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Nov 11, 2014 - Heading back to Brissy

After having a great time in Cooktown we left Graeme's place and headed back towards Cairns and Kuranda to make our way home for Christmas. These photos are in no order at present. We had a great time at Babinda for 4 nights where we also went white water tubing on the Mulgrave River. The boys and I floated 2 kms down the Babinda Creek one afternoon. In Kuranda we went on the Sky Rail and visited the Butterfly sanctuary. Charlie went to doggie day care at Kuranda when we went on the sky rail and to Cairns for the day. We had a night at...

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Pep family road trip

Oct 18, 2013 - Tjapukai Aboriginal Park & Kuranda

Thurs., Oct. 17th We had breakfast on the veranda of our hotel, as usual, looking out at the sea. I’ve noticed Australians like baked beans for breakfast. It’s been on the menu every morning since we arrived. Also, baked tomatoes with bread crumbs. Always a very good start to the day. People were jogging or skateboarding down a winding path in the park that runs along the waterfront. In between the boardwalk and the jogging path are picnic tables, or memorials, but across from the hotel, is an exercise station with equipment supplied by...

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Shinns Down Under

Jul 17, 2013 - A great day out

16TH July This morning we have taken a drive to Barron Gorge. Commissioned in 1963, producing the cleanest form of electricity, capacity to generate 66 megawatts of renewable energy.Enough electricity to power 36,000 homes a year.Reduces green house gas emissions by 260,000 tonnes a year. 17th July Today I feel a bit out of my comfort zone. We are travelling on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. I am fine with this part of the journey but a bit unsure about the travel back. We are travelling back on the Skyrail. The world's most beautiful...

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Feb 9, 2013 - Kuranda, the village in the rainforest

We are in the state of Queensland today and spent the morning in Kuranda - village in the rainforest. We took the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over the top of the tree canopy. Rangers were with us and provided some info at each of our stops over the 8 km trek. We did learn that all the building materials were helicoptered in so as not to disturb the rainforest. When we ended our Skyrail trip, we had sweeping views of Cairns, the hinterland and out to the Coral Sea. It is really hot and humid today and we are all wearing hats. We have water...

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G'Day, Mates!

Oct 28, 2011 - Cairns & Kuranda

There was a comedy of errors here. When I arrived late last night, the Blackberry "detected" a new time zone, and I accepted what it said without double-checking. When I got to my room, the clock there said the same, so I set my alarm to get up early and arrange my tours, and crashed. The problem was that both the clock in the room and the Blackberry were set an hour ahead, so I was going down to the desk wondering where everyone was (reception opens at 7am), and the problem was that it was actually only 6-something. Once we got that...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Cassowarys und der Regenwald

Die letzten Tage ging es in den Regenwald rund um Cairns. Wir haben viel Zuckerrohr und die Zuckerrohrzuege gesehen. Diese lassen uns immer schmunzeln, nicht nur sind sie ein leichter Zungenbrecher (sugar cane train) sondern dazu auch langsam und klein. Einen Cassowary haben wir auch gesehn. Ein Regenwaldvogel von der groesse eines Emus hat uns beim aufwaschen besucht. ...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Aus - Day 53 - Barron Falls

Drove straight through Cairns, the weather is not good enough to warrant a stop here right now for any snorkeling or Scuba Diving out on the Great Barrier Reef. Stopped in at Kuranda to witness the cheesy festival that was going on. Walked the street markets to look at some opals and the local honey and clothing shops. Very nice day, sunny and a little breeze to keep you cool. We took a long walk with the UK couple Sam & Nicole (we met a few days back) to see the local train that takes you through Kuranda to Cairns & saw the spectacular...

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Apr 13, 2011 - Koalas & Butterflies

We got to sleep in today. The bus didn’t come until 8:45 to take us to the Kuranda Rail station. This left plenty of time for Verne to discuss the change to our itinerary last night with the owner. He was eventually able to get us a refund for the four wheel drive part…especially after he found out the girls with us were only paying for the basic tour! GOOD ON YA MATE! Kuranda is a tourist village in the middle of the rainforest 1000 feet above Cairns. It is the oldest rain forest in the world, over 130 million years old. We rode the sky...

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Dec 8, 2010 - Tablelands, Queensland

Hi!!! We are still in Cairns, and today we are going to explore Tableland. Tableland is a part of Queensland that is known for their rainforest, wildlife, and scenery. We started the day with an hour drive to Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham. The ride was terribly curvy though, I was very car sick, and Greg and Claire also felt awful. When we finally arrived at the lake, we learned that they were crater lakes, meaning large craters formed them. We couldn’t swim in Lake Barrine, so we went to Lake Eacham for a swim. As soon as we arrived at Lake...

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Dec 7, 2010 - Cairns, Queensland - Day 2

Hi!!! We are still in Cairns, and today we are going to explore Tableland. Tableland is a part of Queensland that is known for their rainforest, wildlife, and scenery. We started the day with an hour drive to Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham. The ride was terribly curvy though, I was very car sick, and Greg and Claire also felt awful. When we finally arrived at the lake, we learned that they were crater lakes, meaning large craters formed them. We couldn’t swim in Lake Barrine, so we went to Lake Eacham for a swim. As soon as we arrived at Lake...

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Jul 16, 2010 - kuranda

july 6th. we left archer creek and our plans were to go on to cairns but we were both over travelling. wve around kuranda trying to get a park at the markets. it was so busy, we gave up and decided to find a caravan park and stay the night and go to the markets the next day. we found a lovely rainforest park. the caretaker was friendly and let us have bronson in the park. the markets are only on until 2pm. i really wanted to go for a look. the market are good but they cater for the asians. we checked out the train and the sky walk and...

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july trip 2010

Dec 24, 2009 - Kunranda Rainforest

On Christmas Eve, I took a train ride on an oldfashion train to Kuranda where the Rainforest is located. The train took us to the top of the rainforest through the mountains and waterfalls. The scenery was gorgeous. Oonce we got to the town of Kuranda, I did a lot of shopping in all the cute shops up and down the streets. I then wen into the Koala Garden and held a Koala along with petting kangaroos. There were crocidiles all over in the water too. After I was done shopping I took the Skyrail down over the canopy of the rainforest. It was...

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