Daintree Rainforest is the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth!

When visiting Cairns on a budget, one of the must-see places to check out is the famous Daintree Rainforest.

The World Heritage-listed rainforest is the oldest living rainforest globally and connects with another World Heritage-listed site– the Great Barrier Reef.


While you are here, there are excellent beaches to check out, including Noah Beach, Cow Bay Beach and Thornton’s Beach.

You can also visit Cape Tribulation Beach, Myall Beach and Coconut Beach for more swimming and sunbathing opportunities.

The sandy tropical beaches also offer patches of fringing reefs just offshore to allow you to snorkel the amazing Great Barrier Reef.

Many boardwalks provide picnicking facilities for a perfect afternoon of hiking and dining in the famous rainforest.

Things to do

You can also horseback ride through the rainforest, perfect for viewing the magnificent wildlife.

You don’t need to book expensive Daintree Rainforest tours for a thrilling adventure. You’re able to kayak or paddle trek the rainforest with many affordable options. Or, add more thrill to your trip with crocodile tours.

The Daintree Rainforest hosts extensive boardwalks through the national park.

Discover the Daintree Rainforest
Dubuji Boardwalk

While exploring the Daintree Rainforest, be sure to stop by the Bat House at Cape Tribulation.

Afterwards, stop by the Daintree Ice Cream Company for homemade ice cream that’s sure to make your mouth water.

To make the most of your time visiting the Daintree Rainforest, you can go fishing, take joy flights and even walk the rainforest at night to view the nocturnal wildlife.

If you’d like to stay in the rainforest instead of expensive hotels, even accommodations are available for visiting Cairns on a budget.

The Daintree Rainforest offers many rustic campgrounds for camping in the rainforest.

Then connect with nature and surround yourself with the beauty of the rainforest.

Or, if you want to head indoors, there are inexpensive cabins, lodges and other affordable options for staying in the rainforest.

The Daintree Rainforest offers ample opportunities to explore the vast rainforest while saving money in the process.