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"Daintree Rainforest
"Daintree Rainforest Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour""After pickup from your hotel travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle north along the coast taking in rugged mountains to one side and miles of golden sand and crystal clear waters to the other.When you reach Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas disembark to explore the wildlife park
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Cairns Super Saver: Great Barrier Reef Cruise plus Kuranda Scenic Railway plus Cape Tribulation Day Trip
Enjoy three iconic Cairns experiences over three unforgettable days in tropical Far North Queensland. Each tour takes place on a separate day. Please note that these are day tours only; accommodation is not included."""Over three days experience the best of tropical Far North Queensland! Go diving or snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and explore the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Combining the Cairns area's most popular attractions this three-day super saver is perfect for first-time visitors to Queensland plus represents a savings of 10%. From the coral beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to scenic views from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and encounters with Australian wildlife
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Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Cairns
"Your Great Barrier Reef experience begins in the morning with one of the fastest trips to the reef from the Cairns mainland covering the distance in a little over an hour. After checking in step aboard your deluxe boat which holds a maximum of 100 people including expert guides who make sure that you are comfortable throughout the day. When you arrive at the reef head to two prime locations to take in colorful schools of fish and coral gardens. Your guides help you to get outfitted with snorkel and scuba diving equipment and provide instruction and encouragement to newcomers and experienced people alike. Your friendly and knowledgeable crew is always available to help nervous snorkelers or divers enjoy their time in the water. Marvel at the incredible richness an
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Aboriginal Culture: Live

The second facet of Forestation is the display of aboriginal culture through live performance. We watched aborigines practice hunting techniques with spears and boomerangs. We threw boomerangs ourselves. The time concluded with didge-re-doo playing and dancing. Aborigine culture is evident in the Northern Territories where one-fourth of the population is native. As it turned out, this was our only opportunity on the circumnavigation cruise to see the culture. Photographers: bring zoom lens and have low light capability since it can be dark under the shading trees.

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Jun 18, 2014

Exposure to Rain Forest

This is a dual park: nature and native culture. We were exposed to the rain forest with a bounty of palms, termites and water. We boarded a Second World War Duck, a favorite amphibious vehicle of Douglas MacArthur, and bounced along a rain forest track to a small lake. Engaging the prop and rudder, we motered around looking for scarce wildlife. Photographers: bring the zoom lens and use the full range. There is great stuff here.

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fred98115
Jun 18, 2014

Kuranda Village & Rainforestation

We didn't like the village much. Too touristy and tacky for me. They've got Aborigine dance troupes and boomerang & didgeridoo shops and loads of arty markets and stuff but not my cup of tea. I think it grew out of a 60's Hippy commune but hey, it ain't the sixties no more, so time to move on. So move on we did, to a place called the Rainforestation Centre, where we went on an Army Duck Tour for some real culture :¬)
We also learnt yet more about Epiphytes, well let's face it you can never know too much about them! We caught the bus here from outside the Butterfly Farm and it dropped us back at the Railway Station.

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pugwashman
Feb 11, 2009

RainForest Station

One of the things to see in Kuranda is the Rainforest Station which has a good collection of crocodiles, snakes and marsupials kept in what look to be quite good conditions. In there we also went on a Duck (amphibious landing craft) drive - pretty good fun.

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Sep 09, 2003
 
 
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