The Daintree Rainforest is an amazing landscape with a great diversity in flora and fauna. The emerald green vines, lush canopy, and ancient ferns are very beautiful and so unique that it inspired the movie, Avatar. This paradise has dense rainforest, gorges, waterfalls and fast flowing streams creating a colorful and rich world that is just waiting to be explored.
Interesting facts about The Daintree Rainforest.
- It is a World Heritage Site: – it was added on this list in 1988 thus protecting it this area that covers more than 12,000 km2, stretching from Townsville to Cooktown. The Daintree Rainforest is 75% rainforest with a variety of animal and plant species that researchers believe to be rare or almost extinct.
- It is a unique rainforest: – The Daintree Rainforest is the largest in Australia and it is the oldest rainforest in the world. It is estimated to be more than one hundred and eighty million years old which is way older than the Amazon rainforest. It has numerous species of wildlife and birds which include 65% of Australia’s bat and butterfly population, 30% of the country’s marsupial, frog and reptile species, more than 12,000 insect species and 18% of all the bird species in the world.
- Tourist destination: – this rainforest brings in curious tourist from all over the world who want to experience all that this destination has to offer. The ecosystem in Daintree is quite unique and the landscape is very striking thanks to the magnificent scenery, majestic waterfalls, and the deep gorges inside this dense rainforest. It has a coastal scenery that includes the Cape Tribulation, which offers a great contrast with the tropical rainforest, fringing reefs, and the white sandy beaches, a combination that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
A great way to see the Daintree is with Rainforest Spirit Tours, they run small groups of 12 or fewer people and you get o discover the depths of the rainforest without the crowds. For more details on Daintree Rainforest tours see here, or use the Book Now button below to see our live availability