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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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24 February 2018
This iconic festival is now more than 50 years old. With 10 days of festival fun, culminating in an unforgettable weekend of colourful street carnivals and the renowned wine fiesta, Stanthorpe is the must-visit destination in 2018.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

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1 July 2017
Snowflakes in Stanthorpe is a winter based festival in the coldest town in Queensland. This festival will give a visitors a snow based experience and include a snowfield, ice skating rink, snow globes, snowmen and snowflakes.

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe

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30 June 2017
The Snowflakes in Stanthorpe winter festival will take place over three days winter themed magical days from the June 30 to July 2, 2017. Join them in the stunning Granite Belt region as they celebrate all things cool, in the coolest place in Queensland.
From AU$155 - 155
17 June 2017
A warming wood fire, a generous serving of local Granite Belt Venison and a glass of Twisted Gum Single Vineyard Dry Grown Granite Belt Shiraz – does life get any better than this? Come join Tim and Michelle Coelli for a five course degustation dinner at the Long Table in their stylish cellar door – a classic 1920s Queenslander with wrap around verandas on three sides.

Opera in the Vineyard

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From AU$110 - 275
30 April 2017
Opera In the Vineyard is a charity event held on the first weekend in May each year in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate Wines. The event is one of South East Queensland's premier cultural events, and the jewel of the Granite Belt's social calendar.

Sunset Vineyard Walk

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1 April 2017
Enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the picturesque Twisted Gum Vineyard, followed by wine and cheese matching on the veranda as the sun sets. It will start at 4 pm and go to sunset. For further information please visit their website.
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