Daintree -> Yungaburra – Innot Hot Springs

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When you’re going to or leaving the Daintree you pass through these amazing black mountains all made of giant boulders and killer snakes. It looks like giants just tumbled massive boulders all in a heap but what actually happened was the land pushed up from below cracking up the layer of granite, in the same way mesa’s are formed in the US but the layer of black granite creates a very different effect.

Yungaburra is an old cute town up on the Atherton Tablelands. While the rest of the state is sweltering, the folks up on the Tablelands are cool. The temperature seems to vary about 10C all year round, but they also have a lake made from a dam, and lovely views, so this quaint old town seems to attract a few retirees.

From Yungaburra we pushed on to the Innot Hot Springs, rain was coming in so we figured if we were gonna be wet, we may as well hang out in a hot pool.

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Boiling water just falls down into the creek, and people can dig pools there and try not to cook themselves, not a word of warning anywhere, or you can stay at the springs camp which includes free entry to their pools. Most of it seems to have been built in the 70s, some areas have been spruced up with some amazing stone work, but there’s still a lot of dag, but soaking in iron rich pools has got to be good for you, right?



Children's, YA and SF writer, living in an RV, and travelling Australia.

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