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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, February 16, 2010

Despite all the rain Cape Tribulation/Daintree/Bloomfield Track are all looking fantastic!

We are going through to Emmagen Creek everyday no problems with flooding. Cassowary's are being sighted regularly, two crocodiles on the River yesterday as well as Boyds Forest Dragons and Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfishers from New Guinea on their breeding migration.

Chillagoe Caves & Outback tour is operating Monday, Wednesday & Friday's, and the outback is green & looking fantastic. Very little rain during the day & not as hot as here on the coast. We are going to Granite Gorge at present instead of the Wetlands as access in is closed for a few weeks due to some flooding earlier this week. Lots of Kangaroos, Wedge Tail Eagles even the odd sighting of the Albino Kangaroo!

We are also doing the Trezkin or Donna Caves as the Royal Arch is closed at present, so a reasonable level of fitness is required due to stairs to climb up to the cave entrance.

Billy Tea Safaris is the longest running 4WD operator to Cape Tribulation and beyond and also now to Chillagoe Caves and Outback. Billy Tea Safaris is now in its 29th year of operation and is a local family owned business by Marilyn and Berrick Barnes. Billy Tea Safaris is also Advanced Eco Accredited.

The Billy Tea Fleet of vehicles are custom built 4WD'S 13 Seater, 6 wheeler 4WD and also 14 Seater Canter, all vehicles have panoramic viewing windows, extra high clearance for great visibility, we also supply baby seats and booster seats and all seats are seat belted. All guides are highly trained and have extensive knowledge of the local area, history, flora and fauna.

Cape Trib

  • Small Personalised Groups Max 14 passengers per vehicle
  • Swim at beautiful Emmagen Creek, and enjoy a rainforest walk, no crowds.
  • We travel further than most operators
  • Eco Accredited Guides
  • Custom Built 4WD vehicles all air-conditioned
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Hand Feed Kangaroos
  • Tropical Fruit tasting
  • 1 hour River Cruise, to view Crocodiles and other wildlife
  • Tropical BBQ Lunch- Vegetarians catered for.
  • Pensioner and family rates.

Chillagoe Caves

  • Small Personalised Groups Max 14 passengers per vehicle
  • Visit Mareeba Wetlands enjoy a 20min boat cruise & morning tea
  • Experience off the beaten track roads and view many different species of birds and wildlife.
  • Experience the real Australian Outback, step back into the history books with turn of the century mining towns
  • Visit the old Lappa Junction (Pub with no beer)
  • Australian Pub lunch - historic Chillagoe Pub
  • Guided Chillagoe Cave Tour and Chillagoe Smelters
  • Skybury Coffee Centre for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Accredited Guides

Friday, February 05, 2010

As locals, we all know that the weather is beautiful here year round and when the rain comes we all love it!!  Our rainforest animals all wander about, our rainforests come alive and our nights are a symphony of frog songs.  Rivers and waterfalls go wild and life is great!

Sure, there may be a slightly higher chance of rain but it's fun wandering around in the warm rain.  Take yourself out of your comfort zone!

People have called me to tell me about the size of the raindrops that bounced off the pavement.  It creates a memorable experience and a sense of adventure. You have never experienced rain until you experience it in the wet tropics and hey World Heritage Rainforest needs torrential rain to keep it growing! We need our beautiful rainforests to remain lush and alive.

Staying in the rainforest in wet weather is brilliant!  It's absolutely beautiful, not to mention the numerous waterfalls that appear during this time.

All activities take place year round in FNQ, we love playing in the rain!

  • Activities such as ATV & Bungy are great fun!
  • Spectacular heli rides over the Barron Falls.
  • View the clouds and mist as you journey on the Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda.
  • Awesome rafting adventures on the Barron and Tully River.
  • Great accommodation & tour deals to be had!

Despite the travel information you may reading in planning your holiday to Far North Queensland, not every day is a wet weather day. We have some beautiful days and quite often the rain only passes through at night, which is a relief to calm the humidity.

This time of year is the best time to snap up some superb tour and accommodation deals, so what are you waiting for?!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Barramundi is back on the menu in Far North Queensland. The barra open season started yesterday, with fishers permitted to take barramundi along Queensland's east coast from midday. The season started in the Gulf of Carpentaria on January 22.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Partrol District office Karl Roebuck said the closed season protected sticks at vulnerable times during their spawning cycle. "With the season reopening, I would encourage anglers to refresh their knowledge of the rules before hitting the water", Mr Roebuck said.

Barramundi is a highly prized species. Living in the rivers and coastal waters of Tropical Australia, they are very popular as both a sports fish and a table fish. Goes well with lemon and roasted macadamias. The taste is similar to Coral Trout.

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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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Temp: 28.5 °C
Wind: 15 kt ESE
Humidity: 65%
Pressure: 1011.2 hpa
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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
SAVE $120
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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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