One of the many reasons tourists visit Australia is because of its endless beaches and the stunning coastlines. Beach activities are aplenty and so are the blue waters that pull you in. But for a minute, step away from the blues and step on the greens. Think a cloud of trees and plants.
On the northeast coast of Queensland is the unspoiled Daintree Rainforest. A UNESCO World-heritage site, Daintree Rainforest is a part of the Wet Tropics which is also the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world. What makes it incredibly unique is it encompasses rainforests, reefs, and white sandy beaches. Not just greens, eh? The best of all the worlds to be concise. This is exactly why it’s an inspiration for the movie Avatar. What more reason do you want to visit the place?
A breathing ground for all things nature, Daintree Rainforest deserves to be in your itinerary the next time you travel to Australia.
How to get there:
Rent a car from Cairns. Daintree Rainforest is just a 2-hour ride from there. You can also opt for day tours from Cairns or Port Douglas.
Experiences to try:
- Dive into the freshwater pools of the Mossman Gorge
- Drift away along the pristine Daintree River on a ferry
- Know everything about the history of Daintree Forest by visiting the Discovery Centre
- Peek into the lives of the Aboriginal people of the rainforest
- Go ziplining through the thick cover of trees
- Stay in the midst of the wild
- Escape to the laidback villages
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