The Jack Backpackers
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Great hostel, very cheap, clean and you get a free evening meal.
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So Cairns was the start of my epic adventure down Australia's famous East Coast. I originally only planned to stay in Cairns for a few days but ended up been there for nearly two weeks. I organised to meet some friends there and travel together down the coast in one big group, so had to spend a few extra days waiting for them.
Cairns was …
Woke up by the cleaners as they'd decided to clean early today.
Decided we'd go and get some breakfast from Woolworths, consisted of some dim sims and other stuff. Went and ate at the Lagoon, then had a walk to the harbour. It was boiling, but the views were nice. There were loads of boats moored, one was selling fresh food that they …
Hangovers seem to be a lot more tolerable on the other side of the world and that was certainly the case as we awoke at 7am on Saturday morning. Our hostel was quite centrally located and we’d already scoped out the walk to the Cairns harbour, where we would be boarding a boat to the barrier reef. After our first choice tour became fully …
Our unorthodox route from Christchurch to Cairns was a consequence of a late decision to make our way down (rather than up) the east coast of Australia. Our original flight to Melbourne, which we’d needed as proof of exiting New Zealand, therefore became a changeover and we ended up on the Tullamarine Airport floor for a few hours on the …
Woke up and the room was empty.
Headed out to get some lunch, ended up getting fish and chips again with Sweet Chilli and Coriander sauce. Once again it was amazing and I seem to like fish if it's fresh and battered/crumbed.
Got a few bits from Woolworths then headed back to the hostel. Didn't really do much in the afternoon until …