Day 36 Of The East Coast

Day 36 Of The East Coast

Location: Daintree Rainforest

We were up early due to a new species of birds screeching. After breakfast and packing up the car we drove to 4-mile beach.
We spent the entire morning playing football and sunbathing, although it was windy it was still very sunny.

Our next stop was Cape Tribe located within the depths of the Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is the only place in the World where two world heritage sites exist side by side. It's pretty special!

It was another very scenic journey passing through the Wangetti. We also had to get a short ferry to cross the croc infested river.

It was a slow drive to the camp as we kept stopping off at various lookout points. There was also a huge amount of speed bumps, these had been implanted to slow down for crossing Cassowaires. A strange species of bird ….. 
The cassowary is a large, flightless bird most closely related to the emu. The cassowary is the heaviest bird in Australia and the second heaviest in the world after its cousin, the ostrich. Luckily we did not come across any!

The campsite was lovely when we arrived, it was a great set-up. We also had access to a private beach with a great view of Cape Tribe Point.
After setting up camp and exploring the area we headed out for another look around. We ended up driving up Cape Tribe to the other side of the headland that we were staying on, it was a very similar beach to the one at camp.

We also stopped off at the vistor center. On the way back Marcus actually let me drive the car! Besides driving down a pot hole I did pretty good considering the size of the Jeep!
Unfortunatly it all went down hill from this point ….

Waiting for the electric gate to open the car cut out on me, the battery symboled that it was dead. As we were blocking the way the guy jump started the car. As soon as the leads were taken off the car cut out again. After a few tries Marcus managed to quickly drive it to our camp spot.
The guy at the site was actually very unhelpful .... apparently he had no time. We were stuck AGAIN!
Having no wi-fi at the camp meant walking a couple of miles down the road to a restaurant. We ended up buying two beers in a trade for wi-fi. 
It seemed that in order to get help we needed to join the RACQ as the mechanic would not come out without this. Typical, once again we were broken down in the most remote location with no phone signal!

After figuring this out we headed back to camp to drown our sorrows with champagne and pancakes. Somehow we both ended up forgetting how stranded and rubbish our car was!


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My name is Collette Green and I am a 24 Geography Graduate from England. My boyfriend (Marcus) and I recently took a year out to visit and explore Australia. Although a little late this blog will consist of all our experience. Make sure to check-up and follow our adventure down under!