Above and Through the Barron Gorge National Park Rainforest Australia


Although tropical rainforests account for only six percent of the planet’s surface area, they are home to more than half of all the world’s plant and animal species (including more than 2,800 plant species in this forest alone). While in Australia, we took a 20-minute ride from Cairns to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where we [Read more …]

Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands


While Cairns may not be the most ideal place to spend much time, it is a well-located place for visiting some interesting areas. We spent one day exploring the tablelands–a cool, lush plateau ostensibly centered in the town of Kuranda. This hyper-touristy town, with its multiple craft markets, restaurants, shops and locally-themed tourist activities (butterfly [Read more …]

Cairns and North Queensland Australia


We have been to Australian several times in the past. Although we have visited the largest cities, toured several wine regions and scuba/snorkeled the great barrier reef on previous trips, this time we set aside two-months to visit–including about three weeks and New Year’s Eve in Sydney. And on this trip, we plan to get [Read more …]