Running Time:

63 min

Release Date:

March 2006

Recording Location:

(all far-north Queensland, Australia, except 5):
Track 1. Palmerston National Park,
Track 2. Mission Beach area,
Track 3. Paluma National Park
Track 4. Mossman Gorge National Park
Track 5. Lamington National Park, SE Qld

Rainforest Sanctuary

Immerse yourself in the lush green world of a tropical rainforest.

Birdsong echoes from the depths of the forest, and small frogs call from the side of a stream which flows nearby. Eventually we move into a rainforest evening, the air humming with a hypnotic chorus of nocturnal insects.

Audio sample of this album

1.

Birdsong from the Forest Canopy

31.11

2.

Lowland Rainforest Insect Choir

9.13

3.

Rainforest Stream with Frogs

6.36

4.

Into the Evening

7.54

5.

The Rainforest at Night

7.45

Customer reviews of this album

I have been looking for some time for a soundtrack like yours, and am thrilled to have found it! I spent what I always look back on as "the time of my life" in North Queensland about 15yrs ago, and every single day I miss it. I come from England, where we have no crickets or other beautiful sounds to gently ease me into sleep, but now I have found your soundtracks I am back there for a few minutes a day as I fall asleep.I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have found your site, and what a difference it has already made for me. THANKYOU!!

Jo, UK

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