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5
September
2018

Why is the Daintree Rainforest Special?

The World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest is located north of Cairns in the tropical land of Queensland. It is famous throughout the world and brings more than 400,000 visitors of travellers to Australia annually. But why is it so special? It is Big and Ancient It is one of the oldest rainforests in the world, dating back 180 million years. This is roughly 10 million years older than the famous Amazon Rainforest. The Kuky Yalanji people, a community of the aboriginals, have reportedly lived within the area for thousands of years. It is where the rainforest meets the reef, the […]

   
  
3
August
2018

The Eco Accredited River Cruise on the Daintree River

The Daintree River winds its way through the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree Rainforest. As a result, it is home to some of the richest collection of animal species in the country and incredible scenery that dates back thousands and thousands of years. While in the area, keep your eyes peeled for Australia’s beloved marsupials, including kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies, as well as colourful birds, reptiles, frogs, and insects. Around every twist and turn, you’ll be greeted by a new, mesmerising sight, taking in ancient plant species and a host of different wildlife habitats. One of the best […]

   
  
28
June
2018

Why You Should Visit Mossman Gorge

The Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests in the world, playing host to a number of ancient natural monuments and weather-carved landmarks. The Mossman Gorge sits in the centre of the forest, less than 100km from the busy city streets of Cairns. Around the gorge, a haven of lush wildlife and natural scenery makes it a great spot to learn more about this kind of ecosystem while trying out some adventurous pursuits. The Mossman River flows over granite boulders that pepper the gorge, creating a unique and often surreal landscape that weaves through the middle of the forest. […]

   
  
12
May
2018

Types of Accommodation at the Cape Tribulation Beach House

Cape Tribulation is one of the only places in the world where ancient rainforest meets ocean. Here, the centuries-old Daintree Rainforest connects up with the world-famous Great Barrier Reef to make an exceptional segment of coastline known for its incredible scenery and action-packed adventures. Everything here is set against a magical backdrop of impossibly blue waters and lush rainforest. At the heart of it all lies the Cape Tribulation Beach House, which provides guests with direct access to the surrounding scenery and a number of the region’s relaxing activities. The beach house is spread out over seven acres of land […]

   
  
27
March
2018

Things to Do in Port Douglas

The laidback marina town of Port Douglas sits alongside the ancient expanse of the Daintree Rainforest. Here, visitors can indulge in a range of activities, from canopy tours amongst ancient trees to classy dinners overlooking the fishing port. Here are some of the best things to do if you find yourself in town. 1. Explore the Underwater World The waters surrounding the Daintree Rainforest are home to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, so you can only imagine the incredible display of marine life that thrives here. Visitors can dip below the surface of the water on a scuba diving or […]

   
  
27
February
2018

Admiring the Stunning Views from Alexandra Lookout

The Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest forests in the world and boasts plenty of native and exotic plant and animal species. The surrounding landscape is home to some breath-taking natural wonders, many of which can be soaked up from the excellent vantage point of Alexandra Lookout. Set ten minutes from the picturesque flow of the Daintree River on the way to Cape Tribulation, the lookout is also known as Walu Wugirriga by the local indigenous tribes – the word directly translates as “look about”, and you can do just that from the hotspot. From the lookout, visitors can […]

   
  
22
January
2018

Jungle Surfing in the Daintree Rainforest

Encompassing lush rainforest and incredible views out across the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest landscapes in Australia as well as one of the most unique. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Listed area, it promises an eclectic mix of flora, fauna, and beautiful backdrops. But it’s not just natural scenery that keeps visitors busy here. There is also a selection of adventurous activities you can get stuck into, particularly if you’re looking to explore the rainforest from a different perspective. Like Jungle Surfing, which is one of the go-to activities in the region. While whizzing […]

   
  
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 […]

   
  
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