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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City April 4th 2015

Our first day in cairns (27/3) was definitely a stressful one. Kennedy and I had planned to do our farm work when we got to Cairns because we had been told that there are more farms up north than in the southern states. With this in mind we got up raring to go and find ourselves a job. We went into Peterpans and spoke to the job search guy in there who basically said there are no farms up here looking for workers at this time of year. The best place for farming right now is a place called Bundaberg which is a fourteen hour drive down south, or to go inland from Brisbane which is even more South. He gave us some options for farming in these places but the work was 4/5 days a ... read more
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The lagoon at night

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City March 18th 2015

Hi All, A rest day in Cairns was on the itinerary today; having a lie-in until 8.30am was definitely needed. We also needed extra sleep after the disturbed night due to this drunken German girl getting into our room claiming she had lost her phone but she went after about 15 minutes. This morning we cooked scrambled eggs and bacon on toast in the hostel kitchen then we sat in the common area drinking free tea, chatting, and planning the next week down the east coast. We’ve selected our next two bus journeys with ‘Premier’ (stopping at Mission beach and then to Airily Beach). We’ve decided to only take one of the free nights accommodation that came with booking a tour through the hostel as it would mean spending an extra day here so losing out ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City March 17th 2015

Hi People, We left the couch surfers home at 7am, where we had a taxi booked to take us to the airport. We flew on a delayed flight about 9.30am to Cairns. With the clocks changing on the way, we arrived in Cairns at 11.30am. Virgin Australia never gives food or snacks out on their flights so we had to buy a sandwich (that we shared) on the flight. We got a free pick up from the airport to the hostel-always makes us happy! We are staying in Asylum hostel, which is the cheapest hostel we could find in Cairns ($15/£8 per night each for a dorm room) but it does have mixed reviews on trip advisor, but actually we quite like it. We are staying in a 6 bed dorm room, which is clean and ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City November 30th 2014

Having flown from Christchuch to Brisbane I was greeted by my old friend Kirsty at the Airport. The intention was to drive the length of the east coast from Brisbane to Cairns in a campervan. As the drive was well over 1500km it seemed appropriate that both of us should be able to drive or take over if the other-one felt a little tired. As I arrived late there was no possible way I could legally drive her ( the name of the campervan was a Juliette Hightop so naturally we referred to it as ‘ her’) so we resorted to sleeping on the road outside the campervan place which was on the middle of an industrial estate so I could sign the paperwork. We made the most of it though, we had a few drinks ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City September 27th 2014

Friends and family, Ann, Riley and I have had some grand adventures the last two weeks spending time with Anna and Tom in Brisbane and then a couple days in Cairns. We cruised the Brisbane river and spent some time at the south bank park. We hiked around Mount Coot-tha and found the old gold mine entrance. Based on the locals suggestions, we drove out to the hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast to visit Melany and look out over the Glass House Mountains. From there we drove down to Noosa Head and followed the coastline to see all the beaches. I got to catch up with some travellers from my last three month trip (to Europe in 2000) and have a walk around the city centre. We took a day trip out to Moreton Island to ... read more
Long shadows at the Sunshine Coast
Richard and Riley at Noosa Head
Approaching the ocean at Noosa Head

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City July 10th 2014

Hello everyone! We have now been a little more than 2 weeks in Australia and are currently in Richmond, Queensland visiting Jamie and Gayle. We spent the first week in Cairns which offered heaps of sun and loads of nostalgia for us. We started the week by getting ourselves some Australian phone numbers and opening Australian bank accounts. After all that was done we stayed two days in Cairns to get rid of the jet lag and to just take it easy for a little bit. Unfortunately the communal pool (lagoon) was closed for renovation during the total period of our stay so we had to enjoy the sun without cooling of in the water. The first two days contained of walking around in the city and visit familiar places such as "woollies" and "the wool-shed" ... read more
Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation
Cape Tribulation

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City July 2nd 2014

Our first day in Cairns after landing :)... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City May 25th 2014

Me voila donc arrivee a Cairns. Les deux premiers jours je n'ai pas fait grand chose. Je me suis promenée dans la ville. Il n'y a pas beaucoup d'attractions mise à part le lagon. Comme Cairns n'a pas de plage ils ont aménagé un grande piscine publique avec vue sur l'océan. J'ai passé du temps là bas à rien faire à part lire et bronzer! Lors de ma promenade dans la ville je suis tombé sur un arbre où il y avait des centaines de chauves souris. J'étais surprise de voir autant de chauves souris en plein jour. Elles faisaient énormément de bruit! Elles se reposaient avant de repartir voler le soir. J'ai d'ailleurs assister au moment où elles s'envolent toutes à la tombée de la nuit, c'était assez impressionnant à voir. J'étais venu à Cairns ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City May 10th 2014

We had to get up really early at 6am the next morning for our bus to Cairns. A quick look out the window showed us that it was chucking it down outside, not ideal when we had a 15 minute walk to the bus station. I didn't feel too bad as I hadn't drank loads the night before but Freeman was rotten as he had stayed out later than me until 4am. We packed, went to hand our keys in at reception to get our $20 deposits back but reception was closed so I posted my room key and had to miss out on my $20, wounded! Luckily it just stopped raining as we left the hostel so the walk to the bus wasn't too bad. We saw Penny and Charlotte at the bus station and ... read more
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Skydive coming in to land on the beach
Sky Dive landing on Mission Beach

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City April 22nd 2014

We headed off to Cairns to see my Dads family over Easter and now that the kids are a bit older to hopefully see more of the Great Barrier Reef. A small flaw in the plan was my Dad actually died about 8 weeks ago and id been over for the funeral etc, but with the trip all paid for 6 months ago we were still keen to come and see Dads wife and my step sister and catch up with everyone and make sure they are ok. And it has been a really good trip. It has been great to see everyone and we've caught up nearly everyday which is great and really good for the kids to remember everyone as we are all family even if Dad isnt here any more. So... We caught ... read more
The little miss at the lagoon
Sunset from the plane near ayers rock
Easter bunny trail




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