About Destination Daintree

Destination Daintree

Destination Daintree

The 95 km (60 mile) Daintree region starts at Mossman Gorge, an hour's drive north of Cairns, continues past Daintree Village, across the Daintree River, through the rainforest of Daintree National Park to Cape Tribulation and along the Bloomfield Tracktowards Cooktown.

The Daintree Rainforest is believed to be one of the three oldest in the world with unique plants and animals found nowhere else, a Paradise for bird-watchers and nature-lovers.

Explore the Daintree on your own or with an expert guide - ancient rainforests, stunning valleys, superb beaches, spectacular forest-clad mountains, clear streams, magnificent rivers and rolling farmlands.

Your experience of a lifetime!

Your experience of a lifetime!

Walk through the Daintree rainforest, spot wildlife on a Daintree River cruise, zip-line through the Daintree rainforest canopy, cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, ride a horse, take a scenic drive, explore the Bloomfield Track or relax on an uninhabited beach – and so much more!

Destination Daintree has accommodation to suit everyone - from budget backpackers'  to world-renowned eco-resorts.

Fill your days with adventure or lay back and soak up the magic of Destination DAINTREE!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Getting Here and Getting Around

For the most up-to-date info, including driving times and ferry prices check https://www.destinationdaintree.com/getting-here-getting-around

Drive Yourself - Driving yourself is the one of the best ways to leisurely explore this area..  If you are really short of time, a day in the Daintree can give you a glimpse of much that is here to be explored but, to truly experience and absorb this region, we really hope you stay a few days.  Our locations page https://www.destinationdaintree.com/getting-here-getting-around/locations has detailed information and a sketch map to help you get oriented.

Car Hire - You can hire a normal sedan car to drive to The Daintree, and as far as Cape Tribulation. This is the best transport option as the activities and scenery are spread evenly across the 80km strip of beautiful coastline from Wonga Beach, inland to Daintree Village and north across the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation. All major roads are sealed and some minor roads are unsealed but well-maintained and suitable for normal cars.

Public Transport - There is no regular public transport to the Cape Tribulation or Daintree Village region however  Trans North runs a direct service to Cape Tribulation (but not to Daintree Village), coming up from Cairns on certain days of the week (not daily) and returning on alternate days. They pick up in Cairns and Port Douglas . The trip is dependent on the conditions of the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown so checking the irschedules especially in the wet season is a must.

Coach Tours - Tropics Explorer, Cape Tribulation Connections and Jungle Tours visit Cape Tribulation each day and offer a variety of packages and will also pick you up and drop you off if you want to stay.  The tours stop along the way and visit several attractions.  These tours pick up in Cairns. They also allow return days to be nominated for those staying longer.

Visitor's Map - A handy download listing boardwalks, attractions, accommodations and tours -- www.destinationdaintree.com/map/

Walks in The Daintree

Walks in The Daintree booklet by Destination Daintree

There aren't many places in the world where you can walk out of one World Heritage Area (Wet Tropics) and straight into another one (the Great Barrier Reef). There's nowhere else you can step out of the world's oldest forest and onto the planet's largest living thing. But then there really is nowhere else like the Daintree.

Much of the Daintree is protected by the Daintree National Park, and lies within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity.
When visiting the Daintree, we recommend you take a walk - either short or long, depending on your time and fitness - to immerse yourself in the rainforest and the scenic stretch of coastline at your leisure.  Don't rush, take your time to look around.

Destination Daintree has compiled this list of walks providing information on track length, approximate time, what you can expect to see and accessibility.  You can find it all at https://www.destinationdaintree.com/getting-here-getting-around/walking-and-hiking or you can buy the booklet Walks in the Daintree - available localy in Port Douglas, Mossman and Daintree.

The Great Barrier Reef Drive

The Great Barrier Reef Drive

The 140 km. journey from Cairns to Cape Tribulation is one of Australia's greatest coastal drives.

The Great Barrier Reef Drive takes you from the city to the jungle and shows you two World Heritage Areas, spectacular views over the Coral Sea and remote beaches that you often have all to yourself. 

Where else in the world can you cruise a highway sandwiched between two World Heritage Areas and see resort towns, dozens of beaches, indigenous culture, two National Parks, crocodiles and cassowaries in your first few hours out of an international airport?


News By Destination Daintree

Daintree Ferry priority lane open for Easter

Daintree River Ferry

By Destination Daintree

17 Apr 2019

The priority lane at the Daintree Ferry will be operating from tomorrow, Thursday 18 April through to Thursday 25 April (inclusive). The priority lane operates from 9am to 4:30pm.  The priority lane will reopen for the tourist season on Sunday 2 June and stay open until Saturday 2 November.


Some more gorgeous pics of the Falls..... Magic day for a hike!

Some more gorgeous pics of the Falls..... Magic day for a hike!

By Destination Daintree

23 Jan 2018

Alexandra Falls FNQ
A special thanks to Micheal and Andi for sharing with us.

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