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Daintree National Park
Travel Guide – Queensland

Daintree National Park Weekend Getaway

Daintree National Park is a stunningly beautiful nature reserve in the Far North region of Queensland. Located 1,502 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, Daintree National Park is fairly isolated from the rest of Australia. While Daintree National Park is located far away from the distractions of urban areas, Cairns is only 100 kilometres southeast of the park. Travellers from anywhere in Australia can easily fly to Cairns before driving to a destination in Daintree National Park.

History

The Aboriginal people have depended on the forest here for thousands of year. The government of Queensland recognises the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Daintree National Park. You should make an effort to respect Aboriginal customs and ceremonial sites when you explore the park.

Things to see and do in Daintree National Park

When you arrive in Daintree National Park, the magnificent views will take your breath away. This amazing nature reserve is filled with mountainous rain forests, flawless beaches, hidden coves, and pristine rivers. You may also encounter numerous rare species of plants and animals during your adventures in the park. Some of the trees in the ancient Daintree Rain Forest are endemic, so be amazed by rare sights that only a small portion of people in the world will encounter. Most of the park’s land is covered by tropical shrubs, bushes, and trees.

While most areas of Daintree National Park are well-preserved wilderness refuges, some plants in the park are quite sensitive. You should always tread carefully and head the warnings of your guide. Daintree National Park also shelters numerous fauna. If you walk through the wilderness quietly, you may encounter interesting mammals, reptiles, and birds. Some of the park’s creatures are ring-tailed possums, eastern water dragons, and brown bandicoots. Crocodiles are common in the rivers of the park.

Cape Tribulation – Daintree National Park

View of Cape Tribulation and the Stingray Beach from the Daintree National Park.

Daintree National Park is known for its challenging terrain and unforgettable sights. Explore all of the diverse areas of Daintree National Park for a truly memorable journey. Start your grand adventure by traveling to Mossman Gorge. In Mossman Gorge, you will find striking geological features. The gorge is carved into a massive formation of granite rock. Traverse across uneven terrain to reach the bottom of Mossman Gorge. When you reach your objective, you will be rewarded with lovely views of the Mossman River. This powerful river in Daintree National Park flows quickly over granite boulders. In some areas of the river, you can see swirling white rapids. For a considerable challenge, use a kayak to navigate the treacherous waters of Mossman River. Feel the heart-pounding thrills of using your own strength and intellect to reach your destination.

Travel to the southern portion of Daintree National Park to explore Cape Tribulation. Cape Tribulation is an area with low-lying mountains that are covered by tall trees and dense vegetation. Follow the Mount Sorrow ridge trail to encounter amazing views of Snapper Island and the coast. You will be awed when you see a lush green canopy next to a vast blue sea. Continue your amazing journey in Daintree by enjoying a day of relaxation at Noah Beach.

Climate conditions

Daintree National Park and the surrounding areas have a tropical climate. During the summer months, you can expect maximum temperatures of approximately 32 degrees. Monsoons are also common in the summer. You should expect a maximum temperature of about 25 degrees during the winter months. Many tourists enjoy camping in Daintree National Park during the winter season due to pleasantly cool conditions at night.