On the Wallaby – Day 1

On The Wallaby Tour

Millaa Millaa Waterfall in Queensland, Australia

We went on a 2 day action packed tour with On the Wallaby Backpackers Lodge. We tossed our bags in storage at Travellers and were picked up early in the morning.

Waterfalls, rainforest hikes and bicycling, kayaking and swimming were all part of a wonderful trip.

On The Wallaby Tour Bus in Queensland, Australia
The bus

Our first stop was Curtain Fig National Park which is in the Daintree Rainforest and contains lush vegetation and a huge fig tree. Our guide, Cherene, for the first day of our trip was absolutely amazing! She made the trip incredibly enjoyable.

Cherene, the On The Wallaby tour guide in Queensland, Australia

Here’s Cherene explaining this very dangerous plant – the Gympie-Gympie – leave it to Australia to even have deadly plants. If this plant’s toxins get in the right areas, it can lead to a fatal drop in blood pressure or pain for several months!

Daintree National Rainforest in Queensland, Australia
That’s a stick bug on the toxic plant, Gympie-Gympie

Here’s a couple pics of the curtain fig.

On The Wallaby Tour in Queensland, Australia
The whole group in front of the curtain fig

Shannon and Stephen in the Daintree National Rainforest in Queensland, Australia Shannon and Stephen in the Daintree National Rainforest in Queensland, Australia

After this, we made our way to Lake Barrine for some swimming and lunch.

Lake Barrine in Queensland, Australia Stephen at Lake Barrine in Queensland, Australia Stephen jumping into Lake Barrine in Queensland, Australia Lake Barrine in Queensland, Australia

The cool and clear water was very refreshing. We loaded up in the van to go to the very beautiful Millaa Millaa waterfalls.

Here’s a video of me swimming under the falls with my GoPro.

Millaa Millaa Waterfall in Queensland, Australia Millaa Millaa Waterfall in Queensland, Australia Millaa Millaa Waterfall in Queensland, Australia Millaa Millaa Waterfall in Queensland, Australia

This waterfall made a cameo in a Herbal Essence commercial, so there was a lot of people dunking their heads and whipping their hair back trying to recreate this scene.

During the drive to a lookout, we played a fun game where you had to pass a match between everyone’s mouth without using hands.

Shannon and Stephen on the On The Wallaby Tour in Queensland, Australia

 

Daintree National Rainforest in Queensland, Australia Daintree National Rainforest in Queensland, Australia

We went to a common place to see platypuses but they weren’t active. We stayed the night in Yungaburra at On The Wallaby Lodge. There’s not much going on in Yungaburra but we managed to find a pub with some of the other people staying there and had a nice relaxing night.

On The Wallaby Lodge in Queensland, Australia On The Wallaby Lodge in Queensland, Australia

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