Archive for March, 2007
Rri01 Fan Palm (Licuala ramsayii) dominated forest on alluvial/colluvial material derived from mixed metamorphic/granitic material.
This scientific designation gives little indication of the awe-inspiring grandeur and sensational beauty of the Fan Palm forests of Cooper Creek Wilderness.
This blue-coloured pool (depicted above as it was 1995) is a World Heritage treasure of exceptional beauty situated in a sharp curve of Cooper Creek at the base of Thornton Peak.
Australia’s international obligation to protect and conserve this site is defined within its inscription of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in 1988.
Brian and Rosemary Mulcahy of Ormond Victoria researched their Daintree holiday on the web and booked onto a Cooper Creek Wilderness guided interpreted walk because they knew it would allow them to experience the real wilderness on natural trails. They did not want to go the mass tourism way of boardwalks designed to cater for high impacts and large numbers.
People from all parts of the world come to the Daintree to see its exceptional natural beauty, to experience the magic of the world’s oldest rainforest and to find out why it is an important World Heritage site.
The majority go the popular, mass tourism way; a day-tour from a central accommodation hub, including a short walk around a public boardwalk, lunch at a resort, a river cruise and a visit to a wildlife park to enrich the itinerary of a somewhat travel-intensive experience.