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About Daintree

The World Heritage listed Daintree region of Tropical North Queensland is a tropical wonderland that includes magnificent coastal rainforest and pristine tropical beaches stretching from the sugar town of Mossman in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north, and all within an hour or two of Cairns and Port Douglas.  it encompasses two World Heritage listed areas, The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. The region has become a must visit for nature and wild life photographers.

The Daintree Rainforest is part of the Wet Tropics region which covers a total area of 12 000 square kilometres between Cooktown and Townsville. Inside this Wet Tropics region sits the Daintree Rainforest itself at 1 200 square kilometres. It is the largest Rainforest allotment in Australia and is estimated to be over 180 million years old. This is the oldest surviving continual tropical lowland rainforest in the world!

Plants and animals 

The flora and fauna in the Daintree is part of one of the most diverse eco systems in the world. On a global scale it is home to 18% of all bird species and 13 of the worlds 19 primitive flowering plants. Within Australia 65% of the countries butterflys, 40% of birds species, 65% ferns, 28% frogs/reptiles and marsupials and 34% of the countries mammals call the Daintree home. There is also around 1200 species of insects. 


Across these two world heritage listed sites, the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef there are 430 species of birds. Within the Daintree Rainforest there can be found- 

  • 9 out of 10 Kingfishers in Australia
  • 7 out of 9 Australian Owls
  • Half of Australias pidgeons 
  • 4 of the 14 North Queensland wet tropics endemic bird species

Besides the activities listed below, we are pleased to offer Red Mill House guests Yoga classes or 1 on 1 Yoga sessions. Therapeutic Massage is also available on request.

Things to do in, about and from Daintree Village

  • Daintree River – specialist birdwatching tours, or croc-spotting cruises
  • Daintree Discovery Centre
  • Rainforest and Waterfall Walks
  • Drive the Bloomfield Track (seasonal)
  • Birdwatching Walks
  • Guided Rainforest Tours to Cape Tribulation or Cooktown
  • Guided Photography/Birdwatching Tours
  • Daintree Historical Walk
  • Cycling
  • 8x8 Argo Tour
  • Massage and Spa treatments
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Kayaking
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Port Douglas
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Jungle Surfing
  • Local Arts and Crafts
  • Fishing and photography tours
  • Golf at Mossman Golf Course
  • Horse riding



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