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Nov 12, 2006 - Cape Tribulation - ou la foret tropicale rencontre la mer

Au bout de la route pavee...Cape Tribulation dans le parc national Daintree...Parc national une foret tropicale en bord de mer .... Nous avons fait une randonnee dans la foret tropicale. On y a vu de tres belles plantes, fougeres et arbres avec racines aeriennes, en plus des mangroves qui poussent au bord des etangs en bordure de la foret. La vie est calme ici, beaucoup de marches sur la longue plage, et de baignades dans l'eau tres chaude de la mer. On apprend a vivre en campeurs, dans notre maison de 5 pieds par 15. C'est un peu comme...

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Sep 12, 2006 - Cape Tribulation

(To mum: this entry contains stuff about snakes so be prepared, but im alive so its cool!!) We carried on our journey up north stopping at Port Douglas for a night where we were criminalised by a ranger for just sitting in our van. He gave us our first and final warning which was quite funny but we managed to find a cosy little street where he couldnt find us so we made it through another night! Port douglas was nice with a nice beach but it was full of posh people so we didnt feel right getting our razors out in the outdoor showers...

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Aug 18, 2006 - Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

We booked a couple of days in the beautiful area of Cape Tribulation on a 'Farmstay' and weren't really sure what to expect. When we arrived we were shown to our room which was a mesh hut in the rainforest! You could see through it and hear all the rainforest sounds at night. We were told that the girl who had stayed in it the previous night was terrified and couldn't sleep all night, she had consequently left the next morning! We decided to give it a go and actually found it to be really peaceful. A little possum came right up to it at...

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Aug 9, 2006 - Side trip to Cape Tribulation

This portion of the trip turned out to be really bizarre. Not a great part but none the less an interesting section. It started in the pouring rain while I waited for a bus to take me north to Cape Tribulation. We drove north to Port Douglas and then to Mossman gorge. At this point we stopped for a walk through the rainforest. When we were walking back to the bus one of the passengers wasn't paying attention and ended up continuing off somewhere so we were stuck waiting for an hour while the bus driver tracked her down. We then continued on...

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Jul 16, 2006 - Daintree

We are now heading further north into more of Australia's "Wet Tropics," Daintree National Park, which is an area designated as a "World Heritage Area". This area of Queensland is approximately 60 km north of Port Douglas but a world apart. Approximately 50 km north of Port Douglas you come to the Daintree River. What is significant about the Daintree River is that the main highway ends at this point. The River is about as wide as the North Saskatchewan. However, no bridges cross this river and the river is crocodile infested. Access across...

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Jun 10, 2006 - Cairns (Cape Tribulation Trip)

Today we would be going to Cape Tribulation with a company called Tropical Explorer. Not good that it decided to rain heavily today. There bus was supposed to pick us up at 7.45am, but it was late and didn't arrive till 8.15am. The bus was full. We headed north out of Cairns and along the Coastal Road. After about 2hrs we made a brief stop at a cafe while our tour guide, Whales, collected money off everyone. It was still pouring with rain. We then carried on for a bit until we reached the Daintree River. Here we jumped off the bus, were...

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Jan 28, 2006 - Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation

Another early start (by today I was so desperate for a lay in after being up every day for about 2 weeks not muck after 7 ( but guess I shouldn't complain!) Today we went on a day trip in a 4x4 with 4 other people up to Cape Tribulation. We first stopped at Mossman gorge and did a short walk through the rainforest. The river was amazing. We then stopped at a beautiful beach called Thornton Bay where we had morning tea. We then had an hours boat trip along the Daintree River Croc spotting!! We only saw a female on her nest to the side of the...

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Dec 18, 2005 - Cape Tribulation

Hey!! Frida and I just got back from our 2 nights in Cape Tribulation today. It was really beautiful up there. Its the oldest Rainforest in the world and one of the onlye spots in the world where a rainforest meets a reef(the great barrier reef at that!) We stayed in a cool hostel in the middle of the rainforest and right on the beach. We spent one day out on the reef diving!!! Great diving.. we had 2 almost hour long dives.. still weird to think we can stay under the water for almost an hour!! Man I love it!! Frida and I are thinking of...

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Nov 21, 2005 - Cape Tribulation & Daintree National Park

World Heritage Tour We booked a tour of Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Park for our second day in Cairns. The tour began with a run across the famous Cook Highway (named after Captain Cook like most things around here) that hugs the coast for about 80Km and rewards the driver with great views. Our tour began with a riverboat tour around the Daintree River. We were apparently lucky to catch a glimpse of one of a salt-water crocodile, which resides in the area. Our tour guide explained how the crocs don't spend too much time in the...

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Oct 11, 2005 - Cape Tribulation

On Tuesday morning Susie & I packed up our stuff & checked out while Pete picked up the campervan. Once we'd stocked up at the supermarket, we got on the road & drove up the Captain Cook Highway to the Daintree River where we got a ferry across the river, taking all of 2 minutes - they really should have a bridge! Stopped at the Alexandra Lookout for views out over the rainforest, to the sea. Captain Cook named the area Cape Tribulation after his ship ran aground on the reef & it's one of the few places in the world where tropical...

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Sep 20, 2005 - Cairns - Cape Tribulation

We decided in the end that we wanted the flexibility of going wherever we wanted and doing whatever we wanted when we wanted. So we opted to rent a car and drive ourselves up to Cape Trib. When we got to the car rental office this morning, we found that they could not honour our booking. Their office was broken into last night and their safe was stolen. In it were all the keys to their cars. Yikes! So while they were sorting out their nightmare, we managed to find ourselves another rental agency. After all of that, we still managed to head...

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Jul 30, 2005 - Hier Tom in de bush

heeeeej mensen hier tom ff hoe gaat het daar in nederland hier gaat het goed gisteravond hadden we een nightwalk dat is een tochtje en dan loop je s'nachts door de bush en allemaal dieren kon zien nou dat viel wel mee alleen een rat, hagedis, vlinder en een paar spinnen veel bomen en mieser regen de gids was best wel grapig ik had mijn glow in the dark bandje om en toen dacht ie dat het een vlinder was. we gingen ook snorkelen op het great barier reef dat was ook mooi we zagen allemaal mooi koraal in alle kleuren en ook een heeleboel vissen...

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