Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Queensland, Australia

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Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree

The Daintree is the accessible section of breathtakingly beautiful coastal lowland rainforest in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This dense, lush region hosts amazing pockets of biodiversity with unique swamp and mangrove forest habitats, eucalypt woodlands, native birds and tropical rainforest.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Daintree attractions

1. Myall Beach

3.38 MILES

Easy access from the village makes this Cape Trib's most popular beach for strolling. Areas of fringing reef on Myall Beach are exposed at low tide,…

2. Bat House

3.56 MILES

This nursery and research station for injured or orphaned fruit bats (flying foxes), run by conservation organisation Austrop, welcomes visitors.

3. Daintree Entomological Museum

3.62 MILES

Also known as Jungle Bugs & Butterflies, the Daintree Entomological Museum displays a large private collection of local and exotic bugs, butterflies and…

4. Cape Tribulation Beach

4.37 MILES

North of the headland, Cape Tribulation Beach is a lovely crescent of often empty sand. Easiest access is via the Kulki Boardwalk and car park at the…

5. Daintree Discovery Centre

8.16 MILES

This award-winning attraction's aerial walkway, which includes a 23m tower used to study carbon levels, takes you high into the forest canopy. A theatre…

6. Cow Bay Beach

8.48 MILES

At the end of Buchanan Creek Rd, 5km east of the main road, Cow Bay Beach is a lovely stretch of white sand backed by rainforest and is usually deserted…

7. Walu Wugirriga Lookout

8.75 MILES

Coming to or from the ferry, stop in at this lookout high in the Alexandra Range for rainforest and coastal views, including where the Daintree empties…

8. Snapper Island National Park

12.94 MILES

Just offshore from Cape Kimberley, Snapper Island is a national park accessible by boat or kayak (enquire at Crocodylus Village). There's a camping ground…