When most people think of Australia, their minds tend to focus on either key architectural details found in the country’s packed cities (Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, etc.), the Great Barrier Reef, or the dry, wide open, empty spaces found in the interior.
However, there is another interesting area worth considering – the ancient Daintree Rainforest and beautiful Cape Tribulation. The location where Captain Cook nearly met his match with the Great Barrier Reef. A place where the conifers and ferns of today differ little with those found in the same spot 100 to 180 million years ago. An area where crocodiles and cassowaries still roam, much like they did hundreds of thousands of years ago.
This past weekend, Sarah and I did a wonderful two day tour through the Daintree Rainforest and loved every minute of it. We were picked up our our Airbnb in Cairns and took our time making the two-and-a-half-hour drive north into the rainforest. The road speeds quickly out of the city and then slows as it edges between lush, green, tree-covered ridges to the left and too-blue ocean on the right. The only area in the world where two world heritage sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Continue Reading