Mon 28/05: Cairns

Here's a glimpse of the sights we experienced this day, the slideshow is automatic, but you can pause, go forward or backward... or, as we highly recommend, you can also see the pics in larger resolution at our Picasa website by clicking on any slide... enjoy!!!

WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH to have been able to purchase return MEL-CNS with JetStar for AUD109.00 each which was phenomenally cheap and, with extras, took our flights to under AUD500.00 in total... 

We were a little apprehensive about travelling in Y with a Low Cost Carrier as we generally fly in J when the flight is over three hours but, with business class fares in Oz through the roof (over AUD4000.00 each[!] with all three airlines) we bit the bullet and gave it a try... and found that it was more comfortable than when we flew Air New Zealand in economy all those years ago!

On arrival, we took a taxi to Shangri-La Hotels, The Marina; checked-in, and were delighted with our room and its fabulous view. We did some housekeeping and had pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Horizon Club and celebrated my birthday in North Food & Wine.

The following slide-show illustrates...

Best wishes for Gary's birthday 
... from Shangri-La's, The Marina management  

For my review on Shangri-La Hotel's, The Marina as Ivanhoe3079 on TripAdvisor: go here