The Daintree Rainforest is a simply magnificent environment, full of ancient plants and animals which have evolved and survived here for millions of years. It’s a landscape of rainforest-clad mountains and raging rivers, connected by an endless canopy of green, which transitions through mangroves to long white-sandy beaches. The level of human impact here is low. Even today, the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation are off the grid, with no mains power or other utilities. For those choosing to visit the Daintree Rainforest, you can expect to find a pristine natural paradise. A place to reconnect with nature. At Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours and Jungle Adventures Night Walks, we look forward to sharing this special piece of paradise with you, in a completely sustainable way.
Daintree Rainforest is an iconic name and destination in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, of Tropical North Queensland, Australia. It’s a place rich with natural and cultural heritage. Bursting with beautiful and unusual plants and animals. Above all else, it’s a place you can visit and feel connected with the tropical rainforest. You can feel the energy of the rainforest, catching glimpses of its residents who dart amongst the buttress roots of giant trees and fly through the canopy above. If you want to visit the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests, then add the Daintree Rainforest to your bucket list today.
This living, breathing, thriving forest is home to an amazingly diverse selection of plants and animals, some of which represent some of the world’s most ancient species. We’re talking about pteridophytes, vascular plants that appeared over 200 million years ago, whose ancestors are still found in the Daintree Rainforest today. In fact, over 3,000 vascular plant species in 224 families live here, of which 576 species and 44 genera are endemic. The plants vary from the smallest fern and lichen to the tallest pines and cedars. The animals are just as diverse, with 30% of Australia’s marsupials calling the Wet Tropics Rainforest home.
Cape Tribulation is the only place on earth where two natural World Heritage listed sites are found side by side. It’s at the far northern end of the Daintree Rainforest and is one of the most isolated communities in the region. This is the perfect place to stop and explore the amazing wonders of the Daintree Rainforest, with many award-winning ecotourism tours and attractions operating here.
Cape Tribulation is area of outstanding beauty with its soaring rainforest-clad mountains, sliding down through mangroves to meet pristine deserted beaches with offshore fringing reefs. In some places at low tide, it’s possible to explore rock pools with sea cucumbers, starfish and darting reef fish. This is a place of amazing colour and life, your own piece of paradise.
The Daintree Rainforest is like a time capsule of ancient plants and animals, a living museum just waiting for you to explore. The rainforest floor is a mass of jumbled tree roots, scattered with forest fruits and fungi. The tree trunks reach upwards covered in a collection of vines and epiphytes. In the green jungle canopy, birds and butterflies flit in the sunlight. At Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours and Adventure Night Walks, we’re pleased to reveal the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest at all its levels. By day, our enthusiastic, nature loving guides will take you on a guided zipline and tree platform tour through the mighty Daintree Rainforest. At night, they’ll wander along natural trails pointing out the nocturnal residents of the rainforest. We look forward to sharing the Daintree Rainforest with you.
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