The hotly anticipated sequel to 50 shades of grey is hitting the cinemas today as 50 Shades Darker but the Wet Tropics Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland trumps the box office sensation and offers viewers the opportunity to get 50 Shades Greener. We know which one we’d put our hands up to see first!
The World Heritage Area, which is the oldest continually surviving rainforest on earth, might stand in the shadow of its popular sibling, the Great Barrier Reef, but it’s definitely not green with envy. Did you know that over 2,800 plant species from 221 families are found in the Wet Tropics and more than 700 species (25 percent) are endemic to the Area? It’s a pretty magnificent to think that some of the ancient plants in our rainforests have been around for hundreds of millions of years.
With the rainforest boasting every shade of green imaginable, we thought we’d put together a little showreel with some highlights. Here’s how you do 50 shades greener in the Wet Tropics Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland.