Tropical Far North Queensland by BlossomFlowerGirl

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Tropical Far North Queensland

This is about my holiday from Cairns to
Laura, on the lower Cape York Peninsula from
September 2008 to October 2008. Going from Melbourne to Cairns to Port Douglas, to Cooktown and Laura, Cape Tribulation and all the bits in between, and finally back to Cairns for my flight home.

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21. Atherton Tablelands - Giants and Waterfalls

Tuesday 23 September

More in the Tea House gardens.


In a quiet shady spot amid luscious ferns and towering trees is this waterfall.

Twin Kauri

These towering bull kauris (Agathis microstachya), are over 45 meteres tall and 6 metres in girth, and are the largest of Australia's 38 conifer (pine) species.
Easily the best known botanical feature of Lake Barrine, these twin Rough Barked Kauri Pine are estimated to be about 1,000 years old and are considered one of the earliest known species of rainforest tree.

The Bull Kauri species is the largest of all the Kauri’s on record and it is a pine even though it does not have a needle leaf. ‘Kauri Pine’ is the common name derived from the Maori name of the related New Zealand Kauri species (Agathis Australis).

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