The Daintree River has been described as majestic, exotic and alive. It is renowned as a bird-watchers paradise and is home to a diverse ecosystem, boasting a vast array of animal and plant life, including ferns, orchids, epiphytes, as well as butterflies, and the elusive ‘Estuarine’ Saltwater Crocodile.
Nature-lovers from around the world converge onto the Daintree River to experience its unique attributes.
For the devout fisherman, it is a paradise offering a range of lure, bait fishing and fly fishing.
Currently there is no bridge to enable crossing the river, so access is limited to the Daintree River ferry, a commercial ferry that traverses the river. This is the only ferry that operates on a cable system in a World Heritage area anywhere in the world.
The trip from the south bank to the north bank of the river takes about 5 minutes but with over 400,000 visitors per year using this ferry to enter the World Heritage Area, this is a major undertaking for operators therefore visitors are warned to expect delays.
Should you try and cross the Daintree River in the middle of a school holiday, public holiday or at some stages during our busy season the wait can be up to an hour.
For the scenery lovers, a Daintree River Cruise is a must, as high rainfall in the area during our ‘wetter’ months ensures a strong flow of water and while meandering through mangroves swamps, it presents the visitor with spectacular views. As part of our Daintree Rainforest experience, we are pleased to include a Daintree River Cruise. This is included in both the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation via Mossman Gorge tour as well as the Bloomfield Falls, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation tour.
Why not try a tour with us and experience this magical River.