2012 - Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia

                                        “Good company on a journey makes the way seem shorter ~ Izaak Walton

Welcome to our travel itinerary for our 2012 trip to Cairns, Far North Queensland.

This is a short synopsis of our travels between the 28th of May and the 1st of June, 2012 where, on our departure from Melbourne's Tullamarine airport, we...

  1. Arrive at Cairns and transfer to the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina - after checking-in and strolling around the Esplanade we'll dine at North Food & Wine in celebration of Gary's Birthday
  2. The next morning we take the historic Scenic Train to Kuranda, shop in town and then tour the Reforestation with a buffet lunch and return to Cairns via the Skyrail with a panoramic view of the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef... in the evening we'll dine 'alfresco' at Dundee's On The Waterfront.
  3. On Wednesday morning, it's off for a cruise up the Trinity through the mangroves experiencing the littoral wilderness and culminating in a tour of the Crocodile Farm before returning to The Marina for lunch and an afternoon's loll around the pool prior to a visit to the Wild Life Dome and dinner at Mondo Bar & Grill at the Hilton on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet 
  4. The next day will be spent on the Reef Magic Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef with fish-feeding and a relaxing time on the Marine World Platform at Moore Reef.
  5. Dinner Thursday night will be at C'est Bon in celebration of Jackie's Birthday... following to: the gaming room of the Reef Hotel Casino and, hopefully - c'est bon(?)!
  6. Friday morning we'll take our flight home to Melbourne.
For more details, go to: Itinerary & Information

Tips for using this site:
    - Interactive Map: A 'live' map of our itinerary, relevant to each stage of our journey, can be found on most pages - including this one - simply zoom-in, zoom-out and click on an icon for more information;
    - Itinerary & Information: an area of the website in the format of an Agenda with links to Dates; Locations and Accommodation Properties: There, you'll find further information on Culture & Sightseeing, Emergency, Getting Around, Money, Shopping, Street Food / Restaurants,Transportation, and, et cetera, that may be of interest during our stay in that city or region:
    - 2012 Travel Blog: a link to our diary that will be updated as we travel around Cairns, the Rainforest & The Great Barrier Reef, including daily videos and slide shows of the photos we've taken;
    - No matter where you are within the site: a very useful Search Engine is located to the right of the header on each page - just type in a keyword or phrase and you'll find what you're after.
    - Credits are due to many very helpful persons and websites - especially the members / contributors of TripAdvisor, particularly its very informative and knowledgeable Destination Experts - and, given the available time-frame for the trip our itinerary would not have been as inclusive without access to these resources.


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