Ravenshoe – Monday
Our breakfast this morning was a fruit pie from the Bakery but they were so big and filled with so much fruit neither of us could eat more than half. We took the rest with us when we set off on the Waterfall Circuit and although you would expect that after one or two they’d all look alike they were actually all very different.
We stopped at Millaa Millaa which was an interesting place and learnt about a very interesting “frontiersman” called, Christie Palmerston. When you see the density of the forest it’s just mind blowing that anyone could make their way through it but he and an Aboriginal boy cut their way through from Herberton to Innisfail. The highway from Innisfail to Millaa Millaa basically follows the original track they blazed down to the ocean. We also used some of the tracks they made when we went on the Manu Rainforest Walk.
The Rainforest Walk included long elevated walks through the canopy and a tower with 98 steps up it! The view from the top was wonderful and the walk back down much easier for me.
We treated ourselves to a meal at the Highest Hotel in Queensland, the room was all decked out ready for a Melbourne Cup lunch tomorrow. The actual Melbourne Cup is being taken to a few different places around the town as part of the lead up to the race. I guess towns request it.
We’ve decided to stay another night here so we can get some laundry done tomorrow before we turn south.