At the end of your itinerary is a stay in Port Douglas, in northern Queensland. Not many itineraries include opportunities to see two UNESCO World Heritage sites, but Renee’s does. You’ll depart from Port Douglas for a day in the Daintree Rainforest. Covering more than 400 square miles, this is the largest area of contiguous tropical rainforest on the continent. While much of Australia has become arid over the millennia, Daintree is a surviving remnant of an ancient world that has largely vanished. Here primordial plants still thrive and thousands of different species of birds, butterflies, and bats call the protected area home.
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