Between your two island excursions, Warren’s itinerary includes a day on the mainland in the easy-going tropical city of Cairns. Originally founded at the end of the 19th century following the discovery of gold nearby, the city then thrived as a center for the shipment of the sugar cane grown nearby. Beginning in the 1950s, however, Australia and the world at large discovered the easy-going charm and tropical climate of Cairns. From your base at the Shangri-La Hotel on the city’s marina, you can wander the promenade, swim in the city’s lagoon or venture further afield to Green Island, a protected park just 45 minutes from Cairns.
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