We appreciate the kind and understanding responses from many locals who understand everyone involved is doing their best in challenging times to meet the needs of the majority. Again, we thank those of you who’ve reached out to crews and expressed your gratitude. 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝: Work continues to restore the Daintree Ferry schedule to normal times as quickly as possible. During the past week, we have been working hard to map out the best course of action to clear an astonishing 4,300 cubic metres worth of sand and silt with the least impact on travel times. This is the latest plan which is obviously dependent on the weather: 📍 Operations to remove silt and sand will begin overnight on Sunday 21 January from 6pm until 6am. 📍 This massive task will take 7 days with a dedicated workforce, when normally around 14 days would be allocated to such a big job. 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬: The Daintree Ferry will remain open from 6am to 6pm until conditions are re-assessed when the removal of sand is completed. Due to unstable conditions, Cape Tribulation Road remains too dangerous for people to drive at night and the ferry times will help reduce traffic in those area. 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥? • Locals living north of the Daintree River • Essential services (road crews, tradies & delivery drivers) • Tourists with accommodation booked between Forest Creek and Thornton’s Beach (proof of booking is required when boarding the ferry) • From Thursday 18 Jan 6am registered commercial small tour operators. Vehicles must be under 12.5 metres in length. • Emergency services Pre-paid single journey tickets and cash only, the ferry operator is working hard to get EFTPOS back online. *Please note – all sections of the route can close at short notice if adverse weather occurs.