Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation

The Daintree Rainforest is a wet tropical rainforest located approx. 125km north of Cairns. The Daintree as it's affectionately known as, is the worlds oldest rainforest at 150 million years old - Yes that's 150 million years old. I have visited the Daintree River in the past but I have never been deep into the Rainforest before. The forest is just amazing, it is so dense my imagination was going wild thinking of just what this jungle like surrounding would hold.
What you see when you really really look

Female Golden Orb Spider

Crossing the Daintree river

Daintree Rainforest
Next we drove onto Cape Tribulation which is the end of the sealed road before heading onto the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown. We've decided not to tackle the Bloomfield track due to all the rain we have had over the past few weeks. Cape Tribulation was named by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 after his ship the endeavour was damaged on the reef. Cook recorded in hi notes "...the north point is named Cape Tribulation because here begun all my troubles". As in most areas up here in Far North Queensland there are some amazing beaches but unfortunately you cannot swim there because of those big things with sharp teeth that are always hungry ....... CROCS!!

Amazing Cape Tribulation