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Apr
4
2008

Mareeba – Day 11

For our last full day in Cairns we decided to take it a bit more easy. We weren’t in any rush to get anywhere which was a nice feeling. Our first stop was back at Rusty’s Market in the CBD. Emmy wanted to buy a dress for herself and one for her sister than she had spotted the other day. After a winding mountain drive to Mareeba we stopped at the RSL for lunch. Once […]

Apr
3
2008

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation – Day 10

  The road to Port Douglas was windy and narrower than I imagined, probably the hardest part of the days driving because of the volume of cars on the road. We only made a short stop off in Port Douglas to look at the shops and pick up some information on the Daintree region. From Port Douglas it wasn’t too far to Mossman and then to the Mossman Gorge. More spectacular waterfalls and rain forest […]

Apr
2
2008

Hiring A Car & Crystal Cascades – Day 9

The day started with me catching the bus into the city and picking up the rental car that I had booked. It’s a maroon Toyota Ascent Sport and we’ll have it for the rest of the stay. Once I got back to the apartment with it we packed a picnic lunch and headed off for Crystal Cascades. When we got there no one was in sight and there were these warning signs for stringing trees […]

Apr
1
2008

Great Barrier Reef – Day 8

Today was our SeaStar Cruise out to Michaelmas Island/Reef and Hasting Reef. The cruise had about 30 passengers, which was nice and intimate and felt less commercialized than other tourist attractions. We left the wharf at 8:15am and it was about 90 mintues out to out first stop, Michaelmas Island/Reef. I don’t usually get seasick, but it was really choppy and I must admit I did start to feel a little ill. Strangely, on the […]

Mar
31
2008

Scenic Railway, Kuranda & SkyRail – Day 7

The day didn’t start very well at all. We went to the bus stop for our 7:50am as per our instructions and by 8:15 nothing had shown up. We got the owner of the apartments (who had booked our tour) to give the tour operators a call. Turns out there had been a major stuff up with their computer system and we had been wiped off the map. Instead of getting the shuttle bus to […]

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