Cairns

I had it in my head that I wouldn’t like Cairns. I’m not sure why, but I was wrong. As one of Australia’s biggest tourist towns, Cairns is vibrant with plenty of restaurants and cafes to keep me happy. The Read more >
How do you visit the Great Barrier Reef, a true wonder of the world that is 2,300km long? That’s a natural wonder the same length from Vancouver to the Mexican border, consisting of 900 islands and 2,900 individual reefs. Yep, Read more >
You know you’re in North Queensland when the hotel information book has cyclone procedures and stinger safety precautions. And you have to worry about crocodiles. Lucky for us, we were visiting Cairns out of stinger and cyclone season. We were Read more >
“Uplifting by nature” is how it’s billed. The Atherton Tablelands in Tropical North Queensland was the setting for our early morning hot air balloon ride. Before arriving in Tropical North Queensland I, was of course, familiar with it being the location Read more >
It might seem strange that I recommend you go mountain bike riding in the Atherton Tablelands when one of our party ended up with a spiral fracture of their tibia and fibula. When you see your friend’s foot flopping off Read more >
Haven’t you always wanted to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding? In Tropical North Queensland? On a picturesque river? With no crocs in sight? I know I have. Especially the no crocs bit. How about visiting the town of Port Douglas, Read more >
I’m wading through knee deep water on the beach off the coast of Mossman, just north of Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. The world’s biggest reef just lies out to the horizon and looking back are the rainforest clad Read more >
Paleo evangelists have a reputation of being slightly nutty in their extreme healthy living choices. But, I guess we are all a little nutty when we stand up for a cause we believe in, especially one that makes us feel Read more >
This is the question I’ve been asking myself the last week. When the email arrived in my inbox with the itinerary and the choice to skydive, I felt sick. I didn’t want to tell Craig as I knew he’d look Read more >

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