The Daintree Rainforest is one of Australia’s most stunning natural wonderlands. Alongside its adjacent Great Barrier Reef, the Kakadu National Park and Uluru, the Daintree Rainforest is one of Australia’s most beloved places to visit to get away from the city and enjoy nature at its absolute best!
Whether you’re taking part in a croc-spotting river cruise, lazing about on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, learning about local Indigenous history or simply traversing the vibrant landscape, the Daintree Rainforest is the perfect place to experience Aussie nature at its finest.
So, with that in mind, grab your budget car rental at Cairns Airport and head up north for these incredible rainforest adventures…
The Daintree Rainforest is home to thousands of unique species, but none more fearsome than the prehistoric saltwater crocodile. Yes, visitors from around the world delight in the opportunity to take a Daintree croc-spotting cruise, where you can experience these Jurassic reptiles in their absolute element (don’t worry - the cruise is really safe!).
It’s not only a great way to learn about these magnificent predators and their habitat, but your knowledgeable guide will also teach you about some of the other wonderful species that inhabit the rainforest. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of amazing birdlife, insects, snakes, marsupials and more!
Relax at Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation is one of Australia’s, and the world’s, most beautiful beaches. This sparkling gem of coast line perfectly embodies what it means to be a marvellous Queensland beach, with stunning turquoise waters leading onto white sandy beach that backs onto mountainous jungle terrain.
Cape Tribulation is as good for relaxing on as it is for a bit of adventure, with segway tours and horseback riding on the agency for those who simply can’t sit still on the beach for too long. In summer, the horses even get out into the water for a refreshing dip, taking you along for the ride!
Go jungle surfing
The Daintree Rainforest is full of lush, vibrant jungle, and one of the best ways to experience all of this is through a jungle surfing adventure. You will fly through the treetops on a zip line, taking in all of the gorgeous surroundings beside and below you!
Learn about Indigenous history
The Daintree Rainforest is of special significance to the local Kuku Yalanji people, and they offer guided rainforest walking tours in which visitors get to learn all about local plant and tree species as well as their healing properties. This is a truly wonderful, eye-opening tour for anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about Indigenous history and plant healing.
Tour the Mossman Gorge
The Mossman Gorge is a magical part of the Daintree Rainforest, a gorgeous jungle landscape of bouldering terrain and beautiful, calming waters. You can spend some time relaxing and have a swim, or you can join another walking tour with a member of the Kuku Yalanji people as they talk about the region’s significance. Either way, the Mossman Gorge is an incredibly memorable travel part of the Daintree Rainforest!
Head out to the Great Barrier Reef
The section of the Great Barrier Reef adjacent to the Daintree Rainforest has been largely untouched by human interference, making it one of the most gorgeous sections in the whole stretch of coastline. Here you will see squid, parrot fish, stingrays, octopus and much, much more as you swim, snorkel or dive around these surreal individual reefs.