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    • Day8

      Cooya Beach

      November 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Ett litet stopp på vägen tillbaka från Daintree Village. Detta var ingen strand att bada vid, åtminstone inte vid lågvatten! Men man kan se Port Douglas i bakgrunden.

      Bild 2, tagen i närheten, visar hur obekymrat sockerrörs-järnvägen går genom landskapet och över vägarna på sina ställen.Read more

      Jag var här först, liksom! Eller är det störst går först, kanske? Kaxigt hursom! /Malena

      11/8/19Reply
      Traveler

      Ja, lite både och kantänkas. På många ställen var det riktiga övervakade övergångar med blink och pling, vilket såg lite lustigt ut med tanke på den skruttiga lilla rälsen.

      11/9/19Reply
       
    • Day17

      Daintree National Park

      July 25, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Montag Morgen ging’s los Richtung Cape Tribulation mit unserem coolen Gefährt 😍. Damit waren wir auch satte 2 Tage ohne Internet, da es dort kaum WLAN gab. Wir haben daraus einen gemütlichen Roadtrip von 5-6 Stunden gemacht und uns unterwegs einiges angeschaut: Port Douglas, zahlreiche Aussichtspunkte und die Mossman Gorge. Dann mussten wir mit einer Fähre über den Fluss, um Cape Tribulation betreten zu können. Unser Hotel mit den Logdes ist wunderschön und auch das Essen war gut. Den Abend haben wir direkt am Strand unserer Unterkunft ausklingen lassen. An gleicher Stelle wurde am Vorabend ein 4 m langes Krokodil 🐊 gesichtet 😳.

      Ausbeute des Tages: 12.500 Schritte, 10 km
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      Traveler

      Hätte mehr Gepäck sein dürfen

      7/27/22Reply
      Traveler

      😍

      7/27/22Reply

      Jetzt fehlt nur noch der Heiligenschein [Helga]

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    • Day1128

      #250 Daintree Forest

      October 31, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Zum Abschluss unserer Queensland Tour ging es heute noch einmal in den Regenwald. Diesmal mit Tour und mit einen interessanten Programm. Erster Aha Moment war die Gruppengröße..... Drei😅, sprich es war eine private Tour, das war mal sehr entspannt👍. Erster Stopp, Moosman River. Schnorcheln, Relaxen und Spaß haben, schon mal sehr cool. Nach einen leckeren Mittagessen ging weiter zu einer Rauchzeromonie (um uns vor bösen Geistern zu beschützen). Nun gab es noch einen 1,5h Walk in der Moosman Gorge mit anschließender Erfrischung im See. Besonders unsere Guides muss man hervorheben, die uns den Regenwald näher gebracht haben und mit denen wir ein sehr witzigen Tag erleben durften🤗🤗🤗Read more

    • Day6

      Mossman Gorge

      November 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Här är en flodbädd där granitbumlingar spolats fram. Det går att bada, vilket ett par tjejer visade, men det rekommenderades inte på grund av strömmen och stenarna. Vi fick också en kort promenad på en mycket väl anlagd gångbro genom regnskogen.Read more

      Traveler

      Det var just här vi passade på att bada ett par dagar senare.

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    • Day8

      Beautiful Landscape

      March 9, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Entlang am Great Barrier Reef nach Port Douglas und witer in National Park gseht mer wunderschöni Stränd 🏝 scho es schöns Gfühl barrfuess dur de Sand z'laufe und wiit und breit hets kei Mensche 😊 *glücklich bini*

      As Autofahre im Rechtsverkehr gwöhnt mer sich mit de Zit, uf de falsche Stur bini nanie gfahre (zum Glück), aber praktisch jedes 3 Mal wenni blinke wett stelli zerst de Schiebewüscher ah bisi merke owww.. anderi Site 😂

      Praktisch überall, ah jedem öffentliche Platz findet mer so Hüttlis wie ufem Bild, dass sind Grillplätz. D'Aussies treffed sich da und mer fühlt sich wie ei grossi Familie. Sones tolls Volk 😆

      D'Übernachtig ih dem Luxushuus mitte im Niergendwo isch fantastisch gsi. Im nöchste Bricht gits es paar Anektotene zu: d'Sabrina ide Wildnis 😅🙈🤦‍♀️😂
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    • Day20

      Daintree Rainforest

      October 21, 2022 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 28 °C

      Completiamo il nostro ultimo giorno a Cairns (e in Australia purtroppo) con la famosa visita alla Daintree Rainforest, il cui nome si dimostra fin da subito perfettamente azzeccato, dato che inizia a diluviare non appena ci mettiamo piede.
      La visita è comunque bellissima: alberi da frutto, rampicanti, ruscelli, tacchini che trotterellano a giro, ragni giganti e tanto altro.
      Ci mancherà tutto questo.
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    • Day20

      Dipingiamo un boomerang

      October 21, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      I nostri piani per oggi erano leggermente diversi e prevedevano un'escursione guidata nella Daintree Rainforest, con annessa crociera per vedere i coccodrilli. Ma purtroppo per un imprevisto abbiamo dovuto ripiegare sul tour che comprendeva si il giro della foresta ma anche un'esperienza di arte aborigena. Accettiamo malvolentieri ma sorprendemente ci divertiamo un sacco dipingendo il nostro personale boomerang a tema australiano, con l'aiuto di un vero aborigeno.Read more

    • Day19

      Mossman Gorge in the Daintree

      August 11, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

      Today we took an Aboriginal-led walking tour of the Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest. Our guide , Jarrod, showed us some of their hunting tools—for example, the boomerang, which was not used for throwing, but more for striking and breaking an animal’s leg to disable it so it would be easier to catch with a spear. In more open lands, the returning boomerang might be used for knocking birds out of the sky. Jarrod, said it’s really very hard to be in the right place when the boomerang comes down.

      He also showed us how red and yellow ochre was used, along with black paste from wood ash, would be used on the body as markings to identify you as members of clans on your mother and father’s sides.

      After the tour, we hiked around the gorge area on our own and saw some of the strangler trees that Jarrod had showed us. They grow up around a tree and eventually strangle the life out of it—maybe over the course of 10-20 years. It was in the hollowed out trunks of the ‘host’ tree that Jarrod’s people would wrap their dead in the bark of the paperbark tree and bury them. Now, they aren’t permitted to do that. The rainforest is thick with vegetation, and a few birds were sighted, but no tree kangaroos, as we were hoping to find.

      No ice cream stop today, but a nice dinner and some stargazing back at Lync-Haven for our last night in the Daintree Rainforest.
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    • Day77

      Mossman Gorge

      April 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Heute waren wir noch einmal im Daintree Regenwald unterwegs - in der Mossman Gorge um genau zu sein. Wir wanderten dort die zirka fünf Kilometer lange Rundstrecke durch den Regenwald. Diese führte uns an den Mossman River, dann über Stock und Stein und durch Bäche. Die Artenvielfalt im Regenwald ist einfach unglaublich!

      Nach der Wanderung gab's beim Wohnmobil Sandwiches und Rüebli zum (späten) Zmittag. Da es mega heiss war, sehnten wir uns nach einer Abkühlung. Gut, dass wir einen Campingplatz mit Pool und Wasserpark fanden. Nach einem kurzen Abstecher nach Port Douglas, kamen wir dort an und hüpften alle sofort ins kühle Nass... 💧🏊🏻‍♂️💦

      Mit dem Nachtessen am Pool wurde dann leider nichts: Stromausfall im ganzen Camping! Sachen gibt's... 🙄 🙈
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    • Day170

      Day 2 - Port Douglas

      September 19, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      After another night of loud rainforest noises and jumping at every thing we thought sounded / looked like it would kill us, it was safe to say we didn't get a great nights sleep. We also had some serious rainforest rain over night which resulted in us waking up with soggy feet again. This time due to a hole in the shelter over the caravan and a leaky roof hatch. We were already pros at the leaky van scenario so we simply grabbed a saucepan and slid it underneath.

      We didn't let the rain dampen our spirits and headed out to Mossman Gorge. Unfortunately a few of the must do activities here included swimming in various spots but due to the heavy rainfall it was not advised (we soon saw why when we got there as the rivers were moving really fast). We bought our tickets and drove up to the gorge on the shuttle bus. There we had a short boardwalk to some lookouts over the various creeks and a suspension bridge to a nice gorge lookout. At the other side of the bridge there was also a 2.5km loop track. We had raincoats and have done plenty of walks in worse weather, so we plodded on. In less than an hour, having seen various flora and fauna including our first fig tree, (these fungal plants grow around and eventually kill their host tree) we were back at the suspension bridge. By the time we had made it back to the shuttle bus stop the rain had gone so we decided to have lunch on a picnic table before making our way back to the car park.

      In the afternoon we went back to Port Douglas for a walk around the shops. Afterwards we went for a stroll along Four Mile Beach. I'm not sure if it is really four miles long but we walked until we got bored and turned back around. Blake also took a lot of delight kicking the perfectly round balls of sand back into the bubble crab holes from which they'd been painstaking dug out, poor things. Once back to the car it was back to the caravan.

      When we walked back into the caravan Blake was sure she saw something big scuttle up the boiler so we spent 20 minutes with torches trying to find it. Nothing was found so I wasn't entirely convinced that she had seen anything at all and was just being paranoid. Later on in bed, just having turned the light off I realise I had left my phone in my shorts and needed to set an alarm. As I turned the light on we saw two things run in different directions on the wall but this time we could make out they were geckos. After one escaped and the other being too fast for me and my washing bowl and hiding behind the fridge, it was another few hours before either of us could finally get to sleep, as we could then hear them pitter patter around the caravan.
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      Jackie Blake

      Good nights sleep then lol x

      9/27/17Reply
       

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