Daintree Rainforest Retreat
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... beautiful and equally sad that we could not swim there. Only last week Mark had seen 2 sharks and a fisherman told us of a 3 metre croc in the area, not to mention the stingers. We headed off to the Mossman Gorge, an aboriginal centre and high walkway around the forest. It was interesting to meet an aborigine who showed us how to create paint from rocks, male a sterile salt solution from a plant and a remedy for arthritis from the bark which smelt just ...
... things and collected sea life by free diving to the bottom where appropriate. Although I missed it, we saw a reef shark - harmless I am told! There was also a large fish four or five feet in length with a nasty scar and "chunk" out of his back. The crew called him Chunky because of this. He had been caught in a propellor some five weeks earlier. He returned each day and enjoyed being fed as his wound healed. The reef really was something very special ...
... ship. It looked pretty amazing. It was a sailboat, which id never been on before, so I was excited to see how it all went. We were given a beer as we boarded and some nibbles. After a safety brief we were off. Now, I'm sure that this is normally an excellent experience. But it was super choppy. Sitting on the bow meant getting sprayed. One girl almost fell overboard. You couldn't walk on the boat without the actual fear of being thrown ...
... stocked up on a few things before hitting the road again. There's no real free camps anywhere near Cairns so we always knew we were going to end up in a Caravan Park for the night. As it turns out, this time of the year is peak season in Cairns - unlike the Gold Coast where peak season tends to be in summer. We had to ring around a few van parks before finding one that had a vacancy and that we thought was a reasonable price. But up this way all van parks are fairly ...
... walking track, Mark took a very refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters at the main swimming hole - he felt rejuvenated from the "healing" waters!!! We then enjoyed coffee / juice in the swanky new visitor centre - the cakes all looked amazing so Mark indulged in the Mississippi Mud Pie!
After lunch back at the site we headed off to do some more fishing. I got 2 decent sized fish - a bream and a trevally and Mark finished the afternoon with a flounder. ...