Connect with nature and the traditional Kuku Yalanji people in the Daintree.
Pristine rainforest, cool mountain streams and a surging river, the dramatic Mossman Gorge and the rugged Bloomfield Track ensure a memorable travel experience in Queensland’s Daintree.
Whether you self-drive (4WD only for the Bloomfield Track) or take a tour, the Daintree connects visitors with nature and with the traditional owners of the region, the Kuku Yalanji people.
The World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park covers 900,000 hectares and starts once you cross the Daintree River on the car ferry, about 80km north of Cairns. The park is comprised of two sections easily accessible to visitors, Mossman Gorge in the south and Daintree Village and Cape Tribulation in the north.
Daintree Village, on the southern banks of the Daintree River, has some lovely little galleries and cafes to explore. The more adventurous can take a croc-spotting tour. Dan Irby’s Mangrove Adventures runs wildlife and bird-watching tours on the Daintree River; the best are the night tours. Tours (two hours for $55) are in a small boat which gives access to hidden tributaries along the river.
The 4WD-only Bloomfield Track winds through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country; don’t miss a stop at Bloomfield Falls, outside Wajul Wajul. At the end of the track, have a drink at the Lion's Den Hotel (established in 1875), where you can also stay in cabins or the camping ground.
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