|Looking 23 metres down - the Canopy Tower|
|Above the canopy - 1998|
|The Daintree River - 1998|
Over the crocodile-infested Daintree river, the 'challenging' main road winds through the magnificent World Heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforest that the founders fell in love with way back in Queensland's glory days of unbridled development. How the privately owned centre became an award-winning eco-tourism attraction with cutting edge 'green' technology since opening in 1988 is a masterclass in prioritising and persistence for apathetic, incompetent and inactive governments … but I digress!
|Daintree River Mouth - 1998|
As the oldest rainforest in the world – with a high incidence of endemic plants, animals and birds – the Daintree is a valuable scientific resource with secrets still to be discovered. So observing rainforest plants, birds and butterflies up close, with expert commentary provided by audio units along the Daintree Discovery Centre's aerial walkway, boardwalks and interpretive displays is an Aussie must-do!
|From the Canopy Tower - Daintree Discovery Centre|
PS - Pictures marked 1998 were taken during our first trip to the Daintree.