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    HIKE TO WINDIN FALLS, FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND’S TABLELANDS

    Windin Falls is a spectacular waterfall located within Wooroonooran National Park in Tropical North Queensland.It takes about two hours from Cairns, plus a 5-km-hike before uncovering it.Being not easy to reach makes it even more rewarding to get to. The feeling when you lean onto the edge of the waterfall overlooking the Wet Tropics Rainforest is unbeatable.An important aspect to keep in mind is the different flow of the water whether you are going during dry or wet season, i.e. a calm stream vs a powerful waterfall. HOW TO GET TO WINDIN FALLS – CHECK OUR MAP HOW TO REACH WINDIN FALLS – FROM CAIRNS The closest big city is…

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    1 YEAR OF TRAVEL ON THE ROAD IN AUSTRALIA

    Just one week left to the end of our first year of travel in Australia. First, yes, because there’s going to be a second year as well. It’s been a year full of emotions, in which we made new meetings, discovered incredible places, saw rare animal species, made our dreams come true, and covered lots and lots of kilometers. Over 15,000 km’s on the road with our van through 5 states of huge and fascinating Australia.But let’s start from the beginning. LANDING IN AUSTRALIA Last June 2018, after trips of one week to Western Thailand and one month to Indonesia from Java to Bali, we were boarding our plane from…

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    QUEENSLAND EAST COAST ITINERARY GUIDE

    Queensland is the country’s second biggest state by land area (after Western Australia) stretching for over 2,500 km from north to south and 2,000 from west to east. We have already talked about Tropical North Queensland in another post, thus in this article we will focus on the main destinations along Queensland’s East Coast, roughly between the cities of Mackay in the centre and Gold Coast in the south. Here’s our Queensland East Coast itinerary guide. MUST SEE ALONG QUEENSLAND EAST COAST We did a two-week-long road trip to cover the 1,100 km separating the forementioned cities. In 15 days you should have enough time to take it easy, stop…

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    OUR TOP 7 INSTAGRAM SPOTS IN MELBOURNE

    When it comes to finding photo opportunities in Australia, new lists could be created every day, probably every minute, as there is so much to see in such a huge continent. Same goes for Melbourne, a metropolis home to famous buildings, museums, outdoor areas, and iconic views. We decided to put down a slightly different post from your usual “things to see in Melbourne”, adding some local and less known places to the usual spots. So let’s now focus on our personal top 7 Instagram spots in Melbourne. 1 – EUREKA TOWER SKYDECK 2 – NIGHT SKYLINE 3 – YARRAMAT GOLF CLUB – KANGAROOS 4 – ALBERT PARK LAKE 5…

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    TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE

    Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) refers to the vast northeastern corner of Australia, going more less from the city of Mackay all the way up to Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian continent. For the even more remote areas in the north the term Far North Queensland (FNQ) is also used. We had the pleasure to work, live and travel for 6 months in this diverse area of Australia, so here’s what not to miss when visiting Tropical North Queensland. MUST SEE IN TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND Unless you’ll be working in the area like we did, you probably won’t have more than a few weeks to visit Tropical North…

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    HOT AIR BALLOON CAIRNS RIDE&REVIEW

    After some time spent in Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands in Tropical North Queensland visiting the rainforest, lakes and waterfalls while enjoying the warm weather, the only thing we were missing was flying over them in order to appreciate the views from above, and what better than riding a hot air balloon? Hot Air Balloon Cairns helped us achieving this dream of ours and we couldn’t have asked for more in terms of service and professionalism. HOT AIR BALLOON CAIRNS This established company has been operating in Queensland for over 22 years now, with bases in Cairns, Port Douglas, Brisbane and Gold Coast. With Australia’s largest fleet of balloons and options between 30 minutes and 60…

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    ROAD TRIP TO CAPE TRIBULATION – AUSTRALIA

    Cape Tribulation is a spectacular destination embedded between the Daintree Rainforest on one side and the Great Barrier Reef on the other.  There’s a handful of accommodations in the area, for those who plan to spend some days in this tropical getaway. However, despite being located in a remote area far from urban centers, it is also reachable on a day trip via a three-hour-ride from Cairns. So here’s the best sights and activities on the way to Cape Tribulation and how to make the most of your time. GREAT BARRIER REEF DRIVE The 140-km-stretch connecting Cairns to Cape Tribulation will leave you breathless the more you go North. After leaving…

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    CAIRNS, TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND – AUSTRALIA

    When thinking about Australia, the red sand of the outback is one of the first things coming to mind and talking about the tropics may sound weird. However, Australia’s northeastern tip is home to a tropical area like no other in the world: rainforests, large rivers, golden beaches, lakes and waterfalls, palm trees, and a unique flora&fauna characterize the surrounding of Cairns, the major city in the north of Queensland, better referred to as Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) or Far North Queensland (FNQ). Indeed, we are located far from Australia’s biggest cities, Melbourne is about 3.000 km away… WHAT TO DO IN CAIRNS, TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND The weather in TNQ…

  • PACIFIC HOTEL CAIRNS – REVIEW

    Our experience in Australia began in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Here we had the opportunity to get a first impression of Australian hospitality, being guests at Pacific Hotel Cairns. After some time travelling on-the-road we couldn’t find a better place where to enjoy all the comforts of a 4-star hotel stay. PACIFIC HOTEL CAIRNS Cairns is the major city in Far North Queensland, also called Tropical North Queensland. We prefer the latter expression more because it describes perfectly its whereabouts. Cairns is in fact located at the door step of Australian tropical rainforest, with a warm weather all year round. Other than the rainforest, plenty of unique natural attractions fill the…