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Daintree Village / Daintree Coast - Cities, Towns and Localities
The phrase 'The Daintree' is a term used to loosely describe an extensive region that stretches from Mossman Gorge (just west of the town of Mossman and approximately 20 km to Port Douglas) in the south, to the Bloomfield River in the north (midway between Cooktown and Cape Tribulation).

This region encompasses the Daintree National Park, Daintree Village and the Daintree Coast.

The Daintree National Park is made up of two sections, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Daintree Village is a small settlement just 12 km upstream from the Daintree River ferry crossing. The Daintree Coast area stretches between the Daintree River, whose estuary opens out into the Coral Sea near Snapper Island and the Bloomfield River in the north.

The Daintree National Park is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area, and is where lush rainforests meet coral reefs, two of the world’s richest ecosystems.

Three sections are accessible to visitors. To the north, is the Cape Tribulation section, stretching in a narrow strip along the coast. On some parts of the coastline, rainforest grows to the high tide mark, at a point where fringing reefs lie just offshore. Mossman Gorge Section, the most southerly developed part of the park, is just a few minutes from Mossman. There are walking tracks which start at Mossman Gorge, that pass through rainforest and some great swimming holes. Snapper Island section, just offshore, is surrounded by the protected waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The wet season is from December to April. During this time the last section of road to Cape Tribulation may be closed after heavy rain. Cruises are available up the Daintree River and is a great way to see the wildlife, especially early morning cruises, as this is when most elusive wildlife are most active.

Words of Caution:

  • Several types of marine stingers are found in the coastal and estuarine waters during the summer months between October to May, and can kill. Wear protective clothing or do not swim between October and May. If stung, flood the area with vinegar and seek medical attention.
  • You should wear protective clothing and do not swim between the months of October and May.
  • Boil or treat water before drinking. Drink frequently. When bushwalking, carry town or bottled water.
  • Estuarine crocodiles live in coastal rivers, estuaries and the sea in the Daintree National Park. These animals are very dangerous. Don’t swim in these waters.
  • Cassowaries are potentially dangerous and must be treated with caution. Stay well clear but don’t run away from them if confronted. Back away slowly.

Visitor facilities: the Mossman Gorge section has short walking trails, toilets, picnic tables, water. There are accommodation, cafes and shops nearby. Click here for information on Cape Tribulation and Snapper Island sections.

Check out our listing of Daintree accommodation. Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service - Mossman

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service - Port Douglas


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Daintree Tours/Charters

QLD Tours • Outback • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
A number of tour operators for the Daintree and surrounding area operate out of Cairns.
Daintree Boatman Nature Tours
• Mobile: 0417 651 929 • Email
• Formerly Chris Dahlberg's Daintree River Tours & Cruises, the Daintree Boatman Nature Tours provides a number of tour options from the premier Daintree River Cruise to the 'Daintree Boatman' providing 4WD tours, as well as other multi-day road tours.
Daintree Fishing & Photography Tours
• Ph: 07 4098 6111 • Mobile: 0427 907 776 • Email
• Local guide, Dave Patterson, has over 22 years experience fishing and exploring the Daintree River, and specialises in fishing, nature and photographic tours. Join Dave on his small group personalised calm water tours targetting a wide variety of fish species while enjoying the wildlife and scenic beauty of the mighty Daintree.

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Daintree Retail

• Daintree Retail Traders
Daintree Vanilla & Spice
• Ph: +61 7 4056 6989
• Based in the Daintree Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland, the family run business using techniques handed down through generations of vanilla growers.

When you buy from Daintree Vanilla & Spice - that is, direct from the grower - there is no middleman involved, which allows us to maintain the integrity of our products, passing on all the benefits of being fully involved in every step of the process on to our customers.

Daintree Vanilla & Spice also attend different weekend markets, contact them for information or visit the website to see what markets they are visiting.
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Daintree Distance

Distance to Daintree
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Daintree:
• Brisbane 1,812
• Cairns 112
• Cape Tribulation 49
• Cooktown 290
• Kuranda 110
• Mareeba 112
• Mossman 36
• Palm Cove 87
• Port Douglas 55
• Wonga 19
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Daintree Maps
Bing Maps - Daintree, QLD
Google Maps - Daintree QLD 4873
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