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Daintree Rainforest WalksUpdated: 14-Feb-2012
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!
The popular Mardja Botanical Walk is located 10 minutes drive to the south of Cape Tribulation. A boardwalk and concrete pathway leads you through high value rainforest with interpretive signs to Oliver Creek, where you can sit and watch out for crocodiles. The walk takes around 30 minutes, with the best times being early morning or late afternoon to avoid the tourist rush.
There are also numerous tour companies offering guided day walks and nocturnal walks. You can experience the thrill of searching for crocodiles at night on the night walks, or learn about the history of the ancient Daintree Rainforest, its conservation, ecology, bush food, traditional culture and its unique wildlife on the interpretive daytime walks.
Animal sightings on these walks include pythons, spiders and small native marsupials such as bandicoots and melomies.
Mason’s Tours have guides who can take you to the best areas on real jungle trails. They do not use boardwalks or concrete paths, they are typical jungle trails perhaps resembling an Aboriginal Road that would have existed here before the arrival of Europeans.
The half day walk is located on Mason's own 170ha property bounded by the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This slow paced walk covers 3 – 5km, features a special guide, real jungle tracks and a refreshing swim in Myall Creek – is there a better way to be introduced to the Daintree rainforest at Cape Tribulation?
Coopers Creek Wilderness run guided walks daily. This section of the Daintree is considered to be the world's oldest rainforest - a living museum.
Visitors to Coopers Creek can be assured that their contribution payments will assist the land managers in maintaining the rainforests of Cooper Creek Wilderness. These tours have been designed to provide exclusive experiences away from mass tourism.