Most people stop and visit the Daintree on the way to Cape Tribulation.
The Daintree rainforest is considered to be one of the most ancient
rainforests in the world. It is a World Heritage protected area
and when you visit this timeless place you can easily see why. For
nature lovers the Daintree will simply blow your mind. Doing a river
cruise is essential and this is the most likely place to see a saltwater
crocodile in the wild (keep your toes out of the water).
Part of the Port Douglas Shire, 3800 people in total. In the actual
Daintree there are only several hundred permanent residents living
in this area.
from closest major city
Approximately 110km north of Cairns (partially unsealed road). Once
again the Daintree is well sign posted and easy to find.
River Crossing, Cape Tribulation
The Daintree Village was originally established as a logging town
for timber workers seeking the valuable rainforest timbers, in particular,
Tourism is by far the number one industry in the Daintree, however
there is still considerable farming in the surrounding region.
of the town
There are two parts to the Daintree. The first is the actual Daintree
Village which is situated on the banks of the Daintree River. It
is small, quaint and typically North Queensland. There are a few
shops, galleries and general services. Buildings seem to be dispersed
amongst dense tropical rainforest.
second part of the Daintree is the river crossing which takes you
to Cape Tribulation and on to Cooktown. The ferry operates from
6am to 12 midnight every day but it is closed periodically for maintenance.
You can ring the Daintree Tourist Information Centre on (07) 4098
6133 for information.
The main attraction is the Daintree River. A World Heritage listed
area considered to be one of the best bird watching environments
in Australia. There are walking tracks, rainforest interpretive
centres and plenty of places to sit and take in the overwhelming
atmosphere. There are a number of art galleries and shops in the
National Park, Daintree
Daintree River cruises are the most common activity. There are over
a dozen operators and you can book directly or with the tour booking
services in the Village. There are also fishing trips and guided
rainforest walks available. The Daintree is easily accessible in
a conventional vehicle. There are numerous day tours available from
Cairns and Port Douglas and Coral Coaches run scheduled services
» Visit Tours To Go’s extensive range of Daintree tours
Due to the increase in popularity of the Daintree area over the
past few years there has been an increase in the type and quantity
of accommodation available. There are a number of Bed and Breakfasts
(B&B's), caravan parks and resort style accommodation properties
» Visit the Daintree Rainforest website’s selection of Daintree accommodation
There are small cafes set in the rainforest and in the Village.
The Daintree is a good place to try some of North Queensland's more
» Visit Cairns Dining’s Daintree and Cape Tribulation sections
There are only limited services available in the Daintree area.
It is recommended that travellers stock up in Mossman or Port Douglas
before travelling to the Daintree area.