Travelling further in the Daintree


After our wonderful and relaxed walk around the Discovery centre we jumped in the peapod hire car and headed further up towards Cape Tribulation..the destination a little centre called the Snake House..it’s ok they did have snakes but I won’t show any pics..i know some peeps freak!

Here we signed some paperwork, filled in some forms and waited for our ride.

It came, a van driven by a super keen young guy full of enthusiasm who proceeded to load us all on and off we headed to our destination..not to far but up a steep road which became rutted and gave us the ride of our lives as we rocked side to side ..not much different in a way to our driveway at the moment hahaaha πŸ™‚

Once we got to our final desination we were given a talk, measured up, harnessed up, and helmeted up.My camera was attached to a Carabiner ,Bashful was attached to hubbies Carabiner so i could take the pics of him, and we started our walk…straight up, in again hideous humidity…but the scenery …breathtaking..

I suppose I should explain something first…I have always been a bit of an adventurer..always a tomboy and still climb trees and jump fences. Having a love of capturing images to share has made me even more keen to go out on a limb..i want people to enjoy the same things I do..if even one person feels like they have been with me I get such a kick out of it..I know I have achieved what I wanted!
One day I hope to be able to sell my images so I can put more money towards getting out and showing the beauty and glory that is our world..lordie knows my equipment needs to start paying it’s way..hahahaha .

So with water running down my back and my calves begging for mercy we got to a platform..
We were going Jungle Surfing!

There are six treetop platforms of varying heights built around these magnificent ancient trees which according to our guide are stronger than steel! in fact steel would break with the movement these trees have..so they sway ..and they are just extraordinary!

At the platform where we were to head off is what they call the Hamster Wheel..a couple of people at a time get in and start the wheel by walking or jogging..this brings the ziplines back to the platform and the next people get their harnesses attached and start their surfing!

I must say the fact hubby and I were last was a blessing as I was still sweaty and a bit achey hahaah.

The guide at the hamster wheel

The guide at the hamster wheel

When our turn came we were attached to the zipline..we went together so I could grab pics on the way..

The platform guide

The platform guide

The measurements in feet as written in the guides are as follows:

150 ft..52 ft..141 ft..22 ft…180 ft..63 ft..255 ft..47 ft..147 ft…41 ft …82 ft..11 ft..

And off we went!

Bashful ready to go!

Bashful ready to go!

Such an exhilarating feeling..the air fresh yet that same ancient Jurassic type scent of rainforest mosses and foliage..this I could do all day! getting my self sorted with the camera was a tad funky but I did get myself organised! and at each platform we were welcomed by another guide who discussed the trees the environment and the wildlife, and unhooked us and reattached us to the next zipline..

What a great view up!

What a great view up!

Another platform awaits!

Another platform awaits!

I am sure Bashful was thrilled to finally get his Tarzan on!

Hubby and bashful flying through the treetops!

Hubby and bashful flying through the treetops!

The second last platform had the most stunning views of the Coral Sea and the Barrier Reef..

Coral Sea

Coral Sea

And yes we were all given helmets by the guides..go figure their choice hahahahaha..

Why? hahaah

Why? hahaah

The last surf we did solo.. I went first and when the guide said let go and hang..well I did..what a blast..upside down in the Daintree hanging from a harness and trying like crazy to take pics …none to successful as it was so fast!

Woo hoo solo !

Woo hoo solo !

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

My upside down shot! not to crash hot but see the platform up the top right hahaaha:)

Upside down down under

Upside down down under

Last leg of the surf!

Last leg of the surf!

Wow..super fun and such a great way to be amongst the treetops!

We finished up at the Harnessing centre and were whisked back to the snake house the same rickety road but for some reason even wilder !
When we got back we were hot and sweaty and in need of a swim..so we spoke to the guy at the Snake house and asked where there was a safe spot to swim..crocs being a real problem..he told us to drive just down the road to this cafΓ© ..behind it is a house and the owner is happy for people to swim on his property…odd but whatever here we go..
Sure enough behind this cafΓ© was a beautiful house ..like an old plantation really…

The house behind the cafe

The house behind the cafe

We got out and walked across an expanse of lush green grass and there in the middle of nothing was a metal pole with a tin attached and a sign said Gold Coin Donation..so we popped 2 dollars in and wandered to a bushy and tree lined path..
In to view came the most beautiful river..filled with cool water and giant river stones..after a bit of a wrangle to climb down in we went..there were a few people there also enjoying this mans generosity in sharing his wonderful oasis!

Beautiful and just what we needed!

Beautiful and just what we needed!

It was cool and refreshing and the sweatiness soon was gone..of course I took Bashful for a swim where we got talking to a woman who was from Canberra and as I said before small world she works as a nurse and knows the Opthamologist that did my eyeplugs! small small world..

Chatting with us girls in the water..Bashful right at home

Chatting with us girls in the water..Bashful right at home

A lovely way to cool off..Bashful and I

A lovely way to cool off..Bashful and I

After a lovely swim it was time to grab an ice cream and hit the road…where to? well all will be revealed πŸ™‚

 

A huge thanks to the awesome guys fromΒ  http://www.junglesurfing.com.au for a day to remember !

85 thoughts on “Travelling further in the Daintree

  1. That looks like a lot of fun! I’m glad you spared me the creepy crawlies. After the killer bird story, and the funky lizards, I would need a cool dip in a NO CROCS ALLOWED stream!!! Love the photos πŸ˜€

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    • Hahaah indeed Wally and Sammy it is a paradise πŸ™‚ the Snake house is just a little place to organise ziplining they have souvenirs and yes some snakes..quite beautiful actually ..but all contained and not loose haaaha πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  2. Oh what fun and I absolutely love zip lining. In my younger days we went on zip line camping trips and had a blast in the hills of Eastern Washington.
    Looks like such a wonderful dip in the water and even Bashful was cooling off.

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    • It was awesome..and I would love to go again:) I bet you had a blast it sure is wonderful fun! and ye[ the water was perfect for Bashful and I to cool off πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • It sure was! a huge day and that sweet cool water..what a wonderful and totally generous thing for this man to offer..apparently if he is home he may try and sell you a beer..which would have been the icing on the cake πŸ™‚ huhs and loves Bev xx

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    • ue I have just popped over to say hi and meet Honey:) she is adrable and I am super happy for you all..what I am not happy about is WP mucking around and losing you rom my reader..again…urghhh I will fix this pronto! and yes it was a wonderful vacation and Bashful was having a ball too hahaah πŸ™‚ loves to you all Bev xxx

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  3. What an AMAZING time you had! Bravo for being brave enough to do the ziplining thing – I’m afraid I just wouldn’t be able to do that……..the “oasis” looks incredible though – that would be heavenly after a long day of FUN…….you all really did have the time of your lives on your getaway didn’t you! (so did Bashful!).

    Hugs, Pam

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    • Pam I it was amazing..and not at all scray..felt safer than I do when driving πŸ™‚ it was a perfect little oasis and cool and very much needed ! Bashful I think has been kept busy and so far out of trouble with all the activities we had him doing hahahah πŸ™‚ indeed a great break after some hectic years πŸ™‚ Loves Bev xx

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  4. What amazing pictures and what an amazing experience!

    Yes, Simba would like to take you up on the offer to insert him in a picture for the TCC BBQ. How do we accomplish getting a picture to you, and what would be a good “pose”? Would the one on his blog for Tuesday be usable? Most pictures are lying down!!

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    • It sure was! thankyou sweets πŸ™‚ just email me some pics yes the Tuesday one and some lying down…I will get them sorted then email them to you so you can do your own words and postie πŸ™‚ email dinz1234@bigpond.com …lying down is a cat thing…hahahha πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • Mag I had a ball..i am getting more daring as I get older…go figure …I still do not like climbing a ladder though..maye all the safety gear needs to be worn for that! thanks sweets it was awesome fun πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  5. OMC We luvved da staghorn ferns. But all dat flyin’ fwu da air wuld be a bit skeery ifin yous ask us. MOL But at least yous had a good time. And by da way, what be a peapod caw?

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  6. That view of the Coral Sea is amazing, and I do feel as if I was right there with you through all your adventures . . . although I was probably a little less sweaty. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the lovely trip.

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    • It sure was! Bashful was in good hands and I could snap his every moment πŸ™‚ I would love to do it again..especially upside down hahaha older I get the more daring..who knew πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  7. Love love love zip lining…went on one in Costa Rica. Managed to be the last person down on one of the sections which meant I could “fly” like Superman (I wasn’t solo, I had to share my “flight” with a staff person). Still one of the more magical moments in my life. How cool to find a swimming hole like that…good idea to ask the guy at the Snake House…

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    • I agree sweets how amazingly fun is it! Costa Rica! awesome πŸ™‚ we did not have to have staff with us..and we could have gone solo the whole way..but I would be hard pressed to get a shot of Bashful from that distance hahaha no way was I lugging Brutus the lens up there! it was amazing and a must do again! and yes if you want to know the good spots always ask a local! perfect end to the day πŸ™‚ xxx

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    • Sharon if you get the chance go! amazing experience..and we were so amazed at this mans generosity with sharing his watering hole with the public..it was so divine..and people just chilling and cooling off..he even had a rope swing there πŸ™‚ awesome πŸ™‚ I am so glad you felt like you were with me πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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  8. Wow, you really are a fearless adventurer! What a cool thing though to be up in the trees and see all of those beautiful views. I can hardly wait to see where you went next! xxoo

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    • Thank you Jan..i get less fearful as I age hahahah πŸ™‚ it was astounding and quiet and just the most wonderful experience! and yes there were more adventures with Bahsful! making sure he has a great time down under ..:) loves Bev xx

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  9. Bev…you take better photos, upside and in motion then I do standing stock still with a pro beside me saying what buttons to push… !!!! AWESOME photography…..and THANX….like times a BAZILLION for NOT showing the snakes…the zip line looks mega fun ….I would have done it in a heartbeat !! β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Hahaahaha you are welcome..the reptiles ii can keep for a separate post with a huge warning hahahaha ! you and I would be great swinging through the trees …jane and jane hahaaha ..an awesome experience…think I am hooked! and the travels continue! thankyou for the lovely compliment sweets πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx ❀ ❀

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  10. Oh my gosh! You dare-devil you. I need solid ground under me, thank you very much. I think I’d have rather seen the snakes than think about hanging upside down on a zip line. Gah! Looks like you, the hubs and Bashful had a good time and that’s all that matters. πŸ™‚

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    • Hahah I used to be the same ..still not keen on ladders…but honestly safer than driving with some of the nuts on the road πŸ™‚ had a ball and Bashful was super brave too hahaah πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxx

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  11. Don’t you just love the unexpected things you find when travelling. That plantation like home and a dip in paradise for a gold coin.. Fantastic! What a great time you had, aye? It’s worth the sweat just to be there. I so LOVE all of that area. And hey … It’s me, Lynn not Charlie!

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  12. Reblogged this on Piglove and commented:
    SQUEALS!! Bashful zip-lining and swimming with gorgeous ladies – OMP – where did this piggy go wrong? You gotta see what the little tyke did with Fozzie. Raises front hoof in the air – I wanna go… please. XOXO – Bacon

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  13. Oh my gosh!! What an adventure… thanks for sharing all the lovely pics, it looks breathtaking. So pleased you ‘tokk us with you’ since, I doubt I would ever be brave enough myself to do anything like that!
    Also, how lucky is this Bashful kid, eh? Wow!
    Hugs, Carrie & Pups x

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  14. Wow, Bev, this looks like such a fabulous time! Although starting out with Cape TRIBULATION and SNAKE House, I might have been a bit hesitant! It’s so beautiful! Good thing you had Bashful along to keep things in order! πŸ˜€

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  15. What a day and you’re right Fozziemum, Bashful is right at home in his surroundings and chatting with the ladies. There is one picture that looks like a golf course. Next best thing to being there my friend.

    (((Shoko)))

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    • Thanks Shoko πŸ™‚ yes that picture was the mans house and property..we walked across that to get to his swimming spot..amazing hey ? Bashful is way the charmer and was glad for a dip even though WE carried him everywhere and all he did was Zipline hahahaa πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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  16. Awesome and another WOW! I would love to do this too…I can hear myself now screaming as I topped the trees that I am Tarzan Jane:) Seriously though I would have screamed and then took it all in…what a cool thing to do and Bashful is one lucky Rock who is on a roll…wink and πŸ™‚ Your vacation sounded fabulous with the warm climate, the incredible ocean and beach with fun stuff to do and see:)

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