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The Daintree Discovery Centre's Aerial Walkway is a spectacular way to enjoy the rainforest, allowing unprecedented access to the mid-level rainforest.
Did you know that it …
•	is ecologically responsible; it allows air, sunlight and rain to reach the forest floor
•	has a mesh system that helps to prevent mosquitoes breeding
•	protects the fragile rainforest root systems by keeping people off the ground
#Dothedaintree #discoverthedaintree #Aerialwalkway #viewfromabove @walkingonair  #discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre
The Daintree Discovery Centre's Aerial Walkway is a spectacular way to enjoy the rainforest, allowing unprecedented access to the mid-level rainforest. Did you know that it … • is ecologically responsible; it allows air, sunlight and rain to reach the forest floor • has a mesh system that helps to prevent mosquitoes breeding • protects the fragile rainforest root systems by keeping people off the ground #Dothedaintree  #discoverthedaintree  #Aerialwalkway  #viewfromabove  @walkingonair #discoverthedaintree  #daintreediscoverycentre 
Did you know … Leaf insects
-	can grow up to 20cm long! -	are quite harmless despite their fierce looks, and rely more on camouflage than scare tactics
-	have wings but only males can fly (because they are smaller than the females)
-	can lay eggs without males around to fertilise them, and those babies (called nymphs ) all turn out female
-	only eat leaves, preferably eucalyptus leaves!
#leafinsect #funfacts #didyouknow #spinyleafinsect  #discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre
Did you know … Leaf insects - can grow up to 20cm long! - are quite harmless despite their fierce looks, and rely more on camouflage than scare tactics - have wings but only males can fly (because they are smaller than the females) - can lay eggs without males around to fertilise them, and those babies (called nymphs ) all turn out female - only eat leaves, preferably eucalyptus leaves! #leafinsect  #funfacts  #didyouknow  #spinyleafinsect  #discoverthedaintree  #daintreediscoverycentre 
Happy New Year everyone! 
With a view like this, possibilities seem endless – come climb our canopy tower and be inspired on all the things you will do this year!
We are open all day 8.30am to 5pm 
#happynewyear #newyearsresolutions #goexplore  #worldheritage  #wettropics #australia2018 #discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre
Did you know… Stick insects -	shed and regenerate their limbs to escape attacks by predators
-	reproduce parthenogenetically, without the need for males
-	eggs resemble seeds scattered about the forest floor
-	can play dead! 
#didyouknow #funfacts #stickinsects  #discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre
… and we all scream for .. ICECREAM! 
Especially for those delicious flavours by the Daintree Ice Cream Company, which is very conveniently just around the corner from the Daintree Discovery Centre! Make sure to stop there after visiting us to taste some of the best ice cream ever! 
#weallscreamforicecream #hotsummer #discoverthedaintree
… and we all scream for .. ICECREAM! Especially for those delicious flavours by the Daintree Ice Cream Company, which is very conveniently just around the corner from the Daintree Discovery Centre! Make sure to stop there after visiting us to taste some of the best ice cream ever! #weallscreamforicecream  #hotsummer  #discoverthedaintree 
Our History With Tropical Rainforests Goes Far Deeper Than We Originally Thought - there’s a growing body of evidence that humans have been modifying tropical forests for over 40,000 years. 
http://ow.ly/Hngq30gMBxB

#ancientconnection #discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre #rainforest #tropicalrainforest
Stick insects (also known as #phasmatids) range in size from 10cm to a recently discovered giant stick insect which measured 52cm! So this one here is just average!! 😮
#Discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre #visitqueensland  #camouflage #insect  #phasmatodea #stickinstect #lovenature#treehugger
Green like peppermint and… smells like mint too! 
The Peppermint Stick Insect grows up to 11cm long and got its name due to the fact that it will spray a minty 🍬
 scent when threatened … it is exhausting for those little buggers though so try to not scare them please 😘
They spend all their time on the pandanus leaf and are only found along beach areas in Cape Tribulation, Innisfail and and Mission Beach!
# peppermintstickinstect #bigbugs #instects #stickinsects
 #rainforest #discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre
Green like peppermint and… smells like mint too! The Peppermint Stick Insect grows up to 11cm long and got its name due to the fact that it will spray a minty 🍬 scent when threatened … it is exhausting for those little buggers though so try to not scare them please 😘 They spend all their time on the pandanus leaf and are only found along beach areas in Cape Tribulation, Innisfail and and Mission Beach! # peppermintstickinstect #bigbugs  #instects  #stickinsects  #rainforest  #discoverthedaintree  #daintreediscoverycentre 
The Huntsman spider might look scary but is actually quite reluctant to bite … unless there is a tasty cricket nearby ☺ .. did you know that Huntsman Spiders are also known as Giant Crab Spiders? 
#discoverthedaintree #animalsoftherainforest #huntsmanspider #spider #daintreediscoverycentre
Daintree Tarantulas are native to North Queensland and are also known as whistling spiders because of the fine hissing sounds they make. When feeling threatened. They grow larger than the size of a man’s hand and can bite when aggravated, so don’t be fooled by their  inviting fluffiness but rather admire them from a distance. 
#discoverthedaintree #animalsofthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre #exploretnq  #creepycrawly #whistlingspider
Lilly enjoying a morning health check before the start of her day 😉 #discoverthedaintree #exploretnq #dothedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre
This stunning species of flower found in the Daintree earlier this year certainly has the world talking about how little is known about our stunning ancient rainforest http://ow.ly/YmCY30gJP5q
This stunning species of flower found in the Daintree earlier this year certainly has the world talking about how little is known about our stunning ancient rainforest http://ow.ly/YmCY30gJP5q
PANDANUS FOR DINNER? 
The Scrub Breadfruit (Pandanus monticola), was a useful plant to local Aboriginal people. The fruit was eaten and the long leaves woven into baskets and used for shelters. Accessing the small kernels within the colourful fruit took significant time and effort but produced a nutritious damper.
#discoverthedaintree #daintreediscoverycentre #visitqueensland #indigenousculture #nativefoods #bushfoods
Hello there! This little fella was just enjoying some sunshine when we stumbled across him ☺ 
#animalsofthedaintree #exploretnq #daintreediscoverycentre
Walking on air! 
Our Aerial Walkway has been rated as one of the Top Ten Skywalks in the country by @AustralianGeographic – is it ecologically responsible and protects the fragile rainforest root system while you get to enjoy views from up to 11m high! 
#discoverthedaintree #exploretnq #DaintreeDiscoveryCentre  #skywalker #aerialwalkway
GIANT ROOTS
Tropical rainforest trees have adapted to the poor soil in their environment by growing massive, shallow roots to collect nutrients more efficiently, while spreading their roots wide to stabilize themselves better. 
#Discoverthedaintree #rainforest #didyouknow #daintreediscoverycentre #exploretnq