The oldest 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 in the world and connects with another World Heritage listed site– the Great Barrier Reef.

The spectacular of nature offers many free and affordable things to do when visiting Cairns.

Discover the Daintree Rainforest
Cape Tribulation Beach, Daintree, North Queensland Australia

Since the rainforest connects with the Great Barrier Reef, there are many 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 of the board-walks provide picnicking facilities for a perfect afternoon of hiking and dining in the famous rainforest.

You are also able to horseback ride through the rainforest, which is 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 into your trip with crocodile tours.

The Daintree Rainforest hosts extensive board-walks 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.

Or, 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 have a little money to spare, Jungle Surfing tours are a great way to view the amazing rainforest from above.

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

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

You’ll connect with nature, surround yourself in the beauty of the rainforest and save money all at once.

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


Daintree Rainforest

Visiting Cairns on a budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of the most popular attractions or things to do.

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