Welcome to the Daintree Rainforest website. Spectacular beauty and extraordinary biodiversity presented through a gallery of full-screen images by company photographer, Neil Hewett. The image gallery is partitioned into aerial, fauna, flora, forest, fungi, insect and spider lists … hope you enjoy.
The complexities of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world continue to challenge humankind as it strives to comprehend the continuity of growth, intricate relationships and incredible diversity of life-forms refined over 170-million years.
The relictual Gondwanan portion of the world-famous Daintree Rainforest, exists exclusively within the central three valleys off the eastern flank of Thornton Peak, with the Cooper Valley at its centrepiece. Visitors are astonished by the biodiversity and concentration of rare, primitive and endemic species, amid magnificent fan palm galleries and rainforest giants.
From the top of Thornton Peak, luxuriant, emerald green rainforest cascades into the blue of the Coral Sea, intermingling with the mangroves and the Great barrier Reef. Recognised for its universal significance, the Daintree Rainforest was inscribed onto the World Heritage List on the 9th December 1988 to provide the highest order of conservation protection possible.
Daintree Rainforest Pty Ltd. is the land manager of a freehold World Heritage Nature Refuge. Extraordinary biological and ecological values, including the exceptional fauna and flora of the world’s oldest rainforest, are showcased through guided, interpreted rainforest tours and packages.
Daintree Rainforest also demonstrates that cost effective conservation, respect for indigenous culture and carbon neutral operation on the land, can be fully-funded by sustainable eco-tourism at no cost to the public purse. Visitors become partners-in-protection while experiencing magnificent old-growth rainforest in small, exclusive groups under the interpretive expertise of long-term inhabitant guides. The advantages of such an arrangement, optimizes the quality of the rainforest experience and the likelihood of wildlife sightings in natural habitat.