The Tropical Coast16 sept. 2014
Today, we left Townsville and headed toward Tully. On the way, we visited two beautiful national parks: Paluma Range National Park and Girringun National Park.
In Paluma Range National Park, we went to Little Crystal Creek with beautiful waterfalls and crystal clear rockpools. We were tempted to have a swim but the water was too cool. We saw stunning Ulysses Butterflies (you cannot miss them, they are electric blue but impossible to take a photo). After our picnic, we walked up to the beautiful Jourama Falls.
Then, we drove further North to Girringun National Park to admire Wallaman Falls, Australia's highest single-drop waterfall with 268 metres high.
Finally, we headed to Tully, the wettest town in Australia with an average of 4 metres of rain each year. And we're going to stay there for two weeks to do volunteering work in Palm tree nursery! Our hosts, Jennifer and Peter are very nice and we shared a lovely dinner together. Tomorrow, let's go back to work!
We're now in the Wet Tropics and the sceneries have changed with Rainforest, lovely creeks and new animals. Here, there are only two seasons: the Wet and the Dry! We're still in the Dry (the perfect season: hot and no rain), the Wet starts from November until April. We have also entered the Cassowary's territory, Australia's largest Rainforest bird. We hope to see one soon :-)
But unfortunately, the road is boring with not much to see except sugar cane fields everywhere.