The Daintree

The Daintree National Park was added to the World Heritage List in 1988 in recognition of its universal natural values.
Considered to be the oldest living tropical rainforest on earth, the Daintree is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals. An astonishing 430 species of birds call this rainforest home, 13 of which are found nowhere else on the planet.
This spectacular rainforest features some of the biggest tropical trees on the planet, including the ancient Bull Kauri trees. In fact, the tallest tree reaches a whopping 44.2 metres –around the same height as the famous Statue of Liberty.
 
There are many different ways to explore the Daintree, from exclusive river cruises to immersing yourself in Aboriginal culture. Our friendly staff will answer any questions you may have regarding any of the local tours..

The Reef

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef, is right on our doorstep. One of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is home to the world’s largest collection of coral with 400 types present in the clear, azure-blue waters. The reef also teems with coral sponges, mollusks, rays, dolphins, over 1500 species of tropical fish, more than 200 types of birds and around 20 types of reptiles, including sea turtles and giant clams.
 
A visit to the reef is simply a must which can be experienced in different ways.

Port Douglas

The seaside town of Port Douglas is anything but sleepy. Perched at the end of a peninsula, the picturesque marina is only a short walk from the postcard beauty of Four Mile Beach. A hive of activity all year round, Port Douglas is a great place to access the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy a world class meal or just meander through the many shops. The town is a 45 minute drive south of the Daintree Eco Lodge, and a great stopover on the way up from Cairns Airport.

Culture

The Daintree National Park was added to the World Heritage List in 1988 in recognition of its universal natural values.
Considered to be the oldest living tropical rainforest on earth, the Daintree is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals. An astonishing 430 species of birds call this rainforest home, 13 of which are found nowhere else on the planet. This spectacular rainforest features some of the biggest tropical trees on the planet, including the ancient Bull Kauri trees. In fact, the tallest tree reaches a whopping 44.2 metres –around the same height as the famous Statue of Liberty.
 
There are many different ways to explore the Daintree, from exclusive river cruises to immersing yourself in Aboriginal culture. Our friendly staff will answer any questions you may have regarding any of the local tours..

Tours & Activities

With so many things to see and do in the area, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Our friendly staff are here to help make recommendations and can arrange the bookings so you can simply relax.

The Daintree EcoLodge borders the majestic Daintree River which is best experienced on a river cruise. There’s no comparison to taking in the beauty of the rainforest and mangroves from a quiet, peaceful vantage point while your river guide points out the unique wildlife, including the resident estuarine crocodiles the Daintree is famous for. For the serious nature lovers, we recommend
Daintree Boatman Nature Tours
Daintree River Wild Watch

For those on a time budget, perhaps try
Bruce Belchers Daintree River Cruise
Croc Express Tours