Solo in Northern Queensland

Cairns serves as an international gateway to Great Barrier Reef and Tropical North Queensland and Cairns is known worldwide for its magnificent beaches in Queensland. Because of its inexpensive atmosphere and its beautiful scenery, this tiny city in Australia is great tourist attraction. If you have tight budget, Cairns offers a variety of hotels — from budgeted ones to luxurious, to make have a wider variety of options to choose from. For those who want to bring their family, Cairns offers luxurious hotels and resorts for homely feel.

Alluring and enchanting beauty, that’s what Cairns features, that really appears to tourists. This city appeals so much to the tourists is because of tourist attraction like Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Rainforestation Nature Park and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. This is also the best time for adventurer seekers to enjoy. Great range of mammals, reptiles, etc can be expected in the forest. There are also water sport adventure here like, snorkeling, diving, sailing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, scuba diving, and some other water sports.

The most fascinating bars and restaurants are located at Esplanade area in Cairns. They offer wide variety of good food, beer, seafood, and many many more. Additionally, they also have different milk bars and small cafes for the local people all over the city. As the nighttime bites, you can see different pubs, clubs, bars, and night market. Night market stalls caters local people, especially tourists.

Most hotels and resorts in Cairns are residing on the wide stretch across the beach.

Some of the world renowned hotels are located in Cairns. Two of the most prominent five-star hotels are Hilton and Sofitel that offers deluxe and luxurious accommodations.

There are lots of places you can visit in Cairns, just tour around the city and be amazed and dazzled what this city can offer.

Skycable

We have spent the last few days exploring the Daintree Rainforest (the world’s oldest rainforest) from the ground; now it was time to see it from above the canopy level. Fortunately the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is located just outside of Cairns.
This is one of the do not miss Daintree Rainforest experiences. 7.5 Km of cable opened in 1995 and now brings passengers from near sea level up to 545 meters at its highest spot. Cable cars are becoming more innovative these days – select cars have a glass floor so you can look down on the passing canopy. And other cars (available starting April 2014) are completely open to the air – more like open cages hanging from the rails.
Three stations are located along the length of the cable – local Djabugay Aboriginal guides can be arranged to guide you at the first two stops. Being in this incredible bio diverse rich region is a fantastic experience in and of itself, but having a guide with you who grew up in the area and has an intimate relationship with this particular rainforest is a valuable asset.
Jeremy, a local aboriginal guide provided unique insights into the rainforest. He pointed out a red berry which if you crush it and put the juice in a drink, you will go blind for up to two days. Not a nice party trick. Or the “wait-a-while” vine with its razor sharp thorns – you get hooked by this, you “wait a while” and slowly remove yourself – rather than running!

 

Cheap airlines not satisfying!

Loud children, inconsiderate passengers and lack of leg room have topped the list of complaints of Australian air travellers.

The survey of 1803 people by TripAdvisor found one in three respondents do not believe air travel has improved in the last five years.

Common complaints included uncomfortable seats, being seated next to loud passengers or children, unpredictable flight delays, the inconvenience of multiple airport security measures, and expensive airfares.

Sixty-one per cent said they no longer believed budget airlines were cheap once additional costs and taxes were added including needless travel insurance.

More than two thirds, 69 per cent, said they would willingly pay 20 per cent more for the same flight if they could fly with a full service carrier.

As for flying etiquette, the survey found the ire of passengers is raised by people who recline their seats, parents who don’t control their children, and kids who kick the back of seats.

Thirty-five per cent of respondents said they would be willing to pay extra for a child-free flight.