Daintree News

Awesome Daintree/cape Tibulation Tour

Posted: 20 Oct 2014

Excellent tour, informative knowledgeable guide (Steve), amazing morning snack stop, delicious lunch stop and yummy ice cream stop in afternoon. We covered so much in just one day, a visit to an amazing Eco friendly Aboriginal centre with such beautiful q...

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Late Afternoon At Wujal Falls

Posted: 18 Oct 2014

September and October are the driest months in the otherwise Wet Tropics of Queensland, and the seasonal change creates wonderful scenery. These was a late afternoon shot of Wujal Wujal Falls which won the Landscape Section of the Bloomfield Photo Compet...

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Thank You

Posted: 17 Oct 2014

Great trip today many thanks to Steve our guide, lunch was amazing what a great day, what a great place.
Thank you
Ann

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Seeing Turtles At Archer Point

Posted: 15 Oct 2014

Archer Point near Cooktown not only has spectacular coastal scenery, but it's a special place for turtles. They regularly forage around the area and most days you see them from the lighthouse lookout. The local Yuku Baja Muliku people operate an importan...

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Rare Spotted Whistling Duck Spotted In Cooktown

Posted: 15 Oct 2014

These spotted whistling duck, normally residents of Sulawesi and Papua New Guinea, are a rare sight in Australia. This group of eight has moved into Keatings Lagoon near Cooktown, probably from their new breeding grounds around the Weipa area. A green pyg...

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Bloomfield Bridge Officially Now Bobby And Jacky Ball

Posted: 05 Oct 2014

The Bloomfield River bridge was yesterday officially opened and named the Bobby and Jacky Ball Bridge. It's named after two wonderful Kuku Yalanji elders and their warrior father. The road from Cooktown through Wujal Wujal is now virtually flood proof. Th...

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Woobadda Bridge Progress Report

Posted: 01 Oct 2014

It sounds incongruous having a bridge across a beautiful rainforest creek that actually adds to the beauty of the place. It looks like the half completed Woobadda Bridge will be stunning, as this late afternoon picture shows. A half day afternoon tour wil...

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Red Mangroves Shine At Cowie Beach

Posted: 30 Sep 2014

Wonderful late afternoon lighting on Cowie Beach gives great images--red mangroves in their hooped rooted complexity; ripples in the sand are almost blueish and make a great screen saver; stingray holes; worm "extrusions" and Torres Strait pigeons swoopin...

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Lagoon Birds A Royal Attraction-royal Spoonbill

Posted: 30 Sep 2014

Royal spoonbills--not just a common yellow-billed but a real true blue royal--at Keatings Lagoon, Cooktown. A group of six in the area, amongst the magpie geese, greater egrets and whistling duck. They sweep their open bill in arcs through the water and z...

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Great Trip And Outstanding Guide

Posted: 22 Sep 2014

We recently completed your 3 day Cooktown/ Daintree tour -28 to 30 August and I would like to congratulate your Company for the well planned organization of this tour. Our Guide, Cathy was fantastic. Her knowledge, courtesy and expertise were outstanding...

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Stunning Views - Cooktown

Posted: 19 Sep 2014

Glorious weather in Tropical North Queensland, and the views just keep getting better.

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Cowie Beach Mangroves--bloomfield Track In Good Shape

Posted: 18 Sep 2014

Sunny and dry weather has meant great driving and scenic conditions along the Bloomfield Track, between Cape Tribulation and Cooktown via Wujal Falls. Cowie Beach is a must with its "floating" red mangroves, birdlife, fringing coral reef and armies of sol...

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New Wujal Mural--where Rainforest Meets The Sea

Posted: 14 Sep 2014

It's a special part of the world--the coastal strip from the Daintree River north to Cape Trib, the Bloomfield River (Wujal falls) and Endeavour River at Cooktown. This is where the rainforest meets the sea. The Kuku Yalanji artists yesterday completed...

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Archer Point--a Hidden Gem

Posted: 11 Sep 2014

It's rare that incredibly beautiful places close to civilization are so un-visited. Archer Point near Cooktown is an exception. So, if you want stunning scenery with just a handful of other people around, make sure that you ask for a special side trip to...

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Fantastic Cape Tribulation Tour With Terry

Posted: 09 Sep 2014

I have nothing but fantastic things to say about our guide Terry who could not have been nicer, more accommodating, or more knowledgable. I also loved the tour and felt it hgave a good sense of all the highlights along the coast up to Cape Tribulation. I...

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Wujal Falls Flowing Well

Posted: 07 Sep 2014

The Wujal (Bloomfield) Falls are flowing well, even in this drier weather. The local bama, the Kuku Yalanji people, say that they have never stopped flowing. Dry weather means sparkling intense blue sea colours, flowers in blossom, swimming holes and of...

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Cooktown Check List

Posted: 05 Sep 2014

The magpie geese are massing in Keatings Lagoon by the hundreds, trampling and eating their way through the sedges . We see them at Keatings Lagoon outside Cooktown. Whe you plan a Cooktown tour, you should check --max numbers (6), 4WD along coastal route...

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Cooktown Springs Into Life

Posted: 02 Sep 2014

Cooktown is always colourful in a quiet sort of way. Views of the Endeavour River from Grassy Hill are special on sunny days, and the caramel smell of the paperbark flowers add to the experience. Young mango fruit on giant trees indicate a bumper year. Th...

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Crocs Sharing Bloomfield River

Posted: 29 Aug 2014

Big crocs like to sun themselves along the Bloomfield River, especially on these lovely winter days at low tides. They're usually happy to share their space with travellers. The drive along the Bloomfield usually reveals 3 to 5 sunbaking reptileans. Espec...

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Best View In The North?

Posted: 29 Aug 2014

There are lots of big views, but it's difficult to beat this one. Grassy Hill at Cooktown. Lowish tide, stunning blue days, and good company. Not to mention the fresh local coral trout and barramundi. Add the waterlilies and birdlife at Keatings lagoon an...

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