Have arrived in Cairns (now 10 hrs ahead of the UK)and I've now seen the film 'Scoop' 3 times. There's certainly more going on here than in Ayers Rock Resort! It's about 30c, more humid and definitely greener - on one side you have the Great Barrier Reef and the other is tropical rainforest. I'm staying in the YHA central hostel which is really nice -has a pool, spa, internet facilities and a travel agent on site so hopefully I won't have any trouble working out what I'm going to do for the next week. Now however I need to catch up on blog entries from the 1st Jan so more from Cairns later.