Vacation Part Two: Port Douglas

This is Part Two in my four part series about my vacation this August.  You can see the other posts here:

Part One:  Great Barrier Reef

Part Three:  Stranded in Palm Cove

Part Four:  Mandala Magic Retreat in Ubud

 

I spent the next part of my trip in Port Douglas, QLD.  Of course, I stayed at the beautiful Pink Flamingo Resort.  I couldn’t resist.

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Mandala inspired by my surroundings…

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I booked a ton of day trips from Port Douglas as I was most excited to see the wildlife of Australia.  So, I went to the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation on my first day.  I got to see crocodiles and a cassowary, and pet a wallaby.

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In the evening I went to the Flames of the Forest dinner, where I heard an aboriginal dreamtime story about wallabies.

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Mandala inspired by Flames of the Forest

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The next day I went to Mossman Gorge and went on an aboriginal cultural tour:

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Smoking ceremony before entering the rainforest
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Covered in mud before venturing into the ocean to spear fish crabs
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Had to walk through this to get to the ocean
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Our tour guide, holding up our afternoon snack

After spear fishing crabs at Cooya Beach, we headed back to the Walker Brother’s family home to cooked up the crab & chat with the family.  It was such a great experience!!!

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Mandala inspired by the Aboriginal artwork exhibit at Mossman Gorge

My third day tour was to Kuranda, where I wandered the village, went to the Koala park, and to Rainforestation.

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View from the skyrail

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I spent my final day hanging out in Port Douglas, just exploring.  Found lots of woo-y shops & an adorable cafe with vintage doily dreamcatchers:

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Stay tuned for the next leg of my trip…Stranded in Palm Cove.

 

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