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Healthy Holidays - Port Douglas


An hour’s drive from Cairns along a winding coastal road, Port Douglas is laid back, relaxing  and warm during winter. Four Mile Beach starts at the end of the main strip in town, Macrossan Street, so you can work off a long lunch with an equally long walk. 565 more words

Eating Out

Picture of the day: The Daintree rainforest

This is from the Daintree river in the northern Australia. It is shot earlier this year, when we where out looking for the crocs that always are lurking in the water. 27 more words


Captain Cook's Very Bad Day

Captain Cook, navigator and explorer, came up with some atrocious names for the spots he ‘discovered’ and mapped along the east coast of Australia. Many were named after jumped up lords, earls, and the odd prince, many of whom were dissolute and pompous members of the British aristocracy of the day.¹ Cook, the son of a farmer and once shopkeeper, was a self-made man and capitano, so was probably in awe of this lot, or was currying favour. 376 more words


Where the rainforest meets the reef

The roads hug the coast in Douglas Shire, steep rocky cliffs running along sandy beaches, like a tropical Great Ocean Road. Turning away from the ocean here you do not see mountain ash and tree ferns, but dense green walls of sugar cane, neatly clipped and standing to attention like a sailor’s crew cut. 820 more words


Go Wild on an awesome Jungle Tour in Cairns!!

Ever thought you could hug a koala, go to the beach, explore a rainforest and cruise a croc infested river – all in one day??? 538 more words

land down under: east coast

Next up : Spring Break !

Our second major roadtrip had us travelling all the way from Cairns to Brisbane (and beyond). One thing that has become very, and I mean VERY apparent throughout our trips, is how god damn large Australia really is. 1,501 more words