The Daintree National Park is the most visited National Park in Australia with up to half a million people visiting it every year.
Most of those visitors see it from the inside of a tour bus, and I am going to tell you the Five Best Reasons why it should be explored from the comfort of your own vehicle!
Reason Number 1. World Heritage Listing
The Daintree National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site that you really need to immerse yourself into by exploring on foot and in your own time (as it cannot be fully appreciated from within a crowded bus!)
It is the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest in the world, thought to be 165 million years old – trumping even the Amazon when it comes to seniority.
It is the only place in Australia where two World Heritage listed areas (Daintree Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef) are adjacent to one another – which is why you will soon become familiar with the tagline, ‘’Where the rainforest meets the reef’’!
And it has been described by Sir David Attenborough as his favourite place on Earth!
With reviews like this surely it is worth spending some quality time exploring this unique location?
Reason Number 2. Freaky Fauna and Flora
The Daintree is renowned for its biodiversity and is home to rare plants and animals that are found nowhere else on the planet (and unsurprisingly often not directly adjacent to the bitumen road!)
It is considered to be one of the most biodiverse locations on Earth with more species of plants and animals than anywhere else in Australia and the only remaining habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary; Australia’s modern day Velociraptor!
The best opportunities to view these reclusive birds is during the golden hour; that period of beautiful light just after dawn and just prior to Dusk; which is ironically, the times that conventional Tour buses are not within the Park!
The Rainforest also contains 12 of the world’s 19 most primitive flowering plants including the Idiot Fruit – which produces fruit that is toxic to all animals and is ONLY found in the Daintree Rainforest.
Reason Number 3. Make memories not Deadlines
When you Self Drive the Daintree National Park, you can explore in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle in your own time and schedule.
When you Self-Drive you have total control over your holiday itinerary. You decide when you go; where you go and how long you stay there. You don’t need to be subject to an imposed Tour Guide Schedule that limits you truly experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Daintree.
Don’t have your precious holiday time exploring this natural wonder, constrained by someone else’s timetable. Travel on your own terms and go your own way. After all Holidays should be about making memories not deadlines!
Reason Number 4. Unwind and Unplug
Holidays are about switching off and escaping the pressures and stress of your normal everyday working life. There is no phone reception in the Daintree, which is a blessing in disguise.
And guess what, you don’t even need it for the Daintree Self Drive Audio Guide to work, which works completely offline!… so clever! That way you can explore at your own pace and completely undisturbed by technology (or those pesky work emails!)
This tropical North Queensland rainforest is the perfect place for a Digital Detox; where you really can embrace green time, not screen time!
Reason Number 5. Low-Cost High Value
Let’s face it; conventional Tour guides are ridiculously expensive and if paying hundreds of dollars per person per day sounds like a good deal, then you should stop reading now.
For the budget conscious traveller (i.e., the rest of the planet) who are seeking a world class, awesome value for money, immersive experience that allows you to explore the Daintree National Park, complete with tips, directions and information that allows you to make the most of your day for a fraction of the cost of a conventional tour guide, then we’ve got your back. You’re welcome.
So, start planning your road trip to our very own tropical Paradise download the Daintree Guide today from your favourite App Store and make sure you wave to the tour buses as they leave!