Jungles of the Botanical Ark

Duration: 0.5 day

Highlights: Learn about the intrinsic link between rainforest plants and cultures and sample some of the most unusual and interesting tastes and sights imaginable.

Enjoy an interpretive garden tour and be inspired

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Visit a private ethno-botanical garden in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest. Located at the end of a jungle-clad valley, in the remote rainforest north of Mossman in Far North Queensland where you will meet with Alan and Susan Carle, the founders of this tropical oasis.  The Carles founded the Botanical Ark in 1983 to realize their dream of preserving the world’s most unique plant species. Enjoy an interpretive garden tour and be inspired as you learn about the intrinsic link between rainforest plants and cultures and sample some of the most unusual and interesting tastes and sights imaginable.  The property also houses one of only two private Quarantine Stations in Tropical Australia, and the garden even includes species that are extinct in their original homes.

Relax and unwind on the veranda of this truly beautiful home as you are served morning or afternoon tea with a very exotic fruit tasting.  Hear tales of the Carle’s travels to remote indigenous communities where they further enhance their broad knowledge of anthropology and collect examples of rare equatorial plant life. The Carles are certainly most interesting people to meet and talk with and their home and property represent a beautiful example of Queensland lifestyle.

Operates daily – Subject to availability | Tour duration: 1.5 - 2 hours | Does not included transfers

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