The profile of Daintree Rainforest enjoys superior location about the centrepiece of the world’s oldest rainforest, 20-km north of the Daintree River along the Cape Tribulation Road. This outstanding area of old-growth rainforest profiles all the refugial attributes of rarity, primitiveness and endemism that met all four of UNESCO’s natural heritage criteria for World Heritage-listing.
Relieved of the broad-scale impacts of commercial logging, which the majority portion of Crown estate carries, this privately-protected property retains exceptional integrity.
Three generations of human inhabitants have accrued a tremendous breadth and depth of rainforest knowledge for management and presentation advantages. The unprecedented decision to compulsorily-inscribe human inhabitants into this World Heritage role is an experiment that has achieved twenty-eight-years of self-sustaining, ecotourism-funded success.