Watching the Cape Tribulation footage has made me want to return to Cape Trib and also miss my yoga friend Todd, who has left Airlie Beach and moved to Victoria – come back buddy, I am lacking friends to play with! Anyway, We both loved it up here in far North Queensland, not just for the beautiful scenery but also the feeling that you were entering into another time zone where everything slows down a little – and who doesn’t want that in their life?
Ocean Safari was definitely a highlight, coming from the Whitsunday’s we had heard lots about the marine life up in the north and were super keen to compare. You’ll see in the video that the coral is beautiful and we hit peak hour turtle traffic at Mackay Reef. There were green sea turtles cruising around everywhere and totally unphased by the gangly human tourists all around them. The second snorkel spot at Undine was also pretty cool and provided a bit of variety being a little different in structure from Mackay Reef. The best thing about Ocean Safari is that the boat only holds a maximum of 25 people allowing you to experience the Great Barrier Reef without the crowds! And lastly, a big high-five to the company’s HR department for employing such great staff. The skipper and eco-host were both genuinely lovely, answering questions, cracking jokes and having an equally as great a time as us.
Staying at the Cape Tribulation Safari Lodge made our stay that little bit more relaxing and enjoyable as the Ocean Safari check-in desk was at reception and the Turtle Rock Cafe meant we didn’t have to leave if we didn’t want to. The cabins, camp grounds and amenities were all clean, tidy and fairly new and the location is also pretty great, a 5 minute walk from the beach, rainforest boardwalk tracks start right opposite the lodge and there are a few eating and drinking places within walking distance. Props again to the staff who were super helpful in directing us to cool fresh water creeks and recommending places and things to do. We like the staff so much we ended up having sunset drinks with them on the beach and some even joined us for a yoga practice in the afternoon (which turned into a class).
In this video you see a little of the accommodation, a lot of the snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, a few freshwater creeks amongst the Daintree Rainforest, the Freeride Electric Adventure bike tour and an AMAZING SUNSET – if you do anything make sure you get up for sunrise, like I said Safari Lodge is only a 5 minute walk from the beach so you’re mad not to!
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Big love xx
After the first video hit 1000 views on youtube I thought it was time to…01 January, 2018