The Wet Tropics Rainforests stretch along Tropical North Queensland’s coastline from Cooktown in the north to Paluma in the south.
World Heritage listed as a natural site in 1988, the Wet Tropics Rainforests are comprised of several national parks, including the Daintree, Barron Gorge and Wooroonooran, as well as some freehold properties.
Covering approximately 900,000 hectares, the Wet Tropics are the oldest, continually surviving tropical rainforests on earth and are internationally recognised as being one of the most ecologically fascinating natural areas on the planet.
They are home to an amazing diversity of plant life, including ferns, cycads, conifers and orchids; in fact, there are more than 3,000 different plant species living in the rainforests.
Apart from the plants, the rainforests are home to some of Australia’s most interesting animals, including two types of tree-kangaroo, the Southern Cassowary, the largest, flightless bird in the southern hemisphere, and several different possums.
There are many ways you can visit the rainforest, but whatever you do, make sure you pick one, as a visit to the rainforests is a “must-do” on your visit to Cairns.