Sarayi, Palm Cove
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We arrive in Cairns at 08:30 after our 3 and a half hour flight from Melbourne. As we leave the airport the heat hits us straight away and the humidity! It feels good to be somewhere hot! We're picked up by the hostel and its about 15 minutes to get to Nomads Serpent Hostel which is a few minutes drive away from Cairns city centre. We check-in and …
The sun has come out to play again!! Checked for campervan relocations to Sydney but none available. Booked into the High Chaparral Motel (yes really!!) in Cairns for a week from tomorrow. Watched the start of the F1 then walked to Palm Cove along the beach it was dark by the time we got there so walked back via the road - 3 hours in total, note to self - always take enough money for the bus!
... past the beach, some high up some level with the beach, stones throw from the ocean, as you can see in some of the photos taken from the car as we are driving, beautiful views. We get to port Douglas and the sun is shining. NO rain here. Beautiful town, quite big. All the tours run from here too. The big liners come here with the cruise. Love it beautiful town, this was one place I really wanted to stay at, hopefully after cape tribulation we can stop here for a couple of days. ...
... Great Barrier Reef. Heading out on the Ocean Free boat. There's a good 50 people on the boat and it speeds out of harbour for a bumpy ride while we are all been given safety briefings and a run down on how the day goes. It's a pretty big boat so it's quite comfortable inside. Once we get out to the Reef, we are all broken up into groups for Scuba diving. First time doing this so this will be interesting!!! It all happens so quick. Before you know it, you're all ...
... 5pm rolled around we headed to the bouldering area and got in a nice climbing session (thankfully they provide shoes and chalk). I was pleased to find that I hadn't lost as much of my skill/strength as I thought I had. We then headed to a vegan Indian restaurant for dinner where we stuffed our faces on a delicious meal. It was then back to the car for the night.
Outback Road Trip Day 12:
We headed out right away after getting up ...
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