Daintree National Park

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest living rainforest on Earth - older than the Amazon Rainforest by 65 million years!

Housed by the Daintree National Park, this untouched beauty has often been referred to as a "living museum".

Stretching from the Mossman Gorge to the Bloomfield River, the Daintree Rainforest is World Heritage listed and covers approximately 1200 square kilometres - the largest area of tropial rainforest on the Australian mainland.

Popular not only to nature enthusiasts, the Daintree National Park attracts many tourists to the region for a glimpse of the rare and spectacular plant and animal life that can only be found in the Daintree Rainforest. Don't forget to book accommodation in Daintree.

Things to do at the Daintree

Daintree Rainforest massageThe Daintree National Park is a tourist's dream. Catering to all types of holiday makers, from backpackers to those wanting a taste of luxury, whether you want to relax, explore or get a thrill, the Daintree can provide it all.

Walking and climbing trails are a popular choice for those wanting to experience the beauty of nature first hand, however if you prefer to go faster there are plenty of off road four wheel drive tours available, or you can take the scenic route, hire a car and drive through the winding roads abound with lush forest.

There are also great facilities to get a birds eye view - walk through the canopy tower or aerial walkway at the Daintree Discovery Centre, a great tourist destination for those wanting to learn about the magnificent eco system of the rainforest whilst having fun and seeing the sights.

Jungle Surfing in the Daintree

Jungle Surfing

Book Port Douglas Tours OnlineJungle Surfing is a unique and exhilarating way to experience the beauty of the world renowned Daintree Rainforest. Jungle Surfing offers unparalleled access to the heart of the Daintree from the bustling forest floor to the giants that tower above the canopy.


Port Douglas Heli Scenic Flights

Port Douglas Heli Scenic Flights

Book Port Douglas Tours OnlineThese exclusive flights will carry you over picturesque Port Douglas and its inspiring surrounds. Enjoy the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforests and outback to The Great Dividing Range.

Choose from a variety of scenic flights that are coupled with amazing activities including flying over the Great Barrier Reef with scuba diving, landing on solitary sand cays and untouched islands, exploring the Coral Sea and more - click to see the whole range of scenic helicopter flights!


Day Tours through the Daintree and Beyond

Small-Group Kuranda Village, Skyrail Cableway and Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

Small-Group Kuranda Village, Skyrail Cableway and Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

More InfoEnjoy a small-group tour of Kuranda departing from Port Douglas. Visit the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Enjoy a journey to Kuranda over some of the oldest rainforest on earth. Explore the 'village in the rainforest' colorful arts and crafts markets and a trip to Cairns on one of the most spectacular rail journeys in Australia. Head home via the beautiful Palm Cove for a signature cocktail over looking the palm fringed beach before arriving back at your departure point late afternoon.


Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Port Douglas

More Info Experience the rainforest beauty of Far North Queensland on a scenic day trip from Port Douglas. Ride the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and choose from a variety of options including the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Port Douglas

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Port Douglas

More Info Enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest as you soar above the canopy aboard the Skyrail on a day trip to Kuranda from Port Douglas. Choose from a variety of options including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park or the popular Rainforestation Nature Park.


Daintree Eco-Lodge & Spa

Daintree Rainforest massageLocated between two World Heritage Areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest (the world’s oldest rainforest, 65 million years older than the Amazon), the Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is one of the most awarded eco destinations in the world with over 40 national and international awards.

Their Boutique Bayan (Tree Houses) are encircled by the Daintree Rainforest. Taste unique Indigenous cuisine at the Julaymba Restaurant, treat yourself to an Julay Binalbu (Aboriginal art class) or be pampered in the world-class spa whilst undertaking a Walbul Walbul (Butterfly Spa Treatment) - the ultimate Indigenous Australian experience!

Experience the interpersonal interaction with the local Kuku Yalanji culture, whilst immersing yourself in their traditional lands… the world’s oldest living race in the world’s oldest living rainforest.

Voted 'World’s Leading Ecolodge' (World Travel Awards) and 'Best Spa on the Continent' (World Spa Awards), the Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is easily accessible (only 40 minutes from the centre of Port Douglas) with year-round access.

For more information, visit, or call (07) 4098 6100. You can check availability and book a stay here.

The Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest massageVisit the Daintree National Park and get a massage at the base of a gentle waterfall, explore the many walking trails throughout the rainforest to see the beauty of the rainforest or go off-road driving through the Bloomfield Track - the Daintree has something for everyone.

Named after Richard Daintree, a pioneering Australian geologist and photographer, the Daintree Rainforest's significance was highlighted in 1988 when specific areas of the rainforest were added to the World Heritage List.

See our Daintree National Park picture tour to see the beauty of the rainforest.

Over 135 million years old, the Daintree Rainforest is home to the largest variety of plant and animal species that are endangered or rare, it is alive with bio-diversity, and is habitat to 30% of all frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, as well as 65% of Australia's butterfly and bat species.

18% of Australia's bird species (roughly 430 in total) can be found in the Daintree, 13 of which are found nowhere else in the world, along with over 12,000 species of insects - all in a space that emcompasses only 0.2% of the county's landmass.

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