The valley floor is surrounded by limestone rock and beautifully landscaped with tropical plants interspersed with small shops with pretty names like Avocado, Coconut and Breadfruit.
In the middle of the "courtyard" was a huge ficus tree with its tangled fibrous roots.
These heliconias are well behaved, unlike my rogues at home, but then again there are gardeners who report to work here every day to keep them in check.
A Traveller's Palm - Ravenala in bloom with its exotic looking flower head.
Looking back to the Visitor's Centre from amongst the lush greenery.
I chose a quick 5-minute scenic gully trail and set out amongst the lush foliage of the gully.
A cool walk in the shade of the tree canopy.
Lots of sign postings about the gully and its plants.
Red ginger lilies
A gully was once a cave that has collapsed hence the rock face along the way.
Amerindian hut....an authentic replica.
Golden apples on the gully floor...some bitten by some of Brazen's cousins I'm sure.
A walk up to Allen View Village was worth the effort....I met several hens and roosters along the path and the lookout was beautiful.
Time to head back up to the cliff top.
The glass-surround elevator is an excellent way to view the entire facility and there were more photo ops on the way up.
Leaving it all behind.
Back on the cliff top where I can see the tree tops more clearly.I made my way back to the lobby entrance.
This little gift packet came home with me.
A toy tram for a nice little boy.
I had a fun filled morning unearthing the adventure, and I will most certainly be back.
Next time I will be taking the eco-friendly tour where I can climb up waterfalls and clamber through some of the other tunnels that are not on the tram route.