Daintree Rainforest

Disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with Mother Nature when you explore the ancient Daintree Rainforest.

The Daintree Rainforest is a breathtaking natural marvel estimated to be around 135 million years old, the oldest living rainforest on earth, surpassing even the Amazon when it comes to seniority. It is also the only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites meet, the rainforest and the reef. When you visit this area, the land of the Yalanji people, you will be inspired by the diversity of the flora and fauna and marvel at the distinct landscapes that have been in existence since Australia was still part of Gondwana.

Spanning over 17,000ha (that’s roughly 162 Sydney Harbours), the Daintree Rainforest is the most unique ecosystem in the world. Meander along rainforest boardwalks, eyes peeled to glimpse a southern cassowary and his chicks. Be dwarfed by king ferns, cruise the river for prehistoric crocodiles .Take a guided tour and learn about the rich biological diversity and evolutionary history as you venture deeper into the forest.

For the adventure lovers, seek out secret swimming holes, swing through the jungle, ride or hike your way through the Daintree Rainforest by day, then fall asleep in your rainforest bungalow just to do it all again the next day. There is just so much to explore if you want to do it all. It’s not all thongs and sarongs, though – for the luxury lovers, the Daintree Rainforest is peppered with properties certainly boast all the special touches, in addition to being off the grid enough to truly switch off and relax.

Whichever way you to choose to explore, the Daintree Rainforest is a magical, majestic and very special part of the world.

Check out our listings below for inspo on everything from accommodation options, to things to do and places to eat and drink in the Daintree Rainforest.

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