We have now purchased 29 properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. This helps prevent development in the world's oldest rainforest and reverse the negative impacts of the subdivision. 

This map shows the properties we have purchased (yellow, outlined in orange) in the Forest Creek, Kimberley, Cow Bay, Diwan, and Cape Tribulation localities. The area shown in green is the Daintree National Park, and the areas in khaki are nature refuges. 

Lot 176 Quandong Road

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION OF LOT 150 CAPE TRIBULATION ROAD

Save The Daintree

COMPLETED

During our inspection of Lot 150, we discovered a population of Ribbonwood trees (Idiospermum australiense). This species represents one of the earliest known lineages of flowering plants, dating back 120 million years. This property has now been purchased so it can be managed for conservation.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 398 IN THE DAINTREE

Save The Daintree

COMPLETED

Lot 398 Maple Road was a 1.412 hectare freehold property located in Cow Bay, Queensland. The vegetation on Lot 398 Maple Road is classified as 7.11.1a Mesophyll vine forest in lowlands and foothills on metamorphic soils. This property has been purchased so it can be managed for conservation.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 93 IN THE DAINTREE

Save The Daintree

COMPLETED

Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road is an 8.09-hectare freehold property located at Diwan in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that provides habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary. This property has been purchased so it can be managed for conservation.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 197 QUANDONG RD, COW BAY

Save The Daintree

COMPLETED

Lot 197 Quandong Road, Cow Bay is a freehold property in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that provides habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary and the rare Bennett's Tree-kangaroo. This property has been purchased so it can be managed for conservation.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 6 THORNTON PEAK DRIVE

Save The Daintree

COMPLETED

Lot 6 Thornton Peak Drive at Forest Creek is a freehold property in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that provides habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary and the rare Bennett's Tree-kangaroo. This property has been purchased so it can be managed for conservation.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT LOT 373 HICKORY ROAD

Save The Daintree

COMPLETED

Lot 373 Hickory Road adjoins the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area. Our survey identified four plant species listed as Threatened on Lot 373. This property has been purchased so it can be managed for conservation.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 257 SILVER ASH ROAD

Save The Daintree

COMPLETED

Lot 257 Silver Ash Road is located between two isolated areas of the Daintree National Park. Purchase of this property will link them up. Our survey identified five species listed as Threatened on Lot 257. This property has been purchased and managed for conservation.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 8 BUCHANAN CREEK ROAD

COMPLETED

The high biodiversity and spectacular tropical rainforest at Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road justify its immediate purchase and protection. The Daintree Lowland Rainforest is a living museum and Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road is an important refuge for biodiversity.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 213 TEAK ROAD

COMPLETED

Of particular importance is the Daintree Gardenia (Randia audasii). This small tree is endemic to Far North Queensland and is restricted to the area between Cooktown, Cairns, and Atherton. It produces white perfumed flowers and fruit that are orange when ripe.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 11 BUCHANAN CREEK ROAD

COMPLETED

Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road at Cow Bay shares a boundary with the Daintree National Park. The property also has many of the natural values that supported the national park being declared a World Heritage Area in 1988. Our survey of Lot 11 identified 185 species of native plants including three Threatened species.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 242 WHITE BEECH ROAD

COMPLETED

Lot 242 White Beech Road is a 1.33-hectare property at Cow Bay in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. It shares a boundary with the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area and provides habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 18 DALEY CLOSE

COMPLETED

Lot 18 Daley Close at Kimberly shares a boundary with the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area. Undeveloped freehold properties in the Daintree should not be left in the ownership of people who would destroy the rainforest.

LAND PURCHASE TO SAVE THE NORTHERN QUOLL

COMPLETED

Northern Quolls are in trouble and need our help. Northern Quolls are under threat from habitat destruction and poisoning from the introduced cane toad, which the Quolls eat without realising the danger. Oakey Scrub has the highest known population of Northern Quolls on Cape York Peninsula.\

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 176 QUANDONG ROAD

COMPLETED

Our ecologist surveyed Lot 176 Quandong Road and found remnant vegetation with little human interference. The property has 152 native species as well as an ecosystem with dominant Sclerophyll elements.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 2 THORNTON PEAK DRIVE

COMPLETED

Lot 2 comprises two distinct ecosystems by changes in soil/drainage conditions. One a Sclerophyll open woodland and the other a closed canopy Rainforest habitat.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 21 CAMELOT CLOSE

COMPLETED

Representing one of the best examples of undisturbed Lowland Tropical Rainforest remaining in Australia. A survey of Lot 21 found 215 species of native plants including threatened species and others that are regionally endemic.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 505 CEDAR ROAD

COMPLETED

A feature of the property is the local endemic Daintree Foambark tree (Jagera madida) which is prevalent throughout Lot 505. This species only occurs in the lowland rainforests between Julatten – Bloomfield.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 110 PALM ROAD

COMPLETED

The Fan Palms in the Daintree Rainforest are exceptionally beautiful and where they dominate, the rainforest is stunning. This is one of Australia’s most beautiful landscapes and thanks to the support of many generous donors Lot 110 Palm Road is now protected forever.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 167 BUCHANAN CREEK ROAD

COMPLETED

This property is covered by lowland tropical rainforest classified as Regional Ecosystem 7.3.20a "Open forest (or vine forest with these emergents) on alluvial fans at the base of ranges". We identified Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road at Cow Bay as a priority property for purchase and protection due to the high level of risk from development.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 85 CAPE TRIBULATION ROAD

COMPLETED

The vegetation on Lot 85 Cape Tribulation road is well developed lowland rainforest occurring on poorly drained alluvial soil dominated by Fan Palms (Licuala ramsayi) with much surface water. In areas with slightly better drainage a more complex forest assemblage with tall buttressed trees, many vines and more understorey species is found.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 157 CAPE TRIBULATION ROAD

COMPLETED

The rainforest vegetation found on Lot 157 is the grandest and most archaic of all rainforests in Australia, possessing many primitive flowering plants. The high diversity of 270 plant species and the presence of 12 plant species listed under conservation legislation highlights the refugial endemism of this particular rainforest on Lot 157.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 155 CAPE TRIBULATION ROAD

COMPLETED

Lot 155 Cape Tribulation Road is 8.835 hectares in size it provides vital habitat for the Endangered Southern Cassowary. Ecologist Kristopher Kupsch surveyed the plants on Lot 155 in February 2020. He identified 240 plants including seven species of conservation importance that are listed on the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 330 CAPE TRIBULATION ROAD

COMPLETED

Lot 330 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Rainforest is 1 ha in size and is completely covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property will be a fantastic outcome for conservation. It connects to the Daintree National Park and is vital habitat for the Endangered Cassowary.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 124 QUANDONG ROAD

COMPLETED

FUNDRAISING FOR THIS PROJECT WAS COMPLETED IN MARCH 2020 AND SETTLEMENT ON THE PROPERTY PURCHASE WILL ALSO OCCUR IN MARCH 2020.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 390 MAPLE ROAD

COMPLETED

Lot 390 Maple Road, Cow Bay is 1 ha in size and is completely covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property will be a fantastic outcome for conservation. It connects to the Daintree National Park and is vital habitat for the Endangered Cassowary.

PURCHASE & PROTECTION LOT 3 THORNTON CREEK DRIVE

COMPLETED

A pledged gift completed fundraising for this project in November 2019.

The rainforest and other ecosystems of Lot 3 Thornton Peak Drive in Forest Creek hosts more than 230 species of plants, including six threatened species. Purchasing this property is a conservation priority.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 305 CYPRESS ROAD

COMPLETED

FUNDRAISING FOR THIS PROJECT WAS COMPLETED IN November 2019.

PURCHASE AND PROTECTION LOT 107 BUCHANAN CREEK ROAD

COMPLETED

Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay is 1 ha in size and is completely covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property will be a fantastic outcome for conservation. It connects to the Daintree National Park in multiple directions and is vital habitat for the Endangered Cassowary.