Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Kuranda and Tjapukai Aboriginal Center

So, today is a fun adventure through the rainforest. We'll start by taking the Kuranda Scenic Railway up to Kuranda Village, then take the Skyrail back to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Center.

Kuranda Scenic Railway
Kuranda Scenic Railway map

RRR is an adventure seeker.


Kuranda Village
We arrived at Kuranda village and saw lots and lots of rainforest birds.
Prices have probably changed since then

RRR gets checked out by a local bird.

This is a cassowary


Since we took the train to Kuranda Village, we decided to go back by Skyrail, which is an amazing way to get a birds-eye-view of the rainforest.
From Kuranda to Tjapukai via the Skyrail

The Kuranda Scenic Railway as viewed from the Skyrail

Nearing the end of the ride

Tjapukai Aboriginal Center
Near the Skyrail station is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Center. We learned how to throw a boomerang and a traditional hunting spear.

Kacey mastering the boomerang
I think I impressed the staff with my spear throwing ability. Using the woomera, my spear actually went directly over the farthest target, barely grazing the top of the hay bale.

So, all in all, a very full day with lot of great memories.

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