When visiting Cairns recently I was keen to see a variety of accommodation options because we know our readers have varying needs and budgets. While it’s lovely to be staying in accommodation on the Cairns Esplanade, it’s a prime location and you pay more for it. For this reason I thought I’d check out an apartment a short drive from town. Situated close to the centre of Cairns, Tropic
Generally, we find one day on a holiday stands out as an exceptional day. Often, it’s an unexpected trip highlight – which makes it even more delightful. For AJ and I, the Frankland Islands Cruise was just that. Given we were on a mother-daughter trip I was keen to do something we are not able to do with BJ now that he is older and more
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is one of the many attractions in Cairns and surrounding areas which is often on visitor’s ‘must-see’ list. It’s wheelchair accessible and provides and an easy way to safely get up close to local wildlife. The crocodiles are the highlight for many but Hartley’s has a range of Australian animals and the educational presentations will ensure you leave with some cool facts and figures.
Walking into DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns brought back fond memories for AJ and I. It has a similar feel to DoubleTree in Santa Monica, California, a place which holds a special spot in our hearts. This is partly because it was part of a wonderful US holiday and in part because the staff offered the kids warm cookies every time we returned to the hotel from
There’s no shortage of accommodation choices in Cairns, but this makes the task of finding wheelchair accessible accommodation a little daunting. Usually I start the process by selecting my desired hotel location and work from there. On our recent trip to Cairns, AJ and I only had a hire car for one day, so we needed to be within walking distance of restaurants, shops and the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon. We planned to be
We’ve visited Fitzroy Island twice now. We did a day trip to the island when we visited Cairns as a family a couple of years ago, and recently AJ and I stayed on the island for 2 nights. The day trip we did as a family I described at the time as “our most challenging day access wise during our holiday to Palm Cove, but one of
Our day riding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is memorable for all the right reasons. It was an experience the whole family enjoyed. There was lots of giggling and silliness from the kids and wonderful things to see and do. In my opinion the Skyrail is a must-see attraction if you are staying in the Cairns area. This was our second time visiting the Skyrail, our
Cairns and the surrounding beach areas make for a wonderful destination for a holiday. There’s so much to explore and do, and lots of wheelchair accessible activities to try. Finding suitable accommodation can be daunting given there’s many hotels to choose from, so I thought I’d share 9 to get you started. WHERE TO STAY Tourists usually choose one of three places; Cairns, Palm Cove or