Le Cher Du Monde
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Off this morning with Down Under Tours to the oldest rainforest on earth. We were a small group, learning about the sugar cane growing throughout the region. It is a major industry with narrow gauge rails running along fields to carry the cane cars. We saw harvesting machines that replaced all the field workers.
The 1st stop was Mossman Gorge …
Woke to my 3:30 alarm to pack my suitcase & have a coffee. I was not going to miss this rescheduled tour to the Olga's/Kara Tjuta. The moon was still visible when I sat at the bus spot.
At 5:07 my bus arrives. We are 12 & off on the 45 minute drive. Our 1st stop is to watch the sunrise by Uluru. The bus crowds beat us to there, so I …
The Quicksilver bus was early to pick me up. But of course I had been ready half an hour before. We all waited at Berth 2 & bounced on the ramp when they removed the chain. Filled out the caution form & we were off by 8:30 for the 1.5 hour rough ride on the catamaran to Agincourt Reef. There we would make 3 stops for diving & snorkeling …
Caught the town shuttle to arrive at the Breakfast With Birds. Great choices of food, dining under a canopy with a pair of frogmouths & many other birds, some unseen but definitely heard.
After the meal I joined a tour for morning feeding. It's a compact place with major habitat sections & the opportunity to have photos taken with …
The forecast was not wrong! Upon our arrival in Cairns, we boarded a shuttle to Port Douglas and during this the rain settled in for the afternoon! We watched all the other passengers get off at these very expensive looking resorts, all miles out of town, while we alighted right in the centre of Port Douglas. We had quite a cheap deal on the hotel …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
We very much enjoyed our stay at Le Cher Du Monde. We found it easily and parking is conveniently provided under the hotel. Our room was spacious and having a kitchenette was very convenient, as food anywhere in Australia seems quite expensive compared to US prices, so fixing our own meals helped a bit with the budget. We found the bed comfortable and the air conditioning quite sufficient. The hotel was generally quiet. The only caution I would give is that the shower, at least in our room, is combined with the whirlpool tub, so it is a bit of a climb to get in and out of the tub to get to the shower. There is a grab bar, but it might be difficult for anyone with limited mobility.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.