So much to see... so much to do...
One thing's for certain, you'll never be short of things to see, do or discover in your Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
From the adventurous to the laid back, the contemplative to the gob smacked—there is something here for everyone.
Take a hike, peddle a bike, go for a drive, paddle a canoe or simply sit in reflective stillness as you listen to the forest’s ancient voice. Your Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is waiting for you to explore.
From the rugged peaks of Bartle Frere to the quiet mystery of the Daintree—the World Heritage Area is laced with trails, drives and waterways all offering unique experiences.
Meet a local...
Our breathtakingly beautiful forests are home to an incredible array of plants and animals. The canopy echoes with the cries of some of the world’s rarest birds. Fossicking in the undergrowth are shy, wide-eyed melomys—just one of the 12 mammal species found nowhere else in the world.
From the macro to the micro, from waterfalls to wetlands, you’ll be entranced and bewitched by the fascinating residents of a landscape as rich, complex and old as time itself.
Spend a night out under the stars...
While a wide range of accommodation can be found across the World Heritage Area (ranging from backpacker informality to pampered luxury) it's not until you spend a night out under the stars that you really begin to appreciate the magic and awesome wonder of the region. The World Heritage Area boasts some of the most stunning camping locations you'll find anywhere in the world—from scenic national parks to secluded private properties.
News and Events
News and Events
A vigorous tree planting session held in March is set to create a critical ecological corridor for Wet Tropics wildlife, linking the tropical coa... READ MORE
The plight of some of Australia's rarest marsupials headline the latest funding splash into the world's oldest rainforest.... READ MORE
Authorities are working to contain a small outbreak of yellow crazy ants discovered in a south Cairns suburb.... READ MORE