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EarthShip Daintree Guidebook

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EarthShip Daintree Guidebook

Sightseeing
This shady boardwalk in Daintree National Park meanders through lush lowland rainforest. In places the boardwalk is elevated up to 4 metres above the ground keeping your feet dry as it crosses creeks and swampy areas. From the vantage point of the boardwalk you can enjoy views of the surrounding lowland rainforest. From information signs along the way, learn about the ecology and diversity of the rainforest and find out how different species have evolved to survive in this tropical environment. Early morning and late afternoon are good times to spot the coastal Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo and if you are lucky, you may also see a cassowary. A stream runs through the rainforest. Wetter spots are fringed by king ferns, ancient plants which appeared 325 million years ago, pre-dating the dinosaurs. Another ancient plant seen here is Hopes Cycad (possibly the world's tallest cycad at 20 metres high), which has been around for 40 million years. Jindalba (meaning 'foot of the mountain') is the local Kuku Yalanji people's name for this area. Before you go: Visit www.qld.gov.au/nationalparks for more details, maps and current Park Alerts. START LOCATION: Turn off Cape Tribulation Road at the Daintree Discovery Centre. The start of the walk is at the end of Tulip Oak Road, Cow Bay. Grade: Distance: Time: Easy 650 metres 30 minutes Jindalba Circuit Track This walk in Daintree National Park begins near the entrance of the Jindalba boardwalk. The track is well marked but is stony in places and crosses rainforest creeks. Look for birds of all kinds—large majestic cassowaries or buff-breasted paradise kingfishers streaming their long tails through the forest. Although many of the park's mammals are nocturnal, you may catch some day-time action with musky rat-kangaroos foraging on the forest floor and Bennett's Tree Kangaroos rustling about the canopy. After your walk, relax in the Jindalba day-use area. You need to be reasonably fit to do this walk. Before you go: Visit www.qld.gov.au/nationalparks for more details, maps and current Park Alerts. START LOCATION: Turn off Cape Tribulation Road at the Daintree Discovery Centre. The start of the walk is at the end of Tulip Oak Road, Cow Bay. Grade: Distance: Time: Moderate 3 kilometres 2-3 hours
Jindalba Boardwalk
LOT 439 Tulip Oak Rd
This shady boardwalk in Daintree National Park meanders through lush lowland rainforest. In places the boardwalk is elevated up to 4 metres above the ground keeping your feet dry as it crosses creeks and swampy areas. From the vantage point of the boardwalk you can enjoy views of the surrounding lowland rainforest. From information signs along the way, learn about the ecology and diversity of the rainforest and find out how different species have evolved to survive in this tropical environment. Early morning and late afternoon are good times to spot the coastal Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo and if you are lucky, you may also see a cassowary. A stream runs through the rainforest. Wetter spots are fringed by king ferns, ancient plants which appeared 325 million years ago, pre-dating the dinosaurs. Another ancient plant seen here is Hopes Cycad (possibly the world's tallest cycad at 20 metres high), which has been around for 40 million years. Jindalba (meaning 'foot of the mountain') is the local Kuku Yalanji people's name for this area. Before you go: Visit www.qld.gov.au/nationalparks for more details, maps and current Park Alerts. START LOCATION: Turn off Cape Tribulation Road at the Daintree Discovery Centre. The start of the walk is at the end of Tulip Oak Road, Cow Bay. Grade: Distance: Time: Easy 650 metres 30 minutes Jindalba Circuit Track This walk in Daintree National Park begins near the entrance of the Jindalba boardwalk. The track is well marked but is stony in places and crosses rainforest creeks. Look for birds of all kinds—large majestic cassowaries or buff-breasted paradise kingfishers streaming their long tails through the forest. Although many of the park's mammals are nocturnal, you may catch some day-time action with musky rat-kangaroos foraging on the forest floor and Bennett's Tree Kangaroos rustling about the canopy. After your walk, relax in the Jindalba day-use area. You need to be reasonably fit to do this walk. Before you go: Visit www.qld.gov.au/nationalparks for more details, maps and current Park Alerts. START LOCATION: Turn off Cape Tribulation Road at the Daintree Discovery Centre. The start of the walk is at the end of Tulip Oak Road, Cow Bay. Grade: Distance: Time: Moderate 3 kilometres 2-3 hours
Looking for a deserted beach walk? Cow Bay Beach is the ideal walk. It is possible to walk north along the beach and go around the headlands to reach even more isolated beaches. The first small rocky point to the north has a cluster of projecting rocks, which are a strange metamorphic mix of pinkish, coloured complex quartz striations. These are very hard but, behind these, on the foreshore, are quite different much softer rocks – a range of yellow, black and orange mudstones. These were created millions of years ago by layers of different coloured muds and are akin to harder sandstones. Like ochres, mudstones are part of the colour palates of the Kuku Yalanji people. START LOCATION: Turn off Cape Tribulation Road at Floravilla and drive to the end of Buchanan Creek Road. Grade: Distance: Time: Easy As far as you like As long as you like
Cow Bay
Looking for a deserted beach walk? Cow Bay Beach is the ideal walk. It is possible to walk north along the beach and go around the headlands to reach even more isolated beaches. The first small rocky point to the north has a cluster of projecting rocks, which are a strange metamorphic mix of pinkish, coloured complex quartz striations. These are very hard but, behind these, on the foreshore, are quite different much softer rocks – a range of yellow, black and orange mudstones. These were created millions of years ago by layers of different coloured muds and are akin to harder sandstones. Like ochres, mudstones are part of the colour palates of the Kuku Yalanji people. START LOCATION: Turn off Cape Tribulation Road at Floravilla and drive to the end of Buchanan Creek Road. Grade: Distance: Time: Easy As far as you like As long as you like
Thornton Beach Walk Walking south from the café, the walk along the beach takes you to the mouth of Cooper Creek, one of Australia's richest mangrove systems. The picturesque backdrop of Struck Rock (offshore from the beach) adds to the experience of this lovely stretch of coastline. START LOCATION: CJ's Bar and Café, Cape Tribulation Road Thornton Beach. Grade: Easy Distance: 400 metres from the c
Thornton Beach
Thornton Beach Walk Walking south from the café, the walk along the beach takes you to the mouth of Cooper Creek, one of Australia's richest mangrove systems. The picturesque backdrop of Struck Rock (offshore from the beach) adds to the experience of this lovely stretch of coastline. START LOCATION: CJ's Bar and Café, Cape Tribulation Road Thornton Beach. Grade: Easy Distance: 400 metres from the c
Mount Sorrow Ridge trail This trail in the Daintree National Park is a steep and strenuous hike through dense rainforest. Although marked, walkers have been lost in this area. Mount Sorrow is not for everyone—only experienced bushwalkers with above average fitness should attempt this trail. You must be prepared for a very steep and difficult trail with log scrambling required in places. Carry plenty of water and start early to allow 6 hours of daylight to complete the hike. This hike takes you along the ridgeline of Mount Sorrow and through lush tropical rainforest. Once you reach the lookout you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Daintree coastline and beyond. The climb begins immediately through lowland rainforest and becomes steeper after passing the 2km marker. Tree roots cover the track in places, making for a tough scramble. After the 3km mark the track enters open forest for the last 500 metres to a lookout platform with magnificent views out over the rainforest to the reef. Return via the same route. Before you go: Visit www.qld.gov.au/nationalparks for detailed track notes, maps and current Park Alerts. START LOCATION: Park your vehicle at the Kulki day-use area and walk 150 metres north along Rykers Road to a gravel pull-off area. The start of the trail is signposted and is directly opposite this pull-off area. Grade: Distance: Time: Difficult - Map Essential 7 kilometres return 6 hours 20 destinationdaintree.com
Mount Sorrow
Mount Sorrow Ridge trail This trail in the Daintree National Park is a steep and strenuous hike through dense rainforest. Although marked, walkers have been lost in this area. Mount Sorrow is not for everyone—only experienced bushwalkers with above average fitness should attempt this trail. You must be prepared for a very steep and difficult trail with log scrambling required in places. Carry plenty of water and start early to allow 6 hours of daylight to complete the hike. This hike takes you along the ridgeline of Mount Sorrow and through lush tropical rainforest. Once you reach the lookout you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Daintree coastline and beyond. The climb begins immediately through lowland rainforest and becomes steeper after passing the 2km marker. Tree roots cover the track in places, making for a tough scramble. After the 3km mark the track enters open forest for the last 500 metres to a lookout platform with magnificent views out over the rainforest to the reef. Return via the same route. Before you go: Visit www.qld.gov.au/nationalparks for detailed track notes, maps and current Park Alerts. START LOCATION: Park your vehicle at the Kulki day-use area and walk 150 metres north along Rykers Road to a gravel pull-off area. The start of the trail is signposted and is directly opposite this pull-off area. Grade: Distance: Time: Difficult - Map Essential 7 kilometres return 6 hours 20 destinationdaintree.com
Adventure
GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. Highly recommended by previous guests
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Ocean Safari
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GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. Highly recommended by previous guests
Food Scene
Just around the corner from EarthShip Daintree is Floravilla ice cream Lovingly created icecreams that capture the essence of the local ingredients to produce a unique range of flavours. Our processes blend traditional icecream making techniques with an exotic mix of tropical fruit, and flavours to produce an amazing icecream experience
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
335 Cape Tribulation Rd
Just around the corner from EarthShip Daintree is Floravilla ice cream Lovingly created icecreams that capture the essence of the local ingredients to produce a unique range of flavours. Our processes blend traditional icecream making techniques with an exotic mix of tropical fruit, and flavours to produce an amazing icecream experience