6 – 8 October 2017
The Cassowary Coast is an area between Cairns and Townsville in northern Queensland known for the endangered bird of the same name. The towns along the coast provide access various points on the Great Barrier Reef. We stayed in a caravan park on Kurrimine Beach and spent time at Mission Beach and Etty Bay. The beaches are easily accessible with small towns that provide basic amenities. Inland, fields of sugarcane and banana trees stretch from the beaches to the mountains.
Cassowary Birds are flightless birds that are third in size to only ostriches and emus. They are rare and rarely seen. We have seen them previously at the Australia Zoo and most recently at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure.
No one seems to be on the beaches. Is that because of the time of year?
No, it’s because the crocs! Well, that’s only partially true, I avoid taking pictures of people when I can.