The Daintree Rainforest

The region referred to as ‘The Daintree Rainforest’ encompasses an area of approximately 1,200 square kilometres, from the Daintree River north to Cooktown and west to the Great Divide, representing the single largest block of tropical rainforest in Australia.

The area protected under World Heritage listing covers an area of approximately 12,000 square kilometres and stretches from Townsville to Cooktown. 75 percent of which is tropical rainforest, an area equivalent to about the size of Sydney. It is known as the Wet Tropics.

The Daintree Cape Tribulation rainforest is a World Heritage Listed area and contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened with near extinction, anywhere in the world. The Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest is a unique area, precariously balanced between the advances of development and the warnings of environmentalists.

Why visit the Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest?

• Untouched tropical rainforest jungles
• Golden beaches with calm water
• Hiking and walking trails
• Thousands of species of birds and other wildlife
• Remote wilderness
• Ecological information about the most diverse ecosystem in the world