Travel Blogs from Cairns, Australia

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Down, Down, Deeper & Down, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Down, Down, Deeper & Down

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Early start today to go on our trip. Boat left at 8am and we headed off to Hastings Reef. Overall we spent 5 and a half hours actually in the sea on the Great Barrier Reef - it was fantastic. Scuba diving in the morning and snorkelling in the ...

The Whitsundays, Cairns and Cape Tribulation!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

The Whitsundays, Cairns and Cape Tribulation!

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... So now we're back in Cairns... Irish is finishing work early and we're going to spend some time with him... We leave Australia tomorrow... heading for TOKYO!!  I can't wait... Japan is going to be a very interested experience!!  We only have a ...

Cairns at last, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns at last

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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The drive from Townsville to Cairns much easier than expected with only and occasional cloud burst every now and then. We even had enough time to veer off the main highway to a little town called Mission Beach to see if we could spot a bird ...

1 down and 39 or so to go....., Cairns airport, Australia travel blog

1 down and 39 or so to go.....

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... is a salary coming in at the end of the month so you need to be extra careful about how much money is being spent. Australia generally being as expensive as it is did not help matters much. Also the fact that we only discovered while we were well into ...

On dreams and obstacles, Cairns, Australia travel blog

On dreams and obstacles

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... beaches of Acapulco, cross the Death Valley, see the Sequoias - the largest living thing on earth, see kangaroos in the wild in Australia, and in general travel the world. I didn't even dare dreaming about being a travel writer. Well, all that's been ...

Hot in the City...., Cairns, Australia travel blog

Hot in the City....

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... Cairns. In the evening we went for a curry, Sarah ordering a Bindh Aloo, a hot one at that. The waiter explained that in Australia they call curries by slightly different names, for example, a Bindh Aloo is actually a Vindaloo in the UK. Sarah had just ...

Day 260-266: Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Day 260-266: Cairns

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... threatening to rain and generally a bit miserable. So as any normal person would do on a rubbish dead I headed for the cover of Cairns Central shopping centre. Hooked up the Marco for lunch and a wander around the shops. Finally got a new pair of shorts ...

Do you come from a land Down under?, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Do you come from a land Down under?

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Well we have landed here in Cairns and we are safe and well. The flight made a stop at Darwin to drop some people off and refuel; they made us get off the plane with all our luggage (what a pain) for about one hour but at least we get to have a smoke, ...

live chat on msn, Cairns, Australia travel blog

live chat on msn

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Ok peeps Just to let you know that since this free wirless thing we are picking up at home is working pretty well we will be on line from about 8pm your time (England that is any one else will have to work their time difference out!) tonight ...

Cruising in Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cruising in Cairns

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Saturday Flight great again with fantastic views over N Territory and coming towards Cairns where the clouds started to arrive! Scenery coming into Queensland looks like home with green fields and hills. Got some good photos out of the plane window ...

Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... who took a taxi with us into Cairns and wouldn't let us pay as he was on business. Ah, it's the small things in life! Cairns is really tropical. Dengue Fever was rife when we were there which came as a bit of a surprise as we thought ...

Rainforest, Reef and Rapids!!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Rainforest, Reef and Rapids!!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... late afternoon and went to book our Great Barrier Reef trip for Friday. We got some shopping at Coles and had a wander round Cairns which has a big saltwater lagoon on the seafront like Townsville. It is reaaly a big tourist town for the Great Barrier ...

IMH Australia summary, Cairns, Australia travel blog

IMH Australia summary

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... is so easily accessible for travellers, considering langue, accommodation, information and awareness, touring, transport, etc.   Australia has a brilliant outdoor lifestyle which accommodates all levels from cycling and running paths in cities to ...

Little Tokyo, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Little Tokyo

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Like a few of the towns I've stopped in along the East coast Cairns is very much a tourist town, but with a difference. That difference is in the people who make up the tourists, for once not being the English or Germans, instead it is the Japanese. It ...

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... areas together, it's all a bit open abd clinical looking and not a patch on Brisbanes South Bank or Airlie Beach. Later, with Australia still rocking from last weeks shock eviction of Ricky Lee, I was a bag of nerves waiting for the start of Australian ...

Brian has landed, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Brian has landed

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... to get ready to head off down the coast. Brian arrived from Melborne at Lunch time. We did a whistle stop tour of down town Cairns before having a barbie at home and chilling for a while. We headed into town for a few beers in the evening to say good ...

Still in Cairns!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Still in Cairns!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... we had a picnic overlooking the river. Following that we got the 'Sky rail' which is a cable car that goes back to just outside Cairns over the rainforest canopy and you get out a couple of times on the way, once to see the Barron falls from the other ...

The Red Centre., Cairns, Australia travel blog

The Red Centre.

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... to crawl out of bed up to the viewing point to see the sunrise over Uluru and, after a few more hours in bed, flew up to Cairns, where it's been raining ever since. It's an awesome hostel and a shame we can't stay for longer to enjoy it, but tomorrow ...

Day 267-273: Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Day 267-273: Cairns

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... and going for a swim - good to see doing laundry is a better prospect than meeting me!!! lol....Afternoon I went to the Cairns Regional Gallery which wasn't very exciting but killed some time. Then went to the Centre Of Contemporary Art, only had one ...

Settling in to life down under, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Settling in to life down under

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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As we had just literally chucked out bags in our room when we arrived, we decide that Monday would be spent trying to get organised. We got up around 10 am which is late for Ben; have Ozzy style wheatabix for breakfast (there a bit smaller than ours back ...

Party in Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Party in Cairns

A travel blog entry by bowney

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So we made the hour long journey back to Cairns, and checked into Globetrotters backpackers hostel. This was our first experience of real backpacking accommodation I think, as we had a shared bathroom, kitchen and lounge. But it was fine, there was hardly ...

Our Roadtrip Up and Down the East Coast, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Our Roadtrip Up and Down the East Coast

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... far today (760km) so we pack up and leave at 7.45am. Our destination is Mackay, which is halfway between Hervey Bay and Cairns, and we arrive there at 5pm checking into the Central Tourist Park. After a well-needed cool down swim after our long days ...

Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Arrival to Australia, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Arrival to Australia

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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... immigration was rather amusing. It was probably from having answered honestly to the question of where we'd been prior to Australia (particularly India) that we were interrogated and searched as such. Fearing that they might confiscate or burn half our ...

Crocs in Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Crocs in Cairns

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... After 12 hours waiting in Brisbane Airport (which is one of the worst airports we have ever been to) we have finally arrived in Cairns, Australia. We were supposed to stay in Cairns for 3 nights but as our dates were slightly mixed up (as fate would have ...

Down Under!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Down Under!

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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... do, I do it well! Went Scuba diving today in the Great Barrier Reef. This is something I've wanted to do since studying Australia in junior school Geography! It was just amazing! Went on 2 dives to a depth of about 12 meters, saw some amazing fish ...

We're off to the land down under....., Cairns, Australia travel blog

We're off to the land down under.....

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... , we finally set sail across the skies at about 3.30pm. Not much else to say really. We landed at Sydney, swapped planes for Cairns and arrived in North Queensland at about 9.30pm. We were booked in at Calypso Inn which had been recommended by Lisa & ...

Convict Island has been reached!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Convict Island has been reached!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... as a UK Woolworth's, this is a food store instead - a bit like Tesco - confusing! We grabbed a few bits then went onto the Cairns Shopping Mall. Lorna got too excited in here so we had to leave - if I'd have left her alone too long we would be flying ...

Van-Tastic, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Van-Tastic

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... better company so that we get to go to a decent part of the reef that isn't packed out with tourists. We then went up to Cairns Holiday Park to grab our site. Here, we hooked up to our lecky and unpacked all our stuff. It felt good being able to ...

Shark Hunting, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Shark Hunting

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... still felt like swimming in a fish tank So back to the main land after a bit more time snorkeling and onto drinking for Australia day, we bumped into John and Peppa in a night club entertaining as Peppa was trying to control a drunken John from having ...

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