Cassowray – Aligators nest – Tully

1 June 2018: It’s another early beach beginning for 6.30am to catch a golden sunrise. Our monument is still remaining pride of place for last night. We depart for a day of exploring the region and begin with this little rainforest walk that was a 2km loop track that featured Cassowary’s; it’s located just after South Mission Beach heading back to the Bruce Hwy. We head from here to the Township of Tully (11am) we arrive, have a look and decide to push on for a swim at Aligators Nest. It’s a beautiful drive through the cane and you end up in the mountains / rainforest.  Aligators nest is this stunning intersection of two creeks, the water is pristine clear and fresh; it’s turquoise! We swim here for ages and Louis and push up walking and climbing upstream through the rapids and boulders; truly amazing. After this we decide to walk the entire length of Tully main street and purchase Tully a few gifts from Tully. It’s now 3.30pm and we drive 45min north on the Bruce Hwy (we are mad) to Etty Bay in the hope of seeing a Cassowary. We  meander our way through the cane farms, drive up over the headland and arrive at Etty Bay; it’s stunning. I can’t believe it, just as we pull up, there is a Cassowary walking directly in front of me up from the beach. It’s casually walking through the van park that is situated directly on the main beach front. I end up getting so close to it, it’s stunning and it’s feet and talons are huge! We return back to Mission Beach, head to the beach for an evening fire on the beach.

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Cedar Falls – Airlie Beach

28 May 2018: I head off to the Marina and Airlie Beach to capture the sunrise, it’s been raining all night and the conditions are not the best. The rain snarls begin to break and I’m treated to an amazing rainbow as a back drop over the Marina! After this we head to Cedar Falls, this is a fresh water hole that has two water falls flowing into it. This is awesome.

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Cape Hillsborough – Kangaroo’s on the Beach

22 May 2018: Cape Hillsborough is nestled in National Park and it’s stunning. It’s an early start 5.30am and it down to the beach to see the kangaroos on the beach. This is one awesome experience. The kangaroos arrive early morning to eat the mango pods that get washed onto the sand. There is no other place in the world that has kangaroos on the beach. They are sooooooo close and very happy to be photographed. The camp ground is simple and there is very limited reception,. The park owners are awesome and extremely friendly. During the you can walk the Cape Hillsborough Beach on low tide and venture out to the headland. IMG_3220IMG_3161

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