Published on January 22nd, 2023 | by Daniel Boyle0
Capital Eyes – Vlog 99 – Daintree Rainforest
We have recently returned from a trip to Northern Queensland. After flying into Cairns, our first destination was the Daintree Rainforest.
When we were growing up, there was a picture in our house that had the caption, Daintree – Where the Rainforest meets the Sea. I’ve never had the opportunity to go before. We were meant to take this trip in the wintertime, but Covid put a stop to that. We will able to get a voucher and reschedule for the summer time. Just have to watch out for cyclones, stingers and plenty of rain. We were lucky with the weather for most of our trip, but had to make some changes towards the end due to flooding rains.
The Daintree Rainforest is believed to be the oldest in the world. We made our way up there from Cairns, winding along the coastline and stopping at Port Douglas for a quick splash. Onto the car ferry and into the forest itself. We had a picnic lunch and ate that before taking a wander on the Jindalba boardwalk. This is a great setup, offering either a short or a long circuit. We went for the short circuit, which gave a good introduction to the forest.
From there we went to the Daintree Discovery Centre, this one offers large platforms, audio guides which the kids really enjoyed and plenty of information about the forest. There is also an aquarium, some robotic dinosaurs and a few other things. On a hot day, an ice cream in the shop at the end also went down well.
We drove from the forest to Cow Bay, the first beach once coming down to the ocean. This had the real view of the forest meeting the sea. From there it was just returning the same way we came, stopping in at a few lookouts before we had a splash in the pool where we were staying.