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7 Night Ultimate Port & Rainforest Escape
The Port Douglas and Rainforest Escape is perfect for couples. From Australia's finest beachfront oasis to rare Rainforest wilderness your six night getaway will be a magnificent tropical experience.

7 Night Luxury Package

* 4 nights Sheraton Mirage
* 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
* Full Breakfast Daily
* River canoes & mountain bikes
FROM $1276 Per Person
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Luxury Eco Nature Escape
Luxury Eco Nature Escape includes 3 nights of absolute luxury in a Treehouse at Silky Oaks Lodge and a day under the warm tropical skies exploring beautiful coral gardens on the Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef.

RAINFOREST & REEF

3 NIGHTS SILKY OAKS LODGE
*FULL BREAKFAST DAILY
*QUICKSILVER OUTER REEF
*SEMI SUBMARINE
*GLASS BOTTOM BOAT

FROM $867 Per Person
3 NIGHT PACKAGE
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Wait-a-While in the Daintree
Wait-a-While is a stunning, secluded pole framed timber house in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest

Sleeps up to 9 people

*3 BEDROOM HOLIDAY HOUSE
*SELF CONTAINED
*STUNNING POLE HOUSE
*500 SQUARE METRES
*INTERNET
FROM $390 Per Night
DAINTREE HOLIDAY HOUSE
SAVE UP TO $780
*Pet friendly
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Cape Trib, Reef, Waterfalls Backpacker
6 NIGHT BACKPACKER CIRCUIT Non-stop thrills on the reef and rainforest, this popular package is fantastic fun and a budget saver! Canoe in jungle crater lakes, snorkel the reef and spot turtles...

- 1 night Cape Tribulation
- Mossman Gorge
- Daintree River Cruise
- Evolution Outer Reef
- Swim in Waterfalls
- 1 night Yungaburra
- Canoe & Mountain bike
- 4 nights Gilligans, Cairns
FROM $706 Per Person
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Daintree Tourism News

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rambutans, also known as Hairy Lychees, rambutans originate from Malaysia and Sumatra. The name comes from the Malay word ‘rambout’ meaning hairy.

Oval to oblong in shape, rambutans grow in large clusters on the tree and are excellent for decorative purposes. The vivid red, variegated or sometimes yellow coloured fruit is covered in soft spines. The flesh is sweet and transparent or white and has a mild acid flavour which is very refreshing. It contains one seed.

Look for a firm brightly-coloured fruit that shows no signs of bruising. Its spines should be firm, without being brittle. Dehydration and rough handling will result in blackened spines, however the fruit is generally OK to eat. Fresh fruit can be refrigerated wrapped in plastic for five to seven days and may be kept at room temperature for two or three days.

Rambutans are best eaten fresh. To prepare, cut around the centre of the fruit with a sharp knife, penetrating the skin only. Lift off the top half of the skin, leaving the fruit in the half shell, like an egg in an egg cup. It can be added to fruit salads, served with ice-cream or made into sorbets, jams, salads, cheese or meat platters, as an addition to either sweet or savoury kebabs or simply served fresh to follow savoury dishes.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A new Nature Refuge has been created in the Daintree rainforest through a declaration by the Queensland Parliament.

Lot 22 Camelot Close at Cape Tribulation was purchased by not for profit organisation Rainforest Rescue in April 2007. “That’s when the work began to create the Nature Refuge” said Kelvin Davies CEO of Rainforest Rescue.

Truckloads of rubbish were taken to the Cow Bay transfer station or further south on trailers. Then the weeds were tackled with a consistent approach requiring multiple follow up visits. Finally 500 trees were planted in the clearing to complete the restoration process.

The Nature Refuge agreement between Rainforest Rescue and the Queensland Government will ensure the land is protected forever and has the exclusive purpose of nature conservation. The kuku yalanji people of the Daintree were asked to give a name to the property choosing the ‘kulki anga’ Nature Refuge. In the kuku yalanji language kulki anga means ‘Cape Tribulation home for wildlife’.

The property is covered in lowland tropical rainforest and has the Tribulation Creek running through it. Being located within a Cairns Regional Council ‘rainforest residential precinct’ the land could have been developed for housing if not purchased by Rainforest Rescue

The new Nature Refuge has plenty to catch the eye. Cassowaries, Bennetts Tree-kangaroos, Striped Possums, Orange-footed Scrub Fowl and other wildlife regularly visit and there are some spectacular trees. The high conservation value of the property has been confirmed by a very large list of plants recorded in a survey. The 2.12 hectare property has an amazing 185 species of trees & shrubs in addition to 24 species of ferns. The largest tree is an ancient Strangler Fig measuring over 11 metres circumference at chest height and an impressive specimen of Hope’s Cycad stands at 6 m in height.

To make a donation and help buy back the Daintree phone 1300 763 611 or visit www.rainforestrescue.org.au

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Romantic Reef & Rainforest
Romantic Reef and Rainforest Package From rare rainforest wilderness to a tranquil beach paradise your getaway will be one of elegance and ease.

LUXURY 6 NIGHT PACKAGE

*3 nights Green Island Resort
*3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge
*Full Breakfast daily
*Barrier Reef Pontoon trip
*Semi Submarine tour
*River Canoes
*Mountain bikes etc;
FROM $1449 Per Person
HUGE SAVINGS
$734/person
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Ocean Safari
Ocean Safari experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkelling two pristine reef locations off the Daintree coast at Cape Tribulation.

SNORKEL GREAT BARRIER REEF

*Two departures daily
*Maximum 25 passengers
*Reef & Marine Life presentations
*Two reef sites
FROM $139 Per Adult
CAPE TRIBULATION
TRANSFERS INCLUDED
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Cascades Roundhouse
Daintree Roundhouse 360 degree view of the rainforest and perfectly located on a spring fed creek.

Ideal Romantic Getaway

*Private Waterfalls
*Natural Spa Pools
*Heart of Rainforest
*Tropical Clear Streams
*Romantic!
FROM $350 Per Night
Sleeps 4
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Jungle Canopy Surfing
Jungle Surfing Fly with the birds and tree kangaroos, as you glide up through & above the rainforest canopy along a series of flying fox cables.

JUNGLE SURFING

* Very limited availability
* Must be pre-booked
* Spectacular Views
* Fun for all ages
* Cape Trib transfers included
FROM $105 Per Person
8 DEPARTURES DAILY
2 HOUR TOUR
Children 3 years and older can participate.
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Daintree Wilderness Lodge
Daintree Wilderness Lodge is an intimate lodge situated north of the Daintree within an ancient Fan Palm forest.

STAY 3 NIGHTS & SAVE!

*COOKED BREAKFAST
*NATURE WALK
*ONLY 7 BUNGALOWS
*ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY
FROM $270 Per Night
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Dan's Mountain Biking- Cape Trib
Mountain biking at Cape Tribulation is a fun and active way to explore the tropical rainforest. There are plenty of mountain streams to stop, cool off and refresh yourself

You'll get sweaty!

* You'll get dirty!
* You may even get wet!
* But you'll also get hooked!
FROM $185 Per Person

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Bruce's Croc Cruise
Sit back and enjoy the commentary on this spectacular Daintree River Cruise. Bring your camera and cruise on the stunning Daintree River.

DAINTREE RIVER CRUISE

*One hour river cruise
*4pm cruise most popular
*Environmentally friendly
*98% chance of seeing Crocs
*Plenty of wildlife
*Binoculars included
*Daintree Tea & coffee
FROM $30 Per Person

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Cockatoo Hill Retreat
Cockatoo Hill Retreat boutique rainforest resort, a secret paradise perched between Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas offering four exclusive tree lodges.

The perfect escape...

*Awake to chorus of birds
*Sunrise over the coral Sea
*Tropical breakfast daily
FROM $350 Per Night

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