Welcome to the
Daintree River to
Where rainforest meets the reef.
Discover, enjoy & take a step back in time.
It's a spectacular part of the world, stretching from the north side of the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation.
To get here, you need to catch the Daintree Ferry over the river and disembark on an adventure through lush rainforest and spectacular coastal glimpses.
Browse our guides on each local destination to plan your visit to this amazing region.
A living museum
The Daintree Rainforest is the world’s oldest continuously surviving rainforest. It is estimated to be 180 million years old which is tens of millions of years older than the Amazon Rainforest.
It is also Australia’s largest tropical rainforest covering an impressive 1,200 square km.
A living museum of many habitats which have changed little over millions of years with many rare, endemic and primitive plants found here.
The Daintree Coast community is nestled in the rainforest between jungle clad mountains and the Coral Sea.
Our community consists of approx 700 residents and includes a wonderful health clinic, 3 rural fire brigades, SES, 3 small general stores, a petrol station, camp grounds, a lovely school, a sports club, a university rainforest observatory and so much more.
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Did you know?
Kaba Kada is the Kuku Yalanji name for some of this region meaning rainy-place or rains a lot.
The Daintree Coast receives an impressive 4000-6000mm of rain each year!
The ‘Wet’ or ‘Green’ season is from December through April/May where it is tropically warm and humid with consistent rainfall including monsoonal events. This is when the rainforest really comes to life with waterfalls, creeks flowing, the frogs will serenade you every night and enchanting fireflies drift through the trees.