The small town of Kuranda is a bit of a tourist trap, but it is well up in the forest and has walking trails into the forest and that makes it worthwhile. Also it houses, in addition to a hundred trinket and post card shops, a gallery with the exquisite photos of Ric J Steininger and the stunning art work of David H Stacey. Google these two for a look at some quality Australian art. Ric has one image of the southern cross through a six hour plus exposure. Wow. Fran and I have a Stacey print of the living room wall that depicts a Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher pair, the termite mound nest site and associated habitat depictions – just great!
But that isn’t what I wanted to mention — I walked the jungle trail (Jumrum) and happened on a lizard, some very well protected plants, and of course, a bird or two.