Beyond the Daintree Rainforest, there is still so much more to explore. A short journey from the Daintree can lead to some amazing destinations. Daintree Ecolodge provides the perfect base for self-driving tourists to explore the many attractions of Far North Queensland.
Explore the underwater world of the largest coral reef system on the planet. Departing from Cape Tribulation or Port Douglas Marina, there are many tours allowing you to explore the reef in unique ways. If you haven’t visited the Great Barrier Reef, your trip to the Daintree is the perfect opportunity to tick one of the Seven Natural Wonders off your bucket list. There are day trips to suit all ages, budgets and adventure levels, with snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing or glass bottom boat experiences on offer.
A two-hour drive from the Daintree, Kuranda is a peaceful mountain village located near Cairns. Not to be missed is the Skyrail experience, where you can experience uninterrupted views from above in the comfort of a gondola. Kuranda offers majestic natural landscapes, a highlight being the Barron Falls. Kuranda is also bustling with markets that offer unique local produce and hand-made souvenirs – the perfect place to buy gifts for your friends and family back home or sample the local produce yourself.
Named after the palm trees that fringe the beach, Palm Cove is a just over a one hour drive from the Daintree. Arriving at Palm Cove, you can’t help but be overcome by the relaxing vibe that pervades the village. Stroll through the boutique stores, take a swing on the golf course or have some fun on the water with one of the many water activities on offer.
A scenic 45 minute drive from the Daintree will lead you to the tourist haven of Port Douglas. Take a walk along Four Mile Beach, wander around the Port Douglas Marina and enjoy the amazing culinary experiences Port Douglas has to offer.
The journey from the Daintree to Cairns is approximately ninety minutes along one of Australia’s most spectacular coastal drives. Whilst in the area, check out the amazing natural landscapes of the Babinda Boulders (1 hour from Cairns) and Millaa Millaa Falls (90 minutes from Cairns). Don’t forget your bathers!