The Daintree rainforest and Cape tribulation region in Far North Queensland is one of the special places in the world. The Daintree is one of the most important rainforest regions left standing on the planet and its diverse flora and fauna need the full protection of its world heritage listing. The secret remedies for many of today's illnesses may well be thriving in one of the insignificant plants thriving in this fantastic region. The wildlife here is incredible with crocodile infested rivers, forests full of unusual species like the rare Cassowary and trees full of rainbow coloured birds. The rainforest, in this region runs right to the sea so you can share the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests in one great location.
The Daintree and Cape Tribulation region is accessed via a vehicular ferry which crosses the Daintree River just north of the town of Mossman. There are special tours on the river to show you the tropical ecology and you may well spot a crocodile as well. Once you have crossed the river a sealed road will take you through the Daintree as far as Cape Tribulation. Further north from here you will need a four wheel drive vehicle to travel along the Bloomfield Track. There is a number of creek and river crossings on the way as you travel through the forest and along the ridge following the coastline. The view out towards Lizard Island is spectacilar. The Aboriginal settlement of Wujal Wujal is along the route and there are also some magnificent waterfalls.
If you want to stay in the Daintree for a holiday, there are a number of resorts in the region. There are several along the beachfront and also some set deep into the rainforest. All are easy to access. Many organized tours also come into this region. Cairns tour operators have a large number of different options to take you to see all of the major beauty spots in air conditioned comfort, or you can hire a four wheel drive vehicle and take yourself on a jungle adventure.
If you are coming to Australia for a holiday, then the Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation region should be on the top of your must see list.