Cairns – Green Island Day Trip
This post from Cairns we’re heading off to Green Island to experience all it has to offer, and we’re getting there by catamaran. We’re just coming up on the island. It’s beautiful. This is one of the only places that you can snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef from the beach. Woo! Oh my goodness, the water’s great. There’s so many fish just swimming around, and oh, this is surreal. It’s time to hop on the glass bottom boat. Let’s check out some coral. This is so cool. You know, they’re swimming underneath, and usually there’s a floor here, but it’s glass, so it feels like I’m walking on water. The fish are right underneath me. Water sports works up quite the appetite, so I grabbed some food from the buffet, and I get to enjoy it as I look out over the reef. Let’s go check out the reef on the semi-submersible sub. Wow. We are actually surrounded by fish right now. There’s so many different kinds. Just wanna reach out and touch it. That was incredible. On to the next adventure. On this island, the fun never stops. It’s time for the Seawalker. So the way the Seawalker works is you have this big helmet that you put on over your head, and it holds air inside, and this allows you to see all the fish, all the coral, without having to swim. I felt like an astronaut underwater, in a completely different world. One of the best experiences of my entire life. Wow! This has been such an exhilarating day. Green Island has so many ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef. This truly is paradise.
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Cairns – Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld
At the Kuranda Koala Gardens you can get up close and personal with some koalas, but not just the koalas. There’s also crocodiles and snakes, and kangaroos, wallabies, you name it. Hi, Kanga. He’s a lazy little one, huh? I’ll take any chance I can get to pet a koala while I’m Down Under. Aren’t they just so cute and cuddly? Here at Birdworld, there’s over 35 species of birds, both native to Australia and exotics. Wow! I love that you can just interact with all the different birds. This is a female Eclectus. It’s so colorful. Do you want to eat some? Wow, this is incredible. This is such a neat experience. Amazing.
Cairns – Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park
Rainforestation Nature Park is located just outside of Kuranda village, and it’s set on 100 acres of World Heritage Rainforest. You’re gonna hop aboard a World War II Army Duck to explore this tropical rainforest from a unique perspective. Into the water. Wow. Hello. Hi, Kanga. This eco-friendly park not only allows you to explore the rainforest, but you can get up close and personal with some koalas, but not just the koalas, there’s also crocodiles and snakes and wallabies, you name it. Let’s check out the Pamagirri cultural experience. When you come to Australia, you’ll have to learn how to throw a boomerang. There I go, look at it go. That was so fun, I think I’m ready to join the tribe. A day in Kuranda is like one big Choose Your Own Adventure book.
Cairns – Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip
This post we’re heading just outside of Cairns to explore one of Australia’s gems on the Kuranda Scenic Railway gate train. All aboard. It’s so neat to be passing through the rainforest. Everthing is just so lush and green around us. A large part of the train journey is through Barron Gorge’s National Park and in it you’ll find this spectacular Barron Fall. We’re just arriving in Kuranda station. Hello. Rainforestation Nature Park is located just outside of Kuranda Village and it’s set on 100 acres of the World Heritage Rain Forest. We’re gonna hop aboard a World War two Army Duck to explore this tropical rainforest from a unique perspective. Into the water! Wow! Let’s shake up the Pamagirri cultural experience. In Kuranda, Australia you have to learn how to throw a boomerang. There I go, look at it go. That was so fun. I think I’m ready to join the tribe. All this adventuring, I’ve worked up quite the appetite. It’s time for some grub. Mmm, delicious! Here at Birdworld, there’s over 35 species of birds, both native to Australia and exotics. Wow, this is incredible. And to finish off the day, we’re gonna hop on the skyrail, rainforest cableway and head back to Cairns. From the train and rainforestation and the skyrail, a day in Kuranda is like one big choose your own adventure day.
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