1 First grown in India over 5,000 years ago
2 In India, it’s a symbol of love and some believe that they can even grant wishes
3 The paisley pattern often used in textiles is based on the shape of the mango
4 The word mango is thought to have derived from the Tamil word mangkay or man-gay
5 Que... Read More
Stock up on food supplies during your stay in our well-appointed apartments at Getaway on Grafton at some of Cairns finest food outlets.
Cairns Central is located only a few blocks away (1 km) from Getaway on Grafton on McLeod Street and has a large Coles Supermarket for all your fresh food requirements.
Rusty's Markets are located at 57-89 Grafton Street and only open Friday —&... Read More
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?
1. Originally, 'pineapple' was a name used for pine cones, the first recorded mention of the word dates back to 1398.
2. When this tropical fruit was ... Read More
A Corpse Flower Cairns Botanic Gardens show off the rare Titan Arum, like the one that bloomed in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in Adelaide, attracting 100's creating long queues of visitors. The famously brief bloom only lasts just 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 l... Read More
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 K... Read More
Townhouse apartment Cairns for holidays & corporate stays.
Getaway offer great value holiday apartments in 3 different styles, the Superior - two bedroom 1 bathroom, the Deluxe - two bedroom 2 bathroom and the Townhouse - 2 bedroom 2 private bathrooms.
The Townhouses are on the upper floors (no lifts) and have internal stairs to the bedrooms, both master and 2nd bedroom have a private... Read More