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Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Swimming with a Maori Wrasse at Agincourt Reef located 38 kilometers from Cairns on The Great Barrier Reef. I highly recommend Silverswift dive boat out of Cairns or their sister vessel the Silversonic out of Port Douglas.
394 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia
Originally we had not set our sights on the Whitsunday's, rather we had booked a trip to Fraser Island. However a storm had cancelled those plans and suddenly the Whitsunday's came to us with all the magic of spontaneous travel. There are many...
Cairns QLD, Australia
The gateway to Queensland’s tropical north, Cairns is a stylish city, which is also renowned for its relaxed, tropical climate and laid-back ambience. With islands, rain forests and, reefs on its doorstep, you can swim, snorkel, dive, and sail the...
Daintree QLD 4873, Australia
After living in Far North Queensland for some of the summer months we decided to drive up into the Daintree Rainforest and get as close to Cape Tribulation as we could, and hopefully spot the endangered cassowary bird. After crossing the...
Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley QLD 4223, Australia
Global Yodel - travel through a local lens "The rock pools in Currumbin are the perfect way to chill out during the stifling summer season in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Natural rock slides, a rope swing, and no park rangers nagging at...
Lizard Island, Cairns QLD 4871, Australia
At Lizard Island, luxurious amenities meet an ecologically diverse island paradise. The sole resort on the island, the exclusive spot features 40 rooms as well as 24 private beaches, all but guaranteeing your own pristine sliver of paradise....
Cnr Grafton St & Sheilds, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
I had planned to learn to scuba dive and explore the Great Barrier Reef from below its blue waters. However, after the mandatory medical exam, it seemed my mostly inactive asthma would keep me looking at the Reef from topside its waves. This ended...
Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
It wouldn't be a visit to Queensland without a snuggle with one of its cutest and most iconic inhabitants - the koala! Koalas in captivity follow very strict time guidelines when it comes to snuggling with tourists, so don't expect a lengthy...
123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
Just across the street from the beach boardwalk, Peppers Beach Club & Spa is at the center of the tropical village of Palm Cove, and though it's only 20 minutes from Cairns Airport, Peppers feels like it's a million indulgent miles away from city...
87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
The heat's been turned up in Port Douglas with the reasonably new QT resort. It's not beach side but with all the relaxing by the in-house lagoons, the juicy citrus tones and staff dressed in bright Hamptons style, who is going to leave the hotel...
29 Barrier St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
About an hour from Cairns and 10 minutes from the best hotels in Port Douglas is a dining experience unlike anything else in Queensland. Hidden in the Daintree Rainforest, the Flames of the Forest experience takes place under a tent, with huge...
Point Lookout QLD 4183, Australia
Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island is the perfect place to take a dip in the waves, bliss out on the beach and tune in to island time. Enjoy this view from the Surf Life Saving Club over lunch or chill out on the beach before wandering down the...
Lizard Island, Cairns QLD 4871, Australia
Lizard Island, which sits at the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, is a ruggedly beautiful island in the clear blue ocean where you will feel truly secluded from the rest of the world. Pack a delicious gourmet picnic and escape to your own...
100 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.” – Australian Aboriginal Saying Nothing you have heard prepares you for the first time...
Captain Cook Hwy, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
Australia has its fair share of zoos but the best one I went to was the one in Cairns. Yes, Taronga has the views but Cairns Tropical Zoo is where you can get really up close to animals and some that Taronga doesn't feature. The big feature here...
5 Warner St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
When I signed up for Grub's Personalised Trike Tour, I thought it would be a unique way to experience the area around Port Douglas... and it certainly was! I just didn't expect it to be so darn FAST! Throughout the fully customizable journey, the...
1 Veivers Rd, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
For an unforgettable sunrise, wake up before dawn, grab a coffee from a nearby hotel and wander down the long stretch of beach in Palm Cove. You won't be alone, but the beach isn't crowded at this time of day either. It'll be you, your camera and...
Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
The experience is one no words or pictures can convey fully, but I will try. Drifting over the tops of the coral structures, you get a sense of awe, of amazement that the natural world can produce such an astounding place. Each new area brings...
Reef Fleet Terminal, 1, Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
It would be difficult to arrange a more perfect day than the one my husband and I spent sailing, snorkeling and relaxing with the Ocean Reef crew. I'll never forget meeting "Frankie" the sea turtle or treading water beside black-tip reef sharks.
Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
After long flights and customs craziness, I made it to Cairns. I wasn't sure where I was going or what I was doing, but wandered the streets alone at sunset and found this. I was studying abroad in New Zealand and by the time I got home, I was...
Marina Point, 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is a majestic home to 2900 individual reefs, 1500 species of fish, 411 hard corals and 134 species of sharks and rays, as well as whales, plants, cucumbers, and the like. Limbering trunks, pink lumps, stretched fingers,...
Fitzroy Island QLD 4871, Australia
Tropical North Queensland is a must for island lovers and Fitzroy Island is a great place to start. We took a 45 minute ferry ride out of Cairns and arrived just in time to enjoy an early breakfast. This island is a quintessential tropical...
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