The Daintree National Forest

The Daintree National Forest in Australia

I came to the Daintree immediately after Cairns as part of a rainforest and waterfall tour. The idea being that we headed up into the Rainforests to learn about the Indigenous tribes who first habited the area. Then heading down to the Tablelands and exploring the waterfalls.

Here I had some amazing ice-cream from the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Every scoop made with ingredients grown mere metres away from where we sat. I stayed at the Cape Trib Beach House which cooked me my first Kangaroo Steak, and they cooked it beautifully. If you stay here in one of their little rainforest huts then I highly recommend trying it. 

What I loved is that not only is the Daintree full of stunning natural wonders, but that they can be explored on a shoestring and still leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. You can pull over at the Daintree Ice Cream Company, and have some of the best gelato you can find (outside of Italy). Made with ingredients grown just metres from the benches you enjoy them on. If you are in need of a spot of lunch you can pull over and eat a crocodile burger. Before dipping your toes in a swimming spot exclusive to cafe patrons at Mason’s Swimming Hole. If you want to keep costs down low then simply enjoy a picnic with food you grabbed in a Woolies. The hardest part of this would be deciding which beautiful spot in the Daintree to pick and have your lunch at. 

What to do

Link to the Mount Alexandra

Nearby areas

Link to the Cairns Travel Guide
Link to the Tablelands Travel Guide

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