Australia - Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest (Chapter)
This is the Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest chapter from Lonely Planet’s Australia guidebook.
Cairns means R & R - the Reef and Rainforest. Endless buses and boats shuttle between sultry, carefree Cairns and these World Heritage wonders, while lush Atherton Tableland’s cooler climes, lakes and waterfalls offer welcome relief from Cairns’ humidity and crowds.
- dive, snorkel and swim among the fish, turtles and corals of the Great Barrier Reef
- take the Kuku-Yalanji Dreamtime Walk alongside the clear waters of the Mossman Gorge section of the Daintree National Park
- travel back in time to historic village Herberton and spend the night in gorgeous Yungaburra
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cape York, Yorkey’s Knob, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove, Ellis Beach, Green Island, Fitzroy Island, Frankland Islands, Kuranda, Atherton Tableland, Atherton, Yungaburra, Lake Tinaroo, Crater Lakes National Park, Port Douglas, the Daintree, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.
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