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 informed 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 walking-tours that showcase the unique diversity and 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 walk-cruise combination. You can also make a package to include meals in a local rainforest restaurant and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.
Experiencing Cooper Creek Wilderness Daintree Rainforest with a local expert explains why this privately-owned rainforest was unprecedented in its inclusion within 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
A most unusual and unexpected find in the middle of the world's oldest rainforest - a 1965 Wolseley Mark II. An original advertisement states: Owning a new Wolseley Mark II is a luxury you can afford … [...]
Forest Flame (Strongylodon lucidus) is a woody vine, also known as Pink Strongylodon. It is flowering prolifically at the present, but its Daintree Rainforest flowers are reddish-orange. The image above also shows a Golden Orb-weaver Spider Nephila pilipes) [...]
Northern leaf-tailed gecko (Salturarius cornutus) is Australia’s largest gecko with a length to 23-cm. It has spindly limbs, sharp-clawed toes and a very flat body with lichen-like blotches. It is arboreal and forages at night for insects among [...]
Chameleon Gecko (Carphodactylus laevis) and Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuaris cornutus) are two Geckos occasionally seen on a Cooper Creek Wilderness Nocturnal Wildlife Tour, from the Family Gekkonidaea, having Gondwanan ancestral forebears dating back 100-million years. Chameleon Gecko (Carphodactylus laevis) [...]