6 Totally Tropical Cairns Daytrips

Cairns daytrips to Skyrail

Far North Queensland is marketed as the place where the reef meets the rainforest. So, while the Great Barrier Reef is the first thing that comes to mind, a visit to this part of the world would be… Read More

Camping at Chillagoe Caves: Jewel of the Outback

chillagoe caves queensland

If you look at a map, Chillagoe Caves in Queensland is slap bang in the middle of nowhere. So we went there on a camping trip with relatively few expectations and discovered there’s actually more to do there… Read More

Beauty of Babinda: 3 Reasons Why Babinda is Worth a Visit

swimming hole at babinda boulders

This little country town nestled beneath Queensland’s two highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) and Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m), is approximately 60 kilometres south of Cairns. Admittedly it doesn’t look like much from the main road so many passing… Read More

Drive the Great Green Way: Cairns to Townsville Road Trip

great great way view of hinchinbrook

It takes 4-5 hours to drive the Great Green Way between Cairns and Townsville if you drive without stopping. However, as I found out recently there are lots of reasons to take a few days on this road… Read More

After Dark: Things to do in Cairns at Night

If you’re only in Cairns on a short visit you might want to make the most of your visit by doing some of your sightseeing at night. And luckily, there are plenty of things to do in Cairns… Read More

5 Ways to Experience Aboriginal Culture in FNQ

aboriginal art

Learn about Aboriginal culture in Far North Queensland

Tropical Treehouses: Sleeping in the Canopy of the Daintree Rainforest

daintree rainforest getaways

The Daintree’s Silky Oaks Lodge and Daintree Eco Lodge

Palm Cove or Trinity Beach Australia? Places to Stay in Cairns

palm cove one of places to stay in cairns

As a major tourist destination, there is a huge choice of places to stay in Cairns with the full range of budget options. However, if you prefer a more seaside holiday vibe rather than being in a city,… Read More

Make Mine a Latte: Best Cafes in Cairns

caffiend one of best cafes in cairns

With coffee plantations right on its doorstep, Cairns has no excuse for a lagging coffee scene and luckily there are some new cafes in Cairns that are raising the bar. You’d think that Cairns would have a buzzing… Read More

Paradise for a Day: Islands Off Cairns

arriving at fitzroy island, one of the islands off cairns

The closest islands off Cairns are Green Island and Fitzroy. Both are beautiful tropical islands that are easily accessible within an hours boat ride and both have their individual pros and cons depending on what you want to… Read More