National Parks


QLD Cairns - Daintree National Park

Lush tropical rainforests and coral reefs meet in this scenic and popular coastal section of Daintree National Park stretching between the Daintree and Bloomfield Rivers. Cape Tribulation is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The beaches, reefs and offshore waters are protected in marine parks.

Away from the coast, the land rises steeply to cloud-swept Thornton Peak. The park is renowned for its rich diversity of plants and wildlife with lowland and upland rainforests, mangroves, swamps and heathlands. Rare and unusual species include primitive flowering plants, the giant white-tailed rat, southern cassowary and Bennett’s tree-kangaroo.


Travel 104km north of Cairns via the Cook Highway to the Daintree River crossing. The ferry operates 6am–midnight every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)