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Wet Tropics of Queensland

Mossman, Australia

This area, which stretches along the north-east coast of Australia for some 450 km, is made up largely of tropical rainforests. This biotope offers a particularly extensive and varied array of plants, as well as marsupials and singing birds, along with other rare and endangered animals and plant species. Queensland's Wet Tropics in Mossman is a stunning region stretching between Cairns and Townsville. It is one of the best-preserved rainforest areas in the world and a unique habitat for some of Australia's rarest species. The Wet Tropics is an important biosphere reserve covering an area of more than 900,000 hectares.

Most of the area is rainforest, but there are also many tropical grasslands, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes and rare palm species. The Wet Tropics offers a diversity of animal and plant species, including more than 350 species of birds, a variety of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, more than 30,000 species of insects, and a variety of epiphytes, orchids and bromeliads.

The Wet Tropics is a very popular tourist destination and offers a variety of activities including hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, bird watching and much more. The region is also known for its hot springs, which can be found in most parts of the area.

The Wet Tropics is a nature lover's paradise and a unique opportunity to experience some of Australia's most beautiful wilderness areas. It is a place to relax, enjoy nature and experience the history and culture of the area's indigenous people.