Daintree National Park in Queensland is one of the most stunning in the world. There are plants known to exist more than 160 million years ago growing here and rare animals in an amazing biodiverse landscape.
The original inhabitants, Kuku Yalanji people or the "Rainforest People", lived here for many thousands of years and called it Julaymba. These people were subjected to many relocations from the area over the years, but their culture still survives.
In 2007 they won the right to manage their traditional lands in coordination with the government, as well as access for hunting, fishing, camping and ceremonies. This should help the preservation of a beautiful part of Queensland for much longer, if not forever. See more Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime.
There are tours operating from Cairns and there are cruises on the Daintree River. You can spot crocodiles, birdlife and other wildlife. You can even take a Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour.
More about the Daintree River and National Park.
Hotels, resorts and other accommodation throughout Queensland includes beach and island locations, hotels, motels, hostels, caravan parks and campsites, including those with facilities for families.
Main Photo: Cruising the Daintree River.
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