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Jul 20, 2014 - Cape Tribulation, Queensland

The Daintree Rainforest is the area in north Queensland encompassing approximately 1200 square kilometers (about 300,000 acres) from south of the Daintree River to Cooktown in the north and west to the Great Dividing Range. It is the largest block of tropical rainforest in Australia. It is also the oldest intact lowland tropical rainforest in the world. It is estimated that it is between 110 and 200 million years old compared to the Amazon at about 7 million years old. In this region, the climate and topography are so ideal that it has...

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2014-Australia

Jul 15, 2013 - Port Douglas & Cape Tribulation

14th July Crazy weather we are having up here. One minute the sun is out next the clouds have arrived bringing the rain and wind. Though the temperatures are staying at a constant 26 degree. Guess that is what being in the tropics is all about. At least the washing dries quickly when the sun decides to shine. This morning we wake up to some heavy clouds but we are going to head to Port Douglas to check out the markets. Blue is having trouble with his back and leg. He has been to the hospital yesterday and after getting the right treatment...

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Jul 14, 2013 - Cape Tribulation

5th July, 2013 A quiet day today. Rob went fishing for the whole day and caught absolutely nothing. He got 50% of his book read though. 6th July, 2013 Overcast and drizzling rain this morning. Rob took me to the café here in the park for breakfast. Won’t need anything else till tea time tonight that’s for sure. Bacon, eggs, sausage, hash brown, tomato, baked beans, toast and hot chocolate. All fat free and calorie free I can’t guarantee it………..LOL After breakfast and the washing hanging under the awning we decided to go for a drive, weather...

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Jan 7, 2013 - Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas!!

Today we head to Cape Tribulation; this is about three hours north of Cairns. When we got onto the bus, we met some really lovely people and after about an hour we stopped at river where we were going Crocodile hunting. We were going along in this boat and the guide was saying it would be unlikely at this time of day to see a croc! Then would u believe it a 2 metre crocodile just on the river bank, was awesome. A crocodile will open its mouth if it feels aggression and this crocs mouth was wide open just staring at the boat! It was really...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Atherton Update 3

Our last few weeks have certainly been busy. On Friday, we drove to Cairns for the second time to pick up mum and dad, as mum had surprised dad with a surprise trip for his birthday and fathers day. A surprise that left dad speechless, which we all appreciate as gold. We took this time to check out a few more shops, with coffee and boost juice on the agenda!!! After picking mum and dad up we headed down to the foreshore on the Esplanade and enjoyed lunch and some good warm weather. We took the most scenic route back to Atherton, which...

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Feb 13, 2012 - diving

F Feb 10 , Sa 11, Sun 12 ... dive , eat, sleep, dive , eat , sleep... That about sums it up.... Beautiful water, very lucky with the weather - sunny, nice temps, calm sea... Last week they had 40 knot winds, heavy rain.. had to cancel the trip. Dove the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea... very nice. lots of fish and sea creatures. Fun time... Mon, 2/13 back in Cairns for the night and leave early morning for Ayers Rock.

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Feb 9, 2012 - waterfall circuit

South of Cairns - to the waterfall circuit - Lots of falls (some close to the road some a short hike) - many beautiful falls and scenery - rolling green hill, Lakes at Crater Lake NP, Yungaburra - tried to find a platypus again, Malanda Falls... A delightful tiny town call Millaa Millaa ( 1 road town) - beautiful flower garden as you drive in, a bakery, small supermarket with gas pumps on the front porch area... Lady at the counter had never heard of IL :)..... Wooroonnarah NP, past mountain range with 1st and 2nd largest mountains. 6PM on...

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Feb 8, 2012 - day trip N

day trip North of Cairns sunny upper 80s Drove N to Daintree NP along a scenic ocean road, then a short ferry ride across the Daintree River (no swimming - crocs - big ones!) We were lucky with the weather - usually this time of year, the roads are closed due to flooding, rock slides...They get a lot of rain up there during this rainy season. Today was a beautiful sunny day so we were able to drive all the way to the unpaved road to Cape Tribulation (4wd beyond that). The Mossman Gorge section of Daintree NP is a little S - suspension...

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Jan 30, 2012 - Cape Tribulation

For a nice holiday, we seem to be having lots of early starts. We were checked out and waiting for our bus by 6.45am. Traveling 300km in total up to the cape tribulation and back.it is called cape Tribulation as when captain cook discovered this area,his ship ran a ground on the Great Barrier Reef,which caused him trouble.he was having a bad time here as another place nearby was named misery bay. Our first stop was Port Douglas,a nice little town with a marina and a lovely little colonial church with a huge window that looks over the sea....

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Nov 10, 2011 - Driving on the Left and Other Perils, Nov. 7 - 10, 2011

We began our first day on our own with an all day boat trip to Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Spirit cruise line. We again lucked out with fine weather for the entire day. The trip to the cay took about 1 ½ hours; upon arrival we immediately donned “stinger suits” (it’s the beginning of the jelly fish season, and we were taking no chances) and joined guide Davo for a quick snorkeling refresher followed by an hour’s guided snorkeling. We’ve never had a guide on a snorkeling expedition – it was very cool to have him...

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Aug 13, 2011 - Cape Tribulation

Weiter geht es im Regenwald wandern... wir fahren bis nach Cape Tribulation den noerdlichsten Punkt den man mit einem normalen Auto erreichen kann. Es ist das Paradies, Strand, Palmen und Meer.. ringsherum Regenwald, riessige Schmetterlinge in allen Farben und andere lustige Tiere. Einfach nur schoen! Ausserdem entschliessen wir noch 2 Wochen laenger zu bleiben und einen Kurztrip nach Neuseeland zu machen. Gesagt getan, Fluege und Bustickets werden gebucht. Genauso wie der skydive. Fallschirmspringen aus 4000m hoehe - 14.000 fuss :) Schoen...

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Jun 29, 2011 - Aus - Day 57 - Jungle

It rained on and off all night by mid morning it had turned into a torrential downpour. It didn't stop raining until 10:45am. Decided to head out to Cape Tribulation to do the tropical rainforest hikes before it started to rain again. In 1770, Captain Cook sailed the Endeavour up the east coast making a chart of the coastline. He struck a reef 40 kms north east of the Cape, now called Endeavour Reef, then named the point he had charted earlier in the day "Cape Tribulation, be cause this is where all his troubles began." We stopped at the...

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