From Cairns to Townsville

Waterfalls, beaches and rain forest

From Daintree Nationalpark we drove back to the South, passing Cairns again and made a short stopover through the “mountains” to see the Millaa Millaa waterfall. The way was very winding through the forests, definitely not for people with sensitive stomach. On the way to the waterfall we saw for the first time a bush fire. It seems to be quite common here in summer, sometimes some forest section are burnt on purpose to let the vegetation regenerate, some seeds only sprout after a fire.


The Millaa Millaa waterfall looks pretty nice, but it´s also quite a busy place, seems to be very popular amongst the younger generation. Some people do swim there but for us the water doesn´t really look welcoming, it´s quite muddy. We continued our trip towards south and made a short stopover at the Mission Beach, this place is popular for people who likes to do paragliding. We stayed for one night in Cardwell, a very little charming town, situated directly on the coast. The next day we again made a short detour to visit a waterfall, this time the Wallaman waterfall. This one is the highest free falling waterfall of Australia. Wow, what a scenic landscape, in the middle of nowhere and then this fantastic view, really majestic. We arrived in Townsville early in the afternoon and I went straight away to the Reef Headquarter, Great Barrier Reef Aquarium. In my blog section “Dennis animal corner” I have written some more words about it if you are interested to read.