Where two stunning Word Heritage sites meet, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
The Daintree is the oldest rainforest in the world and comprises one of the most complex ecosystems on earth. It is home to 90% of Australia’s butterfly and bat species and many rare and endangered plant and animal species. A diverse range of birds, frogs and insects inhabit the Daintree rainforest, including the cassowary, and many of these species visit the Wildwood gardens and orchards.
Over 7 acres of Wildwood is untouched virgin rainforest which is listed within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. This ensures this pristine area of forest – our wildwood – and all the wildlife within it, is protected and preserved for future generations.
The Daintree rainforest offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy, including many which are suitable for families and younger children. From Wildwood, guests can easily access Daintree rainforest and wildlife walks, swim in freshwater creeks, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, horse ride along white sand Cape Tribulation beach, sea kayak aroun the CapeTribulation headland, cruise on the Daintree river in search of crocodiles, birds, butterflies and other wildlife, ‘surf’ the jungle canopy and have the chance to see cassowaries in the wild.
Rainfall is likely at most times of the year. The wet season usually begins around Christmas and is at its wettest during February and March. Swimming at the beach is not advised between mid-November to April/May because of the possible presence of marine stingers and crocodiles.