Trip Start Nov 07, 2006
105Trip End Jul 22, 2007
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Cyclones and fires have also taken turns destroying much of the buildings.
The park now is being refurbished and the buildings being repaired but it took a setback last year when Cyclone Larry again destroyed much of the ballroom.
They have also built a campsite at the back of the park that is included in the entrance fee so we could stay overnight. The day included four tours. One around the park, Aboriginal dancing, a bush tucker tour were the host tried to get us to eat some green ants but didn't stand a hope in hell and a night tour.
The night tour was one of the highlights of the day. They took us around on a guided tour at sunset with torches and when it was finished we were allowed to keep the torches and look around the park all night if we wanted. We saw some bats and for the first time ever fireflies. These are amazing and a just like flies with a flashing light. You can see them really easily in the rainforest and are like nothing else we had seen before.
Once the official tour had finished we went couldn't resist grabbing some wine and taking our own tour around the park. There wasn't anyone else around so it was really cool looking around old buildings in the middle of a rainforest that hadn't been lived in for the past 60 years! Pretty spooky too considering there was a full moon