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Green Tree Ants Cairns

  • Posted on October 22, 2015
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Green Tree Ants Cairns Green Tree Ants, sometimes called Weaver Ants, build balloon-shaped nests among the foliage of trees and shrubs. Groups of workers pull leaves close to each other and ‘weave’ them together with silk produced by the larvae. A Green Tree Ant colony may consist of many nests spread over several trees but there is only a single queen. Green Tree Ants occur across northern Australia from the Kimberly region in Western Australia to about Gladstone in Queensland. They are found in all forest types but do not occur in the highlands. Green Tree Ant workers are aggressive…

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway | Kuranda | Cairns

  • Posted on September 17, 2015
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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway | Kuranda | Cairns Marvel at the spectacular views along a journey of 7.5km of cableway through world Heritage Rainforest! The skyrail gondola’s can take up to 6 persons in a standard and 5 in a glass floor. ( Diamond View) Skyrail Rainforest cableway is situated in World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park. A convenient 15 minute drive from Cairns City (or Getaway on Grafton holiday apartments)  Allow yourself about 1 ½ hours to complete a one way experience; this includes spending 20 minutes at each of the two stations. From one of the viewing points…

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FNQ Ballooning | Raging Thunder | Cairns Best!

  • Posted on September 17, 2015
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FNQ Ballooning | Raging Thunder | Cairns Best! With breathtaking views, Atherton Tablelands are regarded as Australia’s best ballooning location with over 300 days of Sunshine every year, even when it’s raining on the coast!   Carried by the wind, every flight is different. The Chief Pilot will choose the days launch site from the many locations dotted around the Mareeba Valley.  As the sun rises so do their balloons, you will be able to watch the balloons being inflated in a spectacular display. The balloon envelopes can hold up to 400,000 cubic feet of hot air!! The First flight…

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Cairns Dinner Cruise

  • Posted on August 25, 2015
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Cairns Dinner Cruise Spirit of Cairns waterfront dining on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet.   The Ultimate in Waterside Dining in Cairns Harbour The 2.5 hour calm water sunset / evening Dinner Cruise departs every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7pm. includes a drink on arrival, delicious hot and cold buffet featuring fresh seafood and local produce, and live entertainment. A Cairns Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to end a perfect day in paradise and why not choose the beautiful Spirit of Cairns Australia. Set sail aboard the newly refurbished 26-metre catamaran on the calm waters of…

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Whale Watching Cairns | Australia

  • Posted on June 18, 2015
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Whale Watching Cairns June to September, Humpback Whales visit Cairns –   BOOK HERE for your tours Humpback Whales are one of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef’s show offs as they love breaching their huge bodies out of the water. Whale watching Cairns where you see the beautiful Giant Humpback whales.  Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef where they mate and give birth to their calves. During the winter, humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. Their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. They are by…

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Zambrero | Mexican Cairns

  • Posted on April 17, 2015
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Zambrero – Mexican Cairns One of my favourite places in town for a quick bite is Zambrero on Lake Street. It is very central, has a stylish interior, serves alcohol including margaritas, has extended opening hours and, ah yes, they serve tasty Mexican food there too. It is quick service like at Subway.  Zambrero | Mexian Cairns. You first choose your ‘bread’: Burrito, Taco or just have it all just in a bowl. Then you choice your ingredients from four types of slow cooked meat or beans, jasmine or black rice, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, various salsas and sauces, some…

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Quicksilver | Agincourt Reef | Port Douglas

  • Posted on April 16, 2015
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Quicksilver-Agincourt-Reef-Port-Douglas 3.5 hr Outer Barrier Reef experience Based from Port Douglas, you can either drive yourself or get a pick up from the door at Getaway on Grafton. Enjoying the Great Barrier Reef Drive, one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic coastal roads. With a large, spacious, stable activity platform you will get to experience the outer reef in comfort. While not on the continental shelf you are certainly in a large coral garden, with plenty to explore. The price includes a semi submersible tour, which is a must, it takes you away from the snorkelling area and glides around the…

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda

  • Posted on April 16, 2015
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary – voted #1 Attraction in Kuranda! The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia. You can wonder around in an all-weather tropical rainforest garden home to 2000 magnificent tropical butterflies, you will be enchanted by these elusive wonders of nature. All butterflies are local rainforest species, including and electric blue Ulysses and the majestic green and yellow Cairns Birdwing butterflies. Included in your admission is a guided aviary tour by friendly and knowledgeable staff. You will also go behind the scenes Laboratory tour which houses up to 4000 caterpillars! All the…

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Caffe Suprimo Cairns

  • Posted on February 19, 2015
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Caffe Suprimo Cairns What a great South Australian Story!  Caffe Suprimo starting in 1998 in Tea Tree Plaza to just nine years after its inception, the Italian caffe was named the country’s biggest growing franchise by BRW, with a growth spurt of nearly 140 per cent and an annual turnover of more than $40 million in 2006 So, as we do, we tested Kevin chose a Veal Schnitzel and I chose the grilled chicken breast with avocado and white wine sauce… yum!  Not fine dining, but pricing was certainly fair for what you get for this family style restaurant offering…

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Cairns Green Island Snorkel Ocean Free

  • Posted on February 18, 2015
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Cairns Green Island Snorkel – Ocean Free Just a short sail from Cairns, Green Island you can snorkel and dive with Ocean Free.  Cairns Green Island Snorkel Ocean Free A Great Barrier Reef & Green Island tour on the Ocean Free was pure indulgence in exclusivity and serenity. The small sailing boat takes only up to 25 guests and on the day I was travelling we were 12 guests. Our skipper was a keen sailor and seemed to be willing to set the sails with the slightest wind. We were fortunate enough that we were able to sail both ways…

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