Daintree National Forest

June 29, 2005

Daintree National Park is one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. The incredible park is home to the picturesque Daintree River, the majestic Mossman Gorge, awe-inspiring mountains, and the spectacular Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef.

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DAINTREE RAINFOREST – THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

The Daintree Rainforest is home to one of the highest populations of primitive flowering plants in the world. Of 19 primitive plant families on earth, 12 are found in the Daintree. These ancient plant families may hold secrets to a number of unanswered questions regarding the origins of the flowering plants – plants on which the human race depends on for food and medicines.  The Daintree Rainforest is 135 million years old, the most ancient and primeval in the world.

ENVELOPED IN GREEN

Daintree Fan Palm Forest

MOSSMAN GORGE

CAPE TRIBULATION

Sir David Attenborough called Cape Tribulation “the most extraordinary place on Earth.”

The wide beach spans the gap between the Coral Sea and the rainforest of the Daintree National Park – both listed World Heritage areas and the only place in the world where two such areas meet.

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