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Where is Daintree National Park, a rainforest which is described as possibly the oldest existing tropical forest?

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posted May 22 by Deepak Jangid

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Daintree National Park is in far north Queensland, Australia and is one of the oldest on earth, more than 100 million years old. Precise location is 1,502 km (933 mi) northwest of Brisbane and 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Cairns. It was founded in 1981 and is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. In 1988 it became a World Heritage Site. The park consists of two sections, with a settled agricultural area between them which includes the towns of Mossman and Daintree Village.

Daintree National Park is valued because of its exceptional biodiversity. It contains significant habitat for rare species and prolific birdlife. The name is derived from the Daintree River, which was named by George Elphinstone Dalrymple, an early explorer of the area, after his friend Richard Daintree.

The Destination Daintree website will give you quite a lot of information about it. To reach it the best way is to fly to Cairns, which is about a 90-minute drive away from the Daintree. You can hire a car or take one of the many tours.

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Daphne Titus-Rees


answer Jun 16 by anonymous
Edited to keep it in good spirit and useful for future reading. Accommodation link was removed as found unnecessary for the context.
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