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Tuesday 23rd November 2004 Road trip time! - hire a car, along with Dirk & Marco, to go to Cape Tribulation and the Atherton Tablelands. Relatively cheap car - AU$60 a day, though with thumping AU$1500 excess on insurance. I drive first day - havent ...
... us Brits) and soon headed off to Cooktown. This is the place where Captian Cook landed when he found the East coast of Australia. We meandered around the park and all the famous landmarks before we finally got a mobile signal and ventured to Nico's place ...
... and open landscape. This is exactly why we are doing this part of the trip. This is where we get to see the real Australia and not just the coastal route. When we arrived at Bob's Lookout it gave fantastic views over the whole area, with nothing but land ...
Taka dive boat is pretty big (30 passengers about 10 crew) and is also quite new. Got on board to be shown our cabin which was twin bunk beds (pleasantly surprised as thought we were sharing) down in the basement. Next layer up was huge galley for food ...
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P.O. Box 417 Hope Vale Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
On these magical tours, Aboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon, takes guests to his ancestral rock art, high in the hills above Cooktown. Here he shares the meanings behind the art, explaining how the paintings speak of the essence of life and the lores of his people. With his great smile and infectious laugh, Willie gives an amazing insight into Aboriginal society and shows how we all have a spiritual connection to land, wherever we come from.
Helen Street Cooktown, Queensland, Australia