a new day and a new sunrise in Coolangatta. Got my camera batteries charged and off to the Springbrook National Park I go. Its only 44km and I end up on a couple of different tracks. One leading almost straight down into the gorge below - 1400m decent includeing over 900 stairs. Well, I am always up for a challenge. It was a wonderful hike, and certainly added to my exercise quota for this trip. Then made my way along the falls tracks and looked across broad deep valleys of rainforest and 100m falls! The light contrasts and shadows, and light plays in general at 3-4pm in the afternoon in these environs is staggering! I get in about 4 hours of walking and some truly magnificent terrain. Needless to say I have a zillion pictures. I will have tovgo through all that and make some saense of it all upon my return. Tomorrow I am off to the wildlife sanctuary and will seek out the so far elusive platypus.....Cheers!