Towsnville is Australia's
largest tropical city . Among its major highlights are
the great view over
the city and Magnetic Island from Castle Hill, a visit to
the Great Barrier Reef
Wonderland housing the largest living reef aquarium
in the world, a chance
to see Koalas and other wildlife at the
or perhaps a game at the local casino.
Just about an hour north
of Townsville, Jourama Falls National Park invites
you for a walk, swim
or just some relaxation.
After this brief stop,
we continued our way towards the Atherton Tablelands
with its lakes, waterfalls
and rain forest.
For once, we got a little
back southwards on the coast to reach Cardwell, a
gateway to Hinchinbrook
Island, the largest island national park.
Towering peaks, tropical
rain forest and endless deserted beaches are
the main features of
The final stage of the
Queensland trip was lo lead us to Cairns, the capital of the
far north. There are
just so many activities to do or different things to see here,
you could think about
spending a whole vacation over here.
Cairns is the
main gateway to the Great Barrier Reef as well.
Enjoy a trip to Kuranda
getting up by the old train passing the Barron gorge waterfalls.
Stroll over the market
and see an award winning Aboriginal show at Tjapukai dance theater.
To get back to Cairns,
take a ride on the sky rail which was yet to open during our visit.
We enjoyed a tour to
Cape Tribulation passing Port Douglas, Mossman and Daintree Rain forest.
In fact, you could
risk going the same way with a normal car instead of a 4 WD but this depends
on the road conditions.
So this was it, the
first part of our trip covering some parts of Queensland had come
to an end. Our next
stop was the Red Center, but that's a different story.
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