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Posted: 16 Nov 2010
The Daintree National Park has been a World Heritage listed site since 1988.  Over 110 million years old, it is one of the oldest rainforests in the world.  Just north of Port Douglas, the Daintree National Park consists of the Daintree village, the Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. If More...
Posted: 27 Oct 2010
The conditions in the Daintree Wilderness environment result in a unique natural flavoured and environmentally friendly tea free from pest infestation, and free from tannic acid and pesticides residues.  This tea is available in some stores throughout Australia but is definitely available at coffee More...
Posted: 27 Oct 2010
You can't miss the spider web gates on Turpentine road.  This world class display exhibits the best private Butterfly and Beetle collections and includes the largest collection of rare and Brizarre insects in Australia.  The buildings and cabinets are all designed and handcrafted by Stephen. More...
Posted: 25 Oct 2010
By One of our most beautiful and interesting spiders found around Port Douglas is the large, hand-sized, Golden Orb. With its jet-black legs and golden body markings it is an icon of the tropics, but it is it's golden silk that spins the best yarn. This spiders silk is so strong it can entrap small birds More...
Posted: 5 Jan 2010
Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest accommodation options range from tents on timber platforms with canvas walls up to 5 star luxury houses.  In most cases families travelling to the Daintree Rainforest stay in a resort if they are spending only a couple of days or stay in a fully More...
Posted: 9 Nov 2009
Janbal Gallery is located on Johnstone Road on the way to Mossman Gorge. It opened early in 2009 and features the artwork of Brian (Binna) Swindley who is Kuku Yulanji and a local Mossman resident.
Posted: 19 Oct 2009
Adventure abounds in this extreme wilderness area.  Sea Kayaking over to Snapper island and camping in the wilderness in this pristine environment would have to be one of the most adventurous activities in the Daintree Rainforest.  Jungle Surfing is definitely one of the most popular activities.  More...
Posted: 19 Oct 2009
The World Heritage listed Daintree National Park is home to many owner operated Rainforest Retreats.   Due to the nature of the area each property is very different.  Some of the Rainforest Retreats are built like tree houses and located on rainforest rivers, some are right in the heart More...
Posted: 12 Oct 2009
Most travellers to North Queensland have heard about the famous Daintree Rainforest.  This world heritage listed Rainforest has a good walking trail that starts at Mossman Gorge only 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Cairns or 25 minutes from Port Douglas.  Alternatively you could drive a little More...
Posted: 12 May 2009
The diversity, intricacy and age of plant species in the Daintree Rainforest are greater than any other ecosystem in Australia, and many places around the world. The area is home to the greatest concentration of plant species that are rare, or threatened with extinction, anywhere in the world. The Daintree More...
Posted: 12 May 2009
05/08/03A Douglas Shire Council crisis meeting held in Mossman yesterday attempted to reach an acceptable solution to the Daintree ferry dilemma. Suggestions of a bridge or second ferry were ruled out for a second time on the basis that the rainforest is already struggling to cope with the 500,000 visitors More...
Posted: 12 May 2009
Similar to the plants in the Daintree Rainforest, this area is home to the greatest concentration of animal species that are rare, or threatened with extinction, anywhere in the world. Estuarine CrocodileOne of the most well known animals living in the Daintree Rainforest area is the Estuarine Crocodile. More...
Posted: 12 May 2009
For hiking enthusiasts, the Daintree Rainforest provides a wilderness experience that ranks as one of the most exotic and challenging in the world. When hiking in this area it is vital to bring ample supplies of drinking water to combat the intense tropical humidity. Hikers should also wear long pants More...
Posted: 27 Sep 2008
DRIVE CAREFULLY Many of the roads going into a National Park are dirt and sometimes sand. You will need to drive with caution and if you are driving a motorhome or campervan you will need to make sure you are legally allowed to drive it in these conditions as sometimes you may need a 4WD especially if there More...
Posted: 13 Sep 2008
If you are after pure relaxation in a tranquil environment, One of the many Eco lodges may be the right choice for your stay. The Eco Certification programme in Australia has been developed to identify genuine eco tourism and nature tourism operators. This certification gives travellers the assurance More...
Posted: 11 Sep 2008
North Queensland has an entire website devoted to self drive touring.  There truly is so much to see.  So, make sure you can read a map, drive on the right side of the road which is left by the way, and off you go into the blue yonder. We have Outback to the west with Chillagoe Caves and the Undara More...
Posted: 8 Sep 2008
Jungle surfing flying fox experience for all ages: In Cape Tribulation it is possible to experience the rainforest from the treetops while attached to a full-body harness.  After being winched to a platform 23 metres above the rainforest floor you are attached to a flying fox and glide between More...
Posted: 19 Aug 2008
The Daintree is another spectacular area to getaway from it all where you will find lots of lovely rainforest cabins. Accommodation ranges from luxury four star resorts, to boutique cabins, luxurious rainforest retreats, self contained holiday houses, backpackers and camping grounds all featured in unique More...

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