Hidden in the treetops of the tropical Daintree Rainforest and the quiet plunge pools of the Atherton Tablelands are a scattering of wilderness secrets that date back over 125 million years. Tens of millions of years older than its more famous counterpart, The Amazon, The Daintree and its surrounds are also home to over 3,000 species of plant life and some of Australia's most rare animals.
But Daintree Rainforest is more than just a wildlife hotspot; the region also has a rich aboriginal history. The traditional owners of the land are the Kuku Yalanji people, and in the depths of this 463 square mile rainforest their indigenous lifestyle still has a strong presence. Experience this for yourself on one of our privately guided tours.
As the rainforest slopes down to the shore, this is the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - The Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef - meet. Here you can snorkel, paddle board and kayak above colourful coral reefs, and keep an eye out for migrating humpback whales.
South of the rainforest you'll then find the surrounding Atherton Tablelands, a vast highland region famous for its waterfalls and abundance of artisanal local produce. Spend days tasting your way around the region at top class wineries and award-winning coffee plantations and munching on mouth-watering cheeses and chutneys. Then work off the over-indulgence with a little adventure at Millaa Millaa Falls, or Mount Mulligan and Chillagoe Caves, to name but a few of the Tablelands' most scenic spots.
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