Who would like to miss a chance to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef? Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. One more reason for being popular amongst tourists is its tropical climate. Apart from going to snorkeling and Hastings reef, spend a couple of hours with Natalie Phillips and the Marine Biology gang at Reef Teach. It is inexpensive, priced just at $23.
Places to visit
We stayed at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino which cost us around $280 per night. The food at their restaurant is very palatable. As recommended by a local, we visited the Ellis beach bar and grill for live music, squids and oysters at just $1.
We drove to Crystal Cascades, and Josephine falls for freshwater swimming. After enjoying the view at the Josephine falls, do eat pies and cream buns at Babinda Bakery. Kuranda rainforest tour deserves a complete one day. The journey doesn’t feel less than your tiny tots’ train book. If you go to visit the Cairns regional gallery, relish fresh seafood at the Ochre Restaurant. Perrotta also offers delicious seafood. Daintree national park located to the northwest of Cairns comprises of rainforests, beaches, and gorges. We did hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands. It was thrilling to do skydiving from 14000 feet high planes over the Great Barrier Reef which lands alter on the Mission beach. We also did scuba diving in Cairns.
Do grab a drink or two at the pier Bar. They served different live tunes with the drinks each day, as we went on Tuesdays we got tacos. We had a beautiful night at the Tjapukai night fire where culture and storytelling blend so well.
If you are visiting for a considerable number of days, you can join council free classes from water aerobics to sunset Zumba classes.