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Destination: Cairns

Tomorrow I fly up to Cairns for nine days/eight nights for the real holiday.

While I love my family very much, time spent with them is not a holiday as I will always stress around them, as a result I'm really looking forward to the next week.

So, anyone have any suggestions on what I should do up in Cairns? Mostly the plans are to be lazy and relax, but I do want to do some stuff while I'm up there. If I'm lazy and do nothing for the entire time I will end up regretting it, so I want to have some activities.

One thing I probably won't be doing is visiting the reef. The way my back/neck has been means that time on the water will probably make me seasick. Not something I really want to do.

One thing I have pencilled in is to visit Kuranda via the Sky Rail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway. From what I've read, the railway only has two trips a day, while the Sky Rail is continuous, so what I'll probably do is take the railway up one morning, spend however long I want to spend up there, and then take the Sky Rail back down.

Anyone else have any "must do" options?

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ozisim
Aug. 19th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
White water rafting probably out due to back too, huh??

Umm... As is climbing on tables at the woodshed... *sigh*

You are unable to do alot of my favourite things to do the Cairns, actually...

Ooo! Rob lives in Cairns! Hang on...
missingkeys
Aug. 19th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
There's a Spanish castle up there that's amazing. It's a fair drive from Cairns itself, though Cairns is so big into tourism that I well imagine you can get a bus of some sort (we hired a car when we were there). There are some gorgeous little scenes on the way there and back to keep the drive from being too tedious, and I thought it was gorgeous.
Rob Farquhar
Aug. 19th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
CairnsFest
You picked a good week or so to be in Cairns, Halloran. The Cairns Festival is on. Have a look at the program at http://www.cairnsfest.com/
carlowe
Aug. 19th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
I hear you loud 'n' clear on the family / stress thing; get that every time I go home.Commiserations and understanding on the back and neck thing too.
fluffworld
Aug. 19th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
If white water rafting is your thing, these guys do a trip on the River Tully that is nothing short of spectacular - the area itself will take your breath away and the rafting straddles the line of fun and exciting but not terrifying wonderfully (I am a weak swimmer and scared of water, so not tremendously brave about it). Consider their overnighter to Cape Trib too, or head up that way yourself. http://www.ragingthunder.com.au/

draquin
Aug. 21st, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Take the boat across to Green Island for the day, seriously, it is NOT rough at all [wrong season for rough weather]. You get either the glass-bottom boat tour [nice] or the snorkeling stuff [excellent] included. Obviously I recommend snorkelling, as it's just glorious there. The water should support your back, just remember PLENTY of sunscreen on your head or you'll end up with the wierdest sunburn you've ever had.
longi
Aug. 24th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
I highly recommend this too. We went scuba diving down to about 40 metres to watch a school of stingrays feasting on a dead shark which was pretty amazing. Green island is beautiful. Go for a walk around the nature reserve while you're there. The island itself is tiny.
longi
Aug. 24th, 2011 04:55 am (UTC)
Ooohh and go bungy jumping in the rainforrest!
http://cairns.ajhackett.com/
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