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Cooper Creek Wilderness – Daintree Rainforest Tours

Cooper Creek Wilderness occupies the centrepiece of the last fragment of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world.

Cooper Creek Wilderness – Daintree Rainforest Tours provide ethical access into the heart of the oldest rainforest in the world. Unspoiled by artificial structures and other impediments of mainstream visitor management, this triumph of natural wonder and awe-inspiring beauty conceal hidden riches and inspirational insights.  There is no better way to successfully engage with such elusive complexity and intricacy than through the expertise of long-term human inhabitants. This vitally important extra step, which around 99.5% of visitors to Daintree Rainforest fail to take, draws from the rainforest its human voice and the intellectual property of generations of attentive inhabitants. The profundity of the experience is so entrancing, interest is transformed into intrigue.

Cooper Creek Wilderness Daintree Rainforest Tours have designed high quality guided interpreted tours that showcase the unique biodiversity of exceptional rainforest beauty.  You can choose from day tours and night tours, two or four hours in duration.  A one-hour cruise in the estuarine portion of Cooper Creek, or a two-hour birdwatching cruise on the majestic Daintree River, can be added to a rainforest walking experience to make a Combination Tour.  You can also make a package to include meals in a local rainforest restaurant and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a swim in a refreshing rainforest stream (weather permitting).  

You can experience Cooper Creek Wilderness Daintree Rainforest with a local expert and you will understand why this private rainforest was included in the World Heritage Area.  You will also know that your payments for a tour contribute to conservation and protection of a global treasure. Maintaining the natural integrity of the World Heritage landscape means that access is not universally available and may be unsuitable for some with mobility issues.  Wildlife sightings are unpredictable.  Participants must accept the risks of a genuine wilderness experience.   

Rainforest Revelations

1105, 2015

Northern Jewelled Spider (Gasteracantha fornicata)

By |May 11th, 2015|Categories: Fauna, Spiders|Tags: |0 Comments

I recently chanced upon a curious flourescence out the corner of my eye, beneath the movement of a small black invertebrate. Upon closer inspection, I was delighted to see the Northern Jewelled or Spiny Spider […]

905, 2015

Evolutionary Attraction?

By |May 9th, 2015|Categories: Flora|Tags: , |0 Comments

What evolutionary attraction would lead fungi to produce light?  According to the Wet Tropics Management Authority, no one knows why they bioluminescence, but across an incredible evolutionary history, and in circumstances of such consistent windlessness, fungi appears to […]

905, 2015

Daintree Tree Frogs

By |May 9th, 2015|Categories: Fauna, Frogs|Tags: |0 Comments

Daintree Tree Frogs have become synonymous with environmentalism. Their beauty, diversity and susceptability to environmental stresses, have elevated their importance to a level of almost universal appeal.

Every now and then we are advised that certain […]

705, 2015

Daintree cultural heritage at risk

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Values, World Heritage|0 Comments

Daintree cultural heritage at risk around this blue-coloured pool (depicted above as it was 1995), within a World Heritage treasure of exceptional beauty situated in a sharp curve of Cooper Creek at the base of […]

705, 2015

Secret World of Spiders

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Spiders|Tags: |0 Comments

As a newcomer to the rainforest you will see a great many trees of incredible diversity, but you will be hard pressed to see the intricate and secretive wildlife.   You really need to go with […]

405, 2015

Breakfast with the Boyd’s

By |May 4th, 2015|Categories: Insects, Reptiles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Boyd’s Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii), resplendent in his camouflaged coating and ornate headdress, had a fortuitous visit this morning.  A Giant Tropical Mantid (Hierodula majuscula) made the mistake of walking into sight of the ever-vigilant dragon and swiftly became breakfast.

Boyd”s Forest […]