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!
... along the beach at this time of day would be a "terrible mistake" that was enough for us to spend the morning watching the tide crashing into the vegetation whilst sat at our pool.
It was soon time to board the bus again for a short trip down to Port Douglas. We stopped on route at a home made ice cream parlour with many weird and wonderful flavours before heading to Mossman Gorge. Upon arrival we were meet by an aboriginal man who spoke to us about how his ...
... to straining the brew, due to the lack of a tea strainer( the standards of these colonists!), he explained they used centrifugal force. Ok, interesting thought, very scientific, now where is that centrifuge when you want it? As with everything here, simplification is the name of the game. He grabbed the billy by the handle and swung it round his head to separate tea and leaves. The mothers amongst us were aghast, but of course it worked like a charm. Not that I suggest ...
... in the world. Many people take the opportunity to momentarily escape the tropical heat and bathe in the crystal clear water of the cascading gorge itself and refresh. The bus to the gorge was only $6 each and the gorge itself totally free and so provided an enjoyable respite from the midday sun. Back in the car with the aircon to the max; we drove on to Port Douglas, a marina town similar to Karunda in Cairns; lots of pubs, cafes and surfer shops and a busy young vibe. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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