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Jun 21, 2009 - Kuranda

Arrived in Cairns on Friday and have scored a lovely site in the caravan park. We are at the end of a cul-de-sac with a little corner all to ourselves. There is a transportable unit next to us but it is empty and won't be hired out. We have put up our annexe (first time since we left) and are very comfortable. Am so glad we made the decision to come here to find work. Cairns has a lovely feel about it and there is so much to discover in and around Cairns so we are planning to be here for about 4 months. Brittany and her new fella are...

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Mar 20, 2009 - A Slow Day to Kuranda

First thing we did the next day was take a walk to the beachfront. A groundskeeper gives a nature tour three times a week and we happened to join in on it. We saw some green ants and interesting birds. One is like a chicken(called a bush turkey) and it makes huge piles of leaves,. Then we decided to rent a car they delivered which was great! We drove about 10 minutes down to a mall for groceries and souvenirs.On the way was a football field where a mob (dozens)of wallabies were grazing. They do this every morning and evening.It is a mall...

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Sep 12, 2008 - Kuranda - and the sky clears

YEAH! Better weather today and we are so glad we hung around. We went up the skyrail to Kuranda. What a MAGNIFICENT view! Beautiful rainforest. It was exciting just going on the skyrail, but the view was something else. Dense covering with all variations of green and shapes. The boys loved it! It was so good to get out and do something after quite a few days of just hanging. Kuranda was interesting, but the boys still aren't over the idea that you have to do everything and buy everything. Years of ingrown commercial culture cannot be...

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Jul 9, 2008 - Scenic Railway and Skyrail Cablecars with Rhiannon!

We managed to all get up and out by 9am this morning. Mum and I were taking Rhiannon on a day out. Jennie dropped Rhiannon, Mum and I at the station. We all thought Rhiannon might change her mind about a day out without mummy but when it came to getting on the train she wasn’t even going to say goodbye until we reminded her she should! Was really funny – was the quickest goodbye ever I think as she was very excited! We took the scenic train up through the mountains to Kuranda which is a quaint little village. The train stopped a couple of...

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Bridget's Trip!

Apr 11, 2008 - Rainforest

Today we took a tour of the rainforest. We were able to see above the canopy from a skyrail ride. We also took ducks through it at ground level. We saw aboriginal dance and we tried our hand at throwing boomerangs. We both did pretty good. We toured a wildlife park and were up close and personal with kangaroos, wallabys, wombats, kolas and croccadiles. Overall it was a nice day. We took a scenic train ride back to Cairns.

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Mgirls

Feb 22, 2008 - Cairns

Well we have been in Cairns for nearly a week now and we have had a bit of excitement. On Wednesday we had booked to do a skydive, we got up at 6.30 ready to picked up at 7.15. Unfortunaetly when we got to the office and filled out our consent forms we were told that because of the weather we couldn't jump. There were 3 other times during the day that they went out but when we went back at 9 and them again at 12.30 but we still couldn't go out. We had to postpone it till Friday. Not happy I had been nervous all day! Thursday we took the...

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Dec 4, 2007 - Kuranda

After lazing around town yesterday, I went up to Kuranda today. I went up on the Skyrail, which really does have some spectacular views, so I took plenty of photos. I then had a leisurely wander into the town, and round the markets, although I didn't find anything I really wanted to buy. Then I went round the Butterfly sanctuary, which is really amazing. Apparently they have between 2000 and 3000 butterflys in the aviary on any day. I saw the largest butterfly in Australia, the Ulysses, which is a type of swallowtail, with blue and black...

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Jun 14, 2006 - Mareeba - walk of death..

kms 7800 Day 81 Queensland - cloudy one day, windy & raining the next..... Stayed a night at Palm Cove in a caravan park opposite the beach. Beautiful spot but spoilt by winds for us. Sea very dirty due to recent rains & the wind just kept picking up. After hearing that 40 knot winds were expected for at least the next 48hrs we decided that enough was enough. Time to head inland & make our way to NT. Also the only road open is the Savannah Way (Cairns to Broome drive) so we would have to backtrack any further progress north. All other roads...

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Brown's Oz Trek

Jan 23, 2005 - Kuranda Day Trip

Finally a relaxing Sunday in the sun. Yes we slept in till 8:00. The bus picked us up to take us to the Skyrail to go to Kuranda Village. The Skyrail goes over the rainforest up the tablelands to Kuranda. We arrived in time for Lunch. Then a walk around the village. The previous day's rains had made the falls very large and turbulant. We could not swim because of the high water levels. The train ride down in the middle of the afternoon heat was a tad tedious. The train let us off at the main shopping centre in Cairns. We cooled off in the...

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