Cairns end of June

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1. Posted by Rach23 (Budding Member 55 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Hi I'm heading out to Aus and arrive in Cairns on 29th June. Just wondering if anyone is out there at the same time and would like to meet up.

Its my first time travelling and I'm off on my own so would be good to know people before I get there and to meet people there.My plans once I get there are to head down the east coast and just see what happens!!

2. Posted by muralito (Budding Member 3 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Hi Rach:

I just came back from Cairns and I had a great time! I went there alone too and met tons of people. So don't worry about it you will have a great time. I recommend you to do some scuba diving at the great barrier reef and bungee jumping. At night The Woolshed is the place, its really crazy.
In terms of accommodation I would recommend Gilligans backpackers, this place is amazing, very clean with two reastaurants and a hughe bar. Definitily the place to stay. Well, if you have more question just ask me ;)


3. Posted by Rach23 (Budding Member 55 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sebastian thats cool think I've just about got over the travelling by myself thing - still a few nerves but think thats good for me just to make sure I'm careful!!

Did you stay anywhere else other than Gilligans - it seems a bit more expensive than some of the others is it worth the extra? And did you stay anywhere that should definatly be avoided?

Thanks again...Rach

4. Posted by collegekid (Budding Member 3 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

I'm traveling to cairns by myself as well. I won't be there at the same time as you, but hopefully we will both meet some interesting people! Sebastian, do you have any other recommendations for exciting things to do? I plan to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef and go to the rainforest, but I can't decide if the rainforest skyrail or the flying leap hangliding would be worth it. Any experiences with either of those? Thanks!

5. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

I'll be in Cairns from 9-24th July!

6. Posted by AndreaF (Budding Member 20 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!


I fly into sydney on the 29th june and am getting a flight up to Carins on the 30th and want to travel down the east cost, im travelling on my lonesome as well so really want to meet people as well!!!

a x

7. Posted by eviemarie (Budding Member 2 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!


I'm heading off at the start of July. My plan is to go Cairns, down the east coast to Sydney, on to New Zealand, Fiji then back through the states... I'm putting off booking cos Im so nervous about goin on my own!! But if anyone is around any of those places between June and August I'd love to meet up - also for anyone who has already done a similar route, any advice?

8. Posted by Psyman (Budding Member 6 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!


I'm going to Japan in a few weeks and then getting to Cairnes on June 27th. I'll be staying at Gilligans for a few days. I plan to travel down the east coast towards Sydney and stopping to work when i run out of money. (which will prob be quite early as Japan is so expensive!

I've heard Gilligans is definitly worth the money, even though its still only £12 or something like that.

Ley me know if anyone wants to meet up cos it's my first time travelling and I'll be on my tod.

9. Posted by nat393 (Budding Member 10 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Hey! Arrive in Cairns on 13th July. Also planning on seeing Cape T and Daintree rainforest and then heading down East coast to Sydney. Going by myself too. How are you all travelling down East coast?- was thinking of Greyhound bus. Only 2 mths to go, can't wait!

10. Posted by steffc (Inactive 14 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Hey all!
I'm gonna be in Cairns about the same time aswell! Am in Sydney at the mo leaving here to go up the coast in 3 weeks so should get to Cairns begining to mid june. After being in`Sydney for the past 4 months it is a little scary about having to move off on your own again but I know it will be cool cos it has been for the past 8 months so all of you that`are nervous dont worry about it you met people so easily!! any one who is around that time and wants to catch up or pick my brains about the trip up let me know as you all seem to be going in the opposite direction to me!!