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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

May 18th 2011
Our first taste of the Wet Tropics of Queensland We took a 2,5h flight from Brisbane to Cairns and this is when it hit us .... wow this place is huge!!! On the map this route is just a tiny bit of Australia and yet the distance between these two towns is like from London to Krakow in Poland!!! The minute we exited the plane we knew we were in a different and more tropical climate- it was hot and ... read more
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Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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Tot: 0.136s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 10; qc: 13; dbt: 0.0399s; 13; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 3; ; mem: 6.4mb