In Far North Queensland, just north of Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest is a dense jungle area part of the Australian Wet Tropics environment protected by World Heritage Listing, United Nations (since 1988). The Daintree Rainforest consists of the Daintree village, the Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. It is amongst the most ancient ecosystems on earth, over 110 million years old. More than 18,000 known plant species exist. Some trees are more than 2,500 years old.
Daintree National Park, with Cape Tribulation top left
In the Daintree National Park, the Mossman Gorge is home to some of Queensland's most beautiful tropical forest. Rare birds shelter in the overhanging green trees and fish inhabit the cool, shady pools. Cape Tribulation is in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, home to some of the oldest rainforest on the planet, and this Word Heritage listed rainforest is adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef.