Australia is home to the world's biggest living structure. Running almost the whole length of Queensland, The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space. Made of thousands of small reefs, islets, atolls and islands, the Great Barrier Reef starts near Bundaberg in the south and continues north of Cape York into the Torres Strait in the north. That's a total distance of 2,600 km. Or, to put it in perspective on a global scale, it's about the same distance
The Queensland Government is planning to begin construction of The Dreaming Track in 2011. The Dreaming Track will be a combination of trails that will join the Daintree to the tip of Cape York. Four weeks is the recommended time frame if you wish to do the 2000 km trail passing through the Daintree Rainforest, Cooktown, Laura, Lakefield, Coen, Lockhart, Heathlands and Bamaga. Walkers of the Dreaming Track will experience rainforests, isolated mountain ranges, mangrove forests + rivers, grasslands and
Naturally distributed through the tropical areas of Australia The Cape York Lily (Curcuma Australasica) is also in full bloom with its striking electric pink colour. It's considered good 'bush tucker' and is a native turmeric of the ginger family. It dies back in the drier Winter months before remerging from underground rhizomes with the onset of the wet season. The onset of spring has seen the beautiful Cape York Lily emerging in the gardens of Thala Beach Lodge.