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Daintree

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The Daintree is the largest continuous area of rainforest on the Australian mainland, and one of the largest on Earth. Located beyond Cairns in the tropical far north of Queensland, this is one of the wildest and most remote places in the country.

The Daintree

Intrepid travellers venture into the Daintree to embrace the natural environment: the old-growth trees and ferns, the hidden beaches and, most of all, the remarkable creatures of the rainforest.

The Daintree Rainforest is home to an unbelievable variety of animal life. The statistics are truly staggering: while the rainforest occupies only 0.2% of Australia's landmass, it is home to 18% of our bird species, 30% of our frogs, marsupials and reptiles and an incredible 65% of our bats and butterflies. It is believed that at least 430 individual species of birds live in the Daintree.

All of that in a tiny little corner of remote northern Australia. This is one of the most important ecological sites in the world, and scientists have learnt much about the history of our planet from studying this area and its wildlife.

The Daintree has been around for awhile. 135 million years in fact, making it by far the oldest rainforest on Earth. This is one of Australia's unique natural treasures, and a major reason that Queensland is a premier eco-tourism destination. So come and discover for yourself the ancient magic of the Daintree Rainforest.

 
 

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