18.09.2012 - 21.09.2012 28 °C
From Cairns we travelled back up to the Atherton Tablelands on a very steep and winding road through the rainforests and camped at Henrietta Creek in the Palmerston section of the Wooroonooran National Park. This large park is in the heart of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA) and the Henrietta Creek campground is nestled in the rainforest next to the Henrietta Creek. From here you can go for walks in the rainforest and try to spot platypus in the creek or cassowary in the forest. We were not so lucky to spot either cassowary or platypus, but we saw cassowary poo, the size of a man’s foot and we were both grateful they can’t fly.
The 5 km return walking track to Nandroya Falls took us through ancient rainforests, past Silver Falls and past towering buttressed trees and huge ferns before we reached Nandroya Falls where we relaxed and I cooled off in the plunge pool. Another 2 km return walking track close by took us through the rainforest to two beautiful waterfalls, Tchupala and Wallicher.
From here we continued our journey south to the coast to camp at Mission Beach.