Friday, 10 February 2017

Daintree Area, Far North Queensland.

Many people stop at the village in the Daintree in Far North Queensland for a rest or stay in the caravan park.  The road is gravel and of course very dusty as we can see by this off road caravan and 4 wheel drive.

We headed to the Daintree rain forest whilst in Cairns in the winter of 2016 for day drive to Cape Tribulation passing through the Daintree.

There are plenty of tours to be hard along the river and through the rain forest.




The caravan park


Below the Daintree River where the crocodiles are abundant and mostly large.




52 comments:

  1. I think it is interesting to travel from place to place in a caravan. It looks like a very nice caravan park but I wouldn't want to be near any crocodiles.

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    1. Have not stayed in this caravan park and don't think I would.
      Would be nice if it was shadier.

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  2. Your photos are so beautiful. I would love to travel in a caravan.

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    1. Thanks Mildred. It's a very different lifestyle in the caravan, but a good one for you get to see a lot you probably wouldn't see other wise.

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  3. Hello Margaret,
    That's nice for a trip by car.
    A wonderful place and with enough to see. Nice pictures.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Was a good days trip from Cairns Marco, and enjoyable one.

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  4. Wow, that sure is dusty! Before I read your comments, I thought the vehicle and trailer had rusted. I would imagine that dust gets inside also.
    Looks like you are enjoying another great trip.

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    1. That's 'Bulldust', (soft and powdery) well that's what I call it and it's found in the Outback of Australia when going on gravel roads, get into every crevice possible.

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    2. Everyone I know calls it bulldust, even the city folks.

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  5. I guess when you get to the park of the caravans, you'd have the job of cleaning the car.

    Kisses

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    1. Yes those people mostly take their cars to a cash wash - water is precious in most areas of Australia.

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  6. I'm enjoying your travels ...
    Lovely selection, and collection, of photo's in all of your posts.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Abundant and large... enough to keep most sane people away?

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  8. It's very interesting.. traveling in caravan through rain forest..

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    1. The accommodation up there isn't the best, and people just love doing that trip - well some do.

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    1. Lots of them apparently Sandra, so no going near on in the water.

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  10. The adventure continues. Beautiful images (with or without the crocodiles)

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  11. Very pretty and so lush. I would be making sure my door is firmly closed at night in case old man croc comes a knocking.

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  12. I'd forgotten how far up the coast Daintree is; it's gorgeous up there. The crocs don't go wandering along or across the road at all do they?

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    1. Haven't seen any do that but I expect some people do in certain areas. It's a very long way up and not a huge amount of klm to the tip, too much for one day though.

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  13. Another fine trip you are on. Keep the photos coming.

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  14. Looks so green and exotic compared to here in Finland.

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    1. I expect it does but then we don't have snow like you do to dawn our landscape. To me the snow is very pretty.

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  15. Your caravan is nice-color.
    There are very long ways from one place to another. But You can see all nice and beautiful - and so we can also see them.

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    1. That is not our caravan, belongs to someone we don't know it just happened to be there so I took the photo.
      Hopefully you can always see the photos.

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  16. Margaret caravan park looks interesting and the landscape is amazing for me..

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    1. Very different Gosia from what you have showed on your blog.

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  17. I have seen Nile Crocodiles several times and they look (and are) ferocious, but it seems like the salt water species of Australia have them beat.

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    1. Have only seen Australian Crocodiles in person...but I do know they are not to be trusted at all, lurking in the water and look like a log.

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  18. God's country! I hope you have a photo or two of Thornton's Peak to share with us. :)

    I knew a couple of people who lived at the Daintree....they had a magnificent home there....not fancy but it really did suit the surrounds. I also knew a fellow who lived in what was almost akin to a tree house...built on the banks of one of the creeks that ran off from the river. (He was brave...or stupid!). He used to do incredible work with timber. He built (created) beautiful tables, chairs etc. All very unique.

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    1. Exactly God's country up there.
      Not adventurous enough to get a photo of Thornton's Peak, haven't seen too many photos of it..did stop at the lookout but that was looking east, can't see from there the Peak to the west.
      Expect that man liked living there and was ok with his surrounds, but then you would have to be to live there in a 'tree' type house.

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  19. I guess there something to say about snow..."No dusty roads"
    Coffee is on

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  20. What a beautiful trip, I love the countryside, fantastic.

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  21. Do the crocodiles sometimes come into the caravan park?

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    1. In that caravan park, I have no idea I doubt it. Never heard and we would hear even where I live if that were to happen...but always on the lookout.

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  22. A pretty spot. Not so keen on the croc inhabitants though.

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    1. 'Tis lovely there - even up in the Cape there is water but you don't see a croc if walking along the road. They could be lurking though.

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  23. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. It's Sunday now, right?

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    1. Having a lovely weekend Sandra, and you are correct, it's Sunday 1.07pm :)
      You have mastered the time difference.

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  24. Bom dia, desfrutar da bela natureza ao logo do rio é maravilhoso, as fotos são perfeitas.
    AG

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