Trip to Australia with SOTC: Part 3 (Cairns)
Trip to Cairns!
As rest of the tour, this time too, we had an early morning flight. We woke up at 3 am in the morning and went straight to the Brisbane airport with packed breakfasts. We reached Cairns at around 10 in the morning, but as the hotels were available at 2 pm, we were taken to Kuranda Sky Rail. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a
Day 6: We reached Cairns at around 10 in the morning, but as the hotels were available at 2 pm, we were taken to Kuranda Sky Rail. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a 7.5-kilometre scenic cableway running above the Barron Gorge National Park. In total, the cable car was a 45-minute journey above the rainforest with 2 stops. There was no time limitation for stopping in between the stops of the cable car, but we were given a time period by out tour guide and so we personally didn’t have much time to enjoy the scenic beauty for a longer time. But, we did manage to click some pictures! From the cable car, we were taken to our place of lunch after which we checked into our hotel. The rest of the day was free for us. In Cairns, we stayed in a resort which was little far from the city and not much transportation was available, so we decided to stay in our hotel and enjoy the evening.
Day 7: Today was suppose to be a hectic day which became even more hectic due to the Iron Man race. Iron Man race is basically like the Marathons we have but on a larger scale. The Iron Man race includes a 3.86 km of a swim, 180.25 km of bicycle and 42.20 km of run, that too all in one day.Due to this race, all the roads were blocked and we were to walk for 30 minutes to catch our bus. Today was the day for ‘The Great Barrier Reef!’. Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth, which is even visible from outer space. It is a 2,300 km long ecosystem which comprises of thousands of reefs and is made up of hundreds of islands. We were to go to one of the islands called ‘The Green island‘.
This was my first trip to any such island and it was indeed beautiful. We had to take a ship ride of 45 minutes to reach the island. My husband warned me about the not so smooth movement of the ship and to avoid any nausea or uneasiness, we went straight up to the top of the ship, on the deck. It was pretty windy and cold on the upper deck but our 45 minutes went straight in clicking the pictures and enjoying the beauty of the sea.
Once, we were there, we were free for several hours, to enjoy the water sports/activities we wanted to do. The island is nicely maintained and has many shops, a beach, a swimming pool and even a big crocodile. We didn’t go for scuba diving this time (as we did in Bali), but we did go for a submarine ride and a glass bottom boat ride. We sailed back to Cairns at 5 pm with amazing memories of the beautiful place.
This was the 7th day of our trip and we were not so happy realizing that there was just one stop left and our trip was almost over. But we still had Sydney to come.