The Daintree Rainforest is widely accepted to be over 165 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world right now. There are plants in the Daintree that have been thought to be extinct, surviving from a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
The Daintree Rainforest is home to a variety of wildlife; hundreds of butterfly species, large cassowaries, tree-kangaroos, and over 600 vertebrae species aren't even the beginning. Prepare for stunning scenery and amazement at the Daintree's ancient secrets. Threats to this national park including global warming, so by selecting an environmentally friendly eco-tour with our e-bikes, you are able to experience more of the rainforest, without damaging the fragile balance between the rainforest and the reef. Your guide knows the rainforest inside and out, so will be able to spot out all the amazing wildlife and landmarks for you to marvel. With such an amazing pocket of pristine natural wonders, you can never know what is hiding just behind the next tree!
The Daintree history follows from the time of ancient dinosaurs, to become deeply rooted in Aboriginal history and Dreamtime. The Kuku Yalanji were the Aboriginal people with significant ties to Cape Tribulation. Thousands of years of Aboriginal culture lies in this rainforest, with the oldest known peoples on earth living here and experiencing deeply spiritual ceremonies in the area now referred to as Cape Tribulation, although once named Kulki by the Kuku Yalanji. Kuku Yalanji country spreads from Port Douglas to Cooktown, as they travelled seasonally throughout the area. Many of the roads which we use today were based along the Aboriginal walking tracks, as they followed ancient pathways from their ancestors along the coast and mountains.
From the shore, you are always facing either the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rainforest- two world heritage sites. This is the only place in the world where two world heritage sites meet, and the two eco-systems create a completely unique environment.