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Daintree, Cow Bay & Cape T , Cairns Report

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Daintree, Cow Bay & Cape T , Cairns Report

Its been a few months since our holiday up to North Queensland area.

Thank you to the members who helped us out with advice, also we found reading posts on this forum helped us plan our perfect stay.

We hired a car from the Cairns airport, arrived around 2 ish upgraded to larger car..nice!

After popping in quickly to Edge hill to get the house key, introduce ourselves to the owner of the house we would be staying at later on during our 2 week FNQ holiday we headed off along the highway to Mossman, loved the drive up there.

After a super quick stop at Woolies and the bottle shop we were back on the road following the coast to the car ferry at The Daintree.

We had booked a little eco cabin overlooking a creek in the thick rainforest at Cow Bay, airbnb great price..loved our 3 nights there!

Arrived around 5sh it was time for dinner & a few drinks over looking the creek!

We knew we had picked well, the quiet area was paradise.

First morning we cooked a yummy breakfast early, walked to the creek, enjoyed my morning coffee listening to the creek & birds...its a very special place to take in, trees towering so high & lush.

We drove all the way to the fruit farm that has tours, enjoyed a boat tour at the mouth of the ocean down Tribulation, we saw 2 female crocs and heard the big splashing sounds of a male that had swam in from the sea. Enjoyed the tour and scenery is amazing, I am so pleased we ended up going up to The Daintree and Cape Tribulation as it was the high light of our 2 weeks holiday.

There are so many creek crossings and the huge canopy either side of the road is lovely.

We tried the ice reams made from local exotic fruits and wattleseeds..Yum Delish!

On our way back to Cairns we stopped at Silky Oaks Restaurant for lunch.

It had been on my bucket list for years, lunch was fresh & prepared well, presentation was all 5 star, worth the splurge. The views from every table over looking Mossman Gorge is a unique place to sit in comfort, take in the views while being served a mangosteen cocktail...it doesn't get much better for dinning in the outdoors.

Our stay at Edge Hill was great, close to fresh food cafes & good location for going to the skyrail and we booked the gold class train return trip.

Our day trips included Mt Moley Pub for lunch, wine tasting, looking at The Atherton tablelands, Milla Milla falls to swim, a picnic at Lake Eshon (ive spelt it wrong )Lake Placid & swimming in Mossman Gorge.

We had an over night stay at The Flower House an airbnb cottage booking overlooking rolling hills and a crystal clear creek near the spanish castle,we did the night tour of the castle.

Our last few nights we stayed at Port Douglas at a resort, lunch at the marina, a massage at Peppers (early bird deal) was very nice & needed after sleeping on a hard bed at Edge Hill.

Up north is big Forests, big coastline...Gods Country!

We loved the mountains, the beaches looked lovely although we didn't step onto any beach at al (crocs)l we did enjoy parking to take in the views, the beaches with the white sand looks tempting to ho for a walk but we didn't, the closest we came to the beach was walking along the side walk at Trinity Beach.

Edited: 03 July 2017, 21:35
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1. Re: Daintree, Cow Bay & Cape T , Cairns Report

Can't wait to get back to the Day, thanks for the report.

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