In April 1996 we returned to Australia, this time to venture up to Far North Queensland. From Sydney we flew up to Cairns, then drove north to Kuranda to stay at the Cassowary House (an increasingly well-known birding destination) – where we did indeed see a cassowary. 🙂 We enjoyed a day trip out to Michaelmas Cay before heading up to Cape Tribulation in a fun Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD (complete with “roo guard” on the front), crossing the Daintree River by ferry. (Only a couple of months earlier, serious flooding had closed the 4WD road completely and the Daintree was 4km across and 30 ft higher!) Click here to read more about it!