Ecologically Important & Biologically Diverse

Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests

Australia's Tropical Rainforests occupy a small coastal strip in North Queensland, stretching between Cooktown and Townsville. They cover approximately 900,000 hectares of land, accounting for 0.1% of our country's total land mass.

They were World Heritage listed in 1988 and are home to:

  • 29% of Australia's frog species.
  • 36% of Australia's mammal species.
  • 50% of Australia's bird species.
  • 41% of Australia's freshwater fish species.
  • 60% of Australia's butterfly species.
  • 23% of Australia's reptile species.
  • 65% of Australia's fern species.
  • 30% of Australia's orchid species.