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Daintree Rainforest

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Address: 2333 Cape Tribulation Rd | Diwan, QLD, Queensland 4873, Australia
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+61 7 4098 9126
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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2 or 4-hour guided and interpreted walking tours through the centrepiece of...

2 or 4-hour guided and interpreted walking tours through the centrepiece of the oldest rainforest in the world.

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US$ 1,114.19*
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Rainforest

This is a must see, but somewhat underwhelming in certain senses. No real wildlife, (that we saw). Very few birds. But! It is an ancient forest and major contributor to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see, but somewhat underwhelming in certain senses. No real wildlife, (that we saw). Very few birds. But! It is an ancient forest and major contributor to the world's Eco system. Would not have missed it. Great views coming and going.

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Thank jsadler331
DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

Your review states that you 'Would not have missed it', but regrettably, you did. So do the vast majority of travellers that cross the Daintree River Ferry and the multitudes that don't even make it that far. Admittedly, an accurate strike is made manifestly more difficult by intergovernmental intent, but Daintree Rainforest is a very specifically located 20-KM north of... More 

Aberlour, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a car, you can self drive easily. There is no need to book for expensive tours. It is quite controlled insomuch as you are limited to a number of boardwalks if you wish to gain entrance to the rainforest. That said, you can see a lot of things in there if you choose your time wisely and... More 

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DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

Relatively recent advances in palaeobotony have extended the age of Daintree Rainforest to around 180-million-years, but the really primitive portions are not found on public boardwalks (which are incidentally not even part of Daintree Rainforest, but rather Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation). Since there are no public transportation services operating within this area, self-driving is almost pre-requisite. Dismissing a Daintree... More 

East Lansing, Michigan
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Did the interpretive walk through the rainforest where we learned about bush food, medicinal plants and the relationship of the Aboriginals with their environment, amazing.

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DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

Just to be sure, an interpretive walking tour through Daintree Rainforest definitely includes "bush food, medicinal plants and the relationship of the Aboriginals", but of the half-million-or-so travellers that cross the Daintree River by ferry in pursuit of 'Daintree Rainforest', only a-half-percent, successfully make it. 99.5% are led by market forces and government policy along a sequence of public boardwalks,... More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This area is amazing it's older than the Amazon...a must see experience here in Far North Tropiics...

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DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

It is true, Daintree Rainforest is older than the Amazon Rainforest. In fact, it is ancestral to the vast majority of plants and animals found throughout Australia, South America, Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Antartica. However, it is also incredibly diminutive, in its last vestige of representation. Only three valleys remain, off the eastern flank... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We travelled from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car, taking in the Visitor Centre first which involved an entry fee of 32$ each. It's an audio guided tour and about an hour's walk around a small area of the forest and canopy. I would think a guided tour would be of more value. We stopped off at all the... More 

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DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

It is great that your experience won a five-star review but it is also regrettable that you missed your mark. The Visitor Centre is an attraction within its own right, with a TripAdvisor identity of 'Daintree Discover Centre'. The property that your review landed upon specialises in small-group, guided, interpreted walking-tours through the middle of the world's oldest rainforest, with... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I literally had no idea what to expect as we drove toward the Daintree Rainforest, although there's no mistaking when you arrive! The whole atmosphere is magical! The sounds, climate and sights are like nothing I've ever seen. Be sure to explore on foot and enjoy the various viewing points along the road. Also, you must take the river ferry... More 

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Thank Wycombe-Simon
DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

Alas, you mistakenly did not arrive; at least not at the property that your review was directed towards. Like so many travellers before you, the itinerary implied by 'taking the ferry in the day and again at dusk' describes what is referred to as 'popular day-visitation' from the dormitory centres of (usually) Cairns or Port Douglas. Had you availed yourself... More 

Windsor, Australia
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167 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to self tour the rainforest and glad we did! Hiring a car allowed us to stop where and for how long we wanted at each walk and the discovery Centre. Pack for all weather as rain moved in extremely fast and we didn't have so much as a cardigan to protect us! There were little general stores along... More 

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Thank Evei87
DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

This decision to 'self tour the rainforest' is made by the vast majority of travellers that head northward across the Daintree River ferry, but so are they led this way by substantial subsidisation. The string of publicly-funded boardwalks are designed to give self-drive travellers (at least the illusion of) free-entry experiences, that, as the reviewer has noted, each offer something... More 

Maleny, Queensland, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

a must see for tourists travellers and locls. beautiful part of the world to explore and save for future generations

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nature at its best! Beautiful place to visit and even better to end at Cape Tribulation and see the only place the reef meets the rainforest. We drove ourselves so we could do our own thing and at our pace. Even if you just drive through it, it is definitely worth the trip!

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Please do yourself a favour - visit Daintree Rainforest in you lifetime. Or else, you have to come back to this world to visit this place :)

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