Top Attractions in Daintree

Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree Rainforest, QLD © Tourism Australia

Orient yourself at the Discovery Centre

Start your Daintree experience at the Daintree Discovery Centre. Here you can learn all about the origins of the ancient rainforest before heading out onto the series of aerial walkways and viewing platforms connected to the centre. This allows you to easily explore all levels of the rainforest up close, from the forest floor to the uppermost reaches of the canopy.

Daintree River Electric Boat Cruises, Daintree National Park, QLD © Tourism Australia

Cruise the Daintree River

Take a cruise on the Daintree River and look out for saltwater crocodiles. Several operators offer tours of varying length, from one hour to half day cruises. This is an excellent way to see and photograph the Daintree's incredible wildlife at close range, in one of the most beautiful forest environments on the planet.

Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, QLD © Silky Oaks Lodge

Explore Mossman Gorge

Within Daintree National Park lies the magnificent Mossman Gorge, where clear waters cascade over granite boulders in the Mossman River, creating freshwater swimming pools (there are no crocodiles here, but you should check that conditions are safe for swimming beforehand, at the Mossman Gorge Centre). Take a stroll along the boardwalk through the lower rainforest canopy and return along the riverside track, enjoying views from lookouts along the way.

Voyages Indigenous Tourism, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, QLD © Tourism Australia

Walk with Aboriginal owners

The Aboriginal Kuku Yalanji people of the Daintree region offer authentic, award-winning, guided walking tours of Mossman Gorge that are a must-do for anyone who visits. The Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk includes a traditional smoking ceremony, historical and cultural insights, spear throwing lessons and information on how the Kuku Yalanji people have used the rainforest for food, medicine and shelter for more than 9000 years. Enjoy bush tea and damper (a simple Australian form of bread) at the end of the tour.

Rainforest treehouse, Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree, QLD © Silky Oaks Lodge

Stay at a luxury eco lodge

Stay in a tree house perched high above the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge, spectacularly located overlooking the Mossman River. The lodge offers a range of activities from helicopter tours to hot air ballooning, has an award-winning on-site spa that specialises in natural therapies and is a member of the prestigious Luxury Lodges of Australia.

Canopy surfing, Daintree Rainforest, Daintree National Park, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Zip-line through the canopy

Fly through the trees on an exhilarating guided zip-line tour with Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours. You'll glide through the different levels of canopy in a harness attached to a cable, with bird's eye views over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Janbal Gallery, Mossman, QLD © Tourism Australia

Visit the Daintree Village

Explore the delightful Daintree Village and its unusual stores selling local arts and crafts including handmade pottery, textiles, produce, souvenirs and tropical clothing. Visit an Aboriginal art centre, Janbal Gallery, which features Aboriginal artefacts and art. You can even experience a private Aboriginal art lesson and take home your work.

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Cape Tribulation

Head to the village of Cape Tribulation, the meeting place of two World Heritage sites (the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef), and explore gorgeous scenery, beautiful beaches and rainforest walks. The journey to get here is part of the experience – you'll take your car across the river on the Daintree Ferry, and pass through amazing rainforest scenery and wonderful views of the coast. You might also spot an endangered cassowary during your visit. These elusive flightless birds can stand up to two metres (6 1/2 feet) tall and are arguably Australia's most spectacular feathered species.

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Tours in Daintree Rainforest

    Aboriginal Cultural Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

    6 Hours

    Join in interactive activities and watch theatrical performances during a special evening of Aboriginal culture. Learn about the traditional customs of Australia’s indigenous Tjapukai people as they share stories of the rainforest during an enthralling dance show. Enjoy canapés and…

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