Daintree Rainforest... An iconic name and destination in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, of Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity.
It’s a place rich with natural and cultural heritage. The Daintree Rainforest is the traditional country of the Kuky Yalanji people, who have history of inhabiting this land dating back 50,000 years. This is a spiritual and culturally significant place to the Kuku Yalanji. With a deep respect for nature, their knowledge is passed down through the generations, learning from their elders and relatives. This is one of 18 rainforest Aboriginal tribal groups located in the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. The Kuku Yalanju people relied on the rich array of plants and animals for food that the rainforest had to offer and travelled through the area seasonally.
Teeming with life, the Daintree is home to the largest range of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened, anywhere in the world. With an abundance of biodiversity: 30% of all frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia live here, alongside 65% of bats and butterfly species. Approximately 430 species of birds live in the Daintree Rainforest, including 13 species not found anywhere else in the world.
Encompassing the coastal lowland area between the Daintree and Bloomfield Rivers, where the rainforest tumbles right down to the coast. Daintree National Park is comprised of two sections—Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. The crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over granite boulders in Mossman Gorge while Cape Tribulation features rainforest-clad mountains that sweep down to long sandy beaches. The Daintree Rainforest is a simply a magnificent environment. It’s a landscape of rainforest-clad mountains and raging rivers, connected by an endless canopy of green, which transitions through mangroves to long white-sandy beaches.
It’s a place you can visit and feel connected with nature. Living in this beautiful part of the world for the past 20 years has been part of the inspiration for The Tea Chest’s beginnings.
The Daintree... A special place