Barron Gorge

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  • Day10

    Roadtrip Tag 1

    February 27 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    Nachdem wir den Camper in Cairns in Empfang genommen haben und eingeräumt haben (das dauert viel länger als gedacht...), fuhren wir nach Kuranda zu einem Aussichtspunkt um die Barron Falls zu sehen. Naja man sah den Wasserfall aber er war sehr weit weg. Der Weg dahin war allerdings sehr interessant und recht steil. Max hat sich bedankt für die erste Strecke ;)
    Danach ging es für uns über das Hinterland und den Städten Mareeba und Atherton nach Yungaburra. Ein total süßes Städtchen welches liebevoll hergerichtet ist. Hier kehrten wir auf den Lakeside Motor Inn & Caravan Park ein (40$). Ein sehr schön gelegener und überschaubarer Campingplatz. Hier hatten wir eine tolle Aussicht auf den See-Lake Tinarro. Neben uns waren nur 3 andere Camper da.
    In den Pool konnten wir leider nicht mehr, da es angefangen hat zu regnen.
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  • Day17


    October 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    One of several falls that we saw along the way. Due to the vast amount of rain that we have been getting as of late, there is actually water in the falls, plus everything is a bit more green that it had been even just a couple of days ago.

    For our ride up, we managed to not have any rain at all.

    The ride is smooth with the diesel electric engine and they give you all sorts of slowing times to take some pictures.
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  • Day17

    Sky transfer

    October 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    After a bit of a trip, you can get off and get some more shots of the falls, then it's on to the next area.

    Rain was starting to pick up, so we didn't want to stay too long. Plus we had to make our bus.Read more

  • Day133

    Karunda scenic railway

    June 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Engineering marvel of the late 9th century. Many tunnels and trestles to weave the track up the face of the mountain and cliffs along the gorge of the Barron River. First is a trestle oeone f the many sharp bends showing a few of vintage rail cars. The second is a waterfall at the edge of the tracks. The a couple views from the train. The 5th is a stone left a a monument to the engineer who designed and managed construction. It is also sacred to the native people. The last looks gown the falls of the Barron River into the gorge. this gives a good idea of the difficulty and danger in building this.Read more

  • Day56

    Kuranda, Markets & Birds

    October 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We had a lovely day today exploring Kuranda, the original market and the food market. We were surprised that it wasn’t busier, as we remember being here a few years ago and not being able to find a parking spot. Together with my boy, I went to visit Bird World, a fantastic free flight aviary where you are inside with the birds. We bought a seed and corn mix to hand feed the birds and we were bombarded from the minute we entered.

    We had many of the large macaws, alexandrine parrots and many other parrots land on our arms and heads almost immediately. We enjoyed their cheekiness, as they ate from our open hands and even tried to eat straight out of the paper bags.

    We made our way slowly through the aviary, enjoying watching the different coloured birds, but of course given we’ve had rainbow lorikeets for many years, they were our favourite!

    We walked through the market, enjoying the colorful little booths and laid back, hippy vibe. We ate the best felafel at an Israeli stand, and although he had run out of fresh pita, he made us felafel salad cups in lettuce leaves. It was absolutely delicious dressed with fresh herbs and a tahini dressing.

    Next we checked out Barron Falls - not a lot of water at this time of year and found another viewpoint over the mountains, with Cairns far in the distance. Here we had a lot of fun taking photos of each other doing yoga poses with the serenity of the stunning view in the background, even my mum had a go. And then Gadi fell backwards in the bushes, and we laughed until we nearly wet our pants!

    We headed back to Cairns to chill out for the evening. I cooked some prawn spring rolls and a deboned peri peri chicken on the Weber with grills veggies, which was delicious paired with our sparkling mango wine we purchased the other day in the Atherton Tablelands.

    G’night from the far north!
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