Where the rainforest meets the great barrier reef, two world hertiage sites meet. Cape Tribulation was named after the British navigator Lieutenant James Cook after his ship scrapped a reef north east of the cape, while passing over it. As he steered away from the coast into deeper water but no later than 10:30pm he ran aground again, on this reef that is now named Endeavour Reef. His ship stuck fast and was badly damaged. Desperate measures had to be done, to prevent the ship from foundering. Cook recorded and named the north point, Cape tribulation because here began all their troubles.
In 1930s some europeans settlers started arriving, but they found the rainforest environment a difficult place to get established.
The average annual rainfall for the cape is 3,900 mm. And in 2006 it was recorded well over 6.5 m while in 2010 it then reached 8 metres.
Most people visit the area during the dry season which is between July and November. As for the wet season, marine stingers are prevalent causing locals and visitors to swim in the many creeks that are not infested with crocodiles.
To its gorgeous coast line. Where this exact location was where Steve Irwin was known to be during his last days filiming his underwater documentary titled ocean’s deadliest. May he rest in peace.
Mossman Gorge located in the southern part of the daintree national park, 80k’s north of Cairns. The traditional homeland of the indigenous eastern kuku yulanji people. Mossman Gorge was established as part of the daintree national park in 1967.
Heading back home to Cairns, but before stopping off at Rex Lookout taking in the beautiful landscape of the coast.
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