Following our three-day visit to Daintree Village (see following post) we crossed the Daintree River on the vehicular ferry for a two-night stop at Cape Kimberley. This little-known camping ground is beautifully situated by the beach just 10km from the river crossing.
The facilities are a little shabby but this place is hard to beat for location. It is surrounded by a mix of rainforest and melaleuca and mangrove swamp.
Snapper Island is a short distance offshore.
The Daintree River mouth is an easy 3km walk along the beach. A Beach Stone-Curlew was encountered on the beach.
|Daintree River Mouth|
Side streams were well populated by mud skippers.
Birds about the camping ground included Olive-backed Sunbird and Brown-backed Honeyeater.
We drove to Cape Tribulation, stopping at various sites along the way including Hutchinson Creek, Thornton Beach (where a woman was killed last week by a crocodile), Noah Beach and Cooper Creek.
|Daintree River mouth & Cape Kimberley from main road|
While Australian Swiftlet was predictably difficult to photograph