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The Daintree Coast.
The Daintree boasts a spectacular number of habitats including rainforest, eucalypt forests, mangrove systems, rugged gorges, pristine creeks, rivers, mountain peaks, and a stunning coastline
The Daintree is the worlds oldest rainforest, and is believed to be millions of years old. The region contains approximately 3,000 plant species, it contains 12 of the the world's 19 primitive plants. The Daintree houses the most diverse mangrove system in Australia at Cooper Creek 500 metres south of Thornton Beach Bungalows.
On most day's the endangered Southern Cassowary can be seen along road sides and along rainforest boardwalks.
A diverse range of mammals inhabit the area with over 60% of the country's bat species, 30% of frog and reptile species, over 25% of bird species, 65% butterflies and thousands of insect species.
It is the only place on earth where two world heritage sites meet, The Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest.
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