Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
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We have been living in a car the last few days so with no internet I haven't been able to do a blog so I'll put one for each day separately. On Thursday we had breakfast at our hostel (free toast and cereal) and walked to pick up our hire car from avis in Cairns centre. Our first stop was Port Douglas, a small seaside town. The road there was amazing, it was even nicer than the Great Ocean Road winding aling the coast and we had to stop along the way to ...
... for a good air of eeriness.
So, we finish the walk and need some sustenance. A cafe on Thornton beach is nothing too special but we get a decent sarnie and can see the sea from our table.
We head to the Daintree Ice cream Company for dessert. Thomas has a local homemade chocolate lolly whilst Chris and I share a lot containing macademia, mango, wattleseed and jackfruit. All the fruit is grown on the farm where the cafe is and ...
... dousing us and the wind whipping around our heads, it likely would have been! After about an hour of this excitement, we arrived at the snorkelling area of the Great Barrier Reef, to find the seas somewhat calmer (only 2 ft swells!) and the crew excited about getting us into the water!
Snorkels, fins and sting suits on, instructions about following the orange life buoy if you ...
... around. Finally a peaceful sleep was possible until the dawn chorus, or in this case strangulation, started at 5:30. It seemed a long time ago since we had left our motel to walk to the van hire depot. Officially it was 2Kms away along a straight main road. This description did not allow for the searing heat at 9:30 in the morning. We arrived just before the allotted time of 10:00 in a muck sweat and wishing we'd booked a taxi. The van was handed over after ...
... It was hard to breathe!
After a good night's sleep, we awoke refreshed for Australia's national day - 26th of January is Australia Day! So with flag in hand we caught the bus into town to see what festivities were going on....
Cairns looks like a country and western town with architecture straight from a John Wayne film. It has a waterfront esplanade with a swimming ...