Travel Blogs from Mission Beach
... Cassowary and took a photo especially Hayley (at work). In the afternoon we walked through the nearby rainforest along the Licuala Rainforest and Fan Palm walk. It's about 1.5km and was very humid. The rainforest was very lush even though you could see many trees that had fallen as a result of the cyclone. There wasn't as much height in the forest canopy as we expected but that's understandable. There were still quite a few tall trees that ...
... that we are actually in climates conducive to holidaying. So, anyway, to combat the extraordinarily heavy dew in these tropical places and to speed up our departure for a long 230 km journey tomorrow we completed packing up the annex and all of the outside tonight.
Di made a couple of lovely pizzas from left overs from the lamb and some of the organic dairy produce from Millaa Millaa and we cooked them in the bbq as well. Very ...
... inland, to being almost deserted. At one time, there were 44 pearling boats in the 1890s but after a massive cyclone, 43 of them sank. The pearling industry lost 244 of its 273 workers in one night and closed down! There was a lot of fascinating and sad stories about the local indigenous people, and stories about the Chinese people who came over for the gold rush!. 22000 Chinese arrived in Cooktown, and there is a shrine to the ones who died in the area at the Cooktown Cemetary. We ...
It was an early start today. Some sightseeing in Townsville including The Strand and Castle Hill (and no we didn't walk up Castle Hill, we drove!).
Also checked out a few other places on the road including Tully Heads, Hull Heads & South Mission Beach before arriving at Mission Beach.
... on my face.
The next day we hit the road again and travelled up to Innisfail (which looked like a pretty nice place but some of the locals in Cairns I subsequently expressed this opinion too had a good laugh about it so now I’m not so sure) before heading out to a waterfall circuit inland of Innisfail.
There are a number of waterfalls through here, the most famous is Millaa Millaa which while the name wasn’t familiar to us ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking