JUNGLE ADVENTURE*3 nights Ribbon Cabin
*3 Best Cape Trib Activities
*Jungle Surfing Canopy tour
*Sunset Paddle Trek
*Jungle Night Walk
6 Night Luxury Package* 3 nights Sheraton Mirage
* 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
* Full Breakfast Daily
* River canoes & mountain bikes
3 NIGHT PACKAGE* Safari Tent Accommodation
* Continental Breakfast Daily
* Sunrise Paddle Trek
* Crocodile Cruise
* Guided Rainforest Night Walk
Digital Detox3 Nights Cockatoo Hill Retreat
* Delicious breakfast Daily
* 2 hour guided Night Walk
* Escape Wi-Fi
* Escape Television
* Time to simply relax
RAINFOREST HIDEAWAYSTAY 4 PAY 3
MAGNIFICENT VIEWS*DAINTREE HOLIDAY HOUSE
2 DAY CAPE TRIB & CHILLAGOE*CAPE TRIBULATION BEACH
*DAINTREE RIVER CRUISE
*CHILLAGOE LIMESTONE CAVES
The Daintree Rainforest is situated an easy 2-hour drive north of Cairns along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world.
Call our local team for advice on planning your holiday in the Daintree.
Welcome to the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation
Daintree National Park is comprised of two sections - Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Mossman 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. 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.
These times are driving times only and do not include the time for stops:
If you head past the Daintree Ferry turnoff, you will arrive into the Daintree Village. 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...
There are plenty of activities that take place in the Daintree which encompass the great outdoors. 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
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. This 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:
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. This 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."
The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park. 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.
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.
LUXURY 6 NIGHT PACKAGE*3 nights Green Island Resort
*3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
*Full Breakfast daily
*Barrier Reef Pontoon trip
*Semi Submarine tour
*Mountain bikes etc;
Temp: 25.3 °C
Wind: 9 kt SE
Pressure: 1011.5 hpa
Forecast: 18 - 27 °C (Mostly sunny)
RAINFOREST & REEF3 NIGHTS SILKY OAKS LODGE
*FULL BREAKFAST DAILY
*QUICKSILVER OUTER REEF
*GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
5 Night Stay Bonus:* Solar Whisper Daintree river cruise
* 2 hour Rainforest Guided day walk
* Perfect couples getaway
Rainforest Walk bonus for 5 night stays*Awake to chorus of birds
*Sunrise over the coral Sea
*Tropical breakfast daily
Travel between now and 31/March/2014
STAY 3 PAY 2*TROPICAL BREAKFAST DAILY
*SWIMMABLE CREEK WITH TURTLES
Travel between now and 31/March/2014
3 NIGHT PACKAGE- DELUXE TREEHOUSE
- BOTTLE OF MOET
- CANAPE'S ON ARRIVAL
- FULL BREAKFAST
- 3 COURSE DINNER NIGHTLY
- 1 HOUR SPA TREATMENT
- KUKU YALANJI WALK
STAY 5 PAY 4*BUDGET ACCOMMODATION