Daintree National Park: Best Things to Do & Planning Guide

Protected by the Daintree National Park, the Daintree Rainforest is one of Australia’s most impressive natural attractions. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

There’s nowhere else quite like it in the world, so to inspire your journey, here’s our guide to exploring Daintree National Park.


One of the best things to do in Queensland is hike along the Mossman Gorge. The Daintree is split into two major sections, either side of the Daintree River.

Mossman Gorge

This area is notorious for the number of crocodiles that call it home. If you want to see a saltwater croc in its natural habitat, you’re going to see it here.

Daintree River Cruise

As soon as you cross the Daintree River, you’ll be able to stop off at the Walu Wugirriga Lookout for outstanding views over the rainforest.

Walu Wugirriga Lookout

Daintree Discovery Centre

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world. If you want to learn more about this epic history stretching back millions of years, call into the Daintree Discovery Centre.

The first beach you reach as you drive over the Daintree River is Thornton Beach. This beautiful stretch of sand is a great place to see the beauty of the Daintree.

Thornton Beach

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