Over our travels so far, one of the most beautiful places was the Daintree Rainforest. This rainforest is the oldest in the whole world. For example, the Amazon is 55 million years old, add over 100 million years onto that. This world heritage rainforest is over 150 Million years old. Crazy, I know. Its hard to even comprehend.
This tropical wonderland has one main road that starts off just on the other side of the Daintree river, from there its a single cable ferry to then get you to the otherwise as you start the journey through, all the way to the top. I love this because it means that there is so much of the rainforest that has been untouched and left within its natural way. There are side dirt roads that you can explore, which all trail off into tracks that you can walk through and discover all of the wildlife and nature deep inside the rainforest that you are completely immersed in and surrounded by.
One of the most beautiful creatures to walk the Daintree Rainforest is the Southern Cassowary. This big beautiful bird is extremely protected in North Queensland as they are endangered. These birds are the second biggest bird in the world, coming just after Ostrich. There feathers are black, with bright blue colors around the neck and head. You can find these birds sometimes walking along side the road, but the best place to find them is by going for a natures walk and seeing them in there complete natural state. Thats how we first saw one.
There are many things to do in the Daintree, anywhere from Exotic fruit ice-cream to a boat tour to see Salt Water Crocodiles, which are the largest living reptile in the world. You can find waterholes that are absolutely beautiful scattered throughout the rainforest, but our most favorite part of visiting the Daintree, were the beaches.
World heritage rainforest meets world heritage reef, sounds amazing i know. The lush rainforest is so beautiful against the fine white sand and clear blue water. Although it is beautiful, I advise against swimming as you don’t want to discover the Salties up too close and personal.
For me, it was enough to just lay on the sand and enjoy being surrounded by the beautiful views and the energy of simplicity and feeling calm was saturating. This place was a holiday away from a holiday to be completely honest with you. It is the perfect destination to sit back and relax.
There are many camp grounds around the Daintree, some higher end, some much more affordable. Depending on what your preferences are. For us, we chose Noah Beach Campground and we are so glad we did! This camp spot was roughly 20 meters away from the beach. The costs of this camp spot was roughly $6 per person a night, what a bargain! Try getting that price anywhere else.
At the end of the day, if you are someone who either loves to hike and explore, book tours, or simply relax on the sand on your beach chair for the whole week, this is PERFECT for you.
Location: The Daintree Rainforest