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1. Posted by Kirsty Mac (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

HEyyy im Kirsty

Im travling to OZ Cairns on 24th April 2011... on my ownnnnn, im very nervous and wondered iff anyone else was heading out that way around the same time, would be nice to find a friendly face maybe haha, but you know what the internets like haha

My friends whos over there is picking me up at the start of may to go and venture the rainforest, all very exciting, you should join us iff your travling alone and need some company :)

well iff anyones out there at the moment or on there way soon, give me a message,

PS any advice would be welcome too, as too what to bring with me i.e clothes, money, insurance .... XXXX

Kirsty MAC xxxx

2. Posted by Rhmyers (Budding Member 50 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


It will be quite humid and hot.

I was there a week on my own...
Had a rental car thought.

Would recommend the following:

o In Cairnes -- Go to the Big Farmers Market ... all kinds of unussual fruits and vegs.
o In Cairnes - Go to the Art Pool and Docks... even consider renting an outboard
o In Cairnes - the water front food is expensive. The mall? with many shops had
a place where you bought your meal by the plate size ... good reasonable.

o Go on a Barrier Reef Dive -- I liked QuickSilver..
I went out of Stl. George.

o Go to St. George -- Beautiful Drive -- St. George is real nice.
Went twice... good market there too.

o Got to Daintree National Forest... Crocks.. real fun... Rainforest

o The best thing I did was to WEST of Cairnes on the "Development Road" hwy 1
Mareeba , Dubula.... Termite
Only a few hours from Carines, but the real outback with bars like you read about
The best thing I did in Cairnes other that the Reef Dive.
Over the mountains... then hills and later dry...
Go to the end of the paved road.... A railroad trip runs out there several times a week
Great hotel and woman proprieter there ... Kangaroos... 15 ft high termite mounds.
Museum Ghost towns.... with not proprieter !
Stop in at a few bars ( mate) :)

Remember it is End of Summer in tropics...
Great Clouds.

3. Posted by luket (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hiya kirsty.... tell me about it!! im sooo worried too im flying to cairns on 19th april will be arriving on the 22nd. what are your plans???
my names luke 23 from cambridge,
facebook me ... luke tuson the 1 standing with 2 mates, if you what to check me out as you said there is plenty of weirdos about hahaha....
Im flying to cairns checking into a hostel and thats about all i have planned lol so bricking it big style!! would be good to hear from you to see what plans you have made and if you have any tips for me cause i really dont have a clue what im doing when i get there! lol
hope to hear from you soon luke

4. Posted by Kirsty Mac (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

eeek, thts not long before meeee! bet ya well excited, i carnt wait like, definatly worried about the flight like!
well i arrive in cairns on the 26th and going to stay in gilligans hostel (aparently awsum place to stay) then my mate's picking me up that weekend who's already over there to up to the rainforest for a week :) were abouts in cairns u staying?

ive sent you a friend request in FB! hope i got the right person lol!

i bet by the time ive landed ther you will have sussed the place out, you will probs meet people in your hostel too, do you know anyone out there at all?

Speak soon

5. Posted by luket (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

sooo excited but also worried cause i dont know what to exspect... only booked like 6 weeks ago just had enough of work and needed a change just going to live it up and take wat oz has to offer me.
im staying at a hostel called shennaigans ive booked my first 2 nights there other than that i dont have no plans at all just go with ay... lol
i hope ive sussed it by then cause if not i dont know wat im doing lol
i was looking at gilligans aswell looks really good there!!! i was 50/50 between them 2?

yer my sister lives out there with her bf who she met in oz last year they live in broome, so if all goes tits up i have there place to fall back on which is a bonus...
ive also got two mates travelling out there alwell so will probs meet them down the coast somewhere.
you said your going to the rain forest bet that will be amazing... where abouts it that?

btw you got the right person on FB

speak soon luke

6. Posted by Kirsty Mac (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

i know exactly how u mean tho, not knowing what 2 expect, i keep trying to dream of the place but i carnt lol
only 6 weeks ago wow, yeh i booked my flight last sunday and the sunday before i decided i was going, i think iff u book nearer to the time you will feel its round the corner and by the time youve sorted yourself out, ur redy to go :)

oooh ive herd of tht hostel too, shenanigans! ive been told to go gilligans like, have a look at the website its a lush hostel

aww wow, wer does ur sister live? thats a gud thing to fall bak on i spose!
the rainforest is like 60 min drive from cairns, i carnt wait to go to the great barrier reef too, its unbelivable!

aww gdgd, glad i didnt add sumone random lol


7. Posted by Rhmyers (Budding Member 50 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Gilligans is super. It's in the same block as Rusty's Market... fruits/veg ... really unusual.
but it's just open one or two days a week... Sat ???

Get to the Gaintree nation Rainforst.
Beautiful trip along the Coast. St. George is on the way.. Great Bars etc. good flee market. Alot of movie stars have homes their.


8. Posted by Kirsty Mac (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

thanks!!!! great stuff, cannot bloomin wait!!

R u over there at the moment?


9. Posted by luket (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

wow thats only like 3weeks ago!! good for you!!!

i think your right on that one, booking closer to the time makes it more exciting as its only a few weeks away...
just looked at gilligans website looks sooo nice night life looks wickard aswell... pretty gutted to be honest with ya lol

my sister lives in broome thats NW aus, but shes moving to perth soon because it gets too hot in the summer months

the great barrier reef does look so good defo a must see! cant wait to do a dive out there and see it all!!!
wouldnt mind doing a surfing camp aswell few of my mates done a 3 day course said it was well good they put you up and feed ya aswell, but who knows... just take everyday in its stride....
60min thats not to bad at all i thought u where going to say its miles away lol
do you want to do the tours aswell like fasher island ect....???

10. Posted by Kirsty Mac (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

have you already booked your hostel? how much did ya pay iff you dont mind me asking?

ahhh i see, is her boyfriend an aussi? it gets too hot does it? it could never get too hot for me lol!

ooo that surfing camp sounds gud like, ive just had to sell my surfboard because i needed the money for oz :( but you know... i would be well scared of comming across a shark LOL imagine that eh, altho it would be quite kool n all!

yeh im not making any long term plans like, just take everyday as it comes and enjoy, think i want to go over to thiland 2,

my friend is comming over in june and i think i will probs wait till shes over to do all the trips and things, mayb just work a couple of months to get some decent money 2gether!

i finish work in like 7 days and i cannot bludy wait haha