Saturday, 4 May 2013

Cape Tribulation

After a couple days in Cairns we headed even further north to the tropical Cape Tribulation. It was hard to leave but we knew we would be back in Cairns after a couple days so we were excited to see what we could find in the Daintree Rain Forest. This region is famous in Australia for its Daintree Tea… tastes no different than regular tea according to Jess.

Our tour started with a river cruise looking for salt water crocodiles. We came across three but only close enough to get decent pictures of two. The first was a two meter croc that was known to the guide. The second was a juvenile that was on the shore and surprised us by charging towards the boat and jumping in the water. Crocs are pretty cool creatures but they are not very exciting as they lay on the shore basking in the sun. I wish we had some food to get it jumping like at the Australia Zoo. 

 We stayed right in the heart of the rainforest in a quiet little cabin. It was surrounded by giant spiders and was only a short walk to the beach.

On our last day we went to Mossman Gorge and had an “Aboriginal Experience” to learn about some of the culture and weapons used by the native people. Although didgeridoos were not an instrument used by rainforest aboriginals our host had one and demonstrated its sound.
We would have preferred a day trip overall, but it was a great little overnight trip through the lush and humid far north.

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