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Daintree

Stretching from Daintree Village across the river, the Daintree encompasses Cape Kimberley, Cow Bay, Thornton's Peak, Cooper Creek, Thornton Beach, Noah Valley, Cape Tribulation and the Bloomfield Track to the north.

This is the home of the world's oldest surviving rainforest with examples of plant species that existed millions of years ago. Be dwarfed by king ferns and giant bull kauri pines, watch for the flash of blue that gives away the cassowary moving through the evergreen forest or discover tiny fish in cool freshwater pools.

Winding for 140 kilometres, the Daintree River is one of the longest rivers on Australia's east coast providing diverse habitats for many species. Cruise along it to spot prehistoric crocodiles and colourful birds or join a fishing charter to haul in a mighty barramundi.

Guided walks, Four Wheel Drive or Eight Wheel Drive tours also give an insight into this special environment. Sir David Attenborough described the Daintree rainforest as extraordinary after a recent visit filming in the area, telling viewers around the world he was particularly impressed with the region's diverse birdlife.

Daintree village has a number of eateries, artists' studios, local souvenir shops and a general store with a post office, bottle shop and information and tour booking centre. It is the last stop-off before the Daintree River Ferry which takes you across the river even deeper into the Daintree rainforest.

Choose to stay in a discreet eco-resort, amazing tree house, join the fun crowd at a backpacker resort or get to know the locals at an intimate bed and breakfast. Venture out at night when the rainforest puts on a spectacular show with mammals emerging for midnight feasts, bush turkeys hosting noisy parties and frogs providing the rainforest chorus.

Daintree, Cairns Area
Queensland
Australia

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Green Island Resort

Green Island,
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From AU$695 - 799
Located 27 kilometres across the Coral Sea from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the eco-sensitive Resort is luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled among the rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities, Green Island Resort offers a unique blend of luxurious accommodation and unparalleled access to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforest, and a spectacular array of bird and marine life.

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$329 - 1199
Welcome to Port Douglas, one of Australia's most stunning holiday destinations in Tropical North Queensland and the gateway to explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. A newly renovated beachfront luxury resort on famous Four Mile Beach surrounded by 147 hectares of lush tropical gardens, 2 hectares of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools and an 18-hole golf course, their resort amenities and service will make you feel at home in paradise.

Bustard Downs

Mount Carbine, Mareeba Area
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From AU$12.50 - 275
Bustard Downs is a 220 acre organic beef farm on the road to Cape York offering three unique accommodation, caravan and camping options. Farm Stay Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse, perfect for birdwatchers, has four bedrooms, sleeping one to eight guests in rustic bush chic, with private gardens, swimming pool, king size or king single beds, cotton linen, great for the tropics.

Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
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From AU$28 - 95
Cairns Holiday Park is the ultimate destination for your next holiday. The park is the closest holiday park to the Cairns city centre and hospital and features accommodation for all tastes and budgets.

Executive Retreats - Shangri-La

Newell, Douglas Area
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From AU$595 - 795
Executive Retreats offer a selection of award winning architecturally designed holiday retreats in the Port Douglas area, Tropical North Queensland. Choose between trendy holiday homes and Balinese inspired beach villas on absolute beach front, luxury lifestyle and spa retreats on secluded, private acreages and chic apartments and townhouses in the heart of cosmopolitan Port Douglas.

Safari Lodge

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$15 - 90
Far away from the stresses of city life, with no mobile phones and televisions, the Safari Lodge sits happily between two world heritage areas, the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the tropical Daintree Rainforest.

Daintree Valley Haven

Stewart Creek Valley,
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From AU$154 - 185
A peaceful 30 acre rainforest hideaway at the end of a beautiful valley, surrounded by Daintree National Park, 8 km beyond Daintree Village. Ideal for couples, honeymooners and birdwatchers. Three modern, private self-contained B&B bungalows overlook rainforest, exotic tropical fruits trees, dam, tropical gardens and easy walking trails.

Cape Trib Beach House Resort

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$29 - 250
Disconnect from the world and reconnect with your family, friends and your soul at Cape Trib Beach House. Located on seven acres, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef – the only place on earth where two world heritage sites meet – this rustic yet funky retreat is the ideal place to escape and enjoy some downtime.

Dreamcatcher Beach-side Apartments

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
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From AU$179 - 379
Dreamcatcher Beach-side Apartments in Port Douglas is Fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree rainforests, Dreamcatcher Apartments offer you the opportunity to discover the colours of paradise.

Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat

Kuranda, Mareeba Area
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From AU$269 - 299
Tranquillity and Peace will surround you the moment you step into Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat in Kuranda Queensland. Their Retreat is exclusively for one couple only - no more than two per stay.
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