Bashfuls visit to the Daintree wilderness

I must confess I have totally mucked my days up and am now posting our trip in no particular order..i think!
This day was the day we went to the Daintree.
To give you an idea of the Daintree I will give you some little facts..

The Amazon is about 7 million years old.
The Daintree is thought to be between 110-200 million years old! Wow..amazing.
From a total of 19 primitive flowering plant families on Earth 12 are found here!
These plants are known as Green dinosaurs.
I have much more information so if anyone has a question please ask and I will endeavour to answer as best as I can!

So to get to the Daintree rainforest system it is a gorgeous drive along the beach and through the forests from Palm Cove where we were staying through Mossman and on to Daintree Village where you drive onto a ferry and the cross the Daintree river..
Once across we drove to the Daintree discovery Centre to have a look around, grab a coffee and take in the spectacular views!
You can take a canopy walk which will take approximately 1 1/2 -2 hours and also climb the Canopy Tower.
The tower is 23 metres high and has 5 viewing platforms designed to withstand cyclones.
The walk is leisurely and easily achieved even with a wheelchair..i found the tower climb a bit harder as the humidity was insane but the views were well worth it..the canopy is alive with the sound of birds but I was unable to get any pics as I left my Brutus lens behind..not a good weight to lug around!

We loved this place and it did indeed feel like stepping into Jurrasic Park.

We could have stayed a lot longer but ‘other’ things were on our agenda that day as well..i will return again without doubt as the whole experience for photographers, gardeners,bird lovers,animal lovers was a dream!
When we returned to the café it was funny to find the lady behind the counter after a chat has a daughter that lives in our town! this happened with a few people as you shall find out later..when more of bashfuls Down Under travels are revealed!
I have a massive amount of photos and when I have finished Bashfuls holiday shots I will be more than happy to share ,so if any particular spot I feature interests you please let me know and I will post some more pictures.
Please enjoy Bashfuls day at the Daintree – Part One!

A quick stop to admire the scenery before we get to the Daintree

A quick stop to admire the scenery before we get to the Daintree

Arriving at Daintree Village to catch the ferry

Arriving at Daintree Village to catch the ferry

Never smile at a crocodile!

Never smile at a crocodile!

Even our birds down under are dangerous!

Even our birds down under are dangerous!

All aboard Bashful admiring the Daintree river

All aboard Bashful admiring the Daintree river

Arriving at the Daintree Discovery Centre

Arriving at the Daintree Discovery Centre

The Canopy walk and tower guides

The Canopy walk and tower guides

Bashful gets up close to a Cassowary! lucky it was just a model!

Bashful gets up close to a Cassowary! lucky it was just a model!

Reading up on the Wet Tropics with some beautiful scenery behind him

Reading up on the Wet Tropics with some beautiful scenery behind him

Bshful trying to get his Tarzan on!

Bshful trying to get his Tarzan on!

Amazing growth on the trees

Amazing growth on the trees

I wouldn't be me if I did not have the luck to spot the wildlife!

I wouldn’t be me if I did not have the luck to spot the wildlife!

The Canopy Tower..a great work out!

The Canopy Tower..a great work out!

But the views were well worth a bit of sweating and puffing!

But the views were well worth a bit of sweating and puffing!

Bashful charming the ladies at the café..who made an amazing coffee! and us Melbournians are very much coffee critics! the lady holding Bashful has a daughter in our town!

Bashful charming the ladies at the café..who made an amazing coffee! and us Melbournians are very much coffee critics! the lady holding Bashful has a daughter in our town!

Next Post will be Part Two of our Daintree experience..and things really hot up!!