At ABC, our passion revolves around the reef, but Port Douglas and its surroundings offer a plethora of thrilling wilderness opportunities! One such gem is Cassowary Falls, a tranquil oasis tucked away in the lush Australian rainforests. Accessible only through guided tours, the cascading waters create a serene backdrop for nature enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in pristine beauty.
Explore The Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO-listed ancient tropical rainforest, over 180 million years old. Its 1,200 sq km area is rich in biodiversity, housing unique flora, fauna, and endemic species, and holds cultural significance for the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people.
Venture into the heart of Daintree and around Port Douglas to catch a glimpse of the elusive Ulysses butterfly. This large and stunning butterfly flaunts its vibrant blue colors amidst the tropical rainforests. But beware! Its evasive nature and rapid flight make it a challenging subject for photographs, a true testament to nature’s marvel. And if you are lucky, you might come across saw shell turtles, and various specious of dragons and lizards!
Embark on an adventurous journey to Mount Hypipamee Crater in the breathtaking rolling hills of the Atherton Tablelands. Witness the aftermath of a volcanic explosion over 10,000 years ago, leaving behind a captivating crater measuring 61 meters in diameter and 82 meters in depth. The surrounding rainforest teems with unique plant and animal species, making it a haven for birdwatchers and those lucky enough to spot the elusive Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo.
Embrace the beauty of nature’s wonders in Port Douglas and beyond, where every step uncovers a new and awe-inspiring experience. Let ABC guide you through these enchanting destinations, making your journey one for the books!
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