Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef January 10th 2012 After the short and sunny three hour drive from Townsville, we arrived in Cairns. It took a month and 4500 kilometres, but we made it!
Cairns is another small town, but extremely spread out! We drove around and found Castaways. Castaways is a backpackers hostel a five minute drive from the centre of town, but a 30 minute walk!
Having the car we stayed away from the centre of the town hostels ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns 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