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Jan 24, 2007 - Port Douglas

As the ship had stayed at Cairns last night we took the bus to Port Douglas. It took about an hour and there is not a lot there. We had a look around and had lunch at Mango Jam that Sam had recommended. I had ordered the fish of the day and was expecting better than fish and chips. In fact I almost turned it away thinking they had bought me the wrong order. It wasn't bad though. The town itself is quite pretty and has quite a bit to do if you have more time. The drive there and back is also worth the look. Our time there was short and the...

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Homeless Jobless Bum

Nov 4, 2006 - Port Douglas, Australia

Singapore to Cairns was one of the flights on our 'round the world' ticket as we thought it would be a real shame to come all the way to Australia and not go diving at the Great Barrier Reef! We stayed in the picturesque seaside resort town of Port Douglas, 70 kilometres north of Cairns. Port Douglas is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We booked our diving with a company called 'Poisidon' which was very well run and very professional. We did three dives on the outer reef: the first was really exhausting as the currents were...

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Mar 25, 2005 - Cairns

We flew into Cairns and the flight gave us some great views of the city which was nestled in amongst the the mountains and the rain forest. When we landed we called the hostel and they came and picked us up, there is not much that is free in Oz, so you have to make the most of it when it does happen!! We checked into the hostel, called Grand Palace, and it is a converted theatre. It is one of the best hostels we have stayed in in Australia. It is clean and tidy, and there is a really good kitchen. They even provide free evening meals at the...

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Stu and Liz On Tour

Mar 15, 2005 - Cairns - it's pouring!

We arrived in Cairns on Friday night, greeted by Emma's cousin's family (the O'Sullivans for those of you in the know and for those who don't that's Tracey, Gerry and their son, Keenan) and some major torrential rain, brought to us by a cyclone that's been hanging about off the coast to the north. Even though it's raining so hard, it's still fairly warm so for everyone here it's a case of shoes off, business as usual. On Saturday we went out with Gerry and Keenan to some waterfalls and a lake that they like to go to for a bit of canoeing...

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Feb 21, 2005 - Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park and Port Douglas

We finally arrived in Cairns on Sunday afternoon and found a hostel. Early the next morning we drove north out of the town for a day exploring the rainforest. We stopped first at Palm Cove which was beautiful and very exclusive. We walked out on the jetty but kept well away from the water thanks to a crocodile warning sign - as if the jellyfish aren't enough of a deterant! The road up the coast was like the Great Ocean Road, very winding and close to the beaches. We crossed the Daintree River by old-fashioned ferry, and then drove as far as...

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