Tourism in the Daintree Rainforest is continuing to decline, partly because of the relative value of the Australian dollar.
Recent upturns in the global economy have been met with a proportionate recovery in other parts of Australia, but the far north seems to have suffered the double whammy of natural disasters which have been overly-publicised to the extent that many travellers to Australia are still shying away from Queensland.
The challenge for the people of the Daintree Rainforest is to get the word out that we are enjoying unobstructed accessibility, are open for business and waiting to showcase the rich diversity of experiences that make a great nature-based holiday in the oldest rainforest in the world.
If you feel inclined to assist, kindly forward this eNewsletter onto a friend who may be considering travelling in the not too distant future…
With the completion of the long-awaited elevation of the Cooper Creek causeway, Daintree Rainforest and Cooper Creek Wilderness wish to sincerely thank Cairns Regional Council and staff and the various consultants and construction experts who all contributed to the successful completion of this critically important piece of transportation infrastructure … in the most extraordinarily difficult circumstances that nature could conceivably unleash… read more here.
Seeing the Daintree Rainforest from a helicopter, covering the enormity of the surrounding landscape, puts us into our rightful insignificance. Having long awaited the opportunity to photograph the Daintree Rainforest from above, we were fortunate to have favourable conditions over all aspects of the landscape, other than the apex of Thornton Peak itself. This was counter-balanced by the perspective that background cloud gives to panoramic photography and the greater volume of water still running over waterfalls… read more here.
The truth about undisturbed rainforest is that you can sense its antiquity and agelessness from the moment you enter, as is evidenced with our newly created walking trail from the exotic tropical fruit orchard. Trees with roots stretching close to a hundred metres, stand like massive sentinels, protecting and holding together all of the surrounding trees. A complex, interconnected vine network ties together the crowns of the rainforest giants, with stranglers tying the rainforest canopy top to the root network at the forest floor… read more here.
The Art of Concealment reveals Poltys laciniosus spending the daylight hours convincing the world that it is a twig. Its mimicry is brilliant! At night, it spreads its legs and swiftly builds a magnificent two-dimensional wheel-web to capture flying insectsfor its sustenance. Before dawn, it collects and ingests all its valuable silk and returns to its preferred placement on a branch where upon it resumes its twig pose for the following day… read more here.
Kind regards from Prue, Angie, Neil and the trio of rainforest rascals, Tulli, Taiga & Tkoda
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