Posts Tagged ‘tropical rainforest’
The spectacular flush of red leaves after cyclone Oswald is breathtaking in its abundance and contrasts magnificently against the multitudinous greens. It’s a great time to visit as the rainforest commences its rehabilitation and regeneration. New growth inspires a feeling of optimism and youthfulness. It must be the pheromones exuded by the burgeoning growth.
Daintree Rainforest is the jewel in Australia’s tropical rainforest crown. Its rich array of rare and endemic flora demonstrates the origin, evolution and dispersal of flowering plants (angiosperms). Many of the endemic species and genera are narrowly restricted within the three valleys protected off the eastern flank of Australia’s wettest point – Thornton Peak. Nowhere is the contribution of rare and endemic species to the composition of the forest more notable than in the Cooper Valley.
Another inhabitant of the ancient Daintree Rainforest has revealed that its highly-refined evolutionary attributes may yet provide a solution to a vexing medical problem. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), is one of a number of greatly-feared strains of Golden Staph (Staphylococcus aureus) that are often found in hospitals and have become highly resistant to most antibiotics.
Skysafari Helicopters offer a wide range of activities in Tropical North Queensland and even go further afield to places like Uluru. Cooper Creek Wilderness has a special private charter going with Skysafari where clients are flown into the Cow Bay Air Strip after a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef for a guided interpreted tour of the world’s oldest rainforest with Cooper Creek Wilderness, a gourmet brunch by the creek and a swim, then back up into the sky for a Daintree River Cruise or a reef experience or the outback. All in one day.
What a brilliant Christmas office idea - rewarding the staff of FNQ Apartments with a shared immersion into the middle of the oldest rainforest in the world! A brief overview of FNQ’s website reveals a specialist FNQ accommodation booking company with a strong social ethos and it was a pleasure for Cooper Creek Wilderness to host this special event.