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A Fan Palm dominated rainforest with primitive relictual flowering trees protecting the integrity of a unique landscape.
Whenever I guide visitors into a grand fan palm cathedral, I like to watch their immediate reactions to it. First there is amazement, incredulity and delight. Couples move together to hold hands. We all like to share special moments to derive maximum enjoyment.
Some like to separate themselves from the group to savour the isolation of a unique and sacred place, to be refreshed by its spirituality and to memorise it, forever. Then the cameras appear, hopefully to take away a record of the majestic beauty and the tranquillity. But it can’t be done. No camera can capture the grandeur and panoramic sculpturing of Licuala ramsayi under its canopy of ancient Gondwanan giants that form part of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world.
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.
QUESTION: What do George Clooney, Shaun Penn, Jim Caviezel and Cooper Creek Wilderness have in common?
ANSWER: They all featured in the movie “The Thin Red Line”.
QUESTION: What do the documentaries “Extreme Australia” – Discovery Channel, Wet Tropics Of Australia – Australian Geographic and National Parks of Australia have in common?