• Daintree Rainforest
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    Moments in Australia: Daintree Rainforest

    Daintree Rainforest is the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with unique endemic flora and fauna. It’s the only place where two natural UNESCO World Heritage sites meet – the Daintree area and the Great Barrier Reef. After exploring the Great Barrier Reef for a few days, we land in Cairns. From here we travel to Port Douglas – a getaway to the Daintree. The flight is early, however, our driver already awaits us. It’s surprising that there are many options to travel from Cairns to Port Douglas, but almost nothing in the opposite direction. After extensive research and reading about no shows, 3+ hours drive instead of 1.5, I booked our…

  • The Great Barrier Reef
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    Moments in Australia: The Great Barrier Reef from above

    Flying to North Queensland as a part of our exploration of the  Great Barrier Reef in a propeller plane. There are only a few passengers on board and it almost feels like a private jet, champagne not included. Pristine blue waters and pieces of land here and there are a pretty view, but I hope for something more, something better. My wish is to fly over the Great Barrier Reef and to capture its beauty on camera. The flight is short – just 1.15 hours. As time goes by, I start getting used to the thought that we are probably flying too close to the coastline and chances to see…

  • Great Barrier Reef
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    Moments in Australia: the Great Barrier Reef, close and personal

    The trip to Whitsunday Islands, a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, begins after a few days in Sydney with detailed information about the flight in the waiting area. Is this a news channel?! Never before have I listened to such a comprehensive monologue regarding the flight, the weather, and everything related. Impressive! The thought of spending a  few days in the humid, tropical climate of Queensland, already excites me and teases the adventurer in me. Where is the sun? Why are clouds hiding the turquoise water, and, wait, is it raining?! It’s not the wet season! Busy with my confused thoughts, I am trying to peek between the clouds…