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 cafΓ© 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 cafΓ©..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 cafΓ©..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!!

62 thoughts on “Bashfuls visit to the Daintree wilderness

  1. Handsome Bashful fitted in beautifully in the Daintree! Gosh! What an amazing place. Those facts are incredible. I had no idea and it is in my own country! We must get there some day soon. I’ll start training now for the Canopy Tower!! What a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing. xoxoxoxox

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    • He sure did sweets πŸ™‚ and it is an amazing country we are blessed to call home! you would love it..and yes the humidity is the reason the tower is a bit of work! I do hope you get the chance to go..you would love it! πŸ™‚ it was a great trip..now to continue sorting the pics….urghhh πŸ˜‰ hugs Bev xxx

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    • That he did Cupcake..he can be a handful! and that day was not yet over so he had to be kept close by at all times..would not do to lose him in the oldest rainforest ..goodness me ..imagine! loves Fozziemum xx

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    • I sure will Fred..a beautiful place and some amazing memories and all just here in our little country πŸ™‚ I am sure bashful will take home many memories πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  2. that’s a little like visiting Jurassic Park, I love it!!! I had no clue that this birds still exists, have you heard them once? I’ve read they can be very loud and their shouts are super special ….

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  3. WE are LOVING this Visit with Bashful… SO MANY fun thingys to see… and so Different from what we see on this side of the planet.

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    • Frankie and Ernie howdy! I must pop over and visit..naughty me! thankyou indeed it is a great place we have and Bashful sure did get to see a whole lot of different things..it gets even better bwahahaha ! stay tuned πŸ™‚ much loves Fozziemum xxx

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  4. Beautiful photos! You have me stuck on the Cassowary bird though. What exactly do they do? I was reading the sign and it said don’t turn your back and run??? What?

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    • Thank you sweets! .the Cassowary is the third biggest bird in the world and very protective..there are only about 1500 left in the wild..they can run fast!! so if you turn your back and run they will chase you and can kill you..they have killed humans and dogs before ..not often but they can..their third toe in the middle is like a dagger and they can really do a number in you πŸ™‚ that’s us Down Under…deadliest everything hahahaha πŸ™‚ xx

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  5. I’m sure Bashful will NEVER forget his trip Down Under……….so much to see and do…….the photos are grand – he should have QUITE an album of his adventures by now!

    Hugs, Pam and Sam

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  6. bashful….uh, I mean..Bev, matters not where you are in your trip, I love seeing the pictures even if you were here yesterday & not tomorrow or thursday !! ?? πŸ™‚ now I sound like da tabbies !! πŸ™‚ I had to “translate” the tower height and yea…that’s A LONG WAY UP THERE…amazing view though… { and that cassowary’s just about as tall !!! } thanx for sharing these β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Laura thankyou I just lost the whole time line haaha but you are right it really doesn’t matter as log as I share πŸ™‚ yes a good height and the humidity was the killer..i could feel water running like a river down my back..haahaha but yep those views! the Cassowary is the third largest bird so a real biggie πŸ™‚ and very prehistoric πŸ˜‰ the travel continue…:)much love Bev xx

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  7. Looks fabulous Bev. I have always wanted to see the Daintree. Definitely on my bucket list. I have been told that the train trip from Atherton? through the forest is just gorgeous. Lovely to see photos of that area. When my dad and sister visited me last year, we were at a local beach here and walking on the massive sand dunes got in a conversation with a very nice woman who was a tourist from my dad and sister’s town down south.

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    • I think that is right sweets about the train πŸ™‚ if you get a hance go it is simply breathtaking and the pics do not do it justice! …and I know always such a small world ! hahahhah loves Bev xx

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    • Haha so am I! we have some big boys here..saw a huge old boy at a night zoo! what a great animal..so prehistoric! and yes Bashful had a blast…wait until you see what else he got up too hahaaha πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  8. oh my word it appears Bashful got over his bashefullness…with the ladies.
    What gorgeous photos!! thank you so much for sharing them. My peeps want to visit your beautiful country but alas they might not…but as I told mom never say never!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    • Madi never say never….I never thought I would ever have a holiday many years ago and since then we have had some blissful holidays..dream it into existence I say πŸ™‚ and yes Bashful sure did charm everyone hahaha πŸ™‚ thankyou for he compliment the photos only a small justice to the beauty I saw πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • It was πŸ™‚ indeed this Cassowary would beat the daylights out of a turkey! they have killed dogs and a few people in their time! amazing bird world’s 3rd largest and most deadly…of course we got ALL the deadly stuff! πŸ˜‰ hugs and loves Bev xxx

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  9. Oh wow! Another great adventure with Bashful and I can clearly see he enjoyed all the attention! πŸ˜† He surely charmed those ladies. πŸ˜€

    It’s so beautiful there Bev. Wouldn’t you love to have a place like this just to yourself? I know I would. Stunning shots of all the beautiful sights. I just love this virtual travelling. πŸ˜€ β™₯

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    • Sweets I sure would..we had a wonderful time but after everyone leaves to be left to wnader…now that would be bliss..virtual travel is great..and I am so glad you enjoyed Bashfuls day….but it got even better!! stay tuned haaa πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Shoko the Cassowary is the third largest bird in the world and also the deadliest.it has killed people before and dogs..not many but certainly enough! they can very fast and their third toe is like a dagger..so they can a lot of damage..they are also endangered with about 1500 left in the wild..very prehistoric looking and very protective of their young..we did not spot one sadly as I was on the look out! we did have a lovely day an I am mid writing the second part of that days events now..indeed Bashul has quite the life !! haaha πŸ™‚ stay tuned next edition up soon loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • Sonia thankyou so very much for the compliment…and the header..well I have the best views from my porch of the lovely roo families that live here πŸ™‚ hugs Fozziemum πŸ™‚

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    • Hahaah me too! was great fun πŸ™‚ and Bashful sure has made the most of his trip Down Under this time πŸ™‚ he has been very busy as a tourist! and still more adventures to come! he needs a personal secretary to help him hahahaah πŸ™‚ such a beautiful part of our country though πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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