As winter settles in many parts of Australia, the Far North Queensland is experiencing glorious warm days with temperatures averaging 25 °C.
We have certainly turned on some great weather for our visitors, who are all bathing in delight. Meanwhile, you can always spot the locals or should I say, long term residents. They are the ones all rugged up, especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon.
The perfect clear days has spoiled us lately with an abundance of wildlife playing and foraging in the Daintree Rainforest. Ranging from the smallest insects to the largest animals, it is a delight for guides and guests to be in the Rainforest and Wet Tropics area of North Queensland.
Great bird sighting at present in and around Mossman Gorge and the Daintree includes the Little Kingfishers, Kookaburras and Satin Flycatchers. The Raptors are also around at present and eagerly waiting the start of the sugar cane harvest in search of snakes and rodents.
The Cassowary is becoming a daily sighting with many guides having record tallies of adults as well as juveniles.
We have joined the Daintree Region Cassowary Group to register our daily sighting and assist them with maintaining a Cassowary Database. If you happen to be in the area, please log on to the site and register your sightings,
Crocodiles are also out and about looking for warmer spots along the banks of the Daintree River to sun themselves, so in all it is a perfect time to be in Far North Queensland and visiting the Daintree Rainforest.
The greatest sighting though has been the elusive Platypus. This shy and intriguing monotreme only grows up to 50cm in length and can be quite difficult to spot. In general we seem to spot the platypus more so during this time of the year, so it is a real treat for guides and guests alike.
Our guide Ross, managed to take a couple of photos of the Platypus last week and you can view them on our facebook page
No holiday in Port Douglas is complete without a day trip to the Daintree Rainforest.
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