Cairns, Queensland day 2 Sun 16 May 2021

Cairns provides easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest and offers a multitude of activities such as helicopter flights, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, parasailing, viewing aquatic life and crocodile feeding. On occasions tourists are used for that last point, but disregarding that, usually it is the first place backpackers think of when planning … Continue reading Cairns, Queensland day 2 Sun 16 May 2021

Cairns, Queensland day 1 Sat 15 May 2021

With Australia closed to international tourism, but most state borders now "usually" open, there have been some great holiday package deals on offer, especially to Cairns in Queensland which is highly dependent on income from visitors. Some many weeks back Bill and I were tempted into booking one. Of course, Murphy's Law, we then had … Continue reading Cairns, Queensland day 1 Sat 15 May 2021

Toowoomba (Qld) to Tenterfield (NSW)

Wednesday 13th March 2019 After checking out of our motel, our first stop of the day was at the heritage-listed Toowoomba Railway Station. Luckily we weren't there to catch a train, as they only run twice a week. The Westlander, a seventeen-hour journey from Brisbane to Charleville (an outback Queensland town), calls at Toowoomba on … Continue reading Toowoomba (Qld) to Tenterfield (NSW)