"THE picturesque drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation will now be known as the Great Barrier Reef Drive after getting the nod from State Government.
The idea to brand the 140km section of the Captain Cook Highway and Cape Tribulation Rd has been three years in the making and is set to rival Victoria’s Great Ocean Rd.
Tourism Port Douglas Daintree executive officer Tara Bennett said an agreement had been reached between the tourism body, Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), Douglas Shire Council, Main Roads and the Wet Tropics Management Authority to start marketing the drive."
The Cairns Post on line articles don't get many comments, this one had 18 comments within 24hours:
It just goes to show how out of touch some of these organisations are with normal people and how much they care for the safety of ourselves and our visitors.
The reputation that Daintree has for seeing wildlife was established by wildlife viewing boats like this one.
Large enough to handle an eco-tourism group but small enough to access the more interesting parts of the Daintree River system. (This is where the 50 seaters cannot go because of their size and crippling speed restrictions for larger boats.)
Rarely do these vessels come up for sale. They are a delight to drive and can be used privately and also used for filming nature documentaries for which the Daintree is famous.