Wednesday, February 8, 2012

where to go wednesday. ♥ cairns

i love to travel and i thought something that might interest people is to do a little weekly post about places i love for all those out there with the travel bug looking for the next place to go for an adventure.
for my first post i thought i'd share a place in australia. somewhere i believe is a must see place is the beautiful great barrier reef off the coast of cairns, queensland. the snorkelling is amazing and if you visit you too can look as fantastic as husband and i in our snorkels :)
in order to visit the great barrier reef you need to book a boat trip. you then meet at the boat at about 8.30 in the morning and the boat heads out to the reef for the day. when you arrive you can put on a wetsuit and snorkel and jump right in. the boat supplies lunch and has comfy seating for when you're feeling a bit tired.  if you're the really adventurous sort you can go scuba diving. they also have an underwater glass boat which is amazing.

and once you've seen the amazing reef head back to cairns and you can...

take a skyrail to kuranda and go over the rainforest.
take a boat ride down the kuranda river.
visit the 'village in the rainforest'  and have an amazing mango icecream.
hold a snake at the australian venom centre (note: how much of the snake am i really holding?)
visit the fruit bat rehabilitation centre.
have a look around the butterfly sanctuary ( and spend a long time waiting for a butterfly to land on your hand so you take a photo).
have a day trip and see the spectacular daintree rainforest.
visit hartley's crocodile world and see some super croc jumps.
and have 'breakfast with the beasts' at the zoo- seriously awesome to eat breakfast surrounded by lions.

we went to cairns our 1 year wedding anniversary and i have a feeling we'll be back there soon! it's far too beautiful to not visit again- and it helps my aunty and uncle live there in an amazing mexican style home, free accommodation and time spent with family is always a good thing.

next week i'll share a great country overseas.
please feel free to comment below about a favourite place you have been- or hope to go to or link to your blog if you've shared about somewhere special.


  1. looks like a lot of fun!!

  2. I'd love to visit Australia one day, maybe next year. Love your pics.

  3. awesome pictures - i would be so scared to have a snake around my neck. thanks for stopping by! do you want to follow each other?

  4. I've always wanted to visit the Great Barrier Reef, but I'm irrationally afraid of the ocean. It's completely ridiculous but I'm pretty sure I would be freaking out at all time..about what??! Good question. But! now with the knowledge of a fancy shmancy glass dreams can come true! Yayy!

    P.S. I'm doing a Wanderlust Thursday series on my blog. We can swap ideas..yay for a fellow adventurer!!