Why Wet Season In The Daintree Rainforest Is Magical

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When it comes to wet season in the Daintree Rainforest, Mother Nature really does put on a show!

From standing under the shelter of umbrella palms during a dramatic downpour, to cooling off in deep rainforest pools, here’s why the Wet Season in the Daintree Rainforest is magical.


It Becomes The Emerald City

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During the wet season, the Daintree Rainforest becomes more vibrant, lush and fresh. Leaves turn a divine emerald hue, raindrops glisten from umbrella palms and tree frogs are in abundance. Walking through the Daintree rainforest in the Wet Season is pretty much like visiting the emerald city.

The rainforest after a downpour is a treat for all the senses. The fresh smell is an invigorating treat. The cool air under the canopy is a contrast to the humidity of the coast. The croaks of green tree frogs and soft trickle of rainforest streams is so relaxing that it deserves its own Spotify account.

Embrace the wet season in the Daintree Rainforest for the ultimate mindfulness moment.

The guided boardwalk tour on our Go Wild Day tour is the perfect way to explore the rainforest and learn more about it’s resident flora and fauna.


You’ll Be More Likely To Have A Lone Traveller Experience

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The Wet Season is far less busy than the peak “dry season” (May-November). Wander down Daintree boardwalks without coming across crowds and explore the areas beaches for a “Castaway” vibe.


It’s In The Name

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What’s a rainforest without rain? The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest continually-surviving rainforest in the world and is home to more ancient families of flowering plants than anywhere else in the world. It is also home to an abundance of Australia’s marsupial, reptile, frog and insect species. Without the rain, this flora and fauna simply wouldn’t survive.

In the Wet Season, you will see the residents of the rainforest rejoicing in the rain, from colourful birds splashing in puddles, to bright green tree frogs emerging.


Cool Off In Better Swimming Holes

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More rain, means better swimming holes! Our favourite swimming spot, Masons Creek at Masons Store, becomes deeper. Swing off the spot’s rope swings and keep an eye out for resident turtles cooling off!

Extend your trip to an overnight Daintree Tour and enjoy free time to visit this stunning spot.


Explore The Reef In Comfort

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During the Wet Season, ocean temperatures are far higher, which means you won’t get cold when you explore the Great Barrier Reef.

The water temperature tends to be around 30 degrees, which is six degrees warmer than in the Winter (Dry Season).

Alongside this, winds tend to be lower and the visibility tends to be better on the reef during the Wet Season.

Get the best of both worlds and explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Rainforest with our 3 day 2 night Rainforest Meets The Reef package.


Ready to embrace the Daintree’s Wet Season? Join Jungle Tours for an action-packed Daintree and Cape Tribulation tour!

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