Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest Facts

The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest in the world, thought to be 165 million years old.



Ulysses Butterfly Daintree Rainforest


The Wet Tropics is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals, including at least 663 species of vertebrate animals, 230 butterfly species, 135 dung beetle species and 222 species of land snails. Read our detailed articles on the bugs and butterflies of The Daintree Rainforest and green ants.


Idiot Fruit Daintree Rainforest


Thought to be gone forever but re-discovered in 1971, the “Idiot Fruit” (Idiospermum Austrialense) is a rare and primitive flowering plant that lived when dinosaurs roamed the earth.


Cassowary Daintree Rainforest


The iconic giant bird of the Daintree is the endangered Cassowary. It’s difficult to tell if a cassowary is a male or female. However, female cassowaries have the habit of leaving their eggs to the male for them to raise.


Chocolate Pudding Fruit Daintree Rainforest


One of the exotic fruits to try in the Daintree is the Chocolate Pudding Fruit. Tasty! Aside from its magnificent views and splendid beaches, the Daintree Rainforest is known for its awesome tropical flavours and specialty foods. Come and enjoy an amazing culinary experience with a range or fresh local produce available. Find out 3-must try foods of The Daintree.



Kuku Yalanji Daintree Rainforest


The Kuku Yalanji people have lived in this area for thousands of years and call Cape Tribulation “Kulki”



Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest


Cape Tribulation is found between the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. It is where the ‘two world heritage meet’. For an in-depth read, here are 4 historic facts about Cape Tribulation.


Richar Daintree Rainforest Facts


The “Daintree” was named after the 19th century Australian geologist and photographer Richard Daintree. Read more about the rich history of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.



Daintree Rainforest Visitors


The Daintree Rainforest receives more than 400,000 visitors annually, from around the globe and within Australia. To find out why this sunny destination is so popular, check out our Daintree Rainforest tours that keep guest coming back for more.



Wait A While Vine Daintree Rainforest


There are 2 plants to avoid in the rainforest: The Wait-A-While vine which is spiky and can cut you through clothing and the Stinging tree filled with tiny, unseen pricks that causes itchiness. Be sure to read our articles on the dangers present in our rainforest with some very practical Daintree Survival Tips and top 3 dangerous plants in the Daintree Rainforest.



Ready to explore the Daintree rainforest? Boost the excitement with interactive Daintree activities offered at Cape Tribulation Beach House.  Visit the Daintree Rainforest Adventure School Camp page for more information.

We provide a complete facility for your accommodation including safe and clean dorms, nutritious meals, 24-hour emergency management and ensuite rooms for the chaperones. Come and experience other Cape Tribulation tours and see the remarkable 110-million-year-old rainforest and. Call us on (07) 4098 0030 for questions or Daintree Rainforest accommodation booking enquiries.





Where the Reef meets the Rainforest