Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
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Travel Blogs from Port Douglas
I have always wanted to dive the Great barrier Reef so I hopped on a plane from Sydney to make the 3 hour flight to Cairns and then to a lovely beach side community for 5 nights in Port Douglas..
as I guess "fate" would have it...I got rained out with a mini hurricane called Neville and was not able to dive this trip...I was soooooo …
Today I rented a bike and rode down to the Rain Forest Habitat Wildlife sanctuary. They are famous for Breakfast with the birds and Lunch with the Lorikeets. The sanctuary is separated into 3 sections, the Wetlands, the Rain forest and the Grasslands. In the wetlands area you will see an array of wading birds foraging for fish in the waterways …
Today was the first of two "sea" days where we had nothing planned other than relax at the resort. Each day we find that this enormous complex gets even bigger as we discover more elements of it. We would never want to be here when filled to capacity as there are so many rooms.
The grounds are quite similar to the Occidental Xcaret at which we have stayed twice in the Mexican Riveria. Lavish tropical ...
We drove back to Port Douglas from Cape Trib (weather still hot and sunny because of the cyclone south of here) on Saturday. We stopped off at Mossman Gorge, a traditional Aborigine area that's now part of Daintree national park. A short shuttle bus later we arrived at the gorge, clear water with huge boulders surrounded by the trees of the rainforest. It sort of reminded me of swimming in some of the tarns in the Lake District, but ...
... of a croc and it's a grade 1, they continue the process of harvesting the crocodile and they use every part of these animals for something. If it's a grade 2 or 3 because of scratches, they go back to be looked at again in a few months time since crocodiles skin heals incredibly well and fast. The farmers breed them in large pods even though crocodiles are innately territorial and solitude reptiles. They do this so they get used to living with others and don't scratch or fight each ...
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking