Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef - Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest (Chapter)
This is the Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest chapter from Lonely Planet’s Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef guidebook.
Experienced divers and first-time toe-dippers swarm to the Cairns for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, while the winding road from Cairns to ritzy Port Douglas offers spectacular coastal vistas. But it’s north of the Daintree River that the adventure really begins.
- diving, snorkelling and swimming among the fish, turtles and anemones in the multicoloured corals of the Great Barrier Reef, from Cairns or Port Douglas
- taking an Aboriginal-guided walk and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Mossman Gorge
- riding the Skyrail cable car through the rainforest to the market town of Kuranda and returning to Cairns by scenic railway
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Cairns, Babinda & Around, Cairns’ Northern Beaches, Green Island, Fitzroy Island, Frankland Islands, Atherton Tableland, Port Douglas, Mossman, the Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lizard Island.
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