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Exploring Australia’s Rainforests

by Nia Scott

Mar 25, 2019

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When travelers imagine Australia, most do not picture a lush rainforest with a serene waterfall cutting through the trees. However, that is, in fact, reality. Australia is not just desert or Outback. Although famous for its arid weather and desert oasis, Australia is a diverse country and home to some of the most beautiful rainforests in the world. Similar to other rainforests, Australia’s are home to dangerous animals and fauna not friendly toward people, but, on the other hand, many have reported taking peaceful nature walks and feeling more connected to the Eerth from exploring the vast rainforest.

Many haven’t heard of the rainforest because it’s small. The forest only covers 0.3 percent of the land, which isn’t much. But this small plot of nature is home to almost one-third of the mammal and bird species of Australia.

To find this lustrous forest, head to Queensland, a unique part of the continent where you can travel through all climatic types of rainforest: tropical, subtropical, dry, warm temperate and cool temperate. This is the best place to experience all aspects of this special rainforest and get the most out of the trip. This area, in particular, includes the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, Daintree. To some this fact is shocking, because many would assume the world’s oldest rainforest would be deep in South America. Alas, it’s found in Australia instead.

There are many different tour groups that offer safe trips through. For educational purposes choose a tour group that will include an in-depth explanation of the forest and will point out animals and fauna as they appear.

 

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