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09 July 2011

D'Arcy of Daintree

The There & Back Again Tour to FNQ

We booked a tour with “D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours” to go up the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown. There is an inland Highway but this is a 4-wheel-drive dirt road that follows the coast for much of the way. There were a few river/creek crossings, some bumpy bits but nothing too bone shaking.
Alphie & I were the only two booked on the tour so we had very personal (and personable) attention from Mike D’Arcy. While we could probably have done this on our own, it was great to have an informed guide who knew the road and the area. Mike knew all the best photo op stops and made it a most interesting trip.
There were many “favourites” for the day ... the beach stop, Black Mountain, Grassy Hill Lookout, the croc-on-the rock, the Bloomfield (Wujal Wujal) Falls, ... but, kitsch-loving lush that I am ... I think the winner was : the Lion’s Den Hotel (quaint & quirky).
Big plus was having a cassowary cross the road in front of us.
Big minus was that the replica “Endeavour” had been in port and left just as we arrived.

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