Hashtag

Travel

Things to Do and Places to Visit in the Daintree Rainforest


The word ‘rainforest’ often draws people’s gazes towards South Africa with the Amazon the primary focus. However, turning one’s gaze towards Australia, one discovers another rainforest waiting for exploration.


Daintree Rainforest is a unique rainforest with its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, offering a special occasion to explore the wonders of the land and dive into the sea. With the rainforest covering so much of Queensland’s eastern coast, this article offers a glance of Daintree's northern region, a roadmap of what individuals can see and do at this unique location.


Cape Tribulation

At the far north of the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation caters to adventurers of the land and exploration of the sea.


Cape Trib Beach House is a place to stay with it being the first accommodation in the area, established originally as “Pilgrim Sands” back in 1977. Other accommodations include eco-retreats, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), holiday houses, farm stays, and camping ground.


Adventurers on the land can transverse on self-guided or guided forest walks with two interpretive walks. Bubua boardwalk is a 1.8 km adventure through the forest and mangroves. For those exploring the Daintree coastal forest, the Madja Botanical walk is another option.


Along the coast, visitors can spend half a day at the reef while having the ability to enjoy the local supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants within walking distance.


Thornton Beach

Traveling south of Cape Tribulation lies Thornton Beach, home to one of the richest mangrove systems in the area. The area also hosts fruit orchards and teaming farming.


Off the coast is Stuck Rock, offering a picture taking moment with Struck Reef not too far away for those seeking an ocean adventure. Travelers have access to car parking and picnic areas with the Hutchinson Creek known for it being a great swimming location.


Two in One: Diwan & Cow Bay

Due to the area's proximity, Diwan and Cow Bay offer visitors the opportunity to visit the RACQ Deport and the Discovery center, offering glimpses into the local area’s history and ecology.


One of the features of Diwan is it is home to the smallest of the kangaroo family, the Musky Rat Kangaroo.


Cow Bay possesses three secluded bays, ideal locations to beach walk, relax, swim, snorkel, and fish.


Accommodations for both Diwan & Cow Bay include resorts, backpackers, holiday houses, B&Bs, and places to pitch up a tent for the night.


Daintree Village

A settlement created in the 1870s, Daintree Village endures with tropical fruit farming and low-impact tourism, set in the inland part of the rainforest.


Activities in Daintree include scenic drives to explore upper Daintree and Stewart Creek, and Douglas Creek. The local river hosts native estuarine crocodiles, which can be seen safely from river cruises. Bird watching, depending on the season, is a renowned activity in the area.


Daintree forest accommodation includes B&Bs, retreats, farm stays, budget cabins, and a famous spa resort. These accommodations are nestled among the restaurants and artists’ studios, such as a unique timber gallery, in the area. Souvenirs are locally created while visitors can enjoy the picnic areas that are open to the public.


Roadmap summary


Daintree Rainforest’s northern section scratches the surface of its full wonders. Thornton Beach offers visitors a day trip to the sea side while the other locations of Cape Tribulation, Diwan and Cow Bay are locations for longer visits due to their accommodations and extracurricular activities. Daintree Village is perhaps the hidden treasure of the roadmap with its birdwatching and deep rooted history in the area.


About the Author

Emily Lamp is a professional writer, working closely with many aspiring thinkers and entrepreneurs from various companies. She is also interested in technology, business growth and self-improvement. Say hello to Emily on Twitter @EmilyLamp2.

Travel Features

How to Get the Most Out of Your First Cruise Holiday

A cruise is a great way to see the world and visit multiple destinations in one go. If you're thinking about booking your first cruise, here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of ...

Hashtag.net.au - avatar Hashtag.net.au

The Comfortable Wanderer: How to Stay Comfy & Stylish On Day Trips

At a time when we have embraced our comfort after experiencing a near-year-long lockdown, comfort has prevailed over our style choices. For Melbournes dwellers, spending nearly 263 days indoors: We ...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

What To Do If Your Phone Is Lost Abroad

Tips For Travelers: What To Do If Your Phone Is Lost Abroad We have all been there. You are traveling abroad, taking in all the new sights and sounds, when suddenly you realize your phone is nowh...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Adventure Travel Guide to Queensland Australia: Everything You Need to Know

Are you looking for a Queensland travel guide? One thing is for sure, it is hard to write an ultimate travel guide Queensland Australia. In this part of Australia, there are so many things to see...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

How to Enjoy the Motorhome Lifestyle with Children

It's no doubt difficult to acclimate to motorhome living at first, especially with children. It's a big step to leave everything and everyone you've ever known behind and venture into the unknown. I...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

How Solo Motorhome Travel Can Affect Your Personality

Motorhome living has elicited conflicting views, with some finding it to be an exciting way of life and others holding opposing viewpoints. Living in a motorhome entails living in a vehicle and be...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Airport Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

While traveling can be fun and exciting for a lot of people, there are also those travelers who find it stressful given that it can be a very hectic experience. And while traveling means going fro...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Motorhome Safety 101 For Driving in Bad Weather Conditions

Winter is a memorable season, and driving during the wintertime allows you to observe and observe the beauty of winter to the fullest. While it is fantastic to enjoy and experience nature, you hav...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

How Singapore Targets 'Further Recovery' in Travel Demand in 2022

The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic didn't exempt any economy, including that of Singapore. One of the richest nations in the globe, the city-state suffered from a significantly sluggish tourism in...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Health & Wellness

Leadership in Healthcare: Everything You Need To Know

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

The world as we know it today is constantly changing and evolving, and so is the healthcare industry. With new challenges and opportunities emerging more frequently, healthcare leaders must be pre...

What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in Winter?

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Anyone who values their skin must maintain it in a healthy, attractive state because your skin's appearance reflects your general health and enhances your physical experience. In addition to assis...

Is It Safe to Be Treated for Varicose Veins When Pregnant?

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

It can be scary seeing your legs swell and become heavy during pregnancy. Not to mention the discomfort, discoloration, and pain that comes with the condition. It's pretty normal to want to know if ...

Sleep Apnea Guide 101: Know the Signs, Prevention, and Cure

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder when breathing repeatedly stops and restarts between sleep periods. It causes daytime fatigue, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels in people tha...



NewsServices.com

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion