Experience the grandeur and awe-inspiring beauty in the Daintree’s most spectacular fan palm dominated rainforest, on a natural walking trail in a small, exclusive group. Natural and cultural heritage are interwoven with ecological values and biodiversity.
Designed to showcase the richer diversity of natural and cultural heritage values, including the world’s most diverse mangrove community, within the prestigious Cooper Creek catchment by day.
An awesome rainforest experience that showcases the best of the world’s oldest surviving rainforest – without artificial modification! A longer, more intensive guided tour through the awe-inspiring grandeur of majestic, old-growth rainforest.
Guided and interpreted rainforest tours are offered through Daintree Rainforest, the meeting place of two World Heritage sites – Australia’s Wet Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. The complex inter-relationships are explained by expert inhabitant guides. There’s a wealth of difference between pristine old growth rainforest and public boardwalks constructed in regrowth on the edge of the roads. Make sure that you experience the best by booking onto a Cooper Creek Wilderness Daintree Rainforest Tour.
Situated directly below Wundungu (Thornton Peak), the epicentre of refugial significance in the ancient Daintree Rainforest, midway between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation, Cooper Creek Wilderness is far removed from mass tourism, but welcoming to genuine travellers who want to experience the continuity of rainforest existence over an estimated 170-million years.
Cooper Creek Wilderness presents a living museum that contains every stage in the evolution of plants and animals. It is more than an exciting and interesting place to visit; it contains the forebears of Australia’s more modern forests and through its complex interrelationships provides inspiration and knowledge for understanding of the environment for all humankind.
It takes determination and discernment to gain entry to the primitive sections of the Daintree Rainforest that are off the beaten track. The chances of finding extraordinary fauna and flora are increased by participating on both day and night tours.
All visitor payments contribute to the conservation and protection of this privately-owned World Heritage Nature Refuge. Genuine ecotourism provides the conservation economy that protects the natural and cultural values and also supports custodianship of Daintree Rainforest.
Additional insights into the complexity and excitement of the world’s oldest rainforest can be found in the maintenance of our weblog Rainforest Revelations
Treks are on the rainforest floor, unspoiled by artificial structures. Inhabitant guides traverse discrete trails through a complex rainforest environment, part of an ancient landscape. Cooper Creek Wilderness occupies the centrepiece of the last remnant of the oldest-surviving rainforest in the world. A Gondwanan rainforest relict that has survived more than 170-million years, where ancient plants like the ‘green dinosaur’ remain as living proof of its perseverance over the millenia. Containing the most extensive remnant populations of primitive angiosperms (flowering plant families) in the world, Cooper Creek Wilderness is ideally positioned to showcase World Heritage values to visitors from around the world, through a variety of unique experiences.
Cooper Creek Wilderness has Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation for all its products and is a certified Climate Action Business.
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