are the original owners of the rainforest and have been there since ancient
times, so it was very enriching to meet them there. As a part of our package
we watched a Pamagirri Aborigines Dance show against the backdrop of the
scenery of the rainforest, and after that one of the dancers introduced
us into the techniques of playing the Didgerridoo, throwing a boomerang
and an Aboriginal spear, We enjoyed all the performances and the entertaining
way our Aboriginal guide talked
to us. Unfortunately due to lack of time we missed the Rainbow Serpent
walkway, which takes you through Aboriginal traditions as well as myths
and legends of the Dreamtime.
Above all the return journey by “Skyrail”, a 7,5 km long scenic
cableway, above the Barron Gorge National Park gave us spectacular views
of the canopy of the rainforest, the Barron Falls and surroundings of Cairns.
The Skyrail stops at two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls,
with boardwalks and scenic look-outs. Unfortunately due to the heavy rain;
the view from the gondola was not the best.
There is much more to se and to do in Kuranda, but unfortunately our
time was limited, as Skyrail does not accept passengers after 3.45 pm.