North to Daintree
Trip Start Nov 30, 2005
31Trip End Dec 09, 2006
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We spent two nights in a pocket called Kurranda which is right outside Cairns. It is a beautiful village nestled within rainforest. It was quite touristy with it being so close to Cairns but beautiful all the same. It was quite weird camping - even though we were in a campsite the noises in the trees were so different to anywhere else we had stayed. The town had great markets which we spent a long time just wandering around really enjoying the atmosphere.
From Kurranda we went further North, crossing over the Daintree river by a small car ferry. Once on the other side you are in Cape Tribulation
We spent two nights camping in a national park campsite just outside the village of Cape Trib, called Noah's Beach. It was a great spot where we had regular visits from the large monitor lizards 'goannas'. This was where we spent John's birthday and enjoyed a picnic style dinner with champagne. A really enjoyable evening.
As beautiful as the area is there isn't a great deal to do - so once all the board walks has been done we headed south back across the river to Port Douglas.