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Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest, an ancient World Heritage-listed wonderland in our own backyard. The Daintree Rainforest of Australia is older than the Amazon.

The Daintree Rainforest offers a velvety green mantle of the forest slopes that plunge to the aqua waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Fringing reefs grow almost to the shore. No where else in the world can you experience these two natural wonders side by side – where World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest actually meet.

The quaint Daintree Village, just a 45 minute drive from Port Douglas, is the perfect base from which to explore the rainforest region.

From the village, the wonder of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation is on your doorstep. There are flora species that have survived almost unchanged for 110 million years. The Daintree rainforest actually contain several of the first flowering plants (called angiosperms), which were the origins of all plant life.

You can make your own way into the Daintree via the Daintree Ferry. It’s the only cable ferry in tropical Australia, and drops you on the southern part of the lowland Daintree Rainforest. The ferry operates from 6:00am to midnight every day.

There’s plenty of day trips and activities to choose from including Aboriginal-guided rainforest walks with the local Kuku Yalanji people, river wildlife cruises, guided bird spotting, Cape Tribulation safaris, river fishing, horseback riding and bike riding, exploring secluded tropical beaches and 4WD adventure safaris.

Nimrod Port Douglas Holiday Apartments are in a perfect location to stay when exploring The Daintree Rainforest for beautiful plant life and walking tracks. Visit our Tour Desk to discover what’s on offer.