The Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is unique for its high concentration of plant and animal species all within the largest remaining piece of untouched and pristine rainforest wilderness remnant in Australia. Twelve of the world's 19 primitive plant families are found on the Daintree coast.
Visit the Daintree Rainforest and view the beauty of the Flame trees that edge it. Here the flowering plants are so abundant that the instense competition for pollinators has led to very specialised relationships between plant species and their pollinators. Giant Fig Trees send down curtains of aerial roots to the forest floor in search of additional nutrients. Brilliantly coloured Blue Parrots greet visitors to the rainforest. Unfortunately also, the same parrots are in danger of depleting in number because of the black market bird trade overseas. Crocodiles and Caimans, which inhabit many of the waterways in the Daintree, also suffer at the hands of poachers.
The Daintree coast is famous for its landscape of striking diversity from vine forests growing on coastal dunes to stands of rare trees surviving on sheltered creek banks. It is here you will find the highest concentration of primitive families on earth. It is the only place in Australia with an intact Aboriginal rainforest culture, going back more than 10,000 years.
The Daintree River 168km long of which 32km is tidal, lined by mangrove swamp, over 34 species of mangrove just long at he Daintree, within the tidal reaches, inhabited by the so so dangerous estuarine (saltwater) crocodile.
13 Nov 2017