The Daintree Rainforest and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is an area of captivating natural beauty and has been described by Sir David Attenborough as "the most extraordinary place on earth". Take a look at the infographic below to see what extraordinary looks like:
The Daintree and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area Fast Facts
5 things to do in the Daintree
- It’s one of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on Earth.
- The most biologically diverse tropical rainforest in the world!
- Two World Heritage areas meet! The Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef at Cape Tribulation.
- The Wet Tropics covers an area of 894,420ha which is equivalent to 162 Sydney Harbours.
- 79% of the area is protected by 31 National Parks and State Forests.
- The Daintree is just one of those National Parks that covers 17,000ha which is about 25,000 football fields.
- Jungle surf on a zip-line through the rooftops.
- Explore the mid-level canopy walkway and the 23metre high canopy tower at the Daintree Discovery Centre.
- Go walkabout with Indigenous guides and learn the ways of a 40,000 year old culture.
- Spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise.
- Camp beneath a canopy of green and stars at Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef.
Special thanks to the Wet Tropics Management Authority for all the awesome Daintree and Wet Tropics facts presented here.