Melbourne… Round 2!

After 84 days travelling the length of the East coast we said goodbye to Cairns and hopped on a plane back to Melbourne for a final farewell and our last 4 nights in Australia. Our friend Caroline had kindly agreed to play host for 2 nights (with 2 in the YHA) so we arrived in […]

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Melbourne > Cairns

On 16th March, 2014 we reached our final destination of Cairns, having started in Melbourne on January 3rd 2014! I didn’t want to let this fact pass by without reflecting on what an utterly amazing time we’ve had during our 88 days (2 months, 29 days) in Australia and without talking about some of the […]

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Kuranda… Part 2…

After a stunning ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway we arrived at the small village of Kuranda! Kuranda is a quirky place with an laid back, relaxed, hippy vibe and is home to artisans of all descriptions – from painters to sculptors and foodies! The markets and stalls in Kuranda are an eclectic mix and […]

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Kuranda

After our 4 night getaway in Port Douglas we returned to Cairns for more relaxing, splashing about at the lagoon, the infamous failed scuba dive and a 2 part, day-trip to Kuranda! Kurnada is known as the village in the Rainforest and was originally the home of the Djabugay aboriginal people before exploration in the […]

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Port Douglas

After 4 nights in Cairns we headed down the road (66km, 1hr 4mins) to Port Douglas – a small coastal town with a lot of character and charm and the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation! We’d planned 4 nights in Port Douglas with a day-trip to Cape Tribulation (post to follow). Port […]

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Atherton Tablelands

As Cairns is a great base for the Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef we booked onto several tours including a day-trip to Atherton Tablelands! The tour we chose was the Active Tropics Explorer which should be renamed the Active Tropics Waterfall tour which was an amazing day out! The tour takes you to some beautiful, […]

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Cairns

After a relaxing few days at Mission Beach it was time to hop on our last Greyhound bus – YAY! – and head to Cairns, 139km (1hr 52mins) away. Cairns is the gateway to the Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef and is a great base for Atherton Tablelands (post to follow), Port Douglas (post […]

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Mission Beach

After the amazing, awesome, fantastic Magnetic Island we popped back onto Greyhound for our penultimate bus ride to Mission Beach – 240km (2hrs 57mins) away. Mission Beach is a unique spot in Australia where two World Heritage sites meet – the Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef! Although there’s lots to do in and […]

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Magnetic: Wildlife… Part 2…

During the tour we saw lots of different animals from Crocodiles to Wombats! The tour is very hands-on and within the first 15 minutes your holding a Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo called Shadow who takes a sunflower seed from between your lips! The tour starts as it means to go on and throughout you’re given the […]

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