"Rainforests so Beautiful" Top 5 Page for this destination Daintree by wise23girl
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Not too far away from Cairns is the beautiful Daintree River, Emmagen Creek, Bloomfield Track, and Cape Tribulation which we visited on our Billy Tea Safari with John our expert guide. And did he look the part...yes he did. And he knew his stuff.
We cruised the river looking for crocodiles, enjoyed a barbecue lunch and crossed the river via the cable ferry.
And we did actually have some Billy Tea and moreover it was given the traditional swing through the air...you will find a photo of us standing back...just in case it all went wrong.
There was also fresh fruit and damper and treacle...a real bush picnic.
Led by John, our guide we followed the walkway into the rainforest. I was intrigued by the trees growing through the boardwalk...holes cut to allow expansion as the trees grow.
Then there was a bit of 'shushing'... a finger to the lips to say quiet...what were they looking at? Then John backtracked along the path....and wonder of wonders there was a cassowary with two chicks. And we have photos. This is quite rare we are told.
So how lucky were we.
We were told the the female cassowary does not mind the chicks and the one we photographed was actually "Dad"
Have a look at my Cairns page under things to do and you will find my tip on Billy Tea Safaris.
- Pros:Gorgeous country
- Cons:A bridge across the river would bring too many visitors at one time
- In a nutshell:Must never be destroyed by man
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