Walking Tracks

The Daintree rainforest, located in Far North Queensland, Australia, is one of the oldest and most diverse rainforests in the world, with a range of walking tracks available to explore this unique natural wonder.

  1. Marrdja Botanical Walk: This 1.2km loop track takes you through the Marrdja boardwalk, where you’ll experience lush rainforest vegetation, freshwater streams, and crystal-clear waters. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the local flora and fauna and discover the cultural significance of the area to the Kuku Yalanji people.
  2. Jindalba Boardwalk: This 700m boardwalk winds through the rainforest, providing breathtaking views of the canopy and the rushing water of a local creek. Along the way, you can spot several species of birds and butterflies, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a cassowary, a rare and endangered bird species.
  3. Dubuji Boardwalk: This 1.8km loop track is an easy stroll through the rainforest, with interpretive signs and information boards that help you understand the flora and fauna that call the area home. You’ll pass by ancient trees, beautiful ferns, and even mangrove ecosystems.
  4. Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail: For those looking for a more challenging hike, the Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail offers a 7km return trip that ascends the mountain ridge to offer breathtaking views of the rainforest, the coast, and the Coral Sea. The track is steep and rocky, and hikers must be prepared for the challenging climb.

Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll or a challenging hike, the Daintree rainforest has a range of walking tracks to suit all fitness levels and interests. Don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent, and to respect the natural environment by staying on the tracks and not disturbing the wildlife.