October 14 , 2012

 

Location

Atherton Tablelands, Daintree, and Cooktown

 

Atherton Tablelands

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 Lodge

Kingfisher Park Entryway

 

Camping Area

Camping Area

 

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon On The Grounds

 

 

Platypus

Platypus

 

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

Daintree River Sunset

 

River View

River View From Campsite

 

Yellow Oriole

Yellow Oriole

 

Great-billed Heron

Great-billed Heron

 

Channel-billed Cuckoo

Channel-billed Cuckoo

 

 

 

Cooktown

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.

 

Cooktown

View of Cooktown

 

Cook Statue

Cook Statue

Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Museum

 

 

Rig of the Week

 

Winnebago Class C

Here's a large Australian Winnebago Class C spotted parked overnight at a rest stop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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