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 Daintree Rainforest boardwalks, eyes peeled to glimpse a southern cassowary and his chicks. Be dwarfed by king ferns, cruise the river for prehistoric crocodiles. Join a Daintree Rainforest tour and learn about the rich biological diversity and evolutionary history as you venture deep into the forest.

Seek out adventure in secret swimming holes and ride or hike your way through the Daintree Rainforest by day, then relax in luxury in your off-grid rainforest retreat by night.

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