The only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites exist side by side – Daintree National Park and The Great Barrier Reef.

Ancient tropical rainforests of Daintree National Park, the magnificent Daintree River, awesome coastal ranges overlook the calm clear waters of The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s most extensive coral reef system.

The 60 mile Daintree region starts at Mossman Gorge, an hour’s drive north of Cairns, continues past Daintree Village, across the Daintree River, through the rainforest of Daintree National Park to Cape Tribulation and along the Bloomfield Track towards Cooktown.

The Daintree Rainforest is believed to be one of the three oldest in the world with unique plants and animals found nowhere else, a Paradise for bird-watchers and nature-lovers.

Explore the Daintree on your own or on an expert-guided tour that we will provide for you – ancient rainforests, stunning valleys, superb beaches, spectacular forest-clad mountains, clear streams, magnificent rivers and rolling farmlands.

Walk through the Daintree rainforest, spot wildlife on a Daintree River cruise, zip-line through the Daintree rainforest canopy, cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, ride a horse, take a scenic drive, explore the Bloomfield Track or relax on an uninhabited beach – and so much more!

Destination Daintree has accommodation to suit everyone, including world renowned eco-resorts.

Fill your days with adventure or lay back and soak up the magic of destination DAINTREE!

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Tasmania’s Gem – Freycinet National Park

by iflores on October 15, 2017

Freycinet has long been a favorite at the DownUnder Adventure Company, and it’s not hard to see why. Home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. Situated on Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast, the park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula and looks out to the Tasman Sea from the eastern side and back towards the Tasmanian coastline from the west.

With our many of our tours including the spectacular Freycinet region, it is easy to find an activity or excursion to create that amazing Freycinet experience. What may not be easy to find are the many other surprises lurking down accessible roads and within easily attainable walking distance. Here are five favorites for your stay.

  1. Mount Amos- the less trodden track from the Hazards car park. Takes around 3 hours return and can be slippery when wet. From this, the highest Hazard, are 360 degree views including Wineglass Bay in all its glory. Take off early for virgin views.
  2. Bluestone Bay and Waterfall Wall are accessed via a 4WD track through dry eucalypt bush near the lighthouse. Ask a local how to find it or jump aboard the motorbike tour. You may be lucky enough to watch rock climbers scramble above the swell surge.
  3. Southern Friendly Beach- this is 4WD vehicle access, but with a mountain bike or by foot it is worth the hike. Make sure you have supplies and enough time up your sleeve.
  4. Little beach- nestled between Edge of the Bay Resort and the Hazards View community is a tiny bay accessed by a sandy track, accessible by foot from the main road. Lovely for swimming and fishing off the beach with a view across Great Oyster Bay to the Hazards.
  5. Honeymoon Bay – honestly it’s like another planet. Rock hop in summer with your snorkel and goggles and roll your body in the shiny amber pebbles that pose as sand under the shade of a She-oak tree.

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What our clients have to say…

July 21, 2017

We regularly receive feedback from clients who booked their trips with us telling us about their adventures. We wanted to share the highlights from one of our most recent ones with you.   Hello Ian. Lord Howe Island/Capella Lodge: Not sure what to say except that this is one of the most amazing places we […]

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Spectacular Blue Mountains!

June 4, 2017

Sublimely beautiful, the Blue Mountains is one of the most spectacular parts of the country, recognized with a World Heritage listing and easily accessible from Sydney by road or rail. Grafted onto its natural wonders is a full complement of creature comforts including fine food, gorgeous villages, festivals and great places to spend the night. […]

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Coromandel – Pure New Zealand

May 17, 2017

New Zealand is a land of fascinating country and culture that’s unparalleled. It’s a destination to go to if you want something pure and natural to the point that in certain places it appears untouched.  Coromandel is one of the places… Renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, The […]

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Lizard Island – Like Nowhere Else

May 15, 2017

The next time you’re thinking about an experience to Australia, why not consider Lizard Island? As the northern most resort on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. The only resort located on a 1,013-hectare National Park and literally on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island offers seclusion […]

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