Sunray Guest House - Backpackers

4 Minnie Street Cnr Lake St, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | Hostel
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Rainforest Wonders in Cairns

A travel blog entry by lottyh


Be with Nature, Welcome to Cairns!
February 17, 2014

Cairns is the only place in the world
where two World -Heritage-listed areas are side by side. One can
dive into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, or soar above the
world`s oldest tropical rainforest at the Barron Gorge National Park.
A Rainforest exists where at least 1,300 mm of rain falls each year,
being distributed throughout the year. Australia`s rainforests


A travel blog entry by elaprade


... and got to hold a snake. After that, we got to learn about the indigenous people of Australia, see their dances, and paint a picture using their homemade paints. It was a fun filled day.
On Wednesday, the second day we were here we got up super early and spent the day at the Great Barrier Reef. I thought that the Reef would be close to the shore, but it was actually two hours away by boat (thank god for seasickness pills). When we got there we got to either scuba dive ...

The final few days in Australia

A travel blog entry by franmullineux


... of eucalyptus! After a quick photo though it was time to hand him back - they have a rota for the koalas and only allow them to be handled for 30 minute periods in any one time. They have other animals in the sanctuary too, and it's always a pleasure to see the indigenous animals such as wombats, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos and wallabies in their home setting. It's slightly more unsettling to find the lizards that elsewhere might be in an enclosure roaming around ...


A travel blog entry by brynandnate


... on chairs, shaking tambourines, wearing cowboy hats made from Cookie Monster blue fur, and yodeling. Yup. That’s right. That really happened. We still aren’t sure how we got roped into it, but suddenly the owner, Nick, came around with his accordion, and started passing around instruments and hats. And who can say no to a good hat and a loud percussion instrument in a quiet eatery? Nick’s energy level was impressive. Long after even the three of us, ...

Sweet Sweet, New Years, Nectar & Nipples

A travel blog entry by hjc


... We ended up swigging this delicious boogie juice on the rocks, no Diet Coke needed, No Sir!

We got happy... lost track of time... 7pm. Ooophs. We had to power walk it to the first Bar... 'The Jack', whilst knocking back the last of our Jimmy in plastic cups. Everyone was there, getting boozed. I was pumped. For some reason... Me and Mo decided to head back to the hostel. Think Mo wanted to change? I don't know? Can't remember... I do remember some funny little ...


This hostel, located on 4 Minnie Street Cnr Lake St, Cairns, is near Reef Encounter, Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel Adventures, Cairns Dive Centre, and Barron Gorge National Park.
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