Cairns

Cairns

On Monday we had a wander around Cairns, and on Wednesday we looked at the two Jewels in the Crown of Cairns: Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef. Coming up I have a video that shows you all of that in movie style, and more. For example, they go to Trinity Beach, just north of [...]

Jewels in the Crown of Cairns: Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef thumbnail

There is more to Cairns than just strolling around and having a look. There's also more than just two 'must do' attractions in Cairns, but if you only had time for two, your choice would be simple. On land, you will want to visit the lush green rainforests of Kuranda, taking the cable car one [...]

Road Trip Day 10: Cardwell to Cairns thumbnail

At just 94 kilometres, my journey from Cardwell to Cairns was by far the shortest leg of my trip. That was intentional though, I needed to pick up Mrs Bob and my daughter Elizabeth from Cairns airport at around 2 o'clock in the afternoon. As you probably know if you read my post Cardwell to [...]

Cairns and Port Douglas: Even Better Than Expected thumbnail

At around 6:45 PM yesterday I arrived back home, marking the end of my Queensland coast road trip. All in all, I covered 5,021 km, just about pipping my 2009 road trip of 4,774 kilometres. Whilst that trip took me south down to Sydney and then round to Melbourne, this road trip was all about [...]

Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef thumbnail

A long time ago on this blog we played a very silly game of 'Where's Wally'. On that occasion, Wally was a kookaburra. Today we are going to play 'Where's Wally' again. This time though, Wally is a fish. Can you spot Wally? I can assure you that Wally is a real fish, this isn't [...]

snow

Mrs Bob and I are thinking about booking our winter holidays for this year and wondering where to go. School winter holiday time here is around the last week in June and the first week in July, just two weeks in total. The thing with Australia is, we can stay within this country and we [...]

Danger

I'm currently writing tonight’s post on my wife's computer. My PC has been playing up lately and today it showed me the BSOD, or to give it it's full name, the Blue Screen of Death. If you don't really know what that means, it's the equivalent of the robot, B-9, from Lost in Space running [...]

FNQ

Last week's video, if you remember, was about Adelaide which was voted Australia's most liveable city for the third year running. Some people though, wouldn't live in any city if you paid them. For some people, the remoteness of Far North Queensland (FNQ) is simply paradise. I've not been further north than Hervey Bay yet, [...]

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