Where is the Daintree rainforest?

The Daintree rainforest is a tropical rainforest located in the northeast corner of Australia in an area called Queensland.

It stretches all the way from the coast of Queensland to the edge of the Coral Sea. It is often called 'where the reef meets the rainforest'.

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The three major rivers in the Daintree forest are the Mossman River, Bloomfield River and the Daintree River.


How big is the Daintree rainforest?

The Daintree rainforest is split into two parts divided by farmland. Together, the two sections cover about 1200 square kilometres. It is the largest rainforest in Australia.


What is the weather like in the Daintree rainforest?

Daintree rainforest has many different landscapes. There are beaches, rivers, gorges and waterfalls.

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Australia's largest mountain range, the Great Dividing Range, stretches through this rainforest.

The rainforest has a tropical climate all year round. The coldest month is usually July and the hottest months are January and February, where it can be 32ºC.

It rains a lot more in summer than in winter and it is more humid. 

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Did you know?

  • The Daintree rainforest is believed to be more than 135 million years old. It’s one of the oldest remaining tropical rainforests in the world.
  • The beaches along the edges of the rainforest are known for being extremely beautiful with fine sand and sparkling clear water. Despite this, very few people visit them because of the dangerous crocodiles that live there.