after our 3 days in paradise (a.k.a. fitzroy island) we headed to the next destinations on our north-east coast trip! it was time for kuranda, a cute little village in the rainforest and the granite gorge – to cuddle the wallabies!
getting to kuranda was somewhat difficult for me, a person with the worst motion sickness ever. the road was very winding, so by the time we got there i was so sick i actually forgot to take a lot of photos! and that means something. ^^ thankfully, it got better and i managed to take some snaps!
we met up with some friends and went to play mini golf, the main prize was – a fresh coconut!
while you’re in kuranda – definitely take a stroll through the little colourful market huts and try the falafel at falafellicious!
that night we stayed it the best accommodation one could possibly imagine! it was this beautiful house in the middle of the rainforest! the owners were just the nicest people that made our stay even better. we woke up to the chirping of birds and had breakfast on the stunning terrace while looking at cockatoos flying around. there are 2 kinds of accommodation – a room with a private bathroom that we stayed in (you can book it on airbnb here) and your very own floor of the house (you can book it on booking.com here).
afterwards, we took a 45minute ride to granite gorge! even the road was interesting, as in those 45 minutes the landscape completely changes from the lush, green rainforest to a very dry, almost desert like scenery.
just don’t do the mistake we did and go to climb all the rocks in granite gorge at midday on a very hot day. sure, you’ll see cool dinosaur footprints, but cause of the heat you won’t be sure if the dinosaur that goes with them really is still there.
on the plus side – there are so many little wild rock wallabies running around that you’ll die of cuteness, not the heat. there are also little baby ones! remember to buy a pack of food for them at the entrance and you’re good to go! they won’t leave you alone until they’ve eaten everything you got or get chased away by another wallaby.
after all the climbing and wallaby-feeding the absolutely best thing is to take a swim in the lake that’s just around the corner from the main wallaby rock.
hope you enjoyed this weeks post! feel free to leave a comment! :)