Evening everyone! I’m currently wrapped up on the sofa keeping nice and toasty. The weather we’ve had has been awful here – absolutely freezing, intermittent snow and storms! Its actually been quite sunny today so thats a nice change! The tulips and daffodils have started popping up in our front garden which is lovely but seems so early this year – I guess we haven’t really had super cold weather yet so hoping they don’t get killed off before they flower…
We got back from Ireland very late Sunday night but it was all worth it for the fantastic time we had. We went to the most amazing wedding and had so much fun. It was at Rathsallagh House which was a gorgeous location. It was so nice to have time off work and chill. I mean I know we are only back from Australia 6 weeks but I definitely feel like a long weekend is just what the doctor ordered! This year we are making sure we get away a few times and spread it out throughout the year – and we neeeeeeed a holiday in the summer without a doubt. Last year it was so hard not going away at all in the summer – we were saving up all our holiday for Australia which was worth it but so hard! Soooo this year we are definitely going away for 10 days to the French Riviera during the summer – no question about it! Get me that summer sun!
- Daintree Rainforest – make sure to cross the river and go to the Discovery Centre and up the lookout tower for some amazing views.
- Mossman Gorge
- Port Douglas – you have to go to the famous 4 mile beach and also have a walk along the main high street
- Watch the sunset and eat a bucket of prawns at the Tin Shed
- The Gatz Balancing Rocks
- If you’re going to do Kuranda go up by train and pay the extra $20 for their gold package! You get drinks, snacks and also lots of room. Enjoy the rainforest views and spot the waterfalls
- Koala Gardens in Kuranda – you get to hold a koala and see all the wallabies ❤️
Sydney was absolutely amazing, we didn’t want to leave. But landing in Cairns and getting to Port Douglas was amazing. Port Douglas was like a little paradise. The apartment we stayed in was perfect and a little bit of luxury after our Sydney place (see here). I mean just look at it! We had a comfy king size bed, a massive shower, a balcony and nice seating area and the apartments had a shared pool and BBQ area. We made use of the pool a couple times and also had a BBQ. THE BEST! I mean you can see why we loved it…
We made sure to go to the Discovery Centre in Daintree and got there for when it opened so we could wander around without many people there. The views were just insane especially at the top of the canopy tower. Its like no place I’ve ever been… a place where the rainforest meets the sea…
|The sign that scared me!
|The crocodile invested river!!!
|These beaches were insane…
|Just look at those views…
The 4 mile beach is a must! It was stinger season while we were there so they had the jelly fish nets out – the hubby had a little dip in the designated area but I just chilled on the sand watching the world go by.
On our way back down to Cairns we passed by a stoney beach which I’d recommend pulling over at – its called the Gatz Balancing Rocks and is pretty cool. People had placed rocks on top of each other all along this section of the beach so we had to add to it too!
|That sunset though…
|Chilling on 4 mile beach…
|The views on 4 mile beach
We had a couple hours in Kuranda Village and ended up taking an early skysail back down to Cairns.
We had a slow walk around the village and ended up going to the Koala Gardens which was pretty cool. We saw so many koalas and actually got to hold one! There were also freshies, wallabies and a kangaroo.
When we were done we took a stroll down to the river and took a boat trip down Barron River. We hadn’t been planning on it but it ended up being a chilled 45 mins learning about the area and admiring the rainforest from another angle. We saw lots of fish and some little turtles too!
Its quite a pricey trip but we had a lovely chilled time so if you’ve got the time to go I’d say its worth it. Now I’ve done it I wouldn’t do it if we went again – its something that if you’ve done once you’ve done it.
|One of the best bits of the holiday!