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7 Night Ultimate Port & Rainforest Escape
The Port Douglas and Rainforest Escape is perfect for couples. From Australia's finest beachfront oasis to rare Rainforest wilderness your six night getaway will be a magnificent tropical experience.

7 Night Luxury Package

* 4 nights Sheraton Mirage
* 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
* Full Breakfast Daily
* River canoes & mountain bikes
FROM $1276 Per Person
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Luxury Eco Nature Escape
Luxury Eco Nature Escape includes 3 nights of absolute luxury in a Treehouse at Silky Oaks Lodge and a day under the warm tropical skies exploring beautiful coral gardens on the Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef.



FROM $867 Per Person
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Wait-a-While in the Daintree
Wait-a-While is a stunning, secluded pole framed timber house in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest

Sleeps up to 9 people

FROM $390 Per Night
*Pet friendly
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Cape Trib, Reef, Waterfalls Backpacker
6 NIGHT BACKPACKER CIRCUIT Non-stop thrills on the reef and rainforest, this popular package is fantastic fun and a budget saver! Canoe in jungle crater lakes, snorkel the reef and spot turtles...

- 1 night Cape Tribulation
- Mossman Gorge
- Daintree River Cruise
- Evolution Outer Reef
- Swim in Waterfalls
- 1 night Yungaburra
- Canoe & Mountain bike
- 4 nights Gilligans, Cairns
FROM $706 Per Person
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Daintree Australia

The Daintree Rainforest is situated an easy 2 hour drive north of Cairns along beautiful coastal roads, sugarcane fields and rainforest covered mountains.  Explore ancient rainforest and pristine coral gardens.

Top 5 Things to Do In Daintree

Top Daintree Holiday Packages


Need local advice on your Holiday in the Daintree Rainforest?
Our team are here in North Queensland and ready to help you.  We are very familiar with our local area and can help you make the most of your Great Barrier Reef holiday 7 Days a week. Phone: 07 40402100 

Daintree Rainforest Accommodation

Accommodation in the Daintree ranges from rainforest resorts, to budget cabins, luxurious rainforest retreats, self contained holiday houses, backpackers and camping grounds all in unique settings.


Daintree Accommodation & Tour Specials

Daintree Eco Lodge
Daintree Secrets - Daintree Accommodation
Daintree Cascades Cottage
Daintree Jungle Surfing

About Daintree

Welcome to the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation

The World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest is the place to visit if you are after a holiday experience like no other. cape tribulationSituated two hours north of Cairns on the tropical coast, this pristine rainforest is one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of nature in the world. Breathtaking scenery abounds as rainforest-clad mountains sweep down to long sandy beaches that meet with the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. What makes this area more spectacular is that it is the only place on earth where these two World Heritage sites exist side by side.

Getting There:

Daintree National Park is comprised of two sections - Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. driving to the daintreeMossman Gorge begins 80 km north of Cairns and Cape Tribulation begins 110 km north of Cairns, getting there is all part of the adventure!

Public transport is limited throughout the Daintree region, so we highly recommend hiring a vehicle and self driving. The majority of attractions and activities are well spread out between the Daintree River and Cape Trib Beach, so hiring a vehicle will allow you the flexibility to explore this magnificent region at your own pace. If you prefer not to self drive then there are many tour packages visiting the main highlights of the region that can be arranged.

This remarkable journey begins as you travel north along the Captain Cook Highway along the stunning coastal road towards Port Douglas.daintree river Beyond Port Douglas the landscape diversifies as you enter the sugar town of Mossman, followed by rich beef-cattle pastures and farmland towards the idyllic Wonga Beach. The journey opens up to the northern rainforest ranges with Thornton Peak, Queensland's third highest mountain, in sight. Just before the Daintree Village is a turn off for the Daintree Ferry, this is a highlight of any trip, being one of Australia's last remaining car ferries that connects this scenic adventure to the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Operating on a daily basis from 6am until midnight, the journey takes about 5 minutes to cross from one side of the river to the other. Beyond this green pastures, tea plantations, dense rainforest, flowing creeks and stunning beaches abound.
Allow a minimum of two and a half hours drive time from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. The drive from Cairns to the ferry is about one and a half hours and one hour from Port Douglas.

Travel Times:

These times are driving times only and do not include the time for stops:daintree river ferry

  • Daintree Ferry to Cow Bay 20 minutes
  • Daintree Ferry to Cape Tribulation 50 minutes
  • Cow Bay to Cooper Creek 15 minutes
  • Cow Bay to Cape Tribulation 30 minutes
  • Daintree Ferry to Bloomfield River 120 minutes
  • Daintree Ferry to Cooktown 3.5 hrs
  • Cape Tribulation to Mossman 70 minutes
  • Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas 90 minutes
  • Cape Tribulation to Cairns 2 ¼ hrs

Daintree Accommodation:

If you head past the Daintree Ferry turnoff, you will arrive into the Daintree Village.silky oaks lodge There are limited accommodation options here, cute self contained cabins are very popular and there are some excellent options for avid birdwatchers.

Travel over the Daintree River on the cable ferry and you will find a variety of accommodation options spread out from the ferry up to Cape Tribulation Beach. Accommodation options include budget backpackers & motels, resorts, unique boutique cabins & retreats, plus some stunning holiday houses featuring private creeks and swimming holes. Travel time from the ferry to Cape Trib Beach is approx 1hr 20mins.

1-3 nights is an average stay in the Daintree. However for those who want to escape from the world with a good book and lots of relaxation stay a little longer...

Daintree Tours:

There are plenty of activities that take place in the Daintree which encompass the great outdoors.daintree river croc cruise Go off road and 4WD up the Bloomfield Track, fly through the trees and take in spectacular bird's eye views with Jungle Canopy Surfing Tours, experience the dark side of the Daintree and take a nocturnal walk, go croc spotting on the Daintree River, sea kayak the coastline or wizz out to the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Safari and snorkel the pristine coral.

Top 10 'Must Do's in the Daintree

  • Zip through the rainforest with Jungle Canopy Surfing
  • Grab a torch and go on a guided night spotting tour
  • Cruise the Daintree River in search of the elusive saltwater crocodile
  • Visit Cape Tribulation Beach and take a walk up to the lookoutJungle Surfing
  • Escape for a night or two and stay in your own rainforest cabin
  • Sample delicious tropical fruit icecreams such as Black Sapote, Soursop, Wattle Seed and Jackfruit at the Daintree Icecream Company
  • Stop in and view some weird and wonderful insects at the Daintree Entomological Museum
  • Visit the award winning Daintree Discovery Centre and venture along the elevated boardwalks
  • Stop at Mount Alexandra lookout for breathtaking views of the coast including the Daintree River mouth, Snapper Island and Low Isles
  • Learn all about our Flying Fox population at The Bat House

Climate & Weather in the Daintree

The Daintree region has one of the wettest climates in Australia. During the wet season, from December to April, there are heavy and frequent downpours. Daintree BeachThis is a spectacular time to visit as waterfalls and creeks are in full flow. Some areas receive more than 6 m of rainfall annually. Maximum temperatures through the wet season range from 27–33 °C, with humidity often exceeding 80 per cent. The cooler, drier months are from May to September where the weather is pleasantly warm with reduced humidity. Maximum temperatures average 26 °C.

Daintree Flora & Fauna

‘The Daintree’ is a loose term covering an extensive region stretching from Mossman Gorge in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north, and includes the following: cassowary sign daintree

Daintree National Park includes the rainforest areas which stretch between Mossman Gorge and the Bloomfield River.

Daintree Village is a small settlement located 12km upstream from the Daintree River ferry crossing.

Daintree Coast is the area located between the Daintree River in the south and the Bloomfield River in the north.

This patch of rainforest is home to the largest range of plants and animals on earth. daintree river croc cruiseThis World Heritage listed area contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened with extinction, anywhere in the world. The Daintree Rainforest is a unique area, precariously balanced between the advances of development and the environmentalists wanting to preserve the forest's exceptional qualities. "The Daintree Rainforest contains 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, and 65% of Australia's bat and butterfly species. 20% of bird species in the country can be found in this area. All of this diversity is contained within an area that takes up 0.2% of the landmass of Australia."

Daintree Culture

The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park.Aboriginal Culture Daintree Their country extends from near Cooktown, south to Mossman. Many natural features of the landscape have spiritual significance for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people including Wundu (Thornton Peak), Manjal Dimbi (Mount Demi), Wurrmbu (The Bluff) and Kulki (Cape Tribulation).They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.

History of the Daintree Rainforest

Cape Trib headland was given its European name by Lieutenant James Cook after his ship, Endeavour, was holed on a reef in the area in 1770. Cook wrote 'I named... the north point Cape Tribulation because here began all our troubles'.

Gold miners, explorers, timber-cutters and farmers have all made their mark on the area. In 1873 George Elphinstone Dalrymple led the first exploration deep into the Daintree River valley, naming the river after Richard Daintree, a prominent geologist and friend.History of the Daintree Rainforest

The Bloomfield Track connecting Cape Tribulation to Cooktown was the cause of controversy in the early 80's, environmentalists opposed the road on the basis that it would bring unwanted development to an area of high environmental significance. Blockades against bulldozers brought police and arrests were made. This resulted in national and international attention to the issue. The campaign to protect the Daintree Rainforest through which the road passed eventually resulted in the area being declared a World Heritage site.

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Romantic Reef & Rainforest
Romantic Reef and Rainforest Package From rare rainforest wilderness to a tranquil beach paradise your getaway will be one of elegance and ease.


*3 nights Green Island Resort
*3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
*Full Breakfast daily
*Barrier Reef Pontoon trip
*Semi Submarine tour
*River Canoes
*Mountain bikes etc;
FROM $1449 Per Person
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Ocean Safari
Ocean Safari experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkelling two pristine reef locations off the Daintree coast at Cape Tribulation.


*Two departures daily
*Maximum 25 passengers
*Reef & Marine Life presentations
*Two reef sites
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Temp: 28.1 °C
Wind: 0 kt CAL
Humidity: 87%
Pressure: 1005.4 hpa
Forecast: 24 - 34 °C (Mostly sunny)

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Cascades Roundhouse
Daintree Roundhouse 360 degree view of the rainforest and perfectly located on a spring fed creek.

Ideal Romantic Getaway

*Private Waterfalls
*Natural Spa Pools
*Heart of Rainforest
*Tropical Clear Streams
FROM $350 Per Night
Sleeps 4
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Jungle Canopy Surfing
Jungle Surfing Fly with the birds and tree kangaroos, as you glide up through & above the rainforest canopy along a series of flying fox cables.


* Very limited availability
* Must be pre-booked
* Spectacular Views
* Fun for all ages
* Cape Trib transfers included
FROM $105 Per Person
Children 3 years and older can participate.
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Daintree Wilderness Lodge
Daintree Wilderness Lodge is an intimate lodge situated north of the Daintree within an ancient Fan Palm forest.


FROM $270 Per Night
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Dan's Mountain Biking- Cape Trib
Mountain biking at Cape Tribulation is a fun and active way to explore the tropical rainforest. There are plenty of mountain streams to stop, cool off and refresh yourself

You'll get sweaty!

* You'll get dirty!
* You may even get wet!
* But you'll also get hooked!
FROM $185 Per Person

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Bruce's Croc Cruise
Sit back and enjoy the commentary on this spectacular Daintree River Cruise. Bring your camera and cruise on the stunning Daintree River.


*One hour river cruise
*4pm cruise most popular
*Environmentally friendly
*98% chance of seeing Crocs
*Plenty of wildlife
*Binoculars included
*Daintree Tea & coffee
FROM $30 Per Person

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Cockatoo Hill Retreat
Cockatoo Hill Retreat boutique rainforest resort, a secret paradise perched between Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas offering four exclusive tree lodges.

The perfect escape...

*Awake to chorus of birds
*Sunrise over the coral Sea
*Tropical breakfast daily
FROM $350 Per Night

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The best wildlife spotting takes place at night. A nocturnal walk is captivating as you may encounter some of the nocturnal inhabitants of this ancient place. Animal sightings include pythons, spiders and small native marsupials such as bandicoots and melomies...
The Daintree is situated an easy 2 hour drive north of Cairns and offers spectacular scenery and pristine beaches. There is a variety of accommodation and many locally owned and operated tour companies offering excellent guided rainforest walks, river cruises and wildlife viewing around the area...
Cape Tribulation is just a small section of the Daintree National Park. The Daintree Cape Tribulation coast is where the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest meet, the only place on earth where two World Heritage areas exist side by side...
You can access this beach through Coconut Resort or from further south where the road touches the beach. There is a large fringing reef with a steep drop off, which provides excellent fishing with handlines at low tide out on the reef edge...
It is an ideal opportunity to visit the reef during your stay in the Daintree Cape Trib area, as the reef is so close. The reef lies only 45 minutes offshore from the mainland, so you can maximise your day with plenty of diving and snorkelling...
The beaches of the Daintree Rainforest are rated among the most spectacular in the world - golden sand, calm blue water and mostly deserted. If you stand in the water you can view the undisturbed coastline, a rainforest backdrop with steep ranges and luxuriant foliage...
Cooper Creek Wilderness can show you the best of the Daintree Rainforest. Watch out for the reclusive estuarine crocodiles as you learn about the unique ecology of tropical mangrove river systems...
View the amazing coastline from a different perspective. Take to the magical waters of Cape Trib in a sturdy sea kayak, and explore the unique environment where World Heritage Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef...
Paddle a very stable, 7 metre sea kayak from the mainland to Snapper Island, and enjoy 2 days / 1 night of a whole unspoilt tropical island surrounded by coral reef and sandy beaches. Accommodation on the island is camping on the beach, very easy to wake up to - a true room with a view!..
The river supports saltwater and freshwater marine life, including the saltwater crocodile.The Daintree River Ferry, 50km north of Port Douglas, is the only way to cross the river. Passing over the crocodile infested river is a symbolic entry into the beautiful tropical forest...
Daintree Village is perched on a bend of the Daintree River, just further on from the turn off to the Daintree Ferry. This little township has a permanent population of 100 people. Visitors are very well catered for with plenty of accommodation options, and many restaurants and cafes offering fresh local cuisine...
The Daintree Discovery Centre is a world-class interpretive facility that allows visitors easy access to this unique rainforest wilderness via boardwalk tours, a 23 metre high Canopy Tower, Aerial Walkway and a comprehensive Display Centre...
Cape Tribulation Horse Rides offers two rides per day, picking up at either 8:00 am or 1:30pm from Cape Tribulation properties. Ride through rainforest and creek crossings to Myall Beach...
There are a range of walks that you can take into the Daintree rainforest - beach walks, boardwalks, guided walks and longer treks with real jungle trails for those feeling fit!..
Daintree Exotic Fruit Farm offers daily fruit tastings and a farm tour. You will get to taste at least 10 different exotic fruits in any season. Exotic tropical fruit comes in all shapes and sizes. Often the most unusual fruit turns out to be the most delicious!..
This special private boutique resort is located on a secluded rainforest ridge with only 4 rooms handcrafted from local timbers. Each villa has breathtaking views over the Coral Sea and Rainforest. Here you can appreciate the spirit of this World Heritage Rainforest...
Bounded by Cooper Creek and adjoining Cape Tribulation National Park, the Daintree Heritage is located at the base of the majestic Thornton Peak with the famous Alexandra Falls only a two hour hike from the Lodge.With only twenty cabins guests numbers are limited...
Nestled between the ancient Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, Coconut Beach Resort is an ideal base to explore the World Heritage wilderness of Tropical North Queensland...
P.K's Jungle Village offers budget resort accommodation for backpackers and travellers, just minutes from the beach, in the heart of Cape Tribulation. During the day you can choose to lounge around the pool and soak up the sun, then in the evening it all happens at PK's famous Jungle Bar...
The Beach House is made up of a number of cabins nestled amongst the tropical rainforest, offering you a truly back-to-nature experience. Located right where the rainforest meets the reef. It makes the perfect base to explore the wonders of reef and rainforest...
Set back in the heart of a lush rainforest, guests are a short stroll from the beach and spectacular mangrove boardwalks. Ferntree Rainforest Lodge features low, pitched buildings that are set harmoniously within a dense, green landscape...

Crocodylus is a truly unique hostel resort situated at Cow Bay. The rainforest canopy remains undisturbed, as the comfortable safari style accommodation huts have been delicately built up off the ground and spaced out..

To truly experience what this amazing region has to offer, you need to stay for more than a day...The Daintree is a very unique rainforest experience and to gain the most out of your visit we recommend to stay overnight. Most stays range from 1 - 3 nights and there are many accommodation options to choose from in the Daintree Village, then over the river in Cow Bay, Alexandra Bay, Cooper Creek and Cape Tribulation...

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours is new and exciting way to view the World Heritage Listed Rainforest in Cape Tribulation. This unique tour allows visitors the chance to glide through the rainforest on cables high above the ground...
Cape Tribulation Horse Rides offers two rides per day, picking up at either 8:00 am or 1:30pm from Cape Tribulation properties. Ride through rainforest and creek crossings to Myall Beach...