DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN IN A RAIN FOREST?

It’s Wednesday and Daisy has another great idea and that is to drive to the O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk on the McPherson Range. It’s about one and a half hours south-west of the Gold Coast and the last 35kms is a very steep and winding forest road.

The idea is that you walk through the canopy to see flowering and fruiting trees and vines, orchids, ferns and the birds and animals that inhabit the tree tops. 

It was pouring down with rain and Daisy asked that shop attendant “Can we still go on the walk if it’s raining?” 

The attendant replied “Well it is a rain forest isn’t it.” 

On that note we covered ourselves with our not so waterproof jackets and set off to the ‘The Tree Top Walk’ which was the first of its kind in Australia. The 9 suspension bridges go for a distance of 180 metres with much of the walkway being 15 metres above the ground. 

We saw a few birds but mostly rain drops; but after all, as the attendant says it is a rain forest.

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6 thoughts on “DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN IN A RAIN FOREST?

  1. What a great idea – that bridge through the upper heights of the canopy! I’ve heard about the small rain forest region of eastern Australia but never seen any of it before. Thanks.

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