Blogs from Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia, Oceania - page 11


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation May 29th 2008

So 7.25am came and after bout 1 and a half hours sleep up we got to go on our Cape Tribulation tour. Lucky for us, the driver of our mini bus didn't mind waiting 5mins as we were not quite ready. There were 8 of us on the tour so it was quite nice to spread ourselves out and get some extra sleep on the journey. 1st stop was a nice little beach in Port Douglas which is apparently where you can see famous people wandering around. No such luck for us, although I am not to sure I would have recognised them as I was feeling severly hung over and very sleep deprived. Willo on the other hand felt fine and that made it worse for me! After a brief breakfast stop and a couple ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation May 24th 2008

Panoramic Picture: View From Alexandra Range At Start Of Cape Tribulation Car Hire We were both extremely sleepy when we heard the alarm go off from the mobile phone at 6:15am. Pretty much every morning has been an early start as of late, but we hadn't really got used to it yet. After showering and getting ready in the dark, we hopped on to our hostel's shuttle bus and made our way to the car lot to pick up our hired car. We had initially been looking to do a day tour to Cape Tribulation, but with some advice from a tourist agency, opted to just hire a car and do it ourselves which would save us a bit of money. It was a small car, and I mean very small. A one litre engine so ... read more
Estuarine Croc
Very Green
Boulders & Sunlight

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation May 4th 2008

So, the Canadian gals and I rent a car and head off for the day's adventures. (The gals show up late, since they are hung over from the BBQ the night before at their new boss's house...they just started new jobs here in Port Dougie :) Doesn't bother me, since I just finished my run on the beach and I now have time to make us a gourmet lunch box for the trip.) So, by the not-so-early hour of 10 am, we are on the road; we plug in the iPod and head north planning to go as far as we can until the road ends. We hit the beginning of the Daintree rainforest and stop for a pontoon crocodile tour. This is right up my alley!! It is a slow, easy 1-1/2 hour cruise in ... read more
Ladies in nature...
Interesting trees on beach
Pontoon Driver..

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation May 1st 2008

We travelled up from Cairns for a night and two days to see Cape Tribulation. It is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area While there we went on a riverboat tour where our guide pointed out to us and expanded our knowledge on the various different kinds of wildlife that inhabit the area. Most notably we saw two crocodiles; a baby one and a large one that commandeers that particular part of the lake. He's called Scarface for obvious reasons and was probably at least 7 ft long! Pretty amazing. We stayed in a cute hostel for the night and the next day took a walk through the rainforest where we saw snakes and spiders and a beautiful variation of terrain. The snap happy A Level photographer in me got a bit excited and ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation April 22nd 2008

Cairns definitely felt more like Australia, we could feel the humidity as soon as we stepped off the plane and although it seemed a little overcast it was very warm which made us cheerful. We called our hostel who organised to come and pick us up. The hostel was named Calypso and was really great fun with a large pool and great buffet that was cheap for guests every night. One of Shane's friends worked there too so we got to know the rest of the staff pretty quickly. Cairns suprised me, the town centre being very small and clean and I liked it a lot. Swimming was impossible here however, due- not to sharks- but this time to bloody crocs!!! The front shoreline boasting a great promenade for morning walks and strolls stretched out over ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation April 18th 2008

As part of our further exploration in northern-Queensland we decided to venture further north to a place called Cape Tribulation. This is north of Cairns and is the only place in the world where you can stay at two world heritage sites as it sites on the boarder of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The journey can be done in about 1 hour but our journey took a while longer as you get to stop off at various places. We were due to be catching the same mini-bus as Laura and Emma as we had booked through the same company. However, when our pick up arrived at 7.25 we were confused not to see them onboard as their pickup was earlier as they were staying at a different hostel.The claim that there was a ... read more
Cape Tribulation beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation April 17th 2008

16th - 17th April - Cape Tribulation During our stay in Cairns we had organised a 2 day trip up North towards Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest 'Where the rainforest meets the reef'. Here is the only place in the world where two world heritage sights meet so we were expecting something special! On Wednesday 16th April our pickup was at 7Am so it was an early rise. Our bus driver was called Kiwi Matty and he chose to ask us 3 quick questions to introduce ourselves to all others on the bus... 1. Name? 2. How long are you staying in Cairns? 3. Do you scruntch or fold your toilet paper? The last question brought some interesting answers! The first stop was Mossman Gorge where we had a quick walk through the vegetation to ... read more
Jumping the gorge
The cassowary
Romeo the wallaby

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation February 25th 2008

No, you are not going crazy. I pre-dated this entry since this travelling adventure took place last week and I want to keep track of when these adventures actually happen, not when I finally get around to writing about them. We left Saturday morning (Feb. 23) and returned home Sunday night. Cape Tribulation is about 2 hours north of Cairns, and is known as "where the rainforest meets the ocean". We decided to rent a van for the weekend for travelling freedom. Since 7 people went (me, Christina, Annie, Philip and Yngrid, Brad, and Nick) it came out to be much cheaper than if we were to take a bus or something. However, my mental well-being was not included in this fare. Christina (from New York) drove the van going up. Keep in mind that Australia ... read more
Mossman Gorge
Mossman Gorge

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation February 2nd 2008

Hi everyone! Here's the latest installment of photos! We are now in Sydney, so without further ado are the photos from Queensland. We had a great time up there, the weather was a bit of a mixed bag, but it was hot and sunny when we most needed it! Cairns We stayed in a nice hostel just out of the city, with a nice pool which was great considering the heat and humidity. Cairns itself is quite small, but we had a nice time relaxing in the laid back atmosphere. Visits included Kuranda, on the Skyrail through the rainforest and then back on the Scenic Railway. We also swam a bit in the lagoon, which is a massive man made outdoor pool on the waterfront, as Cairns has no beach. We then rented a car and ... read more
Kuranda Rainforest
Baron Falls

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cape Tribulation January 8th 2008

So - off we went in our little campervan, wondering why people were staring at us on the roads and then remembering that we were in an acid green campervan - got to laugh! Spent a couple of days in Cairns before heading up to Port Douglas and then Cape Tribulation which has beautiful rainforests. Finally Justin has seen a pretty huge spide so he's happy. Thankfully it wasnt in Kermit the Camper but in the rain forest. The drive up North was really pretty - the rain forest goes right down and meets the beach. So, all in all we're enjoying the freedom of the open road - ask us again in 6 weeks time... x... read more
More beach

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