Daintree Rainforest Information

Located 85 kms north of Cairns and only 25 kms north of Port Douglas the Daintree Rainforest covers approx 12,000 square kilometres and is Australia's largest remaining area of tropical rainforest.

The Daintree Rainforest became part of the World Heritage Area in 1988 and is the only place in the world where two world heritage listed areas can be found together - the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most complex ecosystems on earth and is an amazing example of our planets evolution and Australias natural history. It is believed that the Daintree Rainforest could be close to one hundred and thirty-five million years old making it possibly the oldest remaining rainforest in the world.

Daintree RainforestThe Daintree Rainforest covers only 0.1% of Australia, but is fauna is so diverse, 30% of Australia's frog, marsupial and reptile species, 65% of Australia's bat and butterfly species and 20% of Australia's bird species are found in the Daintree Rainforest.

The Daintree Rainforest is one of the worlds most famous rainforest areas. Its diverse landscape of mountains, lush rainforest, mountain streams and waterfalls, mangroves, beaches and reefs combine to make the Daintree so diverse and so very special.

The Daintree River is seen as the dividing line between the rainforest and civilization. The Daintree River is crossed by car ferry which operates each day. The Daintree River is also a popular spot for river cruises, crocodile spotting, fishing, bird watching and wildlife tours.

Regarded as one of the natural wonders on the world, you must visit the Daintree Rainforest while in Northern Queensland.