‘If you’re a nature lover, or if you just like to be pampered, or if you’re a creative person looking for that perfect getaway, Daintree National Park will tick all those boxes. Read on to find out why this is a must-visit!’
Daintree National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks of Australia. It is situated in Far North Queensland, Australia, northwest of both Brisbane and Cairns. It was founded in 1981 and became a World Heritage Site in 1988. It is valued because of its exceptional biodiversity and birdlife. So if you’re a nature lover and enjoy being surrounded by chirping birds and other rare species of animals, then come over and spend a day or two here at the park, on the bank of River Daintree. We promise that you will not regret it.
If you’re not yet sold on the idea, here are a few more reasons why you should visit this national park.
1. The Historic Mossman Gorge
Explore the Mossman Gorge and let it enchant you with its native story as you find your way through the thick and luscious old growth forest. This is a spiritual experience like no other. Get for yourself a smoke cleanse as you hike through tropical terrain listening to stories of indigenous rituals and how the people of old used to live off the land. Take in enough clean air to last you a year, until you return again to this very gorge. Also indulge in activities such as clay painting.
2. Heal your body and soul
Visit the ‘Healing Waters Spa’ nestled amongst the calm of the oldest rainforest in the world, and restore vitality to your body and mind at the Silky Oaks Lodge. Here you get a choice tree house accommodation where you can live among the drooping leaves of nature while not having to let go of the comforts of modern life. Do not miss the Sodashi Body Massage, which will revitalise your mind and rejuvenate your spirit. This is easily the best lodge from which to take in the sights and sounds of Daintree.
3. Make friends with animals
How does the thought of swimming with turtles and platypuses sound to you? If you’re scared, you shouldn’t be! They don’t bite. On the contrary, they’re quite cuddly by nature, and they’re always on the lookout for new swimming companions. So come and make some mammal friends in the traditional Australian billabongs that you will find by The Silky Oaks Lodge.
4. Unleash your creativity
How often have you not wished for a natural rainforest-like getaway in order to give wings to your creative side? How many of us have not dreamed of a log cabin in the woods so that we can write the book that has been festering deep within us for years? If you’re one of these creative types, then you will love the dainty environs of Daintree, and if you shack up at the Silky Oaks, the gurgle of the sleepy river and a chirp of the birds is forever close to your ear.