Cockatoo Hill Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... The guide gave it a poke and it hopped off.
Kept walking along until the guide stopped and told us not to stand on the orange fruit on the ground. They think it’s from the tar tree and could burst if it was trodden on. Still don’t know why this tree is about.
We walked out of the rainforest and on the gravel track that leads up to where we started. There was another lizard asleep in a tree, horizontal this time, so much comfier i’d ...
... down the street from where we are staying. Linda, our hostess, rounded Ed and I up. She had just received a call from the neighbour down the way, "cassowaries in yard'. We dashed down. Cassowaries indeed! and a very unusual grouping: Dad, chick and Mum. Mum is usually long gone by this time. Much conjecture re this unusual group. Ed and I impressed with the adult birds, size and unusual hair-like glossy feathers. Little guy was tan with stripes. Residents thought they looked ...
... got a good workout by dragging them up and down the beach. We were advised the road between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown was not suitable for caravans, so we debated whether we should leave the van at the camp ground, and just take the 4wd and our tent up there. The other option was to head south, cross back over the Daintree River and then head out west before tracking north east and up to Cooktown. We decided either way, we would give it a miss and start our ...
... of the road did not eventuate. We were told that it was very slippery and the last water crossing was 700mm deep and running fast. We could see where the road would have been slippery a few weeks ago as it was clay mud and some very steep sections, the last water crossing was only a couple if inches deep and the cause way had been fixed. So we went into Wajul Wajul and out to the ...
... Tribulation. The boys loved playing on all the beaches, but none of us tested the water to see if there were any crocodiles! While cloudy most of the day we only got a few spots of rain. Another yummy roast for tea! Tuesday We went to Cooktown via the Bloomfield Track. Just after leaving the caravan we saw a cassowary. It was a cloudy day and we often had rain. The track had some very steep ...