Daintree Valley Haven
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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. …
... and its convenient food source.
By mid morning the rain had returned and we were getting showers off and on, but we decided not to let it dampen (pun intended) our plans, so we all piled in our cars and headed for our next planned stop, Mason's Cafe. This little restaurant specilises in wild game burgers and we'd been told a must while in the Daintree. After much consultation between many, a plate of sliders was ordered that consisted of emu, ...
... and a crocodile named Doris, who gets fed every morning at 10am and we were all invited to go along! Oh Goodie!
Brian and Jenny were here already, getting through the Bloomfield Track in only a few hours. We settled into our cabins then used the camp kitchen to cook dinner and have an early night. Tomorrow we would explore the Daintree and I had high hopes of seeing a Cassowary or two, something on my wish list for this trip. Here's hoping ...
... of sails, and we headed off to The Low Isles, a bit over an hours sailing. On arrival we were given some instruction on what to do, and what no to do and where to go. Then put on the wetsuits, and into the glass bottom boat to take us into the beach. One of the crew did a guided snorkel around the coral explaining about the different sort of coral and the fish. She was also very helpful to those those confident in the ...
... part, the unpacking, cleaning and repacking. Gary and I spent all day on the car and it's contents and still didn't finish. Went to bed totally exhausted but with scrubbed skin, clean sheets and our own bed!
Much the same today, just finished off the car and packed the back and the stuff on the roof. Soon after lunch, I ...