A Travellerspoint blog

February 2017

Rain + Forest = Rainforest

Last day {insert sad face} and Cairns you turned it on for us thank you for the rain & humidity.

We decided to take one last look at the rainforest so we drove out to do the Skyrail to Kuranda & back. The views above the rainforest were fantastic, we even had a little time to explore Kuranda before heading back.


The afternoon was spent chilling by the lagoon


Now we're just waiting for our plane

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We're Going On A Croc Hunt

Again words cannot explain today and the pictures cannot do it justice...The Daintree & Cape Tribulation. We took a tour that took us to Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas, lunch at the beach house, how disappointed I was that I didn't see a croc on the beach, some amazing views, a boardwalk through the rain Forrest (again. I croc), an ice cream stop and a croc cruise where we saw a baby & a 3m or so croc.



Note - women wear sports bras on this tour or get a bus with a better suspension

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And like half his relatives... I guess you've worked out where we spent our day so I don't need to tell you about it.....

Ok we spent the day with Passions of Paradise (fully reccomend them to, they were great) cruising the Great Barrier Reef. We stopped at Hastings & Michaelmas Cay (a sand bird island) for snorkels. Amazing is the world, a beautiful underwater garden that words can't describe so these pics will do....



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Battling The Elements On The Road

We drove through the heat, the rain & the road works, I have never seen so many roadworks as we've seen on our trip it really shows us down.

We hit the road from Bowen this morning knowing we had a long drive ahead of us. We took a tour road Townsville before finding the Botanic Gardens. We stumbled accords the Big Gumboot in Tully


Then there was the detour to Josephine Falls and a short hike to base that was totally worth it


Finally made it to Cairns after endless plains, sugar cane fields and banana trees.

Typical picture of our day

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Four become three

Yesterday we spent the day on the road, driving, staring out the windows, toilet breaks, etc a big day putting in the K's so I could catch up with my cousin Chris & family Andrea & Sarah at Koumala. It was nice to catch up, we even saw a python on the road. They have a lovely spot, how good is this for a view from your front verandah


So we left our hitch hiker (don't stress it was Ali's bf Ed not some random off the side of road. Come the think of it haven't seen a hitch hiker at all) at the airport in Mackay and headed up the road.

A quick stroll at the beach on Airlie Beach had us dripping in sweat so an ice cream later we hit the road. We decided to keep going take a bit of time off tomorrow's drive to Cairns.


We just happened to stumble across the big magi outside Bowen, another big thing crossed off our list


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