Monday, 23 May 2016

Know Before You Go: Winter in the Daintree Rainforest

Sitting snug in Australia’s tropical Queensland region, the Daintree Rainforest is a haven of lush scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The landscapes here are second to none, with swathes of velvet forests blending seamlessly with the sparkling coastline which eventually reaches out to the Great Barrier Reef.

The tropical climate of this area means it is best to visit during the winter months, when the weather is drier and the temperatures are more bearable. When visiting between June and September (essentially the low season), you can expect temperatures to hover at a very reasonable 25 C.

Though temperatures are relatively steady at this time of year, there is always a chance they could rise, so pack lightly. There is far less rainfall during this time, so you’ll be able to explore everything the rainforest has to offer without having a washout experience.

Keeping Cool

Despite the temperatures being lower in the winter months than the summer months, it’s still incredibly warm. Even when it’s overcast you need to keep yourself protected from the harsh Australian sun. Pack sunscreen, a hat, and mosquito repellant to keep any pesky bugs at bay. It’s best to keep your legs covered as, when the weather is cooler, the canopies find themselves home to all sorts of bugs and mites.

Even so, there are no poisonous species that reside here – but do keep an eye out for spiders and other huge bugs that may well be bigger than your hand.

Plan in Advance

Winter is low season in Australia but, because it is the most popular time to enjoy the Daintree Rainforest, you’ll want to make your travel arrangements in advance. There are so
many things to do in the area, from exploring the trails of wildlife in the forest itself to discovering the beauty of Mossman Gorge and relaxing on the golden sands at Cape Tribulation.

Create your itinerary in advance and plan how you’ll get there and around before you go. This will help you make the most of the cooler temperatures and the abundance of wildlife on offer. It also means you’ll be able to avoid the potential crowds that might gather at this time of year and get to see the lush rainforest and its surrounding regions at your own pace.

Winter really is the best time to head to Daintree. The temperatures are cooler than summer, there’s less rain, and there are more animal encounters to be had. 

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