Rainforest Romp

9.09.2009
During our visit to Oz we explored Eungella National Park and saw spectacular views of waterfalls, the rainforest, and wildlife. To get there we had to drive over some fairly rough terrain:


And after being greeted by a kookaburra, we trekked back through the rainforest trail:





I saw Tarzan along the way (okay so maybe it was just the hubster)



And the tallest skinniest palm tree I've ever seen! How does it stay up? I was tempted to blow on it to see if it would fall over:



The trail ended at a gorgeous waterfall:



After enjoying the waterfall, we hiked back to the car, and kept on driving to some of the amazing overlooks:


And ended our trip with some platypus watching. My sister and her father-in-law said they have been here before and did not see any platypus:


We all took up different positions to spot them. It was best from above because of the glare on the water:


A few turtles poked their heads up to say hello:


And finally, amazingly, we saw a platypus! And then another! We were so lucky to be there at just the right time of day. They're such strange, fast-moving little creatures. And who knew they had such sharp claws on their back feet? Not a little fellow you'd want to cuddle!



And we topped the day off with a few shots of the bush turkeys - they were all over the place!


It was such a fabulous day full of nature, wild exotic animals and plants, and family. I'd say my first rainforest experience was top notch!

6 comments:

  1. So cool! It looks like a great day! :)
    Roeshel

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  2. Hi Lauren! Nice to meet you. Coming over from the DIY Showoff. Looks like you had a great time and I love the waterfall!
    pk @ room remix

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  3. Ps. Thanks for your help with the scavenger hunt! :)

    There's an award for you at today's post!

    Thanks!
    Roeshel

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  4. how cool.
    I'm part of the DIY party. I signed up as a follower and hope you do the same.

    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  5. Ps. Thanks for your help with the scavenger hunt! :)

    There's an award for you at today's post!

    Thanks!
    Roeshel

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  6. Hi Lauren! Nice to meet you. Coming over from the DIY Showoff. Looks like you had a great time and I love the waterfall!
    pk @ room remix

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