Cassowary Coast News

Here Are A Few Shots Of What You Will Experience Right On Board Snapping Tours!

Posted: 13 Aug 2018

What an amazing River we have in Innisfail, home to a vast of amazing wildlife! Our next tour is at 3:30pm tomorrow!



#snappingtours #johnstoneriver #innisfail #crocodile #tropicalnorthqueensland


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Yaps Paw Paddle

Posted: 27 Jun 2018

We held a Paw Paddle on Saturday the 23rd June to raise funds for Yaps We managed to raise $835, a fantastic effort! We had lots of happy pooches come along with their owners for an adventure down the Babinda creek. A Big thanks to sponsors Babinda Bakery...

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Stunning Sunset Last Night As We Look Easterly Across To Dunk Is.

Posted: 15 May 2018

So genuinely blessed to be living in such a wonderfully inspiring location with my lovely wife Leanne !

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"get To Know A New Local" Piece.

Posted: 15 May 2018

Well after 7 wonderful weeks now, Leanne & I thought it time we tell you a little bit more about ourselves.
Following is a Q&A we filled out for the lovely Susie England down at "TROPICAL PROPERTY" as a "Get to know a new local" piece.

OUR NAMES:
Leanne...

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It's Our #birthday

Posted: 21 Mar 2018

It's our #birthday and we will do what we want to... which was hit the river with some awesome guys.. #birthday
#rapidboarders #whitewater #tullynationalpark #thisisqueensland #thisisparadise #queensland @australia #seeaustralia #nationalparksqld #ttnq #c...

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Let The Travel Alliance Group Make Your Visit To Far North Queensland A Memorial One!

Posted: 20 Mar 2018

Let the Travel Alliance Group make your visit to far north queensland a memorial one!

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Facts About Australian Cassowaries

Posted: 22 Feb 2018

In evolutionary terms, the flightless birds, or ratites, were some of the earliest types of birds to develop. Some still exist today including the emu, rheas, kiwis and the ostrich. But several have become extinct in recent times including the Moas of Ne...

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Adventure Capital Of Australia

Posted: 20 Nov 2017

Oxford English Dictionary Defines adventure as:
1. An unusual and exciting or daring experience.

Well if that start doesn’t take you back to high school, I hope your excitement for adventure does.

I think Far North Queensland defiantly takes the top pri...

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Raging Thunder Welcomes New Rafts!

Posted: 06 Oct 2017

Raging Thunder recently welcomed ten brand new rafts from South Africa to the fleet, operating on the Tully River. Raging Thunder Adventures is committed to providing world class rafts that navigate the river with more ease while ensuring passenger safety...

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How Turtley Terrific!

Posted: 20 Jul 2017

Did you know that at mating time, females and males migrate to the beach where they were born, following the magnetic fields of the Earth as their guide. The migrations can be over 2000 kilometers long. How Turtley Terrific!

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Beautiful Bingil Bay On The Cassowary Coast

Posted: 06 Jun 2017

Bingil Bay is a small community just north of Mission Beach and you do get a sense that the rainforest really does meet the sea in this area. The following is information from Wikipedia about the history of this beautiful location.

The name Bingil is bel...

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New Promo Video For Cruise & Dive Frankland Islands

Posted: 26 May 2017

Your weekend to do list - escape to a tropical island. We can make this happen with our Locals Discounted rate of $150. Book now and pack your beach bag!

Watch it here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/tours.95/cruise-dive-frankland-islands.1905/

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To Swim With Turtle’s

Posted: 19 Apr 2017

To swim with a sea turtle is a dream that most people share. So graceful, in the coral sea’s clear water, as they glide by with not a care in the world. But as we’re taken in by the beauty of this pre-historic animal, we often forget how fortunate we are

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**new** Rapid Boarders Barron River Afternoon Session

Posted: 31 Oct 2016

The Barron River afternoon session is a great tour full of extreme adventure on up to grade 3 rapids.

River boarding with Rapid Boarders is a great white water option and all essential training is provided, so requires no previous experience. The thrill

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Rapid Boarders Live Bookings

Posted: 04 Oct 2014

Rapid Boarders has offically gone live with online bookings.
Head over and make your next booking online.

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Plant A Rainforest Project

Posted: 04 Jun 2009

Rainforest Rescue will be continuing with their amazingly successful Plant a Rainforest Project in the Daintree from the 22nd to the 26th of June and from the 29th of June to the 3rd of July. The trees have grown incredibly well in the tropical climate. If you live in or will be visiting the Daintree during that time please come along and join us. For exact locations of the plantings on each day please contact our Conservation Manager David Cook on 0407 178 495 or email david@rainforestrescue.org.au. If you can't make it to the Daintree remember you can always sponsor additional trees to make our forest grow.

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New Look Rainforest Rescue Website

Posted: 11 Oct 2008

Rainforest Rescue has just launched its new look website. We have designed it so it is easier to navigate and we have added a Rainforest Blog packed full of news and useful information about our precious rainforests. Have a look and let us know what you think.

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Rainforest Rescue Purchases 10th Daintree Property. No. 11 Coming Up

Posted: 14 Aug 2008

Rainforest Rescue announces the purchase of a tenth property through the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project.This is extremely good news for the critically endangered Southern Cassowary. It prevents another housing development with all its associated dangers – dogs, loss of corridors, traffic and road kills – from destroying the delicately balanced habitat of this “keystone” species of the rainforest. Property No. 10 is essential habitat for this fabulous big bird, whose numbers are far fewer than the already low previous estimates.The vegetation type is described as wet to very wet vine forest with emergent large-fruited red mahogany, having a rainforest understorey merging into simple to complex mesophyll to notophyll vine forest. The biodiversity values of this latter ecosystem type are described as being “very species rich”. Lofty clumps of locally endemic fan palms and black palms grace the northern sector of the property whilst two species of cycad and numerous ferns abound in the denser southern part. These include the King Fern, which, with fronds up to 5 metres long, is reputed to be the largest of all ferns. It is as a primitive plant, very similar types having been around for 300 million years.The process is now underway to have to have the land protected in perpetuity by an Act of the Queensland Parliament by having the property declared as the Tree Friends Nature Refuge.In announcing this major step forward, Executive Officer Kelvin Davies was especially proud that it has been achieved without any government funding. “It’s a significant achievement for community conservation, proving that donations from individuals and businesses make a big difference,” said Kelvin. Equally exciting is the news that Rainforest Rescue is now on the verge of buying an eleventh property. Property No. 11 is located less than a kilometre away and is just as critical for Cassowaries and other rare and endangered species, like the Bennetts Tree-kangaroo. It will provide a vital corridor through the rural subdivision from the Daintree National Park on its northern side to two declared Nature Refuges to the south.“We only need to raise $85,000 to complete the purchase of this next vital property – such a small amount to preserve forever another slice of the irreplaceable Daintree – and we call upon concerned Australians to contribute to this campaign,” Kelvin adds. “The current owner is committed to conservation and is offering the lot to Rainforest Rescue at less than market value, so we have taken an option to purchase.”With the end of the financial year looming, Rainforest Rescue is now seeking tax-deductible donations from the community or business sponsorships to protect this two hectares property to establish and protect forever the wildlife corridor that it offers between the Daintree National Park and the Perna Greene Nature Refuge.

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David Suzuki Helps Rescue The Daintree

Posted: 14 Aug 2008

David Suzuki, the internationally acclaimed broadcaster, journalist and biologist is making his voice heard as a spokesperson for Rainforest Rescue."Come on Australia" said David Suzuki. "This is important work. All Australians should get behind Rainforest Rescue and support the Daintree Buy Back and Project Forever Project" David Suzuki said;The Daintree rainforest is currently threatened by rural residential development" Make a difference with your tax-deductible donation today! Or order a Daintree Gift Card for your friends and loved onesYou can read the full article on David Suzuki's Daintree message in the News section of the Rainforest Rescue Forum. David has also recorded two radio announcements for Rainforest Rescue. You can download MP3 audio tracks of David's 30 second spot (469KB) and 60 second spot (941KB)

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