Where Rainforest meets the Reef
The Daintree Rainforest (Kaba Kada) is inTropical North Queensland and is over 180 million years old, making it tens of millions of years older than the Amazon Rainforest. It is a World Heritage listed site and the only place in the world where two World Heritage sites meet (the Daintree and the Reef).
The Daintree Rainforest is part of Eastern Kuku Yalanji country, who have lived in this region for over 50,000 years and have a deep connection to this place. The Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people are the Traditional Owners of Daintree National Park, with their country extending from near Cooktown and south to Mossman. Many natural features of the landscape have spiritual significance for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.
It is home to unique and ancient plants and wildlife like the Cassowary and Tree Kangaroo. As well as 12 of the 19 primitive flowering plants on the earth, many native bush foods and fruits. We recommend beginning your rainforest journey at the Daintree Discovery Centre.
The Daintree Rainforest is in the wet tropics, meaning it has two distinct seasons – Dry Season and Wet Season.
Dry Season is from April to November, where the days are warm but without humidity and nights are cool. The ocean is free of stingers so you can swim without fear (of stingers at least).
There are plenty of things to do in the Daintree, discover experiences here.