Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
Travel Blogs from Port Douglas
On Thursday 9 September the weather forecast was perfect for a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, glorious sunshine and hardly a puff of wind. We chose to go with the catamaran "Aristocat" which was small enough to avoid being a tourist/ cattle herding expedition and also had a very small diving group so that Dario could experience more time diving …
... went on a couple of tours. We anticipated much nocturnal life on the ‘Night Jungle Tour’ as the brochure promised. However, viewing was limited to a large spider in the departure shed and a captured snake. It was difficult too to focus our torches on the trees, as instructed, when we were rock clambering in the dark trying not to twist ankles.
More exciting was the ‘Jungle Surfing’ - where we ...
... the Skyrail - a cable car system over the rain forest that takes an hour or more to complete. Absolutely fantastic views of the rain forest, the coastline and the hills all around Cairns! At the end of the Skyrail is the small town of Kuranda. Lots of tourist shops etc but still nice to walk around. The last leg of the trip was the Kuranda ...
... picturesque. The Battle Creek track was a nice drive, our first taste of the dirt roads to come. The vehicle handled it was absolute ease. Laura homestead, met a family from Gravestein street in The Basin vic, they didn't think we would know where that was! Took a wrong turn as we left the Old Laura Homestead and headed into the Lakefield National Park. The road wasn't to good and it added a few kilometres to ...
... that after Cairns we would travel as far as we could in a day hoping to get to Sarina (just south of Mackay) for an overnight stop and then drive to Seventeen Seventy for two nights. We arrived at the Mossman Gorge booking centre after a short drive. The building is lovely and modern having a souvenir shop and café. We paid the $15 for the return shuttle up through the local aboriginal community to the gorge. We had a picnic lunch, ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking