Today is my last full day in Cairns, tomorrow morning I head back to Brisbane on the 24 hour train trip.
Hi there I hope you having been following my short winter holiday and enjoying my adventures.
My Itinerary for today with Down Under Tours :
Hotel pick-up at 7am ….ouch that’s dam early for me
Morning tea at Mossman George Centre
Driver guided walk in Mossman Gorge
Lunch at Noah Valley in a rainforest setting
Ice-cream at Daintree Ice Cream Company
Cape Tribulation Beach and Board Walk
Return to hotel. Its a 12 hour day out.
The bus arrived to pick me up, then three more passengers needed to be pickup at Port Douglas.
The drive from Cairns to Port Douglas takes about one hour – 70km. It really is a scenic drive, plenty to see with a stunning coast view.
After all passengers were on board we headed to Mossman.
After arriving at Mossman Gorge Centre we had morning tea which was damper with jam and cream, coffee or tea. Damper is a traditional Australian soda bread, historically prepared by early settlers, swagmen, drovers, stockmen and other travellers – Wikipedia . Real damper that I am used too is cooked in a camp oven over hot coals. The damper we had for morning were scones.
I enjoyed my visit to the Mossman Gorge, a paddle in the river would have been a bonus .
We then made our way back to the schuttle bus and then onto the tour bus. The next place we visited was the Daintree. We needed to go across the Daintree river on a barge.
Did I say that this is a 12 hour tour ?
Before going on a river cruise we went to a Daintree Ice cream shop. The ice creams are made from all naturally produced products and fruits such as coconut, mango, wattleseed, lemon, and many other delicious. We waited in the bus while Daniel collected our ice creams which we ate in the bus while travelling back to the river to meet the boat. I got the following photo from the ice cream company website…truly refreshing and delicious.