Thinking of visiting the Daintree National Park? Don't know whether to join a tour or go on your own? Why not get the best of both worlds!
The Daintree Rainforest Self-Drive Audio Guide offers independent travelers an informative and entertaining commentary for their drive through the Daintree Rainforest up to Cape Tribulation. Users simply play the various CD tracks when the accompanying map indicates to do so.
This package was developed by local tour guide Dave who draws on his extensive first hand knowledge of this area to enhance each visitor’s experience of the region, regardless of his or her budget. So join him for an informative and uniquely Australian journey through the pristine forests of Far North Queensland to find out about:
- the incredible biodiversity of the Daintree rainforest (including half of Australia's bird species, a third of its mammals and frogs, a quarter of its reptiles and over 12000 insects catalogued so far) and how it came to be the oldest continually surviving rainforest in the world.
- the cultural significance of the Daintree rainforest and its importance to the traditional owners of this land, the KukuYajanjji clan.
- guidelines for visiting the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area with tips on how to minimize your impact to ensure its long term sustainability.
- Plus so much more!
The cost of this audio guide is a very affordable $12.50 and can be purchased at Info Desks and Resorts throughout Port Douglas.
For a sample track click here and scroll down: http://www.daintreerainforestinformation.com/Self-Drive_Audio_CD.html
The Daintree Rainforest in Australia provides one of the best examples of tropical environment in the world. It is part of a region in Tropical North Queensland called the "Wet Tropics." It receives vast amounts of rain, however this usually occurs in torrential downpours that last only a few hours at a time. When it's not raining, usually the sun is out in full force highlighting the vibrant colours of the rainforest and the sea.
The rainforest has about 120 days of rain per year, with an average of 2013 mm falling per year.
Floods develop quickly in the river when rain is plentiful. In the wet season of 1996, record flood levels swamped roads and properties throughout the Daintree region. Statistics gathered at the rainfall station recorded 606 millimetres of rain falling in 24 hours on March 6th of that year.
Climatic data was first recorded in the Daintree Rainforest in 1884, and has continued every since. The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius, and most of the time the air fluctuates between about 24 and 30 degrees.
Temps in the rainforest are surprisingly mild due to the protective canopy layer of tall trees. The air is often humid but cool.
The highest recorded temperature is 36.7 degrees Celsius.
The lowest recorded temperature is 8.9 degrees Celsius.
Sea temperatures range from 23 degrees in July (winter) to 29 degrees in February (summer).
To check the weather forcast for the next few days go to: http://www.localtourismnetwork.com//daintree/daintree/weather.html
There are a range of accommodation options to suit any budget throughout the region. For more information go to: http://www.localtourismnetwork.com/daintree/daintree/index.html
The Booking Conditions of the involved businesses apply when using the discount vouchers. To receive 10% off a crocodile boat cruise with Cape Tribulation Wilderness Cruises the booking must be made directly (not via an agent) using the phone number provided.
Each Daintree Self Drive Audio Guide contains:
- a 60 min commentary on the natural history, Indigenous culture and European history relating to the Daintree
- a full colour map of the greater Daintree region with numbered waypoints that allow for easy navigation through the cd
- the map also includes the locations of popular tourist attractions, boardwalks and natural features of interest
- a glossy full-colour brochure introducing travelers to the weird and wonderful plants and animals that call the Daintree home
- discount vouchers for various activities and dining options in the rainforest (which cover the cost of the cd many times over in savings)
Our licensed travel agent can arrange all travel to and from tour locations. We can also arrange fully-guided options as well as tailoring packages for families and groups travelling together.