A pre-historic World Heritage Site ruled by giant reptiles.
The Daintree Rainforest is located to the north of Cairns, in northern Australia. At over one hundred and thirty-five million years old it’s the oldest tropical rainforest in the world.
This is the only place in the world where two World Heritage National Parks join. At Cape Tribulation the rainforest opens out onto a long isolated beach alongside the Great Barrier Reef.
I was never one for the beach and I did look like a flabby little naked mole rat in the sun, but spending all day there without a soul in sight is pretty relaxing…even for an anaemic Robinson Crusoe like me. I was warned not to venture too far into the forest because of the risk of coming across crocodiles. Later on people told me to be careful where I swam, as the area is also popular with saltwater crocs as well. I lost my fear of giant reptiles sneaking up on me out of the rainforest very soon after getting there. I told myself even though it’d be a gruesome end, but it’d be a beautiful place to get eaten at least.
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