Friday, June 29, 2007

Full moon and a live band at the beach house

Live music tomorrow night - Saturday 30th June at Cape Trib Beach House - we have our local favourites The Coils playing. Why not come down and check them out and have a walk down the beach - it's full moon!!

Jungle Lodge Tent Cabins Now Open

Jungle Lodge offers the best of both worlds, a relaxed, peaceful and friendly atmosphere in a lush tropical garden setting with guests swimming pool and bbq area. The lodge is located right in the heart of Cape Tribulation, with the beach, store, boardwalks, restaurants and bars all within a few minutes walk.

Powered Camp Sites - Campers, Campervans and Caravans welcome.
Powered Tents Cabins - tent Cabins are set in a lush tropical setting, they sleep two people.
Powered Camp Sites $30 per night.
Powered Tent Cabin $40 per night.

Bookings and Check in from Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, Phone 4098 0000

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Daintree Discovery Centre reaches one million visitors

Kath and Max Love from Yass in NSW were surprised by all the attention when they visited the Daintree Discovery Centre. But they soon learned they had taken the centre's visitor numbers across the one million mark. Presenting Mr and Mrs Love with a personalised tour of the centre, a copy of Fruits of the Forest book by Bill Cooper and a basket of goodies, with a value in excess of $1000, centre owners Pam and Ron Birket expressed their joy at reaching their landmark.

"We're so excited to have reached one million visitors," Mr Birkett said. "This is a fairly good milestone to have achieved."

One of the drawcards of the centre is the 24m high canopy tower, the only one of its kind in Australia.

Reducing the carbon footprint

Daintree Discovery Centre have launched a new venture: a community based Carbon Offset/Bio-Sequestration Project. The project not only measures the Centre’s carbon footprint but allows it to develop strategies to minimize Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Carbon offsetting involves calculating GHG emissions and developing strategies to avoid, reduce and finally offset CO2 emissions via revegetation of degraded rainforests. For more information on the DDC’s initiative go to

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pulses race as crocodile charges

Last Friday was a very cold day on the river and most of the crocs stayed in the water. Since then the weather has been great for them to catch up on their lost sunbaking time.

Fat Albert (5m male croc) has been around quite a lot lately and on Saturday he gave us a reminder that he is the boss. After lying still all day he was swimming down a creek towards us and he stopped up against the bank. While we were looking at him a snake dropped out of the tree behind us and started swimming across the creek, so we backed up to look at it. Fat Albert was either interested in the snake or we got in his way, but we looked back and he was charging straight towards us. We accelerated and he flicked downstream about a metre away. He could not do anything to the boat but it sure got everyone’s’ pulses racing.

From David White, Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruises