Travel Blogs from Cairns, Australia

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Encounters with cuttlefish, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Encounters with cuttlefish

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... and I could have easily spent three more diving and snorkelling. But it was time to get on the fast transfer boat back to Cairns to meet Rick and head off into the rainforest. I'm sure I'll be back someday though- maybe for humpbacked whale season next ...

Road trippin', Cairns, Australia travel blog

Road trippin'

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... around the Whitsundays.... the road trip crew were B, Tony, Katy, Nic, Me and Zo.  Katy was designated driver and we left Cairns heading for Cape Trib.  After a few hours on the road we arrived and took in the views of the rain forest....very ...

Days 2 & 3 at Cairns, Cairns District, Australia travel blog

Days 2 & 3 at Cairns

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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... % live within 200 miles of the coast.  And Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne contain a large share of that 97%.  Australia tries very hard to emulate the United States while New Zealand maintains closer social ties with England. Day 3:  Where ...

Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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13 hours after we leave Perth we finally land in Cairns and check in to the YHA Esplanade. We spend time here booking all of our trips and the travel down the east coast. We've got a few days here before and after all of our side trips and we manage to ...

Cairns without the Energy, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns without the Energy

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... town is set up to cater for tourists and there doesn't appear to be that many of them at the moment. It looks as if Australia is going to be a little like the UK but warmer, sadly filled with drunks and the getting drunk. The streets are packed with ...

Time for the GBR!, Great Barirer Reef, Australia travel blog

Time for the GBR!

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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... and not seeing the wall or going to Canada and seeing the... Oh well , bad example. Ha ha , Just kidding :) It's a must in other words. Besides that Cairns is tourists central and not much to do but sit at the lagoon and buy necklaces and ...

Final leg of the road trip - Gold Coast to Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Final leg of the road trip - Gold Coast to Cairns

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... it up the coast - our intended destination, BEERWAH!!  Where?  We hear you cry.  Beerwah!  Home of Australia Zoo and stomping ground of the late, great, Steve 'The Crocodile Hunter' Irwin.  CRIKEY!!!! From the ...

Day 1 of Tour, Cairns District, Australia travel blog

Day 1 of Tour

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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Sunday  Morning 3/24  Cairns Day 1:  Actually two days of travel and somewhere we lost a whole day due to crossing the Int. dateline.  Got to Pgh. airport and found out our 4:30 flight had been changed to 5:50 so we had another hour ...

Rainforest walks, Gorge dips, and deadly beaches, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Rainforest walks, Gorge dips, and deadly beaches

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... the Daintree River, Lex explaining all about Bush Tucker or bushfood and how you can eat a lot of stuff in the wilds of Australia, like hibiscus flowers which he grabbed a bunch from jungle while inside the boat and feed them to everyone.  Sadly, the ...

You will never be a fisherman..................., Cairns, Australia travel blog

You will never be a fisherman...................

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... to book the rest of our trip down the east coast, sailing, camping, didgereedoo making....the works. It means we'll be leaving cairns in the next few days with our next stop being Mission Beach, but first we decided to go off to Cape Tribulation for a ...

Sods law and another turkey amongst other things, Still in Cairns, Australia travel blog

Sods law and another turkey amongst other things

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... I walk out side just as the huge ball of fire is setting behind the mountains, that being the sun. It was beautiful. However Cairns being Cairns has no where decent to take sunset pics, or should that be no where that I have found yet - I am still ...

Addictions!!  and Ten Pin Bowlin, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Addictions!! and Ten Pin Bowlin

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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It's taken me all of 2 weeks to become addicted to Home & Away and Neighbors again!! I haven't watched either in about 15 years and most of the original characters have gone but there are a few faces I remember (Alf, Sally, Irene/Karl, Toadi, Sky who ...

Crystal Cascades, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Crystal Cascades

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today, well this afternoon really we decided to jump in Kim's camper and spend a few hours enjoying the beautiful nature of Australia. It's about a 15 minute drive in land and I think it's at the edge of the rain forest area; my navigation skills as you ...

Tablelands, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Tablelands

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today I woke up with the hangover from hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone decided today would be a good day to visit the Tablelands - I stayed in bed!! They went swimming, walked around and had a good day while I enjoyed the piece and quiet at ...

Throw another shrimp on the barbie mate!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Throw another shrimp on the barbie mate!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We have settled into our new home a little too easily. Everyone gets on really well and we have laughed loads. Baby Simon (he's the youngest) is leaving tomorrow to go back home to New Zealand so to night we are having a BBQ down on the Esplanade. We ...

Where the Reef meets the Rainforest, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Where the Reef meets the Rainforest

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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... in at the Cairns Esplande. Saturday 27th July. After breakfast we headed off into town at just after 9am and parked above Cairns Central Shopping Plaza. Overnight there was quite a lot of rain and this continued throughout the day. I brought a new watch, ...

Historic day for us!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Historic day for us!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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So today we woke up late after last nights partying, have 15 minutes to get our stuff together and escape this jail cell which we just about manage, grab a quick coffee and jump in a taxi to take us to our new home. As it is Sunday morning most of our ...

Happy Birthday Izzy, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Happy Birthday Izzy

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today is Izzy's B'day and she took herself off on a boat trip - had we sorted something out earlier we could have gone with her. Anyway we all went out for a meal in the evening at the Cock & Bull. We ate too much (the meals are huge), didn't drink ...

Full Moon Party Ozzy Style, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Full Moon Party Ozzy Style

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today Kim told us about a full moon party at Manchans Beach which is not far away from where we live. Ben and I had been on a bike ride there last week and all though it seemed like we rode for miles it is probably only a coule of K away. There's not ...

Tropical Queensland, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Tropical Queensland

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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The first thing we noticed once we disembarked was the heat and the humidity. We're back in the tropics! Cairns (population 150,000) doesn't much resemble the Cairns that I visited 20 years ago. Back then, it was a quiet backpacker's haven. There ...

Back In The Land Of Oz, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Back In The Land Of Oz

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... those great chill spots: laid back, pedestrian friendly, beaches, ice cream, concerts in the park. Unfortunately, like the rest of Australia, it's just too expensive to chill for any extended period of time ($5 for a thimble sized glass of beer with half ...

Hot Air, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Hot Air

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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Well life just get better and better. Another early start (3.30am) but this was most definitely worth it. Today we were going on a hot air balloon. Katie had been hampering on about going in one of these since the day we started and today she got her ...

FREE CAR HIRE from Sydney or Brisbane, Cairns, Australia travel blog

FREE CAR HIRE from Sydney or Brisbane

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... are crying out for people to drive their cars back up the East Coast asap all you need is a driving licence!!!!!!!!! Email Kerry White: cairns@abeintegra.com.au or phone 0402 222 824 or try your look at any number of car dealers who do one way hire - ...

Week Thirty Three - Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Week Thirty Three - Cairns

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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Day 212 - Tuesday 6 April Pack up and drive twenty minutes to 'Australia's Nicest Beach'. Kurrumine Beach is a windswept version of Brown's Bay. We get the Queensland brochures out and decide to drive to the 'Skyrail' which is 20 minutes north of ...

CHAT UP LINES - ya gotta be kiding me!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

CHAT UP LINES - ya gotta be kiding me!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Izzy (one of our house mates) is a school teacher, teaching Advanced English to foreign students. Tomorrow she plans to do a fun lesson on 'chat up' lines. I'm serious she has work sheets from real English text books for her students to work from. We ...

Visitors from Yorkshire!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Visitors from Yorkshire!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... the Esplanade to show them around stopping off for coffee at Coffee Bean of course. Leigh who we met in Koh Tao arrived here in Cairns in the early hours of this morning so we have arranged to meet him today too and we finally caught up with him around ...

Sailing..., Cairns, Australia travel blog

Sailing...

A travel blog entry by chrisandlara

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Let's wrap up our trip of Australia-Part one: It was with great sadness in our hearts and tears in our eyes that we departed the Town of 1770. Okay, that was a bit melodramatic, but we did really love the place, and we were not relishing the 10 hour ...

Kens, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Kens

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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... absolutely enormous Fruitbats flying overhead. God knows what the first Irish and Scottish settlers, or convicts more appropriately :-) thought of Australia. The Calypso was to be our return base for the next few nights. Cairns itself was like a big ...

I remember the negative sides of drinking Red Wine, Cairns, Australia travel blog

I remember the negative sides of drinking Red Wine

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... you we checked the prices we had paid to tell Sonja and Col and they were amazed we pay $27 dollars a day (about 15) for Australia which is our expensive leg, New Zealand is much cheaper it took some time to get their but I'm quite happy with that price ...

Kakadoodle-do...., Cairns, Australia travel blog

Kakadoodle-do....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... There was no putting it off any longer, the Aboriginal lands of Kakadu were calling to us and all the other tourists who come to Australia as it is the best known and therefore busiest NP in Oz and is basically a chunk of Arnhemland (East of Darwin) open ...

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