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Cooper Creek Wilderness

Cape Tribulation Rd | PO Box 590, Queensland 4873, Australia
(07) 4098 9126
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Cooper Creek Wilderness is famous for its magnificent Fan Palm Galleries. This rainforest-relict from Gondwana is inspirational and exceptional.... more » Owner description: Cooper Creek Wilderness is famous for its magnificent Fan Palm Galleries. This rainforest-relict from Gondwana is inspirational and exceptional. Old-world rainforest, pristine and primitive, needs to be experienced on a guided interpreted tour with a local expert to fully appreciate its rarity and complexity. We recommend both day and night tours. « less
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We did both the day 4hr as well as the night time spotlight tours and I must say they were both great. we are nature lovers and have experience in wildlife tracking and spotlighting and we could not have been more impressed. Both Neil (day trip) and John(?) are a wealth of information and knowledge about the area and their... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My family of four (we have two older children), went on the 2-hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery walk with Neil. Not only is the Cooper Creek Wilderness awe-inspiringly beautiful, Neil was an utter wealth of knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the information he imparted, along with his unique perspectives about the rainforest eco-system, the role of humans within it... More

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buffalo, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our two daughters, my husband and I spent a morning with Neil on one of these walks. It was absolutely worth the time and the money that we spent. The rainforest itself is gorgeous, but Neil's expertise and knowledge made the experience exponentially better. He conveys a sense not only of the beauty and wonder for the forest, but also... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I took Prue's 2 hour walking tour through her beloved rainforest which we thoroughly enjoyed. Prue opened the tour by asking us to 'open our eyes' to what was around us pointing out 2 different spiders camouflaged against trees which we'd never have seen! She also pointed out a dragon motionless on a tree. Her passion, knowledge... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We cannot praise Neil highly enough for the quality of this walking tour through untouched, original rain forest. We were fortunate that Neil eloquently shared his prodigious knowledge and his respect for this environment and its original inhabitants. He explained all the relationships both natural and cultural so we were able to appreciate the unique web of life of the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband and I did the 2 hour morning walk with Prue. We were the only ones on the walk and we loved it. we did it almost as soon as we arrived in the area which I think was a good plan. Prue is passionate and (as has been noted by others) extremely knowledgeable about the rainforest . Her... More

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Kippaxs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What Prue and her son do not know about this rainforest is not worth knowing. What we learned about the interactions between plants, animals, terrain and weather was mind-boggling. At the end, all I could say was please, publish the book soon! this place is an absolute must to visit. check out their website.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After reading many reviews we decided to book the 4 hour greater wilderness tour. We have been to many rainforests and none can even come close to this one!! There were only two families on the tour so we got a real personal experience. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the plants, animals & history. We came back for the... More

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After reading reviews on Trip Advisor about Coopers Creek Wilderness my wife and I booked in for the two hour tour. . . . and last week we did it. We had Prue who is the owner/custodian of the property take us on a walk through their own bit of paradise, and let me tell you it was amazing to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My son and I went with Prue on the Fern walk. Prue was so knowledgeable about the Daintree and it's history, and we came away with a much better understanding of how much is going on, with symbiotic relationships between plants and animals we cannot even begin to fathom. Prue was so knowledgeable about the Cassowary also, and we had... More

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