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... thing I liked about these birds was the female lays the eggs and the male incubates and raises them. Our next stop was the crocodile farm. Here we met Jess . He told us they only have 4000 crocs here at any one time which is classified as a small farm. He told us that they set the temperate at 32 degrees which nearly guarantees them male crocs. Male crocs grow larger which is better for handbags,belts and so on. ...
So Cape Tribulation is the most northern place I've been to in Australia. It's famous for crocodiles, sadly we didn't see any. I think you can do a boat tour through croc infested waters however most of the crew were on a budget so we tried to spot one in the wild. Even when arrive at the desolate beaches there are signs warning you not to swim in the sea ...
... UK, and of course who used to see me every single day of their commuting lives, but could never even muster so much as a hello. Is it the climate? Or are we Brits just conditioned into mistrusting everyone. Or are Aussies just friendlier? Or maybe I just look a whole lot hotter wearing nothing but a pair of shorts than I do in an M&S suit and a gabardine?
Anyway, we spent all this time in FNQ being extra vigilant on the ...
... the usual crocodile enclosure.
I had never even heard of a tree kangaroo before today, let alone seen one. The breeding program for these species being undertaken here has apparently been quite successful.
We finished the tour with a buffet barbeque lunch in the restaurant under the net, which was part of the admission price we chose. Sitting around us as we ate were pairs of lorikeets, black cockatoos, galahs, tawny frogmouths (apparently these ...
... by sharks here! Plus they said it was too warm for sharks...We had to wear very attractive suits ...not...which protect the coral and reef from sun cream etc. they gave us noodle floats which made the snorkelling a lot easier and I wasn't scared! We saw turtles, clown fish ie Nemo, sea cucumber and so much more, with marine biologists on board to explain everything we saw. Finally got the hang of Hannah's underwater camera! A lovely day out!
Other places to stay in Port Douglas
Cnr Port Street & Craven Close, Port Douglas | 3 star hostelfrom $66
111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas | Hostelfrom $17
37 Warner Street, Port Douglas | Hostelfrom $43
38 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas | Hostelfrom $25