The next morning we got up relatively early and didn't pack the tent away! After breakfast we started our walk to the Djyinda look out at the bottom of the Wollaman falls, this was a 5-6km walk, all down hill on the way out, all up hill on the way back, it was one of those days when you realise that you're relatively fit, we did the walk back up virtually none stop.
The view from the bottom lookout
Once we had returned from the walk we enjoyed taking the tent down while it was dry before heading on to Lucinda for lunch. Lucinda is famous for it’s 5.6km jetty, this is the longest in the southern Hemisphere and curves with the earth, it features conveyor belts for transporting the sugar cane onto Panamax class ships.
The Jetty, it's long
A bonus under bridge inspection cherry picker
After lunch we headed to Tully. This is famous for it’s giant Welly to celebrate the high level of rainfall the area receives, more excitingly you can also climb the inside of the giant welly.
The welly was opposite a sugar cane processing plant
We then headed to Wongaling near Misson beach and set up camp before going for a sunset walk on the beach. We also left out our table, chairs and water carriers with a note that they were free to a good home, on return out water carriers had gone, another thing down from our list of things to get rid off before we fly to the west coast.
Today our aim was to visit the Australian Platypus Park, this was located in the the Atherton Tablelands. It took a several hour drive to get there, the park is a former fish farm that has a spring fed fed pond frequented by platypus, this is available for public viewing on a no see no fee basis, we were hoping to get some better photos than when we were in Eungella National park. We saw a number of platypus and a couple of fresh water turtles, the platypus remained hard to photograph but I did my best.
It was still quite warm, although slightly cooler as we were inland and higher up. Out next stop was the Milaa Milaa falls for lunch. These were the perfect garden of Eden spec waterfalls, there is nothing that could have been improved in them by any way.
Lunch completed we headed to our last campsite on the east coast in Cairns, here we cooked dinner, did a wash and all the exciting things!
Till Next time David & Joanna
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