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  • Day94

    Port Douglas to the Atherton Tablelands

    June 16, 2017 in Australia

    Had it been warmer with clear skies I would have headed south on the coast road, which is supposed to have stunning views, but it was wet and cold with poor visibility so I took an inland route to this area, known as the Atherton Tablelands which is a giant volcanic (😆) plateau. It's cooler up here, with lots of waterfalls, some volcanic features, very fertile, and ...platypus. I can't cross my fingers enough!

    I'm staying near Herberton which is known for its historic village, but it could be known for the Spy and Camera Museum 😎 which is a proper enthusiasts place - quirky and stuffed full of cameras ranging in size from one used to map Australia to a KGB buttonhole spy camera. Never expected that!
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  • Day10

    Amazing find by James

    July 30, 2016 in Australia

    Today we had a tour of the wild and on the way we saw a platypus it was really cute. We had 3 attempts to try and find them. They were only 30/40cm that so it was worth trying to look for them. They were really hard to spot as they were almost always under the water. I also got a toy platypus.

  • Day12


    November 9, 2008 in Australia

    Korunda is very cool! When I first visited it was a town full of hippies from the 60's running little cottage industries, but is slowly being dragged into the 21st century. Now you unfortunately find shops stuffed full of cheap rubbish made in china.
    Still a beautiful place though, and the Rain Forest cruises down the river are really fascinating.
    The Cable Car and Train rides up and down from Cairns are truly spectacular also.Read more

  • Day8

    Atherton Tablelands

    October 16, 2017 in Australia

    Wer wollte nicht schon einmal unter dem Wasserfall aus der „Herbal Essences“-Werbung stehen? Da uns auch die Atherton Tablelands heiß empfohlen wurden, buchten wir eine „Waterfall Wanderers“-Tour, welche wir auch schon voller Vorfreude erwarteten. Der Tag fing leider schon mit eher schlechtem Wetter an und auch der vollkommen durch Aircondition runtergekühlte und 40min verspätete Bus konnte einem kein wohliges Gefühl vermitteln. Der ganze Tag über war Stress pur. Unser Guide scheuchte uns durch alle Stationen der Tour (Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls – Wasserfall, Crawfords Lookout – Blick auf den Wasserfall, Millaa Millaa Falls – Wasserfall aus der Werbung, Malanda Pub – größter Timber Pub Australiens, Mount Hypipamee - Dinner Falls Wasserfälle und Krater, Curtain Fig Tree - Baum der Vorbild der Avatarfilme war, Platypus Viewing Point – da sollen wohl irgendwo Schnabeltiere sein und Lake Eacham – so ein Vulkansee, bei dem wir aber auch kleine Schildkröten sehen konnten und in welchem wohl EIN Krokodil lebt). Alles wirklich tolle Orte, nur leider hatten wir eben an jeder Station nur 5-15min Zeit, sodass man die Umgebung nicht wirklich genießen geschweige denn auf sich wirken lassen konnte. Jedem, der sich mal für die Tablelands entscheidet, würde ich daher empfehlen, auf eigene Faust los zu ziehen und sich für alles wirklich Zeit zu lassen… zum Beispiel für einen Hairflick an den Millaa Millaa Falls. 😉Read more

  • Day141

    Atherton, Queensland

    July 20, 2016 in Australia

    We decided for once to call ahead and check vacancy at some caravan parks and since our top 5 were booked out we settled for a quaint little park a bit over an hour out of Cairns which would be our base whilst the camper dried. We are really enjoying the luscious green countryside, however wet it may be it still remains beautiful to behold. Waking up the next morning we realised that the area actually held quite a good reputation for it’s outdoor activities including mountain biking, hikes, waterfalls and food and drink. We were determined to get out there as soon as the rain permitted and though it took a couple days we were so glad we got to spend time in this beautiful region.Read more

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