October 14 , 2012
Atherton Tablelands, Daintree, and Cooktown
As we noted last week, the Atherton Tablelands are a great birding location. We stayed at the Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge, a famous place in birdwatching circles.
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge website.
Kingfisher Park Entryway
Peregrine Falcon On The Grounds
Daintree National Park
Daintree, down at sea level, is another place that attracts lots of birders. The big attraction here is a boat trip on the Daintree River. Some people come to see the crocs, others the birds. You can camp at a place right at the boat launch, very convenient.
Daintree River Sunset
River View From Campsite
Cooktown, 200 miles north of Cairns, is really not on most lists of places to visit in Australian. Still, it's about as far north as you can go in Queensland on sealed roads so it seemed like it was worth a visit.
More about Cooktown.
View of Cooktown
Captain Cook Museum
Rig of the Week
Here's a large Australian Winnebago Class C spotted parked overnight at a rest stop.