Tips & Articles

14
May
2015

Josephine Falls – Atherton Tablelands

If you’re in Cairns and are looking for some good old-fashioned fun, look no further than Josephine Falls. Located only an hours drive from Cairns, this waterfall and its surrounding area should be at the top of your list when visiting Cairns. The falls are not only a beautiful sight, but they double as a waterslide. Yes, that’s true! The bottom part of Josephine Falls is a natural waterslide, making swimming and water activities fun again! Spend a day out there in the water or hiking around the area. its a great spot for a picnic lunch and provides plenty […]

   
  
28
April
2015

The Flora & Fauna of the Cairns Botanical Gardens

Situated just outside of Cairns itself, the Cairns Botanical Gardens are made up of the Flecker Botanic Gardens, the Tank Arts Centre, Centenary Lakes, and the Mount Whitfield Conservation Reserve. The diverse selection of sites and scenes make for a beautiful, cultural experience with a heavy emphasis on education and conservation. Founded back in 1886, the Flecker Botanic Gardens form the main portion of the site, boasting a lush green rainforest of tropical plants and exotic animal species. There are numerous walks that weave through the trees and foliage, with plenty of sights to keep you busy. The Animals of […]

   
  
30
March
2015

Get to Know More About the Weird and Wonderful Platypus

The Platypus is a strange creature, with the body of a mammal and the beak of a large duck. Native to certain parts of Australia and Tasmania, they have an intrigue that spans the world but live fairly humble lives. Because of their predominantly nocturnal lifestyle and their fondness of water, platypuses are much more difficult to spot that some of Australia’s other native wildlife. However, there are numerous places you can go where there’s a high chance you’ll spot one of these funny little creatures. The Atherton Tablelands are the most likely place, in Yungaburra and in Paluma National Park […]

   
  
16
March
2015

Green Island

Located in the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is a 6000 year old beauty. The island is only wide, but carries over 120 different native species of plants! The island is easily reached by boat from Cairns, only 45 minutes away by catamaran. The use of Green Island dates back before the 1700’s when aboriginals used the island for a multitude of activities including hunting and fishing. Now, the island is home to a resort, crocodile farm, and a boardwalk that spans the entire island! With a width of only 1.6 kilometres, it comes as a complete surprise that this […]

   
  
28
January
2015

Top 5 things to do on Green Island

Jump on board the Green Island ferry and spend the day soaking up the balmy sunshine, the blissful blue waters and the plethora of fun all on the picture perfect shores of Green Island. The Green Island ferry departs from Cairns and can deliver you in less than an hour onto the vibrant emerald shores jutting out of the Great Barrier Reef. With a wealth of watersports, scenic beauty to explore and even the chance to indulge in a little perfect pampering you are sure to fall in love with the beauty of Green Island. Discover an underwater world Green […]

   
  
15
December
2014

What to expect in the Wet Season – Cairns

The sun drenched shores of Cairns can be a dream come true especially when you are dipping into the cool hues of the Southern Ocean, wandering under the shade of the ancient rainforest and sipping ice cold beers on the beach. Yet believe it or not this tropical paradise does suffer a wet season during the months between November and May and knowing what to expect can ensure your visit isn’t a wash out. Sultry Days and Stormy Nights Cairns refuses to let the wet season run riot when it comes to temperature and you will still find sultry days […]

   
  
9
October
2014

Take a Stroll on the Cairns Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade seems to have many changing faces, once upon a time it was a mangrove swamp thick with mud and dark with mosquitoes. Since then it has been transformed into a soft cool lagoon with beautiful wooden boardwalks, lavish restaurants, bright and bustling markets and so much more. As the hazy morning sun shimmers across the lagoon joggers can be found running lightly along the boardwalks, tourists snap away at the views with cameras clutched in their hands and young people sprawl on the grass to drink coffee and enjoy a little peace and quiet before the day […]

   
  
6
October
2014

Stinger Season In Cairns

Summer time in Cairns brings with it the sweltering heat and high humidity which seems perfect for taking a cooling dip in the azure waters. The beaches of Cairns are truly breath-taking with glorious stretches of white pearl sands and a bounty of blue stretching to the horizon, yet with the high season sunlight pouring down this is also the time for stingers. Taking the Plunge Stingers or jellyfish as they are more universally known tend to drift to shore at this time of year and getting stung whilst swimming or snorkelling can be unpleasant to say the least. Whilst […]

   
  
30
August
2014

Stylish Things to Do in Cairns Harbour

Cairns Harbour is a stylish, upmarket part of the city with spectacular views out to sea. All around this small part of the coast, huge, elegant vessels languish on the water, bobbing away in the heat of the midday Australian sun. As well as regular fishing trips and luxury boat-watching, there are plenty of things to do around the harbour. Admire the Architecture The architecture in this part of Cairns is super stylish. Modern delights rise up on the waterfront in a flurry of glass design and sleek shapes. All along the esplanade, grand hotels offer respite from the harsh […]

   
  
30
July
2014

The Tree Kangaroo in the Atherton Tablelands

I know what you’re thinking. There’s a kangaroo that lives in a tree? The answer is surprisingly yes. Although they are not nearly as large as the ones that live on the ground, they are the only animal that is a direct descendent from the original Tree Kangaroo family. Located specifically in Northeastern Queensland, these marsupials are rarely seen. Because they live in trees, deforestation has become a giant problem with keeping these little animals alive. Tree Kangaroos are much different than the kangaroos that live on the ground. They have longer tails, bigger hind legs, and soft paws to […]

   
  
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