Tucked away in the Far North of Queensland is a lush rainforest teeming with animals, birds and insects - The Daintree Rainforest. This World Heritage listed area is made up of swollen rivers, primitive plants and flowers, towering canopies and a small village. Tourists will find there are number of Daintree tours catering to all kinds of fitness levels and budgets. Visitors have the chance to walk, swim, paddle and drive through one of the oldest rainforests on earth.
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A tourist must is a visit to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. While located south of the Daintree, tourists still see a large amount of dense rainforest, valleys, mountains, waterfalls and wildlife. Soar above the rainforest canopy, stopping at 2 stations along the way before getting to the mountain village of Kuranda. Stay a while, have a famous meat pie followed by an ice cream, witness an aboriginal show, check out the butterfly museum, and then catch a ride down the range on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Tropical North Queensland is more than just rainforest and land attractions. The major attractions are off the land and in the sea. The Great Barrier Reef is home to hundreds of species of birds, fish and coral is a must for anyone who has ever been snorkeling. For snorkellers there is everything from day trips to week long adventures. Travel by powerful catamarans and cruise liners or sail effortlessly away on a yacht. Visit a tropical island, an isolated sandy outcrop or reef pontoon. The choice is yours.
Just below the Daintree Rainforest in Port Douglas there are a few helicopter tours that allow visitors to experience the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef from the air. Its well worth the money.