Dynamics of Daintree Rainforest

A must see on your list of places to see is the Daintree Rainforest. Queensland, Australia offers two of twelve natural World Heritage Sites, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

So you’ll have the beauty of all the colourful coral and the abundant wildlife and sea life that call these two exceptional wonders of the world.

The Daintree Rainforest is ancient, extremely ancient; studies have shown that it is about one hundred thirty five million years old.

There are primitive flowering plants; Austrobaileya scandens and Idiospermum australiense are endemic to the Daintree.

Many ancient plants live in the rainforest which survived from the southern super-continent Gondwana. Learning the dynamic of all the diversity of life here at the Daintree Rainforest will be an experience for all the family members.

The wild life is abundant and the diversity of life is wide. 30% of the frog reptile and marsupials of Australia are found in the rainforest.

65% of butterfly species as well as bats are here.

18% of the country’s birds are in Daintree.

12,000 species of insects also are in the area that takes up only 0.02 % of Australia.

That is a lot of diversity in such a small area.

A number of endangered and rare species call the Daintree their home. Southern Cassowary, Bennett’s Tree-kangaroo, the Saltwater Crocodile and Musky Rat kangaroo are to name a few.

This forest was named after Richard Daintree and is north of Mossman, Queensland, on the coast of Cairns in the tropical far north of Australia.

Part of the forest is protected by the Daintree National Park and drained by the Daintree River. Roads wind through areas of lush forest and are designed to minimize impacts on the Daintree Forest.

Accommodations are not a problem with wide range of places to stay from camp sites to private and seclude B&B’s. Resorts and holiday houses can be booked from all prices.

You can also get pampered in a rainforest spa. The choice is yours.

Take the time to visit and stay in the dynamic Daintree Rainforest.