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February
2017

Malanda Environmental Park in the Green Season

The Malanda Environmental Park can be found along the Malanda-Atherton Road just outside of Queensland. It sits on the verdant sprawl of the Atherton Tableland, protecting a small but mighty tropical rainforest filled to the brim with colourful plant life and animals. This unusual speck on the landscape is tucked between ancient crater lakes and mesmerising waterfalls, providing the perfect place to discover the tropical scenery of North Queensland. The Green Season at Malanda Environmental Park The Green Season begins at the start of January, bringing with it a burst of colourful life into the rainforest. This is when the […]

   
  
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January
2017

Snorkelling Tips for Beginners

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the best snorkeling and underwater destinations in the world. Thousands of travellers head here every year to dip below the water’s surface and explore the vibrant world that waits for them underneath. Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef isn’t just for the pros, though. People with no experience at all can hit the water and get up close and personal with the region’s fascinating marine life, with most snorkeling companies providing all the proper equipment and safety briefings. Basically, anyone who can swim can snorkel – it’s as simple […]

   
  
28
December
2016

The Sea life of Green Island

Green Island sits about 45 minutes from Cairns across the stunning expanse of the Coral Sea, which forms part of the Great Barrier Reef. The Island boasts a 6,000-year-old coral cay that’s home to hundreds of colourful and fascinating marine species. Here, visitors can snorkel and dive to explore the underwater world, or take a boat trip to see the sights from above water level. The reefs that surround Green Island provide the perfect habitat for a number of tropical marine life. Seagrass beds are home to a range of species, including young fish that use the long grass to […]

   
  
8
December
2016

Things to Do at Green Island Resort

Green Island sits in the stunning expanse of the Great Barrier Reef about 45 minutes from Cairns by boat. Here, the lush island promises visitors an escape into Australian beachside beauty, with its sprawling beaches, incredible array of fun activities, and its close proximity to the coral cays of the Great Barrier Reef. The Green Island Resort is an upmarket retreat set in the heart of the island, boasting private balconies that overlook sparkling waters, relaxed suites with every amenity you need, and plenty of free activities that you can enjoy during your stay. In the restaurant, you can tuck […]

   
  
23
November
2016

Glass Bottom Boat Tours from Green Island

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Cairns‘ most visited attractions. Set just off the coast of the vibrant city, this World Heritage site and incredible natural wonder promises visitors a magical landscape filled with stunning islands, ancient coral reefs, and mesmerising sea creatures. In the middle of it all sits Green Island, a magnificent coral cay just 27km from the coast of Cairns. As well as boasting a lush rainforest and an array of native critters, the island is surrounded by a coral reef packed full of interesting scenery. While a lot of people choose to go diving and […]

   
  
8
November
2016

Getting to Know Green Island Resort

Situated in the heart of the stunning Great Barrier Reef, just 45 minutes off the coast of Cairns, the Green Island Resort promises one of the most mesmerising holiday accommodation experiences in the whole of Australia. Tucked in between tropical rainforests and surrounded by a unique coral cay, there is plenty of things to see and do while relaxing in style. The experience begins long before you get to the resort with a 45-minute cruise from Cairns. On the journey, you’ll pass stunning sea scenes and get to see the Great Barrier Reef up close. Once you arrive at the […]

   
  
26
October
2016

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef: Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns

As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns marks the starting point for many tropical adventures. From the city, high-speed cruise vessels can reach paradise beaches and surreal sea views in no time at all, promising visitors the chance to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. Diving, scuba diving, snorkelling, and swimming are all popular activities from the boats in the Great Barrier Reef, and to accommodate all of the trips that leave every single day, the Reef Fleet Terminal has been opened. This is where Great Barrier Reef visitors begin […]

   
  
13
October
2016

The Historic and Cultural Malanda Environmental Park

The Malanda Environmental Park can be found in the sprawling expanse of the Atherton Tablelands to the west of vibrant Cairns. Bringing together crater lakes, impressive waterfalls and a rainforest covered by a lush, verdant canopy, it has a variety of things for visitors to explore and discover. Agricultural Activities Dairy farms and agricultural activities are a major part of Malanda and form the focus point of the local economy. The Malanda Milk Factory is the most prominent in the region, putting out around one million litres of milk every single week. Visitors can take a tour of the factory, […]

   
  
9
September
2016

The Mangroves of Cairns – Displaying the diverse beauty of Australia

It’s no secret that Australia is known for its incredible diversity across the entire country, it is home to many unique animals and plants that inspire awe and excitement in people worldwide. And when it comes to Australia’s Mangroves, there is no place better equipped with the required conditions than Queensland’s City of Cairns. Mangroves are trees or shrubs that grow in coastal marshlands and play a very important role in the lives of the trees and plants that surround them. First and foremost, Mangroves act as a buffer of sorts to the oceans rough tides and strong currents, slowing […]

   
  
26
August
2016

Cairns in the winter – Exploring Australia’s Most Beautiful Destinations

While a wintery chill descends upon southern Australia between the months of June and August, the beautiful Cairns in northeastern Queensland maintains a balmy climate throughout these winter months. The weather during the day maintains a steady 25°C which allows for a great escape from the chill of the south. Cairns creates the perfect recipe for an unforgettable holiday by adding its pleasant weather to the immense number of attractions found here. Beneath the Coral Sea, off Cairns east coast, lies the Great Barrier Reef. Undeniably the world’s most famous reef, this colossal underwater wonderland spans an area of over […]

   
  
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