I was totally fascinated by this tree. The flowers grow straight out of the trunk, even at ground level. It's called Bumpy Satinash Syzygium cormiflorum and is common in the rain forests of north Queensland. Apparently the fruit bats and possums find them a very attractive food source too.
And in this one too, the buds were growing from the lower trunk of a very tall tree.
And Tully claims to be the wettest town in Australia, hence the gum boot. It was so wet when we were there I took this photo from inside the car.