Cairns, Great Barrier Reef and home time May 5th 2011 First day into Cairns was my birthday which involved a 4 hour bus journey from Townsville to start the day off. This was fine though as we got to meet Ben, who was the dive instructor on the Whitsunday Atlantic Clipper boat.
He was on his way up the coast to find some farm work in Cairns, a 3 month prerequisite for somebody who wants to get a second year temporary working visa.
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » open water 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'm Jon from London. I have just finished work after 9 and a half years and I am leaving friends and family here to go on a trip over to New Zealand and Australia. What started as a visit for 3 weeks to a friend's wedding has now turned into a trip of a lifetime, I can't wait for it to start :)
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