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go on then cairns,,,,,,,,,,what have u got for me to to see,

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1. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 10y

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im in cairns in november.......what is there to see, places of intrest. places to go. nice pubs to go to,,,,,,,genral information of the area please,,,,,,,,,bet there is loads to do,:(

2. Posted by Chidgey (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

emmmmmmmmmmmm...............the Woolshed???????????

3. Posted by andymoore (Respected Member 24 posts) 10y

Hi Garry,

was in Cairns last month (April) - First and foremost, Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef; unmissable if diving/snorkelling is your thing.

Pubs - most backpacker hostels give out vouchers for 'free' meals at a grim establishment called the Woolshed. If you're desperately low on cash fair enough, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it!

Far better is a bar/restaurant on the Esplanade called Rattle and Hum - good food, good beer, MTV etc - we had a few good nights out in there.

Cairns itself is not a bad town - it has everything the average traveller needs and is very tourist orientated, so arranging excursions of every kind is not a problem. There are lots of pubs (called 'hotels' in Oz), and your intuition will tell you which ones to visit and which to avoid ;)

Cairns has a nice harbour an outdoor municipal swimming pool and a man-made beach all of which are good for relaxation. The people are generally friendly, although we encountered a fair few drunken people (booze is a popular pastime!)

Travelling north from Cairns you have the scenic Atherton Tablelands, where once again there is much to see and do.

Whatever you enjoy, I'm pretty sure you'll have a good time in Cairns - we did.


Andy Moore

4. Posted by andymoore (Respected Member 24 posts) 10y

Ooops - sorry - double posting

Andy Moore

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 1, 2006 12:58 AM by andymoore ]