Jewels of the Daintree & Far North Queensland waiting to be uncovered and explored
Words by Michael Warren
THE Daintree. No description of its endless beauty, nor pontifications about its uniqueness, will ever do it complete justice.
There really is no place like it – to fully immerse yourself in the world’s oldest tropical lowland rainforest system – which stems back 180 million years, is an experience like no other.
It’s sights, sounds, and smells – they never leave you, no matter how many times you visit.
Whether it’s the 430 bird species that call it home, the more then 10,000 insect varieties that jostle to survive under its canopy, or the apex predators that swim in its waters – Australia’s own Jurassic Park, is beyond unique.
Frequently hailed by Sir David Attenborough “as the most extraordinary place on earth”, the Daintree is truly the real deal.
“It has an amazing rainforest, which is quite unlike any other rainforest in the world,” the long-time adventurer has previously said.
Within its beauty and every inch of its 463 square miles lays a myriad of adventures and activities just waiting to be experienced.
To say first-hand that you’ve explored the Daintree and its surrounds – it doesn’t get any better than that.
In the coming months as the green season approaches, the Daintree will get its fill; the creeks will swell, the waterfalls will flow, and the rainforest will get a much-needed drink. While here in Far North Queensland we are heading into the wetter part of the year, it doesn’t mean you still can get out, explore and experience the mighty Daintree for yourself.
Local writer, proficient hiker and lover of the great outdoors, Michael Warren, provides some inspiration and options to enjoy your own adventures in the Daintree this green season.