Queensland:- Return to Port Douglas

(14/9/2017 – 18/9/2017)

Caravan…… Oh our sweet Caravan…….  How I love our caravan!!! LOL LOL   As much as I enjoyed the camping trip to Cape York and back, I must admit I was happy to be back in the caravan.  It was tiring setting up and packing down everything all the time, plus the early starts and not sleeping well on an inflatable mattress through the night took its toll.   A couple of weeks camping was enough for me!!!    Sooo looking forward to having a good night’s sleep in a proper bed!!!

After checking into the Big4 Glengarry again and moving our caravan onto another site, we then had all the unpacking and resorting of the car and caravan.  Then we had to go to the shops to  re-stock everything.  Andrew also washed the car and tried to get as much red dust off as possible but I think it will need quite a few more washes!!!!!

On Saturday we went to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures (1/2 hour south of Port Douglas).  Wow, what a fantastic day out.  We thoroughly enjoyed this day out with well organised tours, shows and commentaries.  Plenty of crocodiles to see in the crocodile feeding show in the morning, a 25 min boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon just before lunch and then a crocodile “attack” show in the afternoon where experienced keepers demonstrate the notorious death roll and head shake.  Well, if you want to see alot of crocodiles, this is the place!!!!!

There were pathways leading us through woodlands and rainforest where we saw cassowaries, crocodiles, koalas, wallabies and quolls, reptiles, a walk in aviary and there was also snake house.  As it was school holidays they had a little demonstration for the kids showing them a tortoise and a wallaby along with a bird (Oh, can’t remember the name of it LOL).     The wildlife park was huge, apparently its on about 10 hectares.   You can also have photos with a koala, a python and a baby crocodile (for an extra cost of course!!!).   Definitely recommend this place to see.

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On Sunday morning we took a drive out to Mossman Gorge (15-20 minutes).   We parked at the Mossman Gorge Centre and caught a shuttle bus up to the Gorge to start the Rainforest Circuit Track.   We did a beautiful walk through the Gorge which was about 3km in total  (again, photos don’t do the rainforest justice – just in awe of all its beauty!!).  We walked up, down and around the Gorge, it’s truly amazing.    We stopped at the Mossman River and paddled our feet (water too cold for a swim!!!).   The circuit track was rated as moderate, so not an easy or smooth walk at all.  It was good exercise for us  and Mitch did very well in walking all the way!!!   We caught the shuttle bus back to the Mossman Gorge Centre and then had lunch in the Mayi Cafe.

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(14/9/2017 – 18/9/2017)

 

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