Friday, 12 July 2013

Tropical Holiday

Finally - here are some photos of our holiday in Tropical North Queensland. We stayed at Yorkeys Knob, one of the beaches north of Cairns and a popular spot for kite surfers. I showed you the sign at the entrance to the beach on Wednesday!

We arrived on Friday and on Saturday we spent the day in Cairns, where I spotted this gorgeous butterfly on a wall. I thought the garbage bins were very cute:

The kids had a ball at Muddy's playground on the Esplanade. I love the fish-shaped fence:

Of course we had to visit the Botanic Gardens:

On Monday we drove up into the Atherton Tablelands where we visited a coffee plantation and had a lovely lunch in Djungaburra. Such a beautiful area!

Of course we had to visit the Great Barrier Reef, so on Wednesday we took a boat to Green Island.

There we did a little snorkeling and went on short trip with a semisubmersible. The boys loved it! (and so did I)

This is my favourite photo - taken from the pier on Green Island:

On Thursday we took the famous Sky Rail from Cairns to Kuranda. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good that day:

We had a great day nevertheless. In Kuranda we visited the butterfly garden:

After a lovely lunch we took the train back to Cairns - on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. A great experience!

Finally, on Friday, we flew back to Brisbane.

An unforgettable holiday!

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