Daintree Valley Haven
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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We arrive in Cairns Australia and wow, what a lovely place. Even the 1 hour drive from Cairns to Port Douglas at 6am in the morning is stunning. The coastal scenery is just out of this world. We arrive at our accommodation, The Port Douglas Retreat, which is quaint and basic but good value for money and a great location in the heart of the town. …
... the riverbanks to sun themselves and be spotted. He also pointed out a python sunning itself along a branch over the water, a hanging bird's nests and talked about the trees on the banks. At the back of the boat was a screen which showed live images of the tour as a video camera was recording the action so if you couldn't see where he was referring to, you just checked the screen to orientate yourself to the view. It was a good ...
... similarly hidden behind branches, before seeing our first huge male crocodile lazily sleeping in full view on a bank further downstream. Another male croc was floating around near the boat at one stage but soon disappeared before anyone got the chance to really take note or get a snap. The cruise was awesome, catching glimpses of a few birds of prey, some water-dwelling lizards but (somewhat thankfully) no snakes! Just after the cruise we were herded towards a little cafe park ...
... he asked and the guy mentioned it every time we stopped, it was getting awfully uncomfortable in the bus and people were avoiding talking to him!
So first stop was at the Alexandra Range Lookout, which gave us a birds-eye view of the Daintree River and Port Douglas. After the lookout, we stopped off at Jindalba Boardwalk. Here we saw trees that have been caught in a time capsule – they haven't changed in millions of years. We were told in graphic ...
... the warmed climatic enclosure and landing on leaves, branches peoples hair or clothing. The Skyrail cableway glided over the rainforest canopy, stopping at a couple of stations on the way. At the Barron Falls station we alighted to view these picturesque falls and countryside from a couple of lookouts, before rejoining the cableway to continue down to Smithfield, where a shuttle coach transferred us back to our car at Freshwater Railway Station. What an exhausting day, and with so ...