We made this journey after a day visiting Kuranda by train and sky rail. It was wonderful experience because the train was going through the rainforest with significant views and from the sky rail we had a stunning view down to the magnificent tropical rainforest. I had a post about travelling by train to Kuranda before. You’ll find it in category “Australia”.
From Cairns we follow Captain Cook Highway to go up Far North QLD. We visit Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Mosman on the way up before reaching Daintree. Palm Cove is lovely place with stunning tropical beach (compare with Cairns). It’s a perfect place for a weekend getaway. Along the esplanade are lot of luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants that can provide you a very comfort stay on your holidays. Port Douglas is a great getaway to Great Barrier Reef and we see a lot of boats here transport people to visit the Reef. Mossman Gorge is a must-see place even if you don’t want to swim; it’s still worth a visit. We can’t go direct to the Gorge by our privet car. The local government set up a centre, which is transfer tourist from here to the Gorge, by shuttles bus every 15 mins. It costs $6/adult and free for children under 4. Daintree is a small town at the end of the road because it doesn’t have a connection road to next town Cooktown (unseal road only recommended for 4WD vehicles as there are a number of creek crossings. People have to go back to Mossman to access to the inland road). Specialty here is crocodile watching and travel on boat along Daintree River to enjoy the rainforest.
On the way back to Cairns, we decide to go by the inland road then via Kuranda Range. It’s nothing to see along the road due to the dry season and it’s way to inland so the scenery is totally different from the beautiful coastal road we had gone before. The only thing remained in my mind is there are a lot of termite nest and white gum tree along the road.
That was incredible day that we had done a lot of things in a day. Even we are all very tired but we were so excited to look at the photos later in hotel room.
Stay tuned to see what’s next on the last day of the trip before we heading home.
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