1 – 5 October 2017
Cairns (pronounced ‘cans’) is the on the coast of northern Queensland and the defacto gateway to the Great Barrier Reef for many tourists. Its location makes it a perfect base camp for exploring the Daintree Rainforest, Breat Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands, and the surrounding attractions. The city itself has some nice features including an esplanade with an impressive (free) water park, playground, and a street lined with restaurants and shops. We enjoyed dining street-side in the evenings after busy days out.