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Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

  • Posted on August 12, 2016
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Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome is the world’s first challenge rope course in a wildlife park, that contains a diverse collection of birds, fish, marsupials, amphibians and reptiles. You will find Cairns Zoom in the heart of the Cairns CBD on top of the Reef Hotel Casino. Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome offer many activities to keep you entertained including a rope courses, that is perfect for a rainy day in Far North Queensland. You will make your way across 65 different elements, including a zip line over Goliath, their 4.2 metre estuarine crocodile! There…

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PHO Viet Vietnamese Noodle Bar | Cairns

  • Posted on May 17, 2016
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PHO Viet Vietnamese Noodle Bar | Cairns Classic Vietnamese Value Dining! Love fresh tasting Pho? Come and get it at Pho Viet Vietnamese noodle bar Cairns! It is really delicious tasting food. With many dishes to choose from, you will enjoy a little piece of Vietnam right here in the heart of Cairns. If you are a healthy eater, they recommend you try authentic Vietnamese cuisine to take a break from your usual salad and vegetable meals. Pho Viet Vietnamese Noodle Bar Cairns is a great place that serves authentic Vietnamese dishes. Some of their recommendations are their Rice Paper…

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Spirit of Cairns | Waterside Dining

  • Posted on May 17, 2016
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Spirit of Cairns | Waterside Dining The ultimate in waterside dining, the Spirit of Cairns Waterside Dining is a Dinner Cruise that is a perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise. Step aboard the luxury catamaran Spirit of Cairns for 2.5 hours of cruising, dining, entertainment and panoramic mountain and city views. Throughout the evening you will cruise the calm water inlet and waterfront precinct of Cairns, whilst enjoying fabulous dining, live music and (optional!) dancing after dinner. The onboard chefs are proud to present their extensive hot and cold 3 course buffet, made from the freshest ingredients…

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Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse

  • Posted on February 16, 2016
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Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse For great Cairns dining, Waterbar and Grill is a steakhouse specialising in contemporary Australian and South African cuisine. It has a great location at the Pier and offers al fresco dining that overlooks the marina. Ideal for getting together with friends to enjoy a sumptuous meal! Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse is a popular Cairns dining experience and usually requires a booking, as it is a very popular dining location for lunch and dinner. It is one of our favourites, as we just love their melt-in-your-mouth steaks, good size servings and a diverse menu including seafood, chicken…

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Half Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Posted on January 22, 2016
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Half Day Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise Cairns now offer a super quick trip to the outer reef with Skedaddle,  designed for those who want to snorkel only!  So let’s Skedaddle and do just that! This boat is a super quick ride of around 45 minutes to a beautiful location on the outer reef area where you can explore and enjoy peace and quiet. A maximum of 36 passengers can travel on this sleek shiny new boat, so you feel like you’re on a private tour! A guided snorkel tour is included in the price and this takes around 45 minutes. …

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Rusty’s Markets

  • Posted on January 22, 2016
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Rusty’s Markets From only half-a-dozen stalls in 1975, Rusty’s have grown into a bustling three-day event! Renowned for its carnival atmosphere and colourful stallholders, with over 180 stalls that feature exotic fruit, vegetables, flowers, fresh breads, dairy, seafood, clothing, jewellery, coffee….. and so much much much more! Rusty’s Markets are located 57-89 Grafton Street, next door to Gilligan’s Backpacker Hotel.  You can also access Rusty’s Markets via Sheridan Street.  It is a lazy 10-12 minute walk from Getaway Cairns Self Catering Holiday Apartments. Rusty’s Markets | Grafton Street, Cairns OPENING TIMES Friday — 5am to 6pm Saturday — 5am to…

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Pineapple | Far North Queensland

  • Posted on January 22, 2016
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Pineapple | Far North Queensland The humble pineapple is grown in Far North Queensland in abundance! Who doesn’t love the taste of pineapples? They’re definitely one of the most unusual looking tropical fruits, but what facts do you know about them? Originally, ‘pineapple‘ was a name used for pine cones, the first recorded mention of the word dates back to 1398. When this tropical fruit was discovered in America, the Europeans named them pineapples because of the resemblance to what we now known as pine cones. A pineapple is not an apple, or pine. It’s actually a berry! In Spanish,…

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Corpse Flower | Cairns Botanical Gardens

  • Posted on January 22, 2016
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Corpse Flower | Cairns Botanical Gardens The Corpse Flower at Cairns Botanic Gardens show off the rare Titan Arum, like the one that bloomed in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in Adelaide. The brief showing attracting hundreds of people and creates long queues of visitors.  The famous brief bloom only lasts 24 hours. The rainforest flower, listed as endangered, is on the verge of unfurling at Cairns Botanic Gardens. While the fragrance can be foul and smelling like something dead, hence the name corpse, the large bloom is truly amazing to see up close!  The unpleasant odour serves an important purpose…

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The Lily Pad Cafe | Grafton Street, Cairns

  • Posted on January 22, 2016
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The Lily Pad Cafe | Grafton Street, Cairns The Lily Pad Cafe| Grafton Street, Cairns is an easy 10-12 min walk from Getaway on Grafton. The Lilli Pad Cafe is always bustling with people and on occasion you need to wait for a table, very diverse menu, friendly staff and great food.  This small restaurant has a breakfast and lunch menu that is delicious large size portions that wont dissapoint. There are vegan and vegetarian options but don’t let that fool you, it’s not a place just for the healthy minded. The food tastes fresh and delicious and the portion…

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Australia Day | Cairns

  • Posted on January 15, 2016
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Australia Day | Cairns Come and celebrate Australia Day Cairns Celebrations on the Esplanade with a FREE Concert with Emma Louise! Join in the fun of a relaxing atmosphere for Australia Day – Cairns and listen to the great line up of local talent and the ARIA award winner Emma Louise. Entry is FREE so just bring your blanket and picnic, pie & sauce or perhaps get there early and grab a Free BBQ spot. Your pool towel (for the Free Lagoon swim!), maybe a sun shade, slip slop slap.. Start:  2pm End:    7pm Disability access – YES Alcohol –…

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