Daintree National Park Nature and Parks
Daintree National Park a World Heritage Destination.
Immerse yourself in a world-class and unique natural environment dominated by rainforests and nature parks.
Awesome nature abounds in the Daintree Rainforest. There’s plenty to see and do in the various parks and settings throughout the area.
The tropical Daintree Rainforest in Australia’s tropical far north is around 1,200 square kilometres in size. It is the largest continuous area of rainforest on the Australian mainland.
The Daintree National Park protects part of the forest and the Daintree River.
Estimated to be over 135 million years old, the Daintree Rainforest occupying 0.2% of Australia’s landmass.
This region is assessed as containing 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia and 65% of bat and butterfly species.
It hosts 20% of Australia’s bird species, with 430 of them living among its trees, 13 of which are found nowhere else in the world.
The wet tropics extensive natural values were acknowledged and added to the World Heritage List in 1988.
Including its role in the earth’s evolutionary history, its significant ongoing ecological and biological processes. As an example of superlative natural phenomena.
It is recognised as a harbour of important and significant habitats for the conservation of biological diversity.
In its assessment of the larger Wet Tropics area, UNESCO says it exhibits “exceptional natural beauty.
With superlative scenic features highlighted by extensive, sweeping forest vistas, wild rivers, waterfalls, rugged gorges and coastal scenery.
This is particularly apparent between the Daintree River and Cedar Bay, where exceptional coastal scenery. Combining tropical rainforest and white sandy beaches with fringing offshore coral reefs.
Rainforested mountains, sweeping down to long sandy beaches. One of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.
In 1988 the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area added Cape Tribulation to this area.
To get a better perspective of Cape Tribulation, visit the lookout located on Cape Tribulation Beach.
It takes around 45 minutes to walk to the lookout providing a perfect vista of the beach and rainforest.
Find out about the Daintree Rainforest history.