Australia’s natural beauty never ceases to awe and inspire. If you’re looking to visit one of the world’s most unique and beautiful rainforests, then Australia has just what you’re looking for. Make the time to explore the rugged and rustic Daintree Rainforest in northern Australia.
Located in Queensland, the Daintree National Park and rainforest, lays claim to being the world’s oldest rainforest. The rainforest has been perfecting its one of a kind habitat and environment, for some of the world’s rarest flora and fauna, for over 170 million years. When you’re in Daintree, you’ll no doubt see aspects of Earth that you only thought existed when dinosaurs were roaming around.
The best route to Daintree is by way of Port Douglas. The ideal way to get around Daintree, giving you all the freedom see and do what you want, would be to arrange a budget car rental. Once you have your wheels, you can take the leisurely drive north from Port Douglas and immerse yourself in Australia’s Shangri La.
Daintree’s tropical rainforest ecosystem is one of the most complex on Earth. Daintree spans 1,200 square kilometers, making it Australia’s largest chunk of rainforest and is home to the largest range of plants and animals on earth. Daintree’s fragility can’t be overstated either. The rainforest hosts the largest number of plant and animal species that are either rare or threatened with extinction of any place in the world. Daintree’s biodiversity never fails to impress.
The ancient rainforest provides a habitat for much of Australia’s wildlife. 65% of bats and butterflies, 30% of frog, reptile and marsupials, as well as 20% of birds, all found on the Australian continent, reside in Daintree. As you explore the dense rainforest, rapid flowing streams, lush gorges and mountain ranges, you’re guaranteed to see some of the world’s most pristine scenery and most beautiful birds and animals. Daintree happily promotes ecotourism and offers guided tours, interpreted tours and other packages to gladly accommodate the tastes and desires of all the intrepid travelers that come to the rainforest. When you visit Daintree, you’ll realize why it’s a World Heritage site and leave with memories that will only be outlived by the rainforest itself.