Cairns: Rainforest, Bush & Reef, Triple Treat!

Posted by on December 6, 2014 in Advice + Tips, Australia, rainforest | 3 comments

Where I’m staying, just outside the town of Cairns, may look like an ordinary neighborhood, but it’s surrounded by hills covered in rainforest. A short drive away you can catch a cablecar that goes above and through it, or stop and see the giant curtain fig tree. It doesn’t always rain in the rainforest, there’s a dry and a rainy season, or, like now, a relatively dry rainy season.


A short jaunt and you’re in the bush, walking with the wallabies! In this small, family owned park, you can buy pellets for $1, and for a small entry fee, feed the rock wallabies, aptly named as they hang out in the shade of the rocks, where they’re camouflaged. But they know the rustle of your bag, and come bouncing by for a hand out. Look closely, you may see a Joey peeking out of a pouch!

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Cairns is located on the coast, by the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel and dive boats abound. Catch a ride across turquoise water to the outer reef and float above or dive amongst the garden of coral & sea creatures. You can rent a camera and capture your underwater adventure, and even take an underwater selfie!




  1. Hi, its Rachael, your neice. At first I thought you were crazy to move all the way to austalia. I had my douts until my dad showed me your blog. Aunt Lynn, your living the life I always wanted to. Some place tropical, with tons of fruit, (I’m not a big meat fan) and exotic animals. And year round warm weather! Don’t get me wrong, winter can be beautiful, but it can also be disgusting. I am inspired by your art in photo. & writing, its amazing!!! I know you used to paint, and I love to as well. But I LOVE to use pastels. Keep blogging, I’ve got your back all the way.
    Love you,

    • Hi Rachael! Thank you for commenting, it’s so nice to hear from you!! I am glad you are following my blog, please feel free to email me as well. I hope you are staying warm & can’t believe how grown up you are now, from the photos your mother sends. I’m sending you warm weather & sunshine!!

  2. I love the picture of the little wallabies! They look kinda like a cute…fuzzy…okay there is no way to desribe their adorableness! Keep up the amazing photos! And by the way, nice underwater selfie!:)

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