Whitsundays, Daydream Island and Cairns

Trip Start Jul 16, 2009
Trip End Oct 08, 2009

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hey guys!

Having an AMAZING time with COntiki!

Spent about 3 days aroudn the Whitsundays sailing on a boat with about 23 other people. Went snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef twice which was unbelievble. We would anchor the boat at night and just sleep on there which was very tight quarters but good fun. My tour group with Contiki is very cool, people from all over, the people I've bonded with the most are from either Australia (from different regions and had never seen the east coast) or Canada. We went to Whitehaven beach for a few hours which was jsut the greatest thing in the world! It got voted teh 3rd nicest beach in the world per National Geographic... WOW! White white sand, crystal clear water, amazing!

SAfter the sailing, we went to Daydream Island where we stayed on this fancy resort and sipped on pina coladas before going to a pool party where we met up with about another 40 Contiki peopel that were joining us for the rest of our journey. Took a nature walk on the island where we had close encounters (abit too close even) with snakes, bats and kangaroos. Overall, great time!!!

After this we spent rpetty much the whole day driving yesterday to get to Cairns where I am staying for the next 3 nights. Cairns is known for its night life and we had this pub crawl last night where we went to 4 different bars, tons of fun! Today got up early and went horseback riding, and now... wait for it.. wait for it... getting ready to go bungee jumping!!!! Bus is leaving to take me there in an hour or so, can't wait but totally freaked out at the same time!!

I could go on for pages but I want to go enjoy this place so I will fill you guys in on the details later and post some pics instead! :) Hope all is well back home!!!! Wish you were here!!

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