Enter the gates of this secluded refuge and go back in time to experience one of the world’s greatest collections of tropical ethnobotanical plants. Your private guide will show you around the sprawling property so that you can see and learn about the more than 3,000 species of tropical plants, including fruit, spices and nuts.. Today you will see and learn about Australia’s unique fauna and what you can do to help preserve the rainforests of the world.
Departing your hotel this morning we travel north through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Our first stop today is at the stunning Mossman Gorge. Famous for the beautiful Mossman River and its rugged gorges, today your guide will take you through this stunning location. You will be completely immersed in the culture of this region.
Our journey north of the river takes us through the local rainforest and on to our second stop, the Botanical Ark – a privately owned piece of the rainforest which actively practices conservation and promotes its diversity of plant life. Today we have arranged for the owner of the Botanical Ark to guide you around this stunning property and educate you about the different plant varieties. You will be amazed at the incredible range of flora unique to this area. A highlight today will be enjoying lunch at the Botanical Ark. Experience a range of locally sourced fresh produce. A truly uniquely Australian experience. Rejoining your vehicle continue towards the Daintree River where we cross by vehicular ferry. From here we continue to the Jindalba boardwalk. The Wet Tropics is one of the richest sites for biodiversity on earth. Your guide will lead you along this fascinating boardwalk and point out many of the unique ecosystems and animals indigenous to this region only. Learn of their fascinating path and how they came to evolve in the Daintree Rainforest. To finish of the afternoon we make a quick stop for a refreshing ice cream at the Daintree ice cream factory. Enjoy a freshly made ice cream made exclusively from the fruit located onsite. You will love it. Afterwards we reboard our vehicle again for the relaxing drive back to your hotel.