The part of Queensland from Cape Tribulatian to Innisfall was home to many Aboriginal tribes, long before
the first European explorers arived in the early 18th century.
James Cook ran his ship Endeavour aground near Cape
in 1770. Luckely they could repair the damage.
European settlement started in earnest in the 19th century with people in
search for gold, timber, coal and dairyland.
Lush tropical rainforests and long, quiet beaches dominate the North above the
crocodile invested Daintree estuary.
Divers will appriciate the prestine outlying reefs like Agincourt Reef which are accessable
by fast boats from Ponrt Douglas.
A scenic tramway will bring you back in time and to the Skyway in Kuranda, where you can sail
over the rainforest. The town is also the gateway to the Atherton Tablelands.
Thanks to the higher elevation and
plenty of rainfall these tablelands are prime dairy country. All that water has to find its way to the ocean and does so via