Escape into the jungle and discover the astonishing natural wonders that Far North Queensland has to offer – from beaches and creeks that replicate heaven to river cruises exploring the flora and fauna.
With no exaggeration, passing up on an adventure to the ancient Daintree and Cape Tribulation when travelling through Tropical North Queensland may just be one of the greatest mistakes known to man!
There are endless ways to view this historic part of the world – consider these activities unmissable during your holiday.
You’re bound to quickly find your idea of paradise along the never-ending coastline of secluded beaches that are littered all throughout FNQ. The best part is, you’ll be one of the only visitors at these pristine sites – it’s quiet and picturesque perfection!
- Cow Bay Beach
- Cape Kimberly Beach
- Thornton’s Beach
- Cape Tribulation Beach
- Noah Beach
- Coconut Beach
- Emmagen Beach
- Myall Beach
Although our favourite local swimming spots are hard to beat, there’s something magical about the creeks that lay beyond the Daintree ferry.
Zen out and embark on the scenic rainforest walk that surrounds Emmagen Creek, just 5-kilometres north of Cape Tribulation.
Mason Creek is another beautiful place to rejuvenate – remember to try out the rope swing!
Bring your goggles to Hutchinson Creek to spot the plentiful mangrove jack and jungle perch.
Knock two World Heritage listed sites off the bucket list with a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics! Stretching from the Mossman Gorge to Cape Tribulation, the Daintree National Park is home to the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. You’ll feel engulfed by the sky-high trees, some thousands of years old, and amazed by the diverse wildlife ecosystems.
The Dubuji Boardwalk is a fantastic place to start exploring with a cruisey 1.8km educational walk through the forest. The lucky travellers might spot the iconic endangered cassowary which is usually closely followed by a bunch of cute chicks!
Get some fresh air and view the world from a new perspective with a hike through the tropics! This is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to get exercise in without compromising on the adventuring. Head out on a short and sweet jaunt or a full day trek depending on your fitness level.
Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail: a six hour 7km expedition for experienced bushwalkers beginning on Bloomfield Road. You’ll have phenomenal views of the coastline and Snapper Island at the lookout.
Tranquility Falls Walk: 20 minute return shaded walk along the Daintree River to a gorgeous waterfall and creek. Pick up a map and an admission ticket from the Daintree tourist information centre.
Alexander Falls: approximately 3.7km 4 hours return – a journey for experienced hikers to an epic waterfall and refreshing rock pools.
Daintree River Cruise
If you’ve never smiled at a crocodile, now’s your chance on the famous Daintree River Cruise. Be prepared to come face to face with more than one of these enormous modern day dinosaurs that inhabit the swampy mangroves and wetlands. The wildlife cruise is also popular amongst birdwatchers from all over the globe – you’ll have front row seats for some of the most extraordinary flora and fauna you’ll see in your life! There are plenty of tours you can join from Port Douglas.
There’s not a more unique way to discover the jungle than zip-lining high above the canopies! Hang on tight and join the proud locals, knowledgeable biologists, and maybe a few tree kangaroos on a memorable tour soaring through the forest. If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, take part in the night walks that focus on the mystical creatures of the dark. It’s time to grab your torch and channel your inner Attenborough!
Daintree Ice Cream Company
Just when you thought this deliciously smooth and creamy dessert couldn’t get any better, the Daintree Ice Cream company has delivered the goods! Now exclusively using the organic fruit straight from the onsite farm, these colourful and fresh flavours simply make your tastebuds dance. Forget the mint choc chip and try Wattleseed, Davidson plum, or Mamey Sapote just to name a few. The Soursop gelato stick is another tasty treat you must get your hands on.
Experiencing first-hand the raw beauty of this destination will change the way you see the world – don’t let the opportunity pass you by!
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