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Daintree township's original industry was based around timber (prized red cedar).
Now, like most of the rest of the Douglas Shire, tourism is increasingly Daintree’s lifeblood, with numerous river cruises bringing nature-lovers close to a huge array of wildlife, supported by the Daintree River’s tidal estuary
Daintree village sits nestled in a bend of this majestic river, home to some 200 Estuarine crocodiles.
You can cruise the Daintree River, view the regions exotic wildlife, visit Daintree’s timber museum, teahouse, Eco-centre and the restaurants which specialise in delicious barramundi.
Daintree Cape Tribulation National Park lies just a car ferry ride across the Daintree River.
This region – often called ‘the Daintree’ – is breathtakingly spectacular; a lush rainforest, centuries old. This ancient World Heritage protected Rainforest sweeps right down to the Coral Sea’s fringing reefs – truly where the Rainforest meets the Reef.
The trek north meanders through the magnificent Rainforest canopy past spectacular lookouts, Rainforest boardwalks, deserted beaches, tea plantation and secluded resorts and hostels.
Just past the Cape, four-wheel drive enthusiasts are able to traverse the Bloomfield Track to the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal community, the Bloomfield River, Bloomfield, Cooktown and Cape York beyond.