Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:08 PM
Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:31 PM
What more would you like to know?
Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:07 PM
Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:32 AM
the most exciting aspect is of course the great barrier reef. we stayed at a Best Western in cairns right on the water and walking distance to everything. (114 aussie)
you can do white water rafting but frankly it was disappointing.
we walked around the 2 or 3 blocks of eating places and picked a place. nothing was memorable, i am sorry to say except the fettucina i mentioned up thread. lots of choices.
there was also a malay place that was recommended on Sheilds.
have a nice trip:-)
Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:07 AM
For anyone thinking of making the trip, you are better off avoiding Cairns and staying in Palm Cove or Port Douglas. The beaches are stunning and uncrowded. Snorkeling/diving on the great barrier reef -- really one of the most impressive and beautiful things I've ever seen in my life. I could have happily swum around for days on end just looking at everything, it's like being in a color-saturated version of outer space.
Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:26 PM
The reef is a few hours out. It's worth it to take the fancy quick catamarin at double the cost of the slower boats. Be sure to bring your seasockness pills.
The underwater expereince is absolutely amazing. And because many places are less than 20 feet deep, it's great for snorkeling.
Did you know that giant clams are magenta or green but never "clam" (i.e. grey) colored?
Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:13 PM