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The Daintree River traverses a majestic valley that is rich in historical culture, birdlife and crocodiles. Named after North Queensland Geologist Richard Daintree in 1873, by Queensland Government Commissioner and explorer George Elphingstone Dalrymple, this centre of origin of North Queensland’s 115-year-old rainforest timber industry also ultimately shared its identity with the renowned World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, which now stretches in sections between Mossman Gorge in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north.

Today tourism is a major industry throughout the region but many descendants of the original settlers still live here, some operating thriving beef-cattle properties in the river valleys beyond Daintree Village, while others farm sugar and tropical fruits. Driving north from the sugar-mill town of Mossman towards Daintree the road travels through extensive areas of sugar-cane, set against the magnificent backdrop of the rainforested coastal ranges – and beautiful uncrowded beaches are only a short distance from the main road.

Daintree Village offers a range of world-class tours and attractions that specialise in providing successful engagement with this majestic landscape.  A diversity of accommodation houses have been designed and created to enhance the visitor’s experience of being in the Daintree Valley, ranging from boutique eco-resorts, holiday houses, bed and breakfasts and camping grounds. Restaurants and cafes, using local produce and offering delicious cuisine, may be found in the services directory, with many other goods at the shops within the Daintree Village.

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