Port Douglas Retreat
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Our last day at Port Douglas. We drove to Mossman Gorge. There is a visitor centre here where you take a short shuttle bus into the forest and walk alongside the gorge bed, some lovely scenery and more forest!
We went back to Port Douglas for lunch at the Marina - a cone of prawns for me and oysters and calamari for Stephen. A wander up …
We headed into the harbour to wander around the market which was really nice. The stalls featured some local crafts and produce including pure sugar cane juice, 'mangled' as we watched and fresh coconut milk. We sampled the cane juice, which got a thumbs down from Stephen but which I quite liked. We purchased a lovely aerial photo of Port Douglas …
This day was the highlight of our trip. We were so lucky with the weather.
The sun was shining and the winds had died to 10 knots. We were picked up by the Calypso bus and brought to the harbour. On boarding we were given a snorkelling mask a snorkel and flippers and headed out on our 1 1/2 hour journey. On the way we were given some …
We took the car across the Daintree River in a ferry boat to the Daintree tropical Rain Forest (the oldest remaining one in the world!) Discovery Centre and Cape Tribulation. This area is home to the Kuku Yalarjii Aborigines and great care is being taken to ensure there is as little damage as possible to the forest. The ferry is the only access …
... downpours made for very slippery roads and difficult driving conditions. The trucks are relentless and I was relieved when we reached Cardwell. The rain had stopped and the journey from there to Townsville was better. We listened to the radio and they said the storm could potentially reach Townsville. And soooo back in the car and an inland drive to Charters Towers. This was our planned route anyway it just happened earlier than anticipated.