Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tropical Fruit in Season

What fruit are we picking at the moment?
Yellow Mangosteens
Mamey Sapote
Black Sapote
West Indian Limes

What is flowering?
Malay Roseapple
Matisia - see the photo below

For more information visit Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm
Alison Gotts
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

Friday, July 27, 2007

Cape Trib Information Centre - News Update

Rainfall – we have had about 30mm in the last week, forecast is that the weekend will be fine with 10 to 15 knot winds

Roads – the road to Cape Trib is open with no flooding, there are minor delays at Thompson Creek just north of Coconut Beach due to roadworks. There is single lane section there with a give way sign for northbound traffic.

The Bloomfield Track is open to 4WDs only and has been partially graded. Graded sections can be very slippery after rain. The creek crossings are less than knee deep and Emmagen Creek is very loose and requires 4WD

Tides – the high tides are ¾ of the way up the beach and occurring early to mid morning. Lows are very low and occurring early afternoon.

The area is very busy at present and tours and accommodation needs to be pre – booked to avoid disappointment. There are small queues at the Ferry during peak times

Lawrence Mason
Manager,Mason's Tours Cape Tribulation
CMA 4,Cape Tribulation, Qld 4873
Phone 40980070 Int 61 7 40980070
Fax 40980026 Int 61 7 40980026
Mobile/Cell 0427012772

Monday, July 23, 2007

High Impact - First Impressions

Watch the video to get a taste of what you can do in the region. Daintree Cape Tribulation Tourism Association members give a memorable welcome to 70 delegates as they arrived at the Visitor Information Centre Conference held at Cape Tribulation on April 19, 2007.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Are crocodiles stupid?

Crocodiles do have a very small brain, but we often see examples of their cleverness. Over the last couple of days, however, ‘Scarface’ has done some dumb things. When the shade caught up with his favourite sunbaking spot he slid down the bank towards the water and got his bottom jaw stuck under a mangrove root and then he had to slide around sideways and arch his back and eventually shook his head free. He slunk off under a tree looking a bit embarrassed. It could be explained away as an unfortunate accident but the very next day he did exactly the same thing.

David & Tyna White

Monday, July 9, 2007

Rare sighting of Bennett'sTree Kangaroo

Great excitement at Jungle Surfing yesterday, when we spotted a tree kangaroo in the forest just behind the harnessing centre and office. It was powerfully muscled, and treated us to an impressive climbing display before bounding off into the forest.

We spotted it around 4.30pm, so there wasn't much light left but we got a few shots.

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Phone: +61 7 4098 0043
Fax: +61 7 4098 0065

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Cold nights makes great croc spotting

The very cold nights and nice sunny days have been excellent for croc spotting. Every day we have had plenty of crocs high and dry catching up on their sun baking. It is a very pleasant time to be cruising on the Daintree with plenty of bird life, crocs and other wildlife and great views of the surrounding mountains and mangroves.

David and Tyna White
Solar whisper

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Tour operators join forces to offer Aboriginal stories

Cape Tribulation's long established tour operator Mason's Tours has joined with Wujal Wujal's indigenous family business Walker Fmily Tours to offer an Aboriginal guided walk at Bloomfield Falls.

Lawrence Mason said the Walkers would conduct the 30 minute walk and talk to the falls on both half and full day 4WD tours operated by Masons. "The Bloomfield Falls, after which Wujal Wujal is named, is a place of great significance to the area's traditional owners," said Lawrence Mason.

"The Walker women explain their connection to the land and bring guests inside a living culture in a very unique way. "We are extremely happy to be working with the Walker family and believe this gives us the oppprtunity to now offer the best possible experience to our visitors." The Walker Family Tours section of the 4WD tour will include a morning or afternoon tea.

The Bloomfield Falls is a pristine, 40m waterfall surrounded by lush, World Heritage listed rainforest.

Mason's Tours operates from Cape Tribulation or Cow Bay and has recently added a third 4WD vehicle to their fleet to cope with demand during the 2007 peka tourism season.