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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 conceals 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.  A choice of Day tours is available, either 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

1607, 2016

Green Dinosaur Variations

By | July 16th, 2016|Categories: Flora|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ribbonwood Well-known to the timber community, 'Ribbonwood' is an attractively grained timber that was extremely restricted in its distribution.  The primitive angiosperm Idiospermum australiense, a.k.a. 'The Green Dinosaur', is an ever-reliable piece of evidence of rainforest [...]

307, 2016

Scorpion-tailed Spiders en masse

By | July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Spiders|0 Comments

Until recently, sightings of this rarely-seen Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura melanura) could have been counted on one hand, then approximately fifty of them were found on one tree in our tropical fruit orchard. A star-apple fruit tree (Chrysophyllum cainito), with an [...]

2507, 2015

Red Boobook

By | July 25th, 2015|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |0 Comments

After more than twenty-years of searching Daintree Rainforest for all manner of cryptic life forms, we have at last photographic evidence of this rare Red Boobook (Ninox boobook lurida).   The Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) is also known as  Mopoke, [...]

2507, 2015

Yellow Many-headed Slime Mould

By | July 25th, 2015|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

At last, warmer weather and rain has enlivened the Daintree Rainforest, ending a long, cold winter.  With below average rainfall, the rich and vibrant presence of fungi has been lessened, but today the Yellow Many-headed [...]

2407, 2015

Fairy Orchid Oberonia titania

By | July 24th, 2015|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

This is Oberonia titania.  Oberonia orchids are fairy orchids, small and petite.  Species titania is the King of the fairy orchids.  Thought extinct in about 1960, we are pleased to confirm that it is alive [...]

2407, 2015

Climate Change in Daintree

By | July 24th, 2015|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

One of the most frequently asked questions on our tour is, “How is climate change affecting the Daintree Rainforest?”. The long term answer is easy.  When Australia broke away from the already fragmenting supercontinent of [...]