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Deep in the rainforest

October 17, 2010

When you look at this photo do you think “wow, world heritage wet tropics area” or do you think “gosh, good setting for a horror movie”?

I must admit that I was thinking more along the horror movie line – not because I was dreading camping, but because it seemed like we were crossing over into the wilderness once we got on that ferry. And we could not say we weren’t warned – this is the sign we encountered at the ferry stop:

When we drove off the ferry, the road was dark from the dense tree canopy, and there was a light drizzle of rain…all adding to that horror movie setting. But soon we came to little patches of ‘civilisation’ in between the dense rainforest. Eco tourist lodges, a handful of houses and tree plantations. Yes, it is cool and crisp here, just perfect for tea! We stopped at an icecream place that grow their own tropical fruits and then make icecream out of it. Very nice indeed. I wanted to buy some of the strange and wonderful fruit they had but they were reserved for the icecream. We will just have to stop there again to try out a few more flavours. The Daintree tea was really lovely and I will buy some more on our way back.

After painting that picture of a horror movie, here is another one to show you where we are actually camping for the next few days here at Cape Tribulation in the Daintree Wet Tropics World Heritage Area:

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2010 2:32 PM

    It looks beautiful, actually, not horror movie at all – although the croc warning is a little ominous! 😉

  2. Sarah - For the Love of Food permalink
    October 17, 2010 3:15 PM

    That beach setting looks like paradise and the rainforest looked lovely although it did appear impenetrable in the photo from other side of the river. Is daintree tea made from trees?

  3. October 17, 2010 4:37 PM

    It would only be a horror movie if you could hear the sound of banjos.

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      October 21, 2010 9:53 AM

      Ha ha I love it- banjos! That would be a horror!
      Sorry, not nutmeg.

  4. October 18, 2010 10:06 AM

    Is it full of creepy crawlies? It would then definitely be horror movie for me.

    • spiceandmore permalink*
      October 21, 2010 9:51 AM

      I was told that there are 40,000 different species of plans and animals in that one hectacre area. I might have gotten the exact numbers wrong but it was pretty huge. Needless to say I passed on going into the insect museum! The critters left us alone though so I can’t complain.

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