The Daintree rainforest is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,502 km northwest of Brisbane and 100 km northwest of Cairns. It was founded in 1981 and is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. In 1988 it became a World Heritage Site.
Daintree National Park is a part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland, a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Daintree rainforest is known for its exceptional biodiversity, hundreds of tropical animals and unique species, as well as its remote location and quiet laid back natural environment.
As you cross the Daintree River on your way to the Daintree National Park, you quickly realize how remote and untouched this park really is. The majority of the Daintree rainforest is located off the grid, so be ready to put down your phone, and immerse yourself in the rainforest.
Daintree National Park is the only place in Australia, where the dense rainforest meets the beaches of the Great Barrier Reef. The park itself is divided into 2 sections: the Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation.
Daintree Rainforest is unspoiled by artificial structures and other impediments that are typical of mainstream visitor-management. This triumph of natural wonder and awe-inspiring beauty reveals hidden riches and inspirational insights. High quality guided interpreted walking tours showcase unique biological diversity and exceptional rainforest integrity. There is no better way to successfully engage with such elusive complexity and intricacy than through the guiding expertise of long-term human inhabitants. This vitally important extra dimension, which all but half-a-percent of visitors that cross the Daintree River ferry fail to engage, draws from the rainforest, its human voice and the intellectual property of generations of attentive inhabitants.
Daintree Rainforest access is available to discerning travellers through either a 2-hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery Tour or the 4-hour Greater Wilderness Experience. Experiencing Daintree Rainforest with a local expert explains why this privately-owned rainforest was compulsorily inscribed onto the World Heritage List and why Australia’s World Heritage prospects were substantively enriched with its strategic inclusion. Participation also ensures that your payments contribute to conservation and protection of a global treasure. Maintaining the natural integrity of the World Heritage landscape means that access is NOT universally available and may be unsuitable for some with mobility limitations. Wildlife sightings are also unpredictable, so participants must accept the risks of a genuine wilderness experience.
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