Great Northern Hotel
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Yesterday we went to Kuranda, travelling up and back on the Skyrail. We have done this before and really enjoyed it so we decided to do it again. We picked a great day weather-wise and the views from the Skyrail were fantastic. Looking down into the rainforest is amazing! On the way up, we stopped at both Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations and followed the boardwalks. We had a gondola to ourselves up to Red Peak and from Barron Falls to Kuranda but travelling between the ...
... river mouth flowing out between the rainforest to meet the sea before another little walk in the afternoon. We returned to our hostel, cooked some dinner and prepared for the evenings activity. No, not drinking goon. A night walk through the rainforest. We were picked up at half past seven and transported to the middle of the forest where we were given a torch each. There were 11 of us in a group and the plan was to walk through the rainforest and find some nocturnal animals that ...
... sized box. People applauded when the job was done, but no one was unduly upset. Pythons aren’t scary to those here…after all, they only constrict and don’t bite. Taking some comfort in their blasť tudes, I still chose to walk in the sun rather than tree shade from there.
Because of the marine stingers, the waterfront ...
After a very early start catching the 4:30 train from Oak Flats We arrived at the airport 2 1/2 hrs before the flight.
All started well until we went through security. Michelle advised the security she had 2 asthma sprays in her bag so she had to find them and remove them from the bag before they could go through the xray machine.
Instead of waiting I thought I would go on through and wait for her inside. After going through security I ...
... highlight was clambering up rocks to slide down a natural water slide! Slippery, impossible to do elegantly, and really fun.
I've been amazed on this trip to see that after years in Manchester, Newcastle and London I'm a bit of a country girl! As much as I enjoyed wandering cities like Singapore, I have been by far the happiest playing in the rivers and climbing through jungles out in the countryside. So despite the lack of diving, we had a really fun time in ...