For ocean lovers, there’s no greater bucket list achievement than visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest and most biodiverse reef system in the world, is home to 400 types of corals, 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 breeds of clams, 500 types of seaweed, 200 species of birds, 1,500 different […]
Between the World Heritage–listed Wet Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef lies the Daintree, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. The lesser-known Cooper Creek Wilderness is the oldest and most biologically diverse section of the Daintree Rainforest. It has been continuously evolving for more than 170 million years.
Cairns is famed for its luscious outdoor landscapes. Rainforests and reefs are two of the major drawcards to the region, and for good reason! There are ways to see the natural beauty of Cairns without even leaving the city centre however: by visiting the gardens and parks of Cairns.
Cairns is one of Australia’s quintessential tourist destinations. Yet, with so much on offer in the country’s tropical capital, how can you be certain you’re getting the most out of your experience? Simple: take a 4-day Cairns and Great Barrier Reef tour.
So, with my love of trains and input from the Aussies, I booked a day of adventure on the Kuranda scenic railway from Cairns; and I loved it. It was a bloody great way to unwind, while having a beautiful backdrop of the world-heritage rainforest, view of the Coral Sea, and waterfalls to boot!