Daintree National Park

Daintree National Park in far north Queensland contains the largest tropical rainforests in Australia.

There are two different sections in the park: the southern section around Mossman Gorge, and the northern section around Daintree River and Cape Tribulation.

The Southern Section - Mossman Gorge
Mossman Gorge actually covers 56,500ha but most of that area is inaccessible. It is accessible in southern end though, near the town called Mossman, where a short walk from the car park leads to the gorge.
There is also a one-hour walk through the rainforest, but there are no camping grounds in this section of the park.

daintree river

The Northern Section - Cape Tribulation
The northern section is much larger, if you count the area that is accessible. It is a fair drive through some beautiful rainforest from Daintree River north to Cape Tribulation.

There are many good lookouts, educative boardwalks and beaches. And on the Daintree River, there are croc spotting tours, which take you close to Australian crocodiles - the saltwater ones are deadly animals   

daintree rainforest

Both sections contain lush tropical rainforests with around 400 plant species, with the usual rainforest layers and a rich animal life too. 

daintree national park

Daintree Animals

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