|Entrance to caravan park|
|Just inside the park|
The above two photos are of Barron Gorge where they start the white water rafting down to lake Placid, beautiful scenery.
|The view from Port Douglas Lookout on a very wet and windy day|
We met a gentleman at Crystal Cascades who told us not to bother going to Mossman as it was no good and you couldn't see anything. don't know what he was looking for but we disregarded him and had a thoroughly enjoyable day there. You cannot drive up to the gorge anymore as the land and the rainforest have been given back to the aboriginal tribe that lives in that area and they are managing the forest very carefully. They have built an information centre which houses different tours you can go on in the rainforest or you can self guide yourselves. There are buses every 15 mins that take you to the Gorge to the start of the walks and bring you back.
|Thought this beautiful tree root deserved a photo|
|Me on a swing bridge in the rainforest - very proud of myself|
|This picture a bit dark - realised that in a rainforest if you set your camera to night it is better|
|This was the next picture taken - a lot brighter and such a beautiful fig tree|
|This fungi had a red and orange and black sheen|
Hartley's Crocodile Farm
Hartley's croc farm is between port douglas and cairns and well worth the entrance fee. There are two shows where rangers talk about snakes and crocs but the croc one has live bait ( the ranger) and they feed them chickens . We went on a lagoon cruise which is included in your entrance fee and lasts 45 minutes or longer if your guide is chatty like ours. The sides of the boat are filled in with thick plastic sheets and we needed them.The guide taunts the crocs so that they jump up out of the water and some bang on the side of the boat.
|These are Salt Water Crocodiles at Hartley's|
They don't only have crocs at Hartleys there is a family of Cassowarys and a snake and small animal section and kangaroos and a farm section