Travel Blogs from Cairns, Australia

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First night in our Campervan !!!!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

First night in our Campervan !!!!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... to ourselves at last nights scareyness and decided we were hardcore to just park up and sleep somewhere random on our first night in Australia!!  We spent the day soring out the van and unpacking our stuff – we had our wee tea and cereal that ...

Meeting up with Borak, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Meeting up with Borak

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... a call because I may already be there." I got an email from him that said I'm not going to make it to SE Asia, but I will be in Australia if you want to come and meet me. I was in Sydney at the time. So for the last month, I've been working my way up ...

I found Nemo, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia travel blog

I found Nemo

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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The first 4 days in Cairns we had booked a diving course with Cairns Diving Centre as part of our East Coast Package. We'd actually got a good deal where we were living on the boat for the 3rd night. So we were picked up at 9am on Monday, a bit nervous ...

Cairns is not as bad as everyone makes out! ..., Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns is not as bad as everyone makes out! ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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... few days in Cairns were spent looking around and a drive to Port Douglas, we described it as the Lytham St Annes to Cairns' Blackpool. A bit sleepy but very pretty, we stopped of at the most luxurious beach and dreamt of the rain of the Manchester! ...

Coast to Coast to Coast, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Coast to Coast to Coast

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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... we fed the 'wild' possums which visited their backgarden everynight. It really couldn't have been a better start to our trip in Australia. Adelaide itself is a really cool city, very relaxed and friendly with wide streets, lots of good pubs and a lovely ...

Cairns v Weston-Super-Mare, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns v Weston-Super-Mare

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... 've made their own lagoon on the seafront for humans only! Our accommodation is 'Dreamtime Travellers Rest’ (just behind Cairns Mall), which a very professional affair and its 20 year heritage is clear.  Rather than sharing our nights with 11 ...

The good people at travelpod have given me ..., Cairns (not for long though!), Australia travel blog

The good people at travelpod have given me ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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The good people at Travelpod have given me another 5mg space for photo's so here goes , enjoy! p.s. Date set for departure from Cairns! 3rd November, as Mandy , Sophie, and I have been loaned a camper van to drive to Brisbane for a friend so we felt ...

Wet, Wet Queensland, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Wet, Wet Queensland

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... if a troop of monkeys was holding a disorganized debate. Even through the haze of half sleep we realized that there are no monkeys in Australia and, as I opened the door to yell at them to SHUT UP, a mere 4 Kookaburras flew off. What a racket they make; ...

Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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Arrived in the evening and received a message to say a family member was very unwell. Early the next morning we took the first available flight back to England. To be ...

Diving onthe Great Barrier reef, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Diving onthe Great Barrier reef

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... craic pays off. Especially with the Lions tour coming up. Oh jaysus. So we have pretty much seen the east coast of Australia. Cairns for the dive cert and the GBR, Townsville and Magnetic island, Airlie beach and sailing the Whitsundays, Hervey bay ...

24th january - 55 hours travelling from ..., Cairns / Kuranda, Northern Queensland, Australia travel blog

24th january - 55 hours travelling from ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... it is a rain forest) it was really beautiful and everything smelled so green and clean and refreshed and so different to the Australia we have seen so far. At the top is the Kuranda village but the high number of tourists visiting the markets have ...

Land activities in Cairns, Cairns (Rainforest), Australia travel blog

Land activities in Cairns

A travel blog entry by directgb

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A visit by gondola cable-car over the treetops of the rainforest near Cairns to an aboriginal town named Karunda. Extremely tourist-orientated; reptile park, butterfly park, bird park, etc etc, aboriginees demonstrating boomerang technique and other ...

Daintree Rainforest, Outside of Cairns, Australia travel blog

Daintree Rainforest

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... adventure and a couple nights hitting it up in Cairns I jumped on a short tour to the Daintree rainforest, which is north of Cairns. At 6am our Aboriginal driver George, driver for Cape Tribulation Connections, picked us up in Cairns and we were off. As ...

Great Barrier Reef --- Diving, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Great Barrier Reef --- Diving

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... and Classroom, 3 days at sea) and I went on the Advanced course (those 3 days at sea). So I had 2 days in Cairns to entertain myself. A bit strange actually when you have basically spent 4 months with each other 24/7! The first day I ran errands ...

Road Trip, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Road Trip

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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We hired a car for two days to go exploring in and around the Cairns area. First we headed north towards Cape Tribulation. We stopped on the way at Mossman Gorge, where we had a 30min walk along the gorge up to a swing bridge and lookout. There was a ...

Port Douglas - Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Port Douglas - Cairns

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... Bar. This establishment attracts few backpackers (it costs as much as GBP1.10 for a pint) but does seem to draw all Cairns's resident weirdos. Kirsty, V, Steve (a new 'friend' from Manchester) and I were targetted by one going by the name of Terry. After ...

Got some free time online and the liverpool ..., Cairns, Australia travel blog

Got some free time online and the liverpool ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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... and i can't wait! I got the house share and move in tomorrow! still no news on the job front but fingers crossed! Anyway Cairns still gorgeous and due to the diving no drunken exploits to report YET! (The Irish bar in town does have a round pool ...

Cairns, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... to tears while others just informed us how much of a serious mistake we were making etc etc. Only time will tell! Day 136 - Cairns Well, as planned, we're now the proud owners of 1992 Ford Falcon in a rather fetching shade of red. Unfortunatly ...

Uncle Brian's Tablelands Tour, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Uncle Brian's Tablelands Tour

A travel blog entry by chrisquared

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... telling tons of funny stories.  He basically gave up his job 6 years ago and went walkabout by himself in a van all over Australia.  He was supposed to be gone for 6 months to a year and ended up gone for 3 years and finally landed himself in ...

Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains, Australia travel blog

Blue Mountains

A travel blog entry by romero

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Andrea: Today we scheduled an all-day tour of the Blue Mountains. The bus picked us up bright and early at 7:40am after a little confusion about the pick up point. The gentleman who works at the hostel desk and helped us has now given us the exact wrong ...

The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia travel blog

The Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by directgb

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One of the predicted highlights I had been expecting on the tour - began a day late unfortunately down to me missing the flight from Brisbane, however a couple of phone calls later at the time it happened and things were rectified. The dive trip was ...

About vegetarian poodles and their nutty mummy, Cairns, Australia travel blog

About vegetarian poodles and their nutty mummy

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We fly from Chuuk to Guam and then: Cairns. A taxi brings us to our apartment, where we arrive after midnight. The next morning, we do all the formalities and buy 2 weekly wireless cards: 30 bucks each. We laze around and enjoy our nice apartment for a ...

The Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia travel blog

The Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... .  Over breakfast skipper Gary issued a weather warning including high winds, rough seas and possible rain for the return trip to Cairns. Our dive count entered double digits on the next entry.  The waves were splashing over our snorkels so we ...

The Great Barrier Reef - 1 Natural Wonder down, Cairns, Australia travel blog

The Great Barrier Reef - 1 Natural Wonder down

A travel blog entry by chrisquared

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... we boarded the boat to return us to Cairns from the liveaboard, both of us were raw hamburger.  When we got back to Cairns I was walking so bow-legged as to prevent my tender areas from rubbing together, that people could only laugh at me.  ...

Cairns & Port Douglas, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Cairns & Port Douglas

A travel blog entry by lauraandrich

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... You can't swim in the sea around Cairns due to Crocodiles - I think they're top of the list for things that terrify me in Australia! For the next three days we hired a car and went up north to Port Douglas.  The beaches there are beautiful and you ...

Hotel depression, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Hotel depression

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We say bye to our diving buddies, the crew and the boat and we are in the office by 08h30. When we left, we saw advertisement for the Comfort Inn: 69$ and Wi-Fi. We try to call them. Which is not as easy as it sounds. When Tony finally gets through: it ...

Faits divers of Queensland, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Faits divers of Queensland

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We are back in Cairns for 2 days. I love Cairns. I love Australia. And not only because I have an Australian boyfriend. Australia IS at the other side of the world of what I call home. The thing is that you can get fooled: the Aussies I know look like ...

Plane and boat puking, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Plane and boat puking

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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Our wireless stopped working, yesterday afternoon. The result is that we have nothing booked for when we return but, much worse: Hubby did not get to send his computer games! He gets up at 6h10 and the internet works. I am running around like a ...

What a Washout!!!!, Cairns, Australia travel blog

What a Washout!!!!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 283 ; Day 20 Australia road trip Kilometres travelled ; a few The rain came eventually, and it needed it, started to threaten it last night and by three o clock this morning and most way before that through the night it chucked it down, we ...

Still Raining..., Cairns, Australia travel blog

Still Raining...

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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Day 284 ; Day 21 Australia road trip Kilometres travelled ; less than yesterday.... Yep still raining......alllll.....dayyyyy...looongggg.... Moved site today, change of scenery, set about eating up some of our food and using the wifi, on a ...

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