Stretching for over 500 kilometres along Tropical North Queensland’s coastline, the Daintree Rainforest is the oldest continually surviving rainforest on earth and once covered the entire Australian continent.
The Daintree Rainforest is home to one of the world’s largest flightless birds, the Southern Cassowary and to Australia’s most primitive kangaroo, the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo.
Approximately 3000 different plant species from 210 families are found in the rainforest. Some of the trees found here are more than 3000 years old. The tallest trees in the forest reach up to 60 meters.
The Daintree Rainforest provides one of the best examples of a tropical environment in the world. It receives vast amounts of rain; however, this usually occurs in torrential downpours that last only a few hours at a time. When it’s not raining, usually the sun is out in full force highlighting the vibrant colours of the rainforest and the sea.
The rainforest has about 120 days of rain per year, with an average of 2013 mm falling per year.
You can explore the magnificence of the world heritage listed area by joining a day tour with interpretive guide or a self-driving excursion.