November 19-20 Monday (Day 25-26) Anna's post
19.11.2012 - 20.11.2012
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The next day we said goodbye to Port Douglas (I really would love to return with the family one day) and headed north to the Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation; an area known as “where the reef meets rainforest”. Again the drive was wonderful and easily managed, even those places where only one car could pass on a narrow bridge. The Daintree rainforest is extensive and we actually had to take a ferry to access the national park. We toured Mossman Gorge, which is nestled in the forest and seemed to be very popular with backpackers. The water was mountain top cold but they didn’t care as they dipped in and sunned themselves on the half submerged rocks.
(Hanging out at Mossman Gorge)
We also viewed some interesting artwork by aboriginals. We drove as far as the paved road would take us and one of the nice things of not being on a tour (of which there are many) is you can skip what doesn’t interest and explore at will. We ate at a backpacker type accommodation at the end of the paved road where the majority of rustic cabins were fighting to resist the encroaching forest and the dining area ended at another amazing white sand beach.
(Long, empty white sand beach close to Cape Tribulation)
(View over Daintree Rainforest)
I entered Oz a bit skeptical re how much I was going to enjoy it but left with a totally satisfied feeling and that it would definitely be worth returning to explore more of the country.