Explore One Of The World’s Most Ancient Rainforests On This Dreamy Retreat

By Morgan Reardon
2nd Oct 2020

cluster of lush greenery from a look out point in daintree rainforest

In Queensland we’re blessed with some seriously stunning scenery. But beyond the well-trodden tourist spots we’ve got some Insta-worthy, under the radar locations that are just waiting to be explored. 

How does an ancient rainforest fringed by white sand beaches and crystal clear waters sound for your next getaway? 

Yep, you can officially stop mourning your cancelled Euro summer because we—along with the legends at Intrepid Travel—have crafted the ultimate getaway to the stunning world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. And trust us when we say, your ‘gram will be the envy of all your mates, both here and OS.

white sand beach and crystal clear water of cape tribulation

The five-day sojourn takes place in and around Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation, a truly special spot where the reef meets the forest. 

On this Urban List: Editor’s Pick getaway you’ll explore the heart of the land the Kuku Yalanji people have called home for 50,000 years, from the complex ecosystem of the forest to the deserted beaches. Yes, that means you can take your snaps for the ‘gram in private.

You’ll get to hunt native plants with a First Nations guide, encounter crocodiles and colourful birds on a cruise through mangrove thickets in Cooper Creek and then walk under the incredible green canopy in Mossman Gorge. We’re talking scenes straight out of Jurassic Park.

After blissful days spent walking deserted beaches and rambling through the rainforest, you’ll cap it all off with a sunset cocktail at your hotel. Dreamy right?

The first tour kicks off 20 November and runs monthly into 2021. So gather your crew or treat yourself to a little solo sojourn now—you deserve it.

To book, head here. 

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Image Credit: Getty, Manny Moreno

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