Marianne and Steve's Australia Trip 2018 travel blog

The tea-house at Lake Barrine. We had a ‘Devonshire tea' (aka 'cream...

A red-bellied black snake, sunbathing. Marianne had a very close encounter with...

Eel, turtle & tilapia in Lake Barrine. We took a 45-minute boat...

The Curtain Fig Tree, near Yungaburra. It is believed to be more...

Steve and the duck posse, Granite Gorge Nature Park, where we camped...

The Granite Gorge boulder walk.

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A Rock Wallaby with joey, Granite Gorge Nature Park. Notice the tail...


The Atherton Tablelands, about 60 miles south west of Cairns, are popular with both locals and tourists. Part of the region is tropical rain-forest, another part is dry savannah. We even found some views that reminded us of Devon! There are a number of villages, and they all have their own vibe from hippy to cowboy to yuppy. The wildlife is abundant, and we had our first encounter with a snake…

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