Daintree Rainforest Accommodation
The Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef
The only location in the world where two World Heritage areas meet.
A land of ancient tropical rainforest, rugged mountain peaks, incredible beaches, fish filled rivers and crystal clear waterholes.
Watch the sun rise over the water and set behind the mountain peaks. Walk the board walks, listen to the sounds, snorkel or dive the reef, take time to experience the magic.
DAINTREE RAINFOREST FACTS:
- The Daintree Rainforest is 135 million years old – the oldest rainforest in the world. Next in line is the Amazon Rainforest at 10 million.
- Dinosaurs would have once roamed the forest
- The Daintree Rainforest covers an area of 1200 square kilometres.
- The wet tropics covers only 0.2% of the Australian land mass yet contains :
65% of all bat and butterfly species
30% of all frog, marsupials and reptile species
18% of the bird species and
12,000 species of bugs.
It doesn’t matter which season you experience – the important thing is to make sure the amazing Daintree rainforest is on your “bucket list”.
- The Daintree Rainforest has the largest range of plants and animals on earth – over 3,000 species.
- Approximately 430 species of birds live among the trees, including 13 species that are found nowhere else in the world.
- Of the 19 most primitive plant families world- wide , 12 are found in the Daintree Rainforest.
- Unique animals found in the Daintree region include the critically endangered Southern Cassowary, endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll, Musky Rat-kangaroos, Bennetts Tree Kangaroo, Ulysses Butterflies and Sugar Gliders.
- Unlike other rainforests the Daintree has a dry season – usually June to October – this has led to an incredible biodiversity because a lot of species have to adapt. When the wet arrives it gives “life” to the creeks and plants .
GREAT BARRIER REEF FACTS:
- The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet.
- It stretches for 2300 kilometres – and is a world heritage area.
- It has a large maze of colourful reefs and it provides a home for huge number of plants and animals.
- It has 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jelly fish, 3000 varieties of molluscs, 1625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.