.The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world. It is more than 135 million years old and is home to rare tropical birds and animals, many of which are not found anywhere else on earth.
The Cassowary is the biggest bird in Australia and the second biggest bird in the world (Ostrich being the first), make their home in the Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is around 1200 square kilometres, and is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian mainland.
The Daintree Rainforest contains 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, and 65% of Australia's bat and butterfly species. 18% of bird species in the country can be found in this area. There are also over 12000 species of insects. All of this diversity is contained within an area that takes up 0.2% of the landmass of Australia.
The Daintree Rainforest is loosely defined as the area between the Mossman Gorge and the Bloomfield River in Far North Queensland.
The Daintree Rainforest beaches are rated among the most spectacular in the world. The tropical warmth combined with bright sunshine and crystal clear calm water, makes them postcard perfect.
One of the most wonderful features of Daintree beaches is the lack of people. Stretching for miles, you can cast your eyes along the golden sand and not see anyone.
The Daintree Rainforest area is opposite another World Heritage site of equal importance, the Great Barrier Reef. There are few places in the world as significant and with such biodiversity as the Daintree Rainforest.