Cairns: Tablelands, Rainforest, Islands and Reef August 5th 2012 Got to catch-up with Mom and Bill in Cairns late July/early August 2012. We had a great time exploring northern Queensland from the hills, to the rainforest and out to the reef.
The most surprising thing for me was the number and variety of animal life... after living in NZ for so long I forgot what it's like to see wildlife other than birds roaming the wild.
The reef was exciting and everyt ... 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
I wish I had discovered this blog years ago. I did the mass email update for my previous adventures (United States and Europe) and now have no online documentation to share with fellow travelers.
To the chagrin of some friends and family wanderlust has struck again. I managed to stay focused for nearly a year and a half in a job related to my college education, however the desire to travel has grown strong again and can no longer be suppressed.
I have secured a 12 month Visa for New Zealand and hope to document this adventure for posterity, or at least the life of the TravelBlog.
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