Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wonga Beach Community Park - Part two

Hamburger Lunch 

See previous blog for details of Wonga Beach Community Park. This blog highlights the second and under utilised shelter shed.

This shelter shed is insulated and is a cooler and quieter option for a picnic. It tends to be overlooked in favour of the bigger shelter shed next to the electric BBQ.

Wonga Beach Community Park - Daintree Picnic Spot

Shelter Shed and BBQ

Where is it?

What is it like?

Bar B Q

In need of repair

Unfortunately the bbq plate does not work properly. It only heats up one side and is not very hot.


Sausage Sandwich and Salad

The Wonga Beach Community Park is a popular spot with locals (weekends), Tradies (week days) and visitors in peak season. It is not a free camping ground but has many facilities for the day visitor:
Shady trees,
Children's play ground with shade cloth,
Skate Park with shade cloth,
2 Shelter Sheds,
Free electric Bar B Q - see comment above,
2 Fresh water taps,
Beach Access and
*Close to the Caltex Servo for take away and picnic supplies.

*The Caltex take away is considered the best for fish and chips in the Douglas Shire.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Daintree picnic at the beach.

Thornton Beach - where is it?

Picnic ground at Thornton Beach

North of the Daintree River there are no electric BBQ's so we take out own single burner camp stove. (Available for under $30 at Woolworths in Mossman.)

One of our favourite picnic meals is deep sea fillets in beer batter available in the freezer section of Woolworths Mossman. (8 fillets for $7)
Cooks in 15 minutes turning 3 times at the 5 minutes mark. 

Serve with fresh leafy salad, $2.50 at Woolworths and chilled white wine. 
(Gossips Sauvignon Blanc, $3.99 at Dan Murphy's Smithfield.)

The picnic ground is a rustic setting behind the beach.

The picnic ground is somewhat rustic and the tables and seats are not very clean. Visiting in the wet season we took insect spray and were glad of it. The quaint shelter sheds are not insulated and there are holes in the roof. Insulation would be handy if for nothing else but reducing the sound of heavy rainfall in the wet season.
There are no toilets close-by. There are no rubbish bins either so you need to take your rubbish with you.

The nearest accommodation to this spot is Thornton Beach House and Thornton Beach Bungalows