The Daintree National Park is a world renown national park, with
large rainforest park, rivers gorges and waterfalls. This 76,000 ha
park is located in the far north Queensland, part of the Wet Tropics
of Queensland World Heritage Area, and is where lush rainforests
meet coral reefs, two of the worlds 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
Each year, many thousands of tourists visit Daintree
National Park, exploring this wonderful tropical wilderness. 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, including our famed crocodiles.