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5 Rainy Day Activities in Port Douglas

5 Rainy Day Activities in Port Douglas   Visiting Port Douglas during the dry season often means endless clear, sunny days filled with beach trips, reef trips, and Daintree tours. However, many visitors choose to make their way to Port Douglas during the wet season, particularly in school holidays. On a particularly rainy day, this… Continue reading 5 Rainy Day Activities in Port Douglas

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Plot Twist – Port Douglas Staycation

Plot Twist - Port Douglas Staycation With two weeks off work, Conor and I had been planning a camping trip for some time, even purchasing an awesome new tent, second awning for the car, and a huge esky. However, disaster struck and our car radiator developed a leak. There was no chance of repairing the… Continue reading Plot Twist – Port Douglas Staycation

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Camping by the Mitchell River

Camping by the Mitchell River Earlier this week, Conor and I set off with a few friends for a 2-night camping trip. We headed to a remote bush camping area on the banks of the Mitchell River, close to Cooktown Crossing, approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Port Douglas. After stopping for an obligatory beverage at… Continue reading Camping by the Mitchell River

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Christmas Plans 2019

Christmas Plans 2019 It's that time of year again! In England Christmas was easily my favourite time of the year, however when you're abroad it's a struggle to enjoy it quite as much. It's hard to feel Christmassy in a place that doesn't embrace the festive season in the same way, and where Christmas is… Continue reading Christmas Plans 2019

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Riding the Scenic Rail & Skyrail to Kuranda and back

Riding the Scenic Rail & Skyrail to Kuranda and back This week Conor and I decided to do two things that we had wanted to do for ages: the Kuranda Scenic Rail and the Skyrail. The scenic rail runs from Cairns to Kuranda and back, or you can do what we did and hop on… Continue reading Riding the Scenic Rail & Skyrail to Kuranda and back

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Top 5 Day Trips From Port Douglas

Top 5 Day Trips From Port Douglas   As much as I adore Port Douglas itself, I love getting out and about for a good day trip. The best part is that there are so many amazing ones to choose from. You can opt to book organised tours or do what I tend to do… Continue reading Top 5 Day Trips From Port Douglas

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A Lovely Day Out at Cape Tribulation

A Lovely Day Out at Cape Tribulation Last week Conor and I decided to take a day trip to beautiful Cape Tribulation in the lush Daintree Rainforest, just a short drive from our home. A day in the Daintree is a must for anyone visiting Port Douglas and the surrounding area. The drive from Port… Continue reading A Lovely Day Out at Cape Tribulation

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Crystal Cascades, Cairns

Crystal Cascades, Cairns There are few things I love doing more on my days off than chasing waterfalls, although I haven't found as much time for it as I would like to recently. Conor and I visited the Crystal Cascades a few months ago when when we were looking to kill some time in Cairns.… Continue reading Crystal Cascades, Cairns

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How to Choose a Great Barrier Reef Trip

How to Choose a Great Barrier Reef Trip No visit to beautiful, tropical Far North Queensland is complete without a trip to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Personally I love going to the reef. I've been three times with three different companies, and each time was amazing. Plenty of visitors to the area are incredibly… Continue reading How to Choose a Great Barrier Reef Trip

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Introductory Dives on The Great Barrier Reef

Introductory Dives on The Great Barrier Reef I've always had a bit of a bucket list, even if it wasn't written down. I think a lot of us do. Mine has always included pretty common bucket list items, such as skydiving, bungee jumping, and snorkelling. But it never included diving. I thought it just seemed… Continue reading Introductory Dives on The Great Barrier Reef