The Daintree Rainforest is a diverse and magnificent ecosystem. At an estimated 180 million years old, it is earth’s oldest tropical rainforest; it even survived the Ice Age! The Daintree is a haven of ancient and exotic plants and animals.
It is home to almost 400 rare or threatened species, including a kangaroo that lives in trees (Bennett’s Tree-kangaroo), the world’s largest tree frog (White-lipped Tree Frog) and the big and beautiful Cassowary. It is home to 65% of Australia’s bat and butterfly species, and 30% of Australia’s frogs.
You’ll find some of the world’s largest tropical trees in the Daintree towering at 50 metres tall. And the Daintree itself is huge – a little bit larger than Hong Kong!