North of Port Douglas are miles of beautiful rainforest. This area is known as the Daintree and we got out to see what it was like.
We stopped at Mossman Gorge and did the loop walk which was 2-3 km so not a huge distance but long enough to appreciate the rainforest and gorge. The river has enormous boulders in it and we returned to this spot for a swim.
The tree were extraordinary. Trees in a rainforest grow so tall that they develop buttress roots to support themselves.
It is hard to photograph the trees to give you a clear idea of how tall they are. You may just have to take my word for it. The walk was a good distance for a mixed group of people (age and fitness) and quite easy but slightly challenging in places so it was interesting all the way. This is quite possibly one of the most perfect swimming holes I have seen as it was small, safe for little people and completely surrounded by beautiful lush greenery. See what I mean about lush greenery? Helen and BJ are sitting on this tree looking at the little swimming hole. Come on then kids, time to get going again. More amazing trees. Back at the main river it was time for some boulder jumping and swimming. After leaving the gorge we continued to drive North and came to the Daintree River which has a ferry to cross it. This is a simple drive on ferry which is winched across the river on steel cables. We found an ice-cream shop 🙂 Any guesses who the unusual looking cassowary is? I had the coffee wattleseed and it was very good. This ice-cream shop and cafe area is for sale if you fancy relocating to FNQ! After a bit more driving we arrived at Cape Tribulation. Cape Trib’ comprises a wide arc of very fine white sandy beach. It was really beautiful and very peaceful but I was unable to relax because i was too scared of crocs. This is what grows in to the sea – mangroves which are a favourite of the large toothed snappy creatures so I was happy when it was time to move on. We took the short walk round to the lookout. On the way home we stopped off for a pizza at Sandpiper, a pizzeria on a campsite in the Daintree.Another lovely day in this beautiful country.
Looks like you had an awesome time. We didn’t actually go to Mossman Gorge but did stop at Cape Trib. The beach was so crowded that day. We had the opportunity (we were on a tour) to go a bit deeper into the Daintree by 4WD and that was pretty cool. We did a Daintree River cruise as well and saw lots of crocs. Great fun.