Blogs from Cairns City, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, Oceania - page 3


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City September 22nd 2013

Sunday, we left Horseshoe Bay around 7 am, and pointed straight towards to west side of Great Palm Island. We motor-sailed most of the way. There were a couple of periods where we switched the engine off but these only last 30-60 minutes before the wind dropped out. But with flat water and sunny skies it was a pleasant and relaxing passage.... maybe too relaxing as shortly after I had been on deck changing around the washing to dry, another boat passed us going the other way missing only by about 10 metres! The other helmsman was looking relaxed too as he was laid back on a hammock strung between his mast and front stay. As we came close to Great Palm the wind picked up but it was right on the nose from the northwest. ... read more
Naomi hooning around Juno Bay
coming into Zoe Bay
the waterfall & swimming hole

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City August 30th 2013

Since last update I hang around Cairns looking for a job and waiting to see my parents. I have been to the botenical gardens and went to loop up a hill with a view of Cairns, every night a nice meal at PJ obriens for 6,50 made it even better staying in cairns :P. I hang out Mona threw some Frisbee around and walked around town was a fun night. My parents arrived at the 11th of August and I waited for them at the airport, was nice to see them again. The day after we drove to Port Douglas and walked around there, When we were on our way back to Cairns I went to see Joel at douggies backpackers. The first trip went to Mission beach and stayd at a nice place with loads ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City August 3rd 2013

Since I Came in Cairns I saw: Adam (met in Melbourne and again in Darwin) Lydia (met in Melbourne) Laura (met in Sydney) Ben & Johnny (met in Alice springs) and some other people. You dont say goodbye in Australia, just see ya later. The past days I have been looking for a farm to get my second year and chilled at the lagoon. Cairns is pretty cool its like a small version of Melbourne. Thats it for now. Peace out :)... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City July 30th 2013

Van trip 17 July: Today went from Darwin to Kakadu. Walked around at a rock formation with a impressive view. After that we went to a Campsite with load of mosquitos. But it was all good with some beer and nice food. 18 July: 8.30 We left to see Jim Jim Falls. We hitchhiked there, I got the first ride not long waiting Fabio and Ericka arrived too. We started waling the last 400 meters were hard because it was all rock. Later on we swam and hanged out at the beach. We all walked back and we got a ride in the back of a truck. Kinda like mexicans all in the back with 7 people. We arrived back and ate some chicken. Then we drove around for a place to sleep, Again mosquitos but ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City July 21st 2013

After a boozy, food orientated and emotionally draining last week saying to goodbye to all my friends and family, I was numb on the inside at LHR. After a minor drama in the days coming up to my departure around my luggage weight, I finally had it down to 24.7kgs, a victory in my books. But I was still bricking it a little bit because I didn’t want to charged 3 times for excess baggage on my flights LHR > Bangkok, Bangkok > Brisbane and from Brisbane > Cairns. So arrived in Bangkok, bleary eyed, jetlagged and very hot. Checked into my dingy little hostel and my tiny, stuffy single-bed room with bathroom, although there was no shower cubicle so when you had a shower, you were literally showering stood in the middle of the bathroom ... read more
Green curry and tom yung
Khao San Road
Floating Market

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City June 18th 2013

I'm very behind with this blog entry; about 6 weeks behind in fact, but I've finally now got the time to write about one of the absolute best weeks of my life. My last blog ended in Brisbane, after which I'd already fallen head over heels in love with Queensland. However, the best was yet to come. I flew from Brisbane up to Cairns, north Queensland, where I'd booked myself a little treat - 2 nights in a swish hotel. Wow was it swish! I had 2 double beds in my rooms, big TV, gorgeous bathroom, a mountain view and onsite gym. The sea was just 2 minutes walk and the city centre only 10. When I got into my room I jumped for joy and did a little happy dance around the whole place. It ... read more
My mountain view
On the Aboriginal Walk

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City June 17th 2013

From Christchurch we began our short series of flights in to Australia and up North to Cairns. After 3 hours we had arrived in Sydney and had a small wait before boarding our flight to Cairns. As soon as we departed the plane the change in temperature from New Zealand was quite the contrast. The sun was beaming down and there wasn't a cloud in the sky - we just wanted to head straight to the beach. After a short shuttle bus ride from the airport we arrived at our hostel - Caravella Backpackers which was located just across the road from the promenade. After checking in we were shown to our room - a 6 bed dorm. The room was a bit of a mess and was full of stinking, sweaty French guys (lucky me). ... read more
Great Barrier Reef
Scuba Sonya
Scuba Jon

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City June 3rd 2013

Dear Grace & Mag, I know I haven't blogged for a while but I wanted to make sure I took pictures of all different things to show you what my life is / will be like in Cairns for the next few months. I've been here for nearly 2 months already - that's gone crazy quick. In the first week up here I had a lot of people I knew from the East Coast and it was the last stop altogether before people moved on of went home. Most of the first week was going out together and nursing hangovers by the lagoon during the day. The lagoon is amazing, right by the beach so you can lay in the pool and look at the horizon and plenty of space for everyone to lay and relax ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City May 25th 2013

16/2 We got up and checked our of our hotel, then walked to the sky bus to get to the airport. We hadn't walked with our rucksacks for a while, it was got work, but luckily it wasn't too far to walk. It took about half an hour to get to the airport, and we checked in for our flight, and had a McDonald's for our lunch. (McDonald's monopoly in Oz, yay!).our flight went fine, but it was quite long. We arrived in Cairns and got a taxi to our hotel, which wasn't too far away. We checked in with the lovely, camp manager at our hotel, and he gave us lots of good information about different tours we could do in our 2 days in Cairns. We dumped our stuff in our room and went ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City May 14th 2013

Cairns, North Queensland. The trip to Cairns almost nearly did not happen. I had booked with JetStar at 0900 hrs from Sydney and being a domestic flight assumed that I have to go to the domestic terminal. Little did I understand that it was a flight to Osaka in Japan. Luckily I had given myself plenty of time that I could take a transfer bus to the international terminal and still make the flight. The Airbus 330-200 was barely half full, I presume they get more passengers from Cairns. The landing was in windy conditions. I hope the wind abates by Tuesday for the trip to the Great Barrier Reef. After checking into the hotel reconfirmed the tour as required. Took a walk to the quay to familiarise myself as to be in the morning of ... read more
Rainforest pond
Sky Rail colourful Locos
Railway bridge 1

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