Had the best day here...started of with a ride on the worlds longest cable car-7.4km in all, over tropical forest. The views were amazing, you could see over Cairns to the reef-very pretty. There were a couple of stops along the way where you could get off to walk in the forest and look at Barron Gorge, where they have built a power station. At the end of the line is a very touristy but picturesque village of Kuranda.
My priority there was the koala village. So after lunch and a pint I headed down there. It was pretty good, as you could get quite close to them...there was an opportunity to have your picture taken whilst holding them, but they looked as if they were tired of that-so I was happy to just snap away on the camera.
Next were the wallabies-the hardest bit about them being thier bottoms, which are covered in dense furr-aparently they shuffle backwards and block entrances to thier homes if they think they are going to be attacked-cute little bundles of fur!
Then my favourite bit of the day was going inside the kangaroo enclosure. You could go right up and touch them, although I was a bit scared at first-having heard how nasty they can be, but they were very soft and didn't mind me being there at all.
I walked around the village a bit more then headed back to get the train back to Cairns. The Scenic Railway was built to take supplies and materials up to the workers of the gorge-the could get tickets once a month to come down to Cairns to get supplies-what a luxury! The journey back was slow but gave us all a chance to see the gorge, forest and waterfalls in the area.