Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
December 8, 2016
The whole family really loved the Kuranda train and Skyrail and we upgraded to the Gold Class on the train and Diamond View on the Skyrail. Spent lots of time in Kuranda exploring this lovely place it was great thank youLisa Stevens
May 22, 2015
Went and had a great day at Josephine Falls sliding down the granite rock slide was awesome but the water from the mountain bloody freezing well worth the trip it was a blast!Joshy Manton
Billy Tea Bush Safari's
October 16, 2014
The family saw this tour to the rainforest and said they want to book it so we booked on line in Dubai and we are very happy we did. Billy Tea driver very good information enjoyed tour greatly thank you AdhilAdhil Mohamed
October 16, 2014
We had good time Jungle Surfing with the family. Great for the young one fun on the hampster wheel thank you AdhilAdhil Mohamed
July 25, 2014
Just got off the magnificent ocean freedom machine. What a vessel, what wonderfull helpful staff. I had dived before in Tahiti 20 years ago and felt comfortable, but today I could get a grip of it and with as much help and reassurance from the staff I couldn't dive today. No matter at all as the snorkelling is amazing and the barracuda swimming around the back of the boat was truly amazing. There are 4 different places to relax and we used them all at some point during the day. Money very well spent and I would recommend this to anyone at any level of competence.David Fitchett
Koalas in Cairns Tourist Attractions only get to cuddle humans three hours a day and only three days in a row before they get the rest of the week off. Cairns in Far North Queensland Australia is one of very few places in the world where you can get up this close and personal cuddling an Australian icon the Koala and have your photograph taken.
Research has shown that the majority of captive bred Koalas are quite comfortable being cuddled and having their photograph taken and show no detrimental signs with the human interaction. They just love having their photograph posted on all the tourists Face book pages.
Did you know that Koalas are not actually Bears? They are Marsupials and carry their young in their pouch. Early settlers to Australia from the late 18th century thought they were due to their bear like features
Fast facts on Australian Koalas
These quiet little furry Koalas spend up to 19 hours per day every day sleeping and resting. This is due to the low protein and energy giving carbohydrate content in their natural diet of Australian gum leaves
An adult Koala requires approximately 700 grams of fresh foliage per day. Koalas have a special fibre digesting organ called caecum. The caecum contains millions of bacteria which break down the Australian gum leaves into substances which are easier to absorb.
Even with this specialised digestive system the Australian Koala Bear is still only able to absorb 25% of fibre eaten. Koalas can generally get enough water from their diet of young sweet leaves but they will drink on occasions.
Two long pointed lower front teeth biting against six sharp upper cutting teeth (incisors) allow Koalas to snip off leaves. Molars then grind the leaf to allow the enzymes in the Koalas saliva to begin the breakdown process
Do you know what a baby Koala is called? They are referred to as Joeys. These hairless, blind and earless babies remain hidden in the mother Koalas pouch for about six months and during this time they start growing all the cute Koala features that you see in adults. Female Koalas gestation period is around 35 days and they usually only have one baby a year for potentially 12 years of their life span.
Once the Joey is six months old and looks more like its mother it will then come out and explore the world by riding around on the mother Koalas back. It will live on the mother's milk and some tastings here and there from the mother's pap which is a teat in her pouch that the baby drinks from to build up the gut with the necessary microbes to digest eucalypt leaves.
So if you are coming to Australia or you are an Australian that has never cuddled one of our nations iconic animals then head on down to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and have your photograph taken cuddling these cute animals.