The Daintree is the oldest most complex tropical lowland rainforest ecosystem(s) in the world. It’s where the reef meets the rainforest.

The Daintree is within the World Heritage Wet Tropics, but just because you are within the Wet Tropics doesn’t mean you are in the Daintree Rainforest.
​The Wet Tropics starts around Townsville, stretches all the way up to Cooktown, Australia, it covers an area of 1200 km2, that’s 16x the size of Singapore!

The Wet Tropics has a huge diversity from mountain ranges, granite boulder mountain peaks, to waterfalls, to deep gorges, heavy/dense rainforest with beautiful white sandy beaches and fringing reef systems (a very very rare combination).

The Daintree is a small pocket within the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, it become popular through the re-discoveries of the idiot fruit in 1970 after it killed the farmers cows… and also as mentioned above is one of the oldest low laying rainforests in the world!

Cape Tribulation is one of a few places where the reef meets the rainforest a great place to indulge in nature!

There are many, many, different buses that visit the Daintree, you can also self drive it if you’re confident in driving. We work with tour operators that support the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, strive for Eco-friendly excursions / Sustainable Tourism.

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At Rainforest Rescue they know the value of planting seeds. Their Daintree Nursery produces over 20,000 Daintree – propagated trees and plants every year.


Rainforest Rescue has been responsible for putting over 276,000 trees back into Nature in Australia – and 33,000 overseas. Even more reason to support them!

My amazing friend/ex co-worker Scott Plume has taken most of the photos.
Check his website, Insta, or Facebook out – he’s a nature based photographer & a damm good one at that!