- Largest tropical rainforest in Australia
- Accounts for 30% of reptile, frog and marsupial species in Australia
- Accounts for 18% of all bird species found in Australia
- Recognized as a World Heritage site
Daintree Rainforest is the largest tropical area in all of Australia. It is located north of Cairns and is a protected area as Daintree National Park. The rainforest is recognized as a significant biosphere with diverse habitats necessary for survival of a variety of species.
The Daintree Rainforest is considered to be the area north of Cairns running from the Bloomfield River to the Mossman Gorge. The area includes Daintree National Park, but it also incorporates Cape Tribulation National Park, state forests as well as some private land.
The Daintree Rainforest is home to a number of endangered species including the popular Bennett's Tree-kangaroo. There are around 430 species of birds and 12,000 species of insects living in the area. The areas accounts for 65% of Australia's bat and butterfly species.
Daintree River runs through the rainforest area and delivers the water of the forest to the sea. The river creates an opportunity for visitors to experience salt water crocodiles and a variety of birds that call the area home.
Best way to see and experience the Daintree Rainforest
More will follow on Daintree Rainforest as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Oceania.