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fitzroy island day trip

Fitzroy Island Day Trip | Australia

Fitzroy Island is “where the rainforest meets the reef,” reachable by a 45-minute ferry from mainland Cairns in tropical North Queensland.  The 833-acre private island is freely accessible to the public, making a Fitzroy Island day trip one of our favorite things to do during our 10-day visit to the Australian coast. Located within the […]

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baby boomer cairns australia

Cairns Attractions: 11 Sensational Activities for Baby Boomers [Updated 2020]

When you ask Baby Boomers for their travel Bucket List, a trip to Australia is always near the top.  There’s just something about the land down under that sparks wanderlust in us, and Cairns attractions are among the top of the list! Australia is not just a country, it’s an entire continent, so choosing a […]

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Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: 3 Ways to Experience It

It’s on nearly everyone’s Bucket List, and since I’m a certified scuba diver, it was definitely on mine.  So when it came time to celebrate one of those milestone midlife baby boomer birthdays, I could think of no better place than Cairns Great Barrier Reef.  In addition to exploring one of the world’s top scuba […]

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Queensland Australia

Discover Queensland: Photos For Your Aussie Wanderlust (updated 2020)

When people think of adventure in Australia, they imagine trekking through the dry outback in rough conditions. But Australia also has an exotic, tropical side, for adventurers seeking more water-related or rainforest activities. Tropical North Queensland offers myriad of nature and activities that surpass all others, laying claim to the world’s longest reef, the oldest […]

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