and fascinating corals. It sits at the end of the Mossman River, marking the point where the cascading water trickles into the sea. This unique set of natural […]

   
  
13
July
2017

The Indigenous Smoking Ceremonies of the Daintree Rainforest

Travelling to Cairns and north Queensland wouldn’t be complete without delving deep into the Aboriginal culture that imbues the area and has done for thousands of years. The ancestral past is still visible throughout the lush region, where centuries-old secrets languish amongst rainforest scenery and incredible landscapes. There are numerous tribes that call the area home, particularly in the Daintree Rainforest, one of north Queensland’s most popular natural attractions. Here, there is unique coastal scenery thanks to the three diverse eco-systems that make it up. In a small area, you can expect to see sprawling white sands of beaches, mangroves, […]

   
  
21
June
2017

The Cassowaries of the Daintree Rainforest

Cassowaries are lovingly known as the guardians of the rainforest because they disperse seeds throughout the forest, keeping more than 150 types of native plants and trees alive. But what exactly is a cassowary? These magnificent birds boast rich black plumage and are part of the same bird family as the emu, ostrich, and Kiwi. Growing up to 1.8 metres tall, they are impressive and beautiful – but can also be dangerous if you spot them around breeding season as they are very protective over their young. You can find cassowaries in the lush canopies of the Daintree Rainforest in […]

   
  
30
May
2017

The History and Views of Rex Lookout

Tucked away near the lush confines of the Daintree Rainforest, Rex Lookout offers spectacular views over Cape Tribulation and out onto the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders. You’ll find the lookout on the drive between Cairns and Port Douglas, making it the perfect place for a pitstop if you’re taking a long drive between the two popular destinations. From the excellent vantage point, you can look out over Trinity Bay below and watch the hang gliders as they jump off and float away across the blue skies. Don’t forget your camera here, as the […]

   
  
2
May
2017

Exploring Plantlife and the Past at Marrdja Boardwalk

The Daintree Rainforest boasts an ancient collection of trees and beautiful vegetation. There are numerous trails that weave their way through the undergrowth, including the picturesque Marrdja Boardwalk. The name Marrdja comes from the Kuku Yalanji people and means rainforest walk, while the boardwalk itself loops around Oliver Creek alongside a sparkling mountain stream that sits beneath the lush canopy of rainforest trees. Along the route, there are various signs that educate visitors on the evolution of the Daintree Coast and its resident plants, as well as deeper guides to the two main habitats that characterise the area – rainforests […]

   
  
13
April
2017

Things to Do on Cooya Beach

The Daintree Rainforest is best-known for its ancient trees and lush vegetation, but that’s not all it has to offer. In fact, where the rainforest meets ocean, there are some spectacular beaches boasting pristine sands and sparkling turquoise waters. Cooya Beach is one of these stretches of sand. Set near the mouth of the Mossman River to the north west of popular Port Douglas, it promises visitors excellent swimming and snorkelling amongst numerous other activities. It proves to be a popular hotspot for holiday homes and there are plenty of locals who live around the area. If you’re ready to […]