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Cape Tribulation

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  • Day76

    Cape Tribulation

    January 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Heute sind wir zum nördlichsten Punkt unserer Reiseroute gefahren, Cape Tribulation: where the rainforest meets the reef 🌴🐊🐠
    Dort mussten wir erstmal mit der Daintree-Ferry über den Daintreeriver fahren, da keine Brücke über den Fluss geht🙈 Wir haben dann immer an verschiedenen Stränden oder Aussichtspunkten Halt gemacht und sind auch ein paar Wanderwege durch den Regenwald gegangen👍🏼 Überall standen Warnschilder wegen Krokodilen, aber wir haben leider keine gesehen. An einem Aussichtspunkt konnte man sehen, wie der Daintreeriver ins Meer fließt! Das hat total cool ausgesehen, weil das Meer hellblau war und der Fluss einfach total dreckig, trüb und braun😂 Das Highlight aber war, eine Schaukel, die an einer Palme direkt am Strand befestigt war🎉🌴Read more

  • Day124

    Cape Tribulation

    January 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    Überhalb von Cairns, noch weiter im tropischen Norden liegt der Daintree Rainforest und genau dort befindet sich auch Cape Tribulation!🌴Um in den Daintree Rainforest zu gelangen, muss man mit einer Fähre übersetzen und kann dann den ganzen Regenwald mit seinem Auto erkunden🚙 Überall sieht man Schilder, die vor Krokodilen warnen, denn die leben in den Gewässern hier🐊 Im Regenwald machten wir viel Boardwalks, also Stege aus Holz, die durch den Wald führen🚶🏻‍♀️ Bei einem Boardwalk haben wir uns sogar eine Mangrove geangelt!🎣 Und dann kamen wir beim berühmten Cape Tribulation an (=Kap des Trübsals)! Der Name kommt daher, da Captain Cook mit seinem Schiff hier untergegangen ist und seine Reise für eine Zeit unterbrechen musste⛵️ Wie Mission Beach ist der Strand von vielen vielen Palmen umgeben🌴🌴🌴 Das macht den Strand zu etwas besonderem, denn es ist der erste Punkt wo Strand auf Regenwald trifft! Danach waren wir noch in einem krokodilfreiem See schwimmen um uns bei den hohen Temperaturen etwas abzukühlen und bei der Rückfahrt hielten wir noch bei der Ice Cream Factory an, die ihr ganzes Eis aus Früchten aus dem eigenen Garten herstellen🍦Read more

  • Day15

    Cape Tribulation

    November 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Von Port Douglas ging es in ca. 2h ans Cape Tribulation. Die Fahrt ging quer durch den Daintree National Park und so konnten wir perfekt den Regenwald genießen.
    Am nächsten Tag ging es für uns zum ersten Mal ans Great Barrier Reef zum Schnorcheln. Schildkröten, Stachelrochen, ganz viele verschiedene Muscheln und noch vieles mehr haben wir zu Gesicht bekommen. Unser ganz persönliches Highlight: eine Meeresschildkröte, die mehrmals zum Luft holen hoch kam und so nur wenige Zentimeter von uns entfernt war. Unbeschreiblich!!!Read more

  • Day110

    Cape Tribulation

    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    🐊🐙🦈🕸🕷🦗🦂🐍🐜🦋🦃🦜🏝☀️🥵
    Cape Tribulation befindet sich zwischen dem Daintree Rainforest und dem Great Barrier Reef, quasi wo sich zwei Weltkulturerbe treffen.

    Aber vorher haben wir noch einen River Cruise 🚢 gemacht, wo man Krokodile 🐊 in freier Wildbahn sehen kann. Wir haben sogar auch zwei gesehen, aber eigentlich war es ziemlich unspektakulär. Scarface, der größte Alligator mit über 4 Metern Länge, hat sich leider versteckt.

    Im Anschluss ging es dann schon zum Cape Tribulation Beach House, wo wir auch übernachten werden. Das Beach House ist direkt am Meer, aber leider darf man auch hier nicht ins Wasser. Sogar noch nicht mal mit den Füßen. Die Quallen sind tödlich und die Salzwasser Krokodile schneller als man gucken kann... und zu unserem Glück ist der Pool geschlossen 😕
    Wenn man sich umsieht sind überall Spinne 🕷 🕸Riesen Dinger mit langen Beinen. Ich glaube, ich brauch nachher Schlaftabletten um einschlafen zu können. Ich hoffe ich sehe heute keine Schlange 🐍 mehr...
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  • Day119

    Daintree Rainforest - Cape Tribulation

    March 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Meine Mama hat mich besucht!😍
    Für zwei Wochen ist sie zu mir nach Australien gekommen!
    In Cairns haben wir uns getroffen und eine Air BnB gemietet.
    Unser erster großer Ausflug war der Daintree Rainforest! Der älteste und mit bekannteste Regenwald auf dieser Erde😍🌿🌳
    Wir haben uns ein Auto geholt und uns zu aller erst auf den Weg nach Mossman gemacht. Eine kleine Stadt direkt vorm Daintree.
    Dort sind wir zur Mossman Gorge gelaufen, wo der erste richtige Teil des Regenwaldes zu sehen war!
    Danach sind wir mit dem Auto direkt in den Regenwald hinein und haben mit einer Autofähre den Daintree River überquert und sind bis in den Norden zum Cape Tribulation gefahren. Die gesamte Strecke ging durch den Regenwald und es war unglaublich schön☝🏽😍So viele unterschiedliche Pflanzen und Bäume...und vor allem, alles war so hoch und dicht bewachsen! Hat mir sehr gefallen. Die Natur war einfach krass!🔝
    Cape Tribulation ist ein besonderer Ort, weil dort der Regenwald auf das offene Meer und somit auf das bekannte Great Barrier Reef trifft! 🐠🐟
    Leider konnten wir dort nicht schwimmen, da es aufgrund von Krokodilen und Quallen verboten war.🤷🏽‍♀️
    Der Tag war traumhaft schön! Es war ein weiter Weg und wir sind viel gefahren, aber es hat sich definitiv gelohnt!
    Vor allem war das eine schöne Abwechslung zum Red Center...endlich mal wieder grüne und blaue Farben sehen zu können, statt dem ständigen roten Sand und den roten Steinen in Alice Springs😂💪🏽
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  • Day171

    Port Douglas - Cape Tribulation

    September 20, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today we continued our journey on to Cape Tribulation. It's not particularly far from Port Douglas however there were a few things we wanted to do on the way up so we were on the road by 9am. Fowler had warned us there was only one shop there so we stopped off at Woolworths in Mossman to stock up on some supplies for the next 3 days.

    To get to Cape Tribulation you have to get a ferry across the Daintree River so that was our first stop. This was closely followed by Cape Kimberley which came highly recommended by Rebecca, our Airbnb host. She wasn't wrong, it was a beautiful beach so we sat for a while taking in the scenery. We were also the only people on the beach for the most part.

    Back on the road we headed up to the Alexandra Lookout where we could see the rainforest meet the Great Barrier Reef. It was a pretty spectacular view. Shortly after we arrived at the Discovery Centre which has lots of boardwalks where you can view the rainforest from different levels. This included a 23m high tower where you could stand up in the canopy. Usually seeing the rainforest from the floor, it was really interesting to get a higher view. The birds and butterflies fly around the top as that's where the colourful flowers are which you would never usually see. We were also given an audio guide which gave us a lot of information about the flora and fauna, as well as an Aboriginal interpretation which was really interesting. There was so much to see that we spent a good couple of hours there.

    It was now around 3pm and we were all rainforested out so we headed to the Daintree Ice Cream Company for a refreshing afternoon treat. They make the ice cream out of fruits grown in Cape Tribulation and for $7.50 you get a bowl with a scoop of each of the 4 flavours they have that day. Today's flavours were banana, Davidson plum, wattleseed and passionfruit and they were all delicious! I'm still not entirely sure what a wattleseed is but it tasted a lot like coffee so was really good.

    Content from our sugar fix, we drove the last bit of the journey up to PK's Jungle Lodge where we will be staying for the next 3 nights. It's right next to Myall Beach, so after checking in to our 6 bed dorm we went for a wander down to the beach.

    Our roommates weren't particularly friendly so we cooked up some dinner and played cards before getting an early night as we were both completely shattered. Our cabin looks much more bug proof than the caravan so fingers crossed for a less stressful nights sleep.
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  • Day172

    Cape Tribulation

    September 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    The alarm went off super early alarm as we had our Great Barrier Reef Ocean Safari snorkelling trip booked for 8am. The early wake up wasn't too much of a problem though as we both had the best nights sleep ever! There were no creepy crawlies so it was a million times better than the caravan. The meeting place was directly opposite our hostel so after a quick bit of toast we walked on over.

    After a quick briefing and squeezing into our wetsuits we made our way to the beach to board the boat. On the way there we were told that a film crew would be onboard filming for Monday's 'Today Show'. Our 5 minutes of Aussie fame! Once we were all on the boat it took around 25 minutes to get to the reef. Unfortunately we soon realised we picked the worst seats when we got an earful of sea spray right in the ear hole!

    No sooner had we made it to the first mooring point, we saw our first turtle in the water. As if by magic he came up for air just as we were about to get in the water. Turtles are so relaxed in the water. This fella really wasn't phased by us all being there, diving down and taking selfies. This was the number one thing we had wanted to see in the water here along with the obvious Great Barrier Reef. We both felt we saw a lot more fish when we snorkelled in Fiji however on the reef all the fish were a lot bigger, especially the parrot fish of which there were loads. These colourful creatures swim with their side fins as opposed to their tails and are the reason for all the reef sand in the area. They nibble and feed on the reef all day and out the back comes a daily dose of reef sand.

    The second mooring point had slightly less fish but did have a lot of giant clams. These things were the size of a suitcase and close shut when anything went near them. We were also told this is where we could find Nemo but no such luck on that front. Just before we made our way back to the boat I caught one of the film crew about to land his drone on the boat. It looked good until the boat went over a wave and knocked it on its way down causing it to spin out of control, hit the side of the boat and then land straight into the water. Needless to say this thing did not float and sank like a lead balloon. Luckily the sound man was in a wetsuit so dived in after it. OOPS!

    For lunch we decided to eat at the Turtle Cafe next door to Ocean Safari, due to a good recommendation from Fowler. Although just swimming with them I went for fish and chips. Blake had a delicious looking chicken wrap. To walk it off, much to my dismay, we took the beach path to Cape Tribulation Beach. To me a beach is a beach but we had to see it apparently. We managed to catch the last bit of sun before strolling back along the road back to our hostel.
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  • Day173

    Day 2 - Cape Tribulation

    September 22, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The main aim of today was to work on the tan. Before we commenced a day of laziness, snoozing on the beach, we thought we had better do something that involved movement. So, after breakfast we drove around 20 minutes down the road to the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk which was a short walk through the mangroves. We were hoping to see some crocs but instead we had to settle for some fish. After the walk we headed north to Emmagen Creek, a local swimming spot. The water was freezing so we didn't brave it and instead just took a picture and headed back to the car. There has been very little rain over the last few months here so the creeks aren't as impressive as I imagine they would be during wet season.

    After lunch, we headed to the beach for a few hours and we definitely both fell asleep. I woke up sweating from the heat and because you can't get in the sea to cool off because of the crocs, it wasn't long before we headed back to the hostel for a shower.

    We have had new roommates every day but 2 of them arrived really late which is pretty unusual here as once the ferry stops and it gets dark you can't really go anywhere. Turns out they were planning on camping however they forgot one essential item for a camping trip, the tent! As a result they had been driving around for hours looking for somewhere to stay. They had given up hope and resolved themselves to sleeping in the car but then one of them went so OTT on the bug spray that the car was uninhabitable. Eventually they stumbled upon this place so they were extremely happy to have a bed.
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  • Day213

    Cape Trib camping and scenic railway

    September 9, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Nachere übernachtig in Kuranda simmer wiiter richtig Norde in Daintree Nationalpark gfahre. Nach sehr kurvige Strasse und ere Flussüberquerig via Fähre simmer scho bald bim discovery-center acho und det echli im Regewald umegloffe.
    Dänn ischs biz wiitergange zum Cape tribulation - de Rägewald gränzt direkt an Strand/s Meer a!

    Ufem weg det hi hemmer en wilde Helmkasuar gseh. En Emu ähnliche Vogel wo starch bedroht isch. Vo dene gits nurno öppe 1200 uf de Welt!

    Am nechste Morge simmer go superfeini, spezielli Daintree - Glace ässe und denn wider zrugg nach Kuranda. Det simmer uf d scenic railway nach Cairns und mitem Bus wider "hei" zum Bruce in Kuranda :)
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    After one night in Kuranda we drove up north to the Daintree National Park. Along a very curvy road and over the Daintree river (with a ferry) we got to the Daintree discovery center. Once there we walked around the treetop walks and learned a bit about the rainforest and its inhabitants. (Nei mir hend kei Bewiisföteli ;) )

    On our way to the campsite on cape tribulation we saw a wild southern Cassowary at the side of the road. One of only 1200 left in the world!

    The next day we hade some delicious Daintree ice cream and then drove back to Kuranda to hop on the scenic railway to Cairns.
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  • Day342

    Daintree Rainforest Day 2

    May 11 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 81 °F

    What a beautiful place is the Daintree. "Where the rainforest meets the reef" is its slogan. So true!

    I took a long walk yesterday afternoon on the Dubuji Boardwalk, winding up on Myall Beach (don't get close to the water!). I saw loads of orange-footed scrubfowl (no picture). They're about the size of the guineas my grandfather had, but brown with a greenish iridescent breast and bright orange legs and feet.

    After the walk, I stopped by the local store for an ice cream and ran into their pet peacock Eugene guarding the entry. He finally let me in.

    As I was walking back to the lodge, the bats began to come out. They're almost as big as the ones in Okinawa. What a racket they make!

    Walking back to the cabin after dinner, I almost stepped on several cane toads. I'm hoping they were what was making all the rustling noise in the undergrowth. I walked back pretty quickly and didn't stop to investigate.

    This morning, I had breakfast and checked out, then I took another walk. I popped out on Cape Tribulation Beach where the high tide comes right up to the trees. Luckily, the tide was out leaving a huge swathe of flat sand that appeared croc free. I definitely didn't get close enough to the water to find out.

    I also walked around the boardwalk again in one last attempt to see a cassowary. I found scat, but no bird. Poop. (Pun intended 😉.)

    Now, I'm walking to the lodge's cafe for lunch before the van picks me up to go back to Port Douglas.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️

    (I forgot to take a selfie.)
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