Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns Travel Blog

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In the hot air balloon
After our stay in Alice Springs me, Brian and Steph hopped on a flight to Cairns.  Was really looking forward to this part of the trip.  This was where all my adventure activities were going to occur.  After we arrived we checked into our hotel and proceeded to tour around Cairns.  Kind of nice but we really didn't do much or see that much.  We were saving our energy for the next day when we were going to go scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef.  We took a boat out there and had the greatest time ever.  I was able to do two dives and it was so worth it.  Got to see so much marine life.  I would have like to been down there longer but alas can only stay down long enough that you have air for.
Beach of the Green Island
  We were able to check out the Green Island.  That is where we set anchor off of.  I didn't spend that much time there since I was doing two dives.  Steph & Brian got to spend more time there since they only did one dive.  The next day I did an adventure tour package.  It consisted of going hot air ballooning in the morning over the Athenian Tableland, then going skydiving in the afternoon and finished up with white water rafting.  The day was just packed with adreline rushing greatness.  I was so glad I was able to do all of these activities while being in Australia.  Just a great time.   See the separate blogs on the diving and the white water rafting.   Also in Port Douglas there is a main street with a lot of various restaurants, shops and pubs.
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In the hot air balloon
In the hot air balloon
Beach of the Green Island
Beach of the Green Island
More of the beach
More of the beach
Fish swimming away from a ray
Fish swimming away from a ray
Bunch of small fish
Bunch of small fish
Green Island from the boat
Green Island from the boat
Green Island from the boat
Green Island from the boat
Me, Steph and the crew of the boat…
Me, Steph and the crew of the boa…
Port Douglas
Port Douglas
Me and the guys in the raft with me
Me and the guys in the raft with me
The balloon we went up in.
The balloon we went up in.
A marker showing how far the diffe…
A marker showing how far the diff…
Cairns
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