The State of Queensland also has the grand tourist attraction of national significance called Wet Tropics of Queensland. These extensive rainforests can safely be listed among the most beautiful in the world. Local places feature rich exotic vegetation and an abundance of picturesque rivers and waterfalls, mountains and valleys. The area of tropical forests is 8 940 square km. A stroll there will be full of exciting discoveries.
The reserve is home to about 380 species of plants and more than a hundred species of rare animals, many of which can not be seen outside of the Australian continent. Among the main inhabitants of the rainforest, marsupials and bats have to be mentioned. The tropics are home to rare and incredibly beautiful butterflies. Researchers appreciate this place for the variety of unique plants that have grown on the earth millions of years ago.
A significant part of the hiking trails is concentrated in the valley of the Daintree River. The National Park owns the same name with river; this is where you can see scenic waterfalls, the Mossman Gorge, and visit Cape Tribulation. No less interesting is the nearby city of Cairns that can boast with a tropical zoo, as well as a very nice gallery. Those who want to get acquainted with culture of the local people have to visit Cairns Tjapukai cultural center. There one can see an amazing collection of household items and handicrafts. For thousands of years, local aborigines have been consuming deadly poisonous plants growing in tropics. After a visit to the center, you will know how and why they did that without compromising their health. Next - Fraser Island
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Fraser Island, Australia
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