Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquillity of the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforests.

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Wet Tropics Rainforest

The World Heritage-listed rainforests surrounds Cairns in all directions and can be easily accessed and experienced in many ways. Join one of the many tour operators that conduct day and overnight tours into the rainforest or by car at your leisure.

Be enchanted by the beauty, life and tranquility of Earth’s oldest surviving tropical rainforests and enjoy a truly sustainable eco holiday experience in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef. Over 79 percent of land in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef is protected including areas in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests ot hte north, the tropical Atherton Tablelands to the west, and Mission Beach to the south.

The Activities
There are many diverse ways to experience the rainforest.

Swim, paddle and explore crystal-clear rivers, volcanic lakes, and spectacular waterfalls surrounded by Wet Tropics rainforests on the tropical Atherton Tablelands, a short drive west of Cairns. Or journey a little further south towards Mission Beach and you migh come face-to-face with an endangered Southern Cassowary, whose numbers are fewer in the wild than the Giant Panda, but whose existence is vital to over 120 different species of plants and wildlife. Or head north and visit the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, home of the oldest tropical rainforest on earth and the only place on the planet where World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

Above the rainforest canopy – strap yourself in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you glide over the world’s oldest Daintree and Cape Tribulaion rainforest canopy on a flying fox; or sit in the comfort of a gondola whilst taking a bird’s eye view of the rainforest on a 7.5km cableway before descending through the canopy layers and visiting interpretation centres for the ultimate educational rainforest experience.

The Accommodation
Everyone can epxerience a night in the rainforest where an array of accommodaiton types await to suit any visitor from world-class award-winning eco lodges through to backpacking accommodations.

Hidden in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation wilderness is a range of modern, eco-friendly accommodation and luxurious rainforest spa retreats to ensure your stay is both comfortable and memorable.

Most rainforest resorts, lodges and even B&Bs have day walks and evening tours for guests and visitors to join, or they can connect you with other guided day and/ or night rainforest and wildlife tours to catch a glimpse of tropical wildlife foraging, flitting, and occasionally fighting in their natural habitat.

The Wildlife
Go wild in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef with may changes to get up close to over 6000 species of wild animals, endangered animals, rainforest animals and birds living around the region.

Wildlife…home to over 3000 species of animals and plants, wildlife spotting is one of the Daintree and Cape Tribulations biggest draw cards.

Nocturnal tours… the Daintree and Cape Tribulation come alive after dark. Join an experienced guide who knows what signs to look for and meet some native and exotic locals that only come out at night.

Bird watching
Daintree and Cape Tribulation is a true bird watching paradise. See Macleay’s Honeyeater, Pied Monarch, Victoria’s Riflebird, Great-billed Herons, Little Kingfishers, Lovely Fairy-wrens, Double-eyed Fig Parrots, the endangered Southern Cassowary and many more!

Things to do in Rainforest

99 Grafton Street Cairns, AJ Hackett Cairns, Australian Wild Escapes, Bad Fishy Jet Boating Cairns, Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises, Cairns Harbour and Sunset Cruises, Cairns Museum, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns Tableland Tours, Cairns War Memorial, Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, Challenger Bay Dive Site, Clam Gardens Dive Site, Cod Hole Dive Site, Coral Expeditions - Great Barrier Reef, Coral Gardens Dive Site, Flynn Reef, Discovery Tours Australia, Fitzroy Island National Park, Flecker Botanic Gardens, Flyboard Cairns, Food Trail Tours, Goldsborough Valley, Wooroonooran National Park, Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises, Green Island Fringing Reefs, Green Island National Park, GSL Aviation - Cairns, Hot Air Balloon Cairns, Jorgey's Patch Dive Site, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Lighthouse Bommie Dive Site, McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery Cairns, Michaelmas and Upolo Cays National Park, Monolith Dive Site, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park,

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