DAINTREE RAINFOREST – AMAZING, WOULD GO AGAIN! 🙂
I recently attended the Cape Tribulation/Daintree Rainforest tour, I would highly reccomend that you make this trip. I had an amazing day which started on the drive up, the driver/tour guide (Joe) kept everyone entertained with loads of facts regarding sites and wildlife we saw on the trip there, he made us feel comfortable and was very knowledegable.
On the way to the rainforest we got to stop off at Port Douglas, 4 mile long beach, the view was amazing so definitely take a camera as you will get many great pictures. After Port Douglas we made our way to the Daintree River, here we were able to grab some complimentary refreshments and stretch out legs before heading our way onto the river cruise this was about an hour long, we cruised along the river as the boat driver told us all about the river and the wildlife living in it, I saw lots of crocodiles, adults as well as babies all different sizes, I also got to see a green snake, which is actually black and yellow haha. he told us all about how the plants and trees survive in regards to the salt water and showed us a flower that is edible, we also got to try it.
Next stop was the Daintree Rainforest, we took an amzing walk through the rainforest being shown all the different types of trees and plants, throughout the walk you learn many facts about the rainforest like how it is the oldest rainforest in the world now around 165 Million Years old, i saw a golden orb spider and a spider that can actually camoflague itself on the trees so you cannot see it, so be careful when leaning.
When we all stopped off in Cape Tribulation we got to see where two world heritages meet, the Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree Rainforest the view was beautiful.
THE BEST PART:
It is quite rare to see a Cassorwary Bird in the rainforest as there are not as many around now and they like to hide away, however on my way out of the Daintree Rainforest i got to see not 1 but 2 Cassorwary, it was an amazing experiance to see them it was a male Cassorwary and it’s son, It’s great to be able to say i have seen this bird and i am very grateful that i had the opportunity to see such sites on this trip, if you go on this trip you wont be disappointed.