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 Cairns. We did too…
We had brunch in the cafe opposite the beach…
I just didn’t get around to mentioning it at the time. But I did say that there are more than two ‘must do’ attractions in Cairns and this video does cover more ground than I did.
Have a look for yourself…
Need a second opinion? Here’s another view of things to see and do around Cairns…
It’s no wonder Cairns, which as you may have noticed is pronounced more like ‘cans’, really is a major holiday destination for Australians.
Not only was the first video pretty much about exactly what I’ve been writing about the last two posts, but it’s also got a very good insight of where we go next; a drive along the coastal road to Port Douglas.
That drive though, has taken a backseat for now (see what I did there?). I will be returning to this road trip, which is almost over, at some point. At the moment though I need to concentrate on the important matter of Moving House in Australia.
Update: July 2018
Time to wrap up our journey along the Queensland coastline. This is our last stop, but almost certainly the best, let’s look at 6 Must Dos in Cairns and Port Douglas as we finish our Queensland Coast Road Trip.
We got married at Kewarra Beach resort, just north of Cairns way back in 2001. We immediately fell in love with the area and on return to the UK made our application to leave.
We were initially planning to move up to North Queensland, then my uncle from Gippsland, Victoria called us and said we may struggle with work ( I was a display designer at the time) so best come to Melbourne.
We followed his advice and have for the past 5 years had an annual holiday in Palm Cove, Queensland which is our favorite spot. We have just left Victoria after living in Mornington for 16 years and have moved to Hervey Bay (South Queensland) because as much as I love North Queensland I’m not so sure I could handle the weather that well.
Yes, it’s lovely out there. I’ve been to Palm Cove, but only once and for just three days and I can’t wait to return. Port Douglas as well, a great place to go during winter. Love the High Street, has a great feel about it. Like yourself though, not sure I could hack it all year round, too hot and humid I would think.