Who says Melbourne is the most livable city in the world? I think Brisbane is! Seriously, I mostly love the fact that Brisbane is located in Queensland; where the adventure is. Brisbane is just a couple of hours away by plane to the beautiful North Tropical Queensland. The best thing I can find about Australia so far. Tell me I’m exaggerating- but please do follow @tropicalnorthqueensland and @gbrmarinepark on Instagram, and go there quick to prove me wrong.
Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world which includes more than 2,900 kinds of reefs and 900 islands. This natural precious just locates in Queensland and people can travel to this area from many “entrance cities”, such as Whitsunday and Cairns.
Today I will share my travel experience in Cairns’ Great Barrier Reef, including outer and inner barrier reef.
Outer Barrier Reef
Most of diving lovers would choose this place to become their travel destinations. The underwater world is so magnificent where you can see thousand kinds of corals, see lives, and fish species. Except for scuba diving, there are still many activities you can enjoy in this area, such as snorkelling, helicopter tours.
Inner Barrier Reef
There are also several islands in the area of Inner Barrier Reef, such as Sudbury Reef, Double Island Reef, High Island, and so on. Furthermore, “Fitzroy Island” and “Green Island” are two most-visited tourist islands and I will personally recommend everyone to visit these two places if you are here for the first time.
This is a natural and quiet island where people can enjoy hiking, snorkelling, kayaking, canoeing, glass bottom boat tours, and so on. There are many beautiful coral ecosystems under Fitzroy’s water world. Enjoying your travel underwater and hiking are the best ways to explore this island!
It is the most convenient island in Great Barrier Reef. You can just arrive this island from Cairns in 30 minutes. Green Island is the place for tourists not only to enjoy water activities, but also enjoy food at many restaurants, and even go shopping or visit crocodile zoo. However, although you can see numerous fish in Green Island’s see, it’s not easy to find out coral environments here. Hence, if you are a coral lover, I would recommend you to visit other islands first.
If you wanna further experience the amazing underwater world in Great Barrier Reef, check my 1-minute vlog and enjoy this world class diving environment!
Cairns is absolutely one of the most famous Australia cities. Students may have many chances to visit this amazing city. However, where should we go?
Except for “Great Barrier Reef”, there are still many excellent places where tourists should visit. Today, I will list 5 top tourist attractions in Cairns and also share my travel experience to you.
Well, it’s actually Cairns’ South Bank (lol). This attraction has an artificial swimming pool next to the ocean and a large parkland for people to have BBQs, exercise, enjoy the sunshine, and so on. When you visit Cairns, it’s the place you would like!
How can we miss delicious food when we are travelling? Cairns Night Markets is the biggest night markets in this city where you can find creative products, numerous famous restaurants and yummy food. When you feel hungry in Cairns, come here!
Shopping is also the popular thing that tourists love to do. Cairns Central Shopping Centre locates next to Cairns train station and is quite closed to city centre. It includes many kinds of stores which usually provide discounts. If you wan to find somewhere to buy something back, this shopping centre is your good choice!
It’s a really special village that includes several cultures, music performances, beautiful views, and markets. The most popular way to explore this area is taking Scenic Railway and Cableway to see the breath-taking natural environment. Also, there are many delicious food, clothing shops, aboriginal culture experiences, and even zoos in this place. Kuranda is definitely an attraction which has multiple tourism values that can satisfy every kind of tourists!
5. Cairns Art Gallery
If you are a person who loves art and understanding local developments of art, this art gallery is probably your best choice. It exhibits several historical, Aboriginal, and modern art works regularly. What’s the better thing? It’s totally free!
Which one is your favourite one? Feel free to leave your comment below!
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