Aerial view of rainforest and Daintree River, Australia
© Peter Adams/Offse
The Daintree from above. An Attenborough-approved stunner
With the country having now officially welcomed back the springtime, landscapes abundant with gorgeous greenery, like today’s image of the World-Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, will become more commonplace. A two-hour drive north of Cairns, the Daintree is positively ripe with adventure. Adrenaline junkies can zipline through the rainforest canopy, while those with a keen eye can cruise the waterways on the lookout for saltwater crocodiles.Covering 1,200 square kilometres, the forest is said to present one of the most complex ecosystems on our planet. In fact, the scenery here is so beautiful that filmmaker James Cameron reportedly drew inspiration from it for his hit movie ‘Avatar’, while Sir David Attenborough called it “the most extraordinary place on earth". That’s good enough for us!