With its breathtaking scenery of pristine white beaches and rainforest-clad mountains, Daintree National Park is one of the most loved parks in the country and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Approximately 60km north of Marlin Cove Trinity Beach accommodation, the park encompasses the largest area of rainforest in Australia, covering over 1, 200 sq km of world heritage protected rainforest. It’s one of the most popular areas for birdwatchers in Australia, with regular sightings of rare and interesting species such as Pied Monarchs, Fig Parrots, Cassowaries, Lesser Sooty Owls and more. Daintree Rainforest is also home to some of our most fascinating mammals and reptiles, including the rare Bennett’s tree kangaroo which is only found in this area, the spotted tail quoil and the estuarine crocodile. Croc spotting river tours and other guided tours such as fishing cruises and photography cruises depart regularly from Daintree Village and serve as excellent introduction to the complexity of the rainforest habitat.
The Daintree Village itself features a number of casual cafes and restaurants, a few gift shops and art galleries, and a number of barbecue spots – the perfect place to start and end your adventure into the rainforest!
To find out more about the National Park, please visit: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/daintree/index.html