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The Daintree Rainforest north of Mossman, Queensland, Australia by George Gibbs, via Flickr

The Daintree Rainforest north of Mossman, Queensland, Australia by George Gibbs, via Flickr

Did you know that Australia is host to the oldest rainforest on the planet? The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical wonderland north of Mossman, Queensland, on the coast, north of Cairns. It is estimated to be over one hundred and thirty-five million years old and is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian mainland (around 1200 square kms).

Did you know that Australia is host to the oldest rainforest on the planet? The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical wonderland north of Mossman, Queensland, on the coast, north of Cairns. It is estimated to be over one hundred and thirty-five million years old and is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest on the Australian mainland (around 1200 square kms).

Cassowary at the Daintree Rainforest

Cassowary at the Daintree Rainforest

Cape Tribulation rainforest

Cape Tribulation rainforest

Wooden trail in Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest surviving forests in the world, Australia (by artjom83).

Wooden trail in Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest surviving forests in the world, Australia (by artjom83).

The Daintree  With more than 100 scenic spots to visit, the Wet Tropics of Queensland offer not only striking scenic vistas but also a variety of river and rainforest activities. Some of its outstanding — if not astounding — features include Queensland's highest peaks, Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, and Australia's longest single-drop waterfall, the 305-metre (1000-foot) Wallaman Falls.

The Daintree With more than 100 scenic spots to visit, the Wet Tropics of Queensland offer not only striking scenic vistas but also a variety of river and rainforest activities. Some of its outstanding — if not astounding — features include Queensland's highest peaks, Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, and Australia's longest single-drop waterfall, the 305-metre (1000-foot) Wallaman Falls.

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