Posted: 17 Nov 2017
There’s no discounting - there’s TONNES of things to do in Cairns, the Adventure Capital of North Queensland. With loads of activities at your fingertips, plus some iconic places to explore (how about the Great Barrier Reef and that World Heritage Rainfor...
No 1. The Cairns Esplanade (1-5 mins from CBD)
I hate to break it to you BUT there is NO BEACH in Cairns, at least not near the CBD anyway. Fortunately, we do have the Cairns Esplanade which makes up for this in bucketloads. It’s a fantastic recreational strip that follows our city’s shoreline and if you visit you'll find yourself hanging out with families, backpackers, birdwatchers, fitness lovers and anyone else who love being outdoors.
Here's my TOP suggestion on the Esplanade:
- Cool Off at the Cairns Lagoon
- Walk the ‘Narde’ via foot power
- Hang out at a Playground
- BYO & cook on a FREE BBQ
- Explore on Wheels – Cruise the ‘Narde via scooter, rollerblades, skateboard or pedal power along the designated bike path (5km round trip).
- Work those Muscles at an Exercise stations
- Join a FREE Fitness ‘Active Living’ class - Aqua Aerobics, Zumba, HIT and meditation
- Fish on the designated fishing jetty (complete with cleaning benches, rod holders and charts to measure your catch, as well as barbies to cook up a feed if you get lucky)
No 2. Visit the Northern Beaches (15-30 minute drive from CBD)
Head north along the Bruce Highway and check out the Cairns Northern Beaches line-up.
Machans, Holloways, Yorkeys and Kewarra – attract the locals.
Trinity Beach and Palm Cove are popular with Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) visitors with a range of accommodation, restaurants and coffee haunts along their esplanade plus watersport options.
No 3. Freshwater Creeks (15 mins – 1 hr drive from CBD)
The creeks and waterfalls of TNQ are easily the best way to cool off around Cairns.
No 4. Cairns Botanic Gardens (15-mins from CBD)
For one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia head straight to the Cairns Botanic Gardens for a FREE (and relaxing) day out.
There’s no need to pack a picnic lunch here, you’ll find plenty of café’s to choose from: the waffles at the Botanic Café are legendary, there’s some healthy eats at the Tanks centre and only a short stroll away (5-mins) is Edge Hill, with its great line-up of popular eateries.
No 5. Lake Morris (30-mins drive from CBD)
A drive to Cairns’ natural reservoir is a must. On the way up you’ll get some terrific views of Cairns, skirt through lush tropical rainforest and enjoy the panoramic landscape of the lake and mountains that supplies the township with the best drinking water.
No 6. Rusty’s Market (Cairns CBD)
Rusty’s Market is an easy, central location to peruse what’s locally grown (and made) around the region. Operating every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), you’ll find fresh coconut milk and cane juice, Vietnamese coffee, legendary samosa’s plus a huge range of tropical fruit and produce available. Be warned though, its difficult to wander around the stalls without parting with a few of your $$$$.
SO, Hopefully my list of 6 FREE things to do in Cairns has got you keen for a visit soon!
You'll find the FULL length blogpost at www.adventuremumma.com with a HEAP more Info and links available on all of the above.....
Posted: 10 Nov 2017
Our first mangoes and these are the delicious, sweet, soft-fleshed R2E2 variety. They are still a little unripe but we are just trying to save a few for ourselves before the Spectacled Flying Foxes discover them! The tree is loaded at the top but it's now...
Posted: 01 Nov 2017
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Posted: 18 Oct 2017
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Posted: 09 Oct 2017
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Posted: 06 Oct 2017
The Great Barrier Reef is looking good, damn good - although you may think travelling out in the comfort of Divers Den new boat, AquaQuest could skew our thinking. All that brand new gear to play with, accompanied by a crew with a sparkly, fresh attitude...
It helped that we travelled out in luxury, on the top-deck of Aquaquest, lounging around on a huge sunbed, that wouldn’t have looked amiss poolside at a Balinese resort. We did have it one better though, as we got to enjoy a 360° view of the Great Barrier Reef...
The two sites we visited, a 90-minute boat ride north of Port Douglas, were both big on viz (visability) and big on stuff to see – white tip reef sharks, rays, clown fish, giant clams and plenty of healthy hard coral were on display. Check out the video below for a quick snapshot of our day....
Although AquaQuest can take up to 80 passengers we did feel that we had our own special ‘Fathers Day’ charter as crew numbers appeared to equal passengers on the day.
This is another good reason to jump onboard and take advantage of this boat right now. Divers Den is new to the Port Douglas market and as with everything it takes a little while for a tour operator to get established in a destination, despite the fact they’ve been operating boats out of Cairns for years.
Being long-time operators on the reef it also means that when it came to designing their new boat Aquaquest, they knew what works and what doesn’t. Both the back deck snorkelling and diving activities flowed really well.
By the time us snorkelers were ready to jump in we had the back deck all to ourselves, there was no need to shuffle around divers and their big heavy tanks and no crowding on entry to the water.
What I really liked about this reef trip was that there were no hidden costs. The snorkelling package includes everything – all your gear, right down to a decent set of mask, snorkel and fins, a wetsuit or lycra suit plus a snorkel guide if you need one.
It’s a big bonus if you’re a newbie to the underwater world and there’s somebody already in the water giving you assistance and showing you where all the good stuff is.
Aquaquest is a slick operation, the crew are genuine and fun, and the whole boat has that new car smell about it.
If the weather’s fine whilst cruising to your destination, the Great Barrier Reef, then try for a spot on the sundeck (top deck) or out the front on the bow. The second level is another good option whilst travelling with big timbered benches for sitting on and plenty of space to store snorkel equipment.
Ultimately there is plenty of space to choose from on this boat, hot showers (a huge bonus after a salty dip in the sea) PLUS a decent stocked bar – after all it was Fathers Day remember :D So do yourself a favour, don’t miss it!
Good Things to Know:
• 4 hours on the outer reef
• Visit two exclusive dive locations
• Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
• Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch selection with fresh prawns
• Hot fresh water showers
• Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
• Free guided snorkelling tour
• Free professional certified diver guides (optional)
• Free use of dive/snorkel equipment (including masks, snorkel, fins and flotation devices)
• Free use of wet and stinger suits
Posted: 06 Oct 2017
A new partnership between Skybury Coffee and Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventure is set to offer joy to foodies who combine their passion with wanderlust. Skybury business development manager Paul Fagg said Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventure tour would vis...
Skybury business development manager Paul Fagg said Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventure tour would visit Skybury Tropical Plantation four days a week, bringing locals and domestic and international visitors from Port Douglas to experience world-class export produce right where it is grown.
Skybury Tropical Plantation, 10 minutes west of Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, is a family-owned plantation, home to Skybury Coffee and Papaya, and a first-rate on farm visitor experience, the Skybury Café and Roastery.
“We are delighted to partner with Port Douglas-based Brett and Andrea Cameron to share our beautiful part of the world and our unique farm-fresh produce with people who enjoy the simple pleasures of real food,” Mr Fagg said.
“Our produce is sent all over Australia and overseas, and it is great to give visitors the opportunity to learn more about our passion for coffee and papaya and discover the rich diversity of the Atherton Tablelands.”
Brett and Andrea Cameron have seen their business go from strength to strength since starting Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventure three years ago.
“We have found there is so much interest in the tasting tours. It’s a good day out, satisfying and fun,” Mr Cameron said.
“The Atherton Tablelands are a wonderland with cheese, wine, chocolate, tropical fruit and vegies, locally distilled spirits – and now Skybury Coffee. There is something for every interest and palate.
“Locals enjoy discovering the foodie treats in their backyard just as much as tourists from the other side of the world
“We found people were driving to Port Douglas from Cairns for our tour, so we added the Cairns Food and Wine Tour (www.cairnsfoodwinetours.com.au) that starts and ends in Cairns.”
Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Did someone say cake? Yes that's right, we'll be selling of yummy cake slices made for us by Bonnie at 'The Plaza Cake Shop' as our Save the Koala Month fundraiser today. See our team to purchase a ticket.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017
Due to their popularity, we're going to be extending our current specials until the end of October! That means that you've got another 5 weeks to take advantage of: - $100 off liveaboards - FREE scuba dives - $FREE Open Water upgrades, saving $180
That means that you've got another 5 weeks to take advantage of:
- $100 off liveaboards
- FREE scuba dives
- $FREE Open Water upgrades, saving $180
Posted: 21 Sep 2017
Thank you to all our fabulous guests for all the support & amazing reviews... So happy & humbled to be loved by all you beautiful people!!
Posted: 21 Sep 2017
Stephanie who made the bookings for us was very nice and effective and when we wanted to add two certified dives on the reef tour she managed to arrange so that we got a refund instead of paying extra, quite impressive :) The reef day was the best, the Ca...
Posted: 15 Sep 2017
The Daintree Ferry has experienced record numbers of vehicles travelling on the ferry in the past 18 months. Council has been working with local tourism operators north of the Daintree River to develop strategies to minimise delays while encouraging visit...
From 15 September to 3 October inclusive, Douglas Shire Council will trial an ‘early-bird’ discount for ferry travellers for any vehicle in the car/ute category travelling before 9am each day, reducing the return fare by over 25 per cent to just $20 and offering one-way fares for just $10, a discount of over 33 per cent for self-drive tourists.
Mayor Leu said initiatives implemented such as the Douglas Card – which offers free travel on the ferry to residents of the Douglas Shire, Cairns Regional Council, Mareeba Shire, the Tablelands, Cassowary Coast, Cooktown and Wujal Wujal areas between 1 November and 28 February – had helped stimulate record visitor numbers for the region.
“We are hopeful this new ‘early-bird’ discount for self-drive tourists during this trial period will also have a positive impact on not just the Daintree economy, but make the experience of visiting the Daintree better for everyone by reducing the demand for travel during peak periods for north bound traffic,” Mayor Leu said.
“Following the trial, Council will complete an analysis of travel trends for corresponding periods in previous years to ascertain the effectiveness of offering discounted ‘early bird’ fares.”
Council will be promoting the discounted fares extensively in the upcoming weeks however the local tourism industry is encouraged to contribute to the success of the trial and share the information with their own networks to inform as many visitors as possible about the initiative.
Posted: 14 Sep 2017
Head into the Outback with the kids in the back seat of your car and you realise you’re on a family road trip like no other. The Outback Way, across the very heart of Australia is the quintessential Aussie journey that every kid (and adult) needs to exper...
The Outback Way - 100 reasons to experience this family road trip via @AdventureMumma
We made it!!! The Outback Way is a MUST DO family bonding exercise
1. You might get to travel with a cool set of wheels like the Britz Outback 4WD (the only hire vehicle you can drive one-way from Cairns to Perth).
2. You make every effort to stop at places you normally ‘fly’ past.
3. You see iconic Aussie wildlife wandering the streets.
4. There’s more chance of eating a cooked brekkie on a BIG road trip
5. You’ll get to see plenty of evidence that Dinosaurs once roamed this land.
6. And you may even ‘wrestle’ with the odd dinosaur.
7. And you’ll get to see what this land once looked like when dinosaurs once ruled.
8. And the kids can enjoy an open-air museum like no other (and learn stuff in the process).
9. You’ll get to do ‘quirky’ stuff like play music on a fence.
9. And bet on racing chickens at the North Gregory Hotel.
10. And listen to Bush Poets do their ‘thing’ on outback stages.
11. And discover the beauty of a ‘true’ Outback store….who have store owner’s that actually know where everything is!
12. You can even check out movie sets that are always open for public viewing.
13. You can pull in at one of the old Cobb & Co coach staging posts that once opened up the outback for all types of travellers.
14. And enjoy a pint (or two) at one of the smallest towns in the outback (population 2).
15. And see roads that seem to go on forever…….
16. Sometimes you’ll feel like you are the only one out this way.
17. And other times it will be easy to pull over and let another have the lion’s share of the road.
18. There’s even a chance that something quite bizarre could come your way.
19. And there’s evidence everywhere of Dinosaur Domination.
20. You can even Geocache your way across the continent.
21. You, or your kids, may be tempted to ‘try’ something a little bit different from the menu.
22. You could tick off an EPIC journey like The Outback Way from your bucket list.
23. You’re kids will LOVE seeing State Border signs like this one…….
24. And they’ll LOVE posing next to real Aussie signs like this one…..
25. You’ll find Geocache’s in the oddest of spots.
26. There’s even rockets that have fallen out of the sky out here.
27. And getting a flat out here could be an adventure in itself!
28. And the kids won’t mind waiting……
29. In fact, your kids might even learn something practical on their journey.
29. You can even visit a Town like Alice.
30. And see the Road Transport Hall of Fame – A museum dedicated to the vehicles and people that opened up the Outback to the rest of Australia.
31. And marvel at the cars they once drove across the Outback in days of old.
32. You can get a glimpse at how the first Australian’s used to live.
33. And admire the changing colours of a spectacular sunset in Central Australia.
34. You might even discover funky cafe’s that you thought existed only in urban Australia.
34. Your kids could get excited about going on a ‘family’ walk.
35. And embrace hiking up to places that have BIG views.
36. And remind yourself how much ‘space’ there really is in the Outback.
37. And ponder on Outback Pub signs that read ‘ISDERASMNEORSSEDSASDERISORSSRSS’ ??????
38. And discover ancient Rock Carvings that are easily accessible.
39. And walk across salt clay pans that dazzle you with their light and textures.
40. And soak in the light and colours of the afternoon sun in a desert like landscape.
41. And pay homage to the man who founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service – Flynn of the Inland.
42. Stand in awe at Mother Earth’s creations.
43. And feel dwarfed by her presence.
44. And discover water in the most surprising of places.
45. And gaze at views that seem to stretch on forever.
46. So you can enjoy pushing your photography skills to new limits.
47. And wander new pathways.
48. And be ‘cool’ about climbing hills.
49. When there are views like this to look forward to……
50. And realise that Australia’s Outback is simply like no other……
SO, Reasons 51 -100 will be coming SOON…….Stay Tuned!! Or, SUBSCRIBE below to stay in the loop.
Posted: 04 Sep 2017
We have some EXCITING news, after 43 years in business we have re- branded to "divers den" With the addition of our new vessels and our launch into the Port Douglas region, divers den feel our new branding is a modern reflection of the company’s commit...
With the addition of our new vessels and our launch into the Port Douglas region, divers den feel our new branding is a modern reflection of the company’s commitment to refreshing and redefining our operation.
Did you know.... We are a locally owned and operated company, who now employs over 100 staff!
We would like to thank every guest for choosing to travel with us and all of our hard working team, we wouldn't have been able to achieve these goals without you!
Posted: 31 Aug 2017
We are very excited about making it through the first round of the Horizons Global Travel & Tourism accelerator program. Next stage is the Pitch on the 12th September! Thanks to the team at Horizons and The Space Cairns TheSPACE https://horizons....
Next stage is the Pitch on the 12th September!
Thanks to the team at Horizons and The Space Cairns
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Posted: 29 Aug 2017
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Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Top 10 TNQ Father's Day Deals 2017! If you aren't sure what to get your dad this Father's Day, you've found the right guide. We picked top 10 presents dads will love — even yours. 1. 20% OFF BAD FISHY JET BOATING From $55 | Save $14 Thrill y...
If you aren't sure what to get your dad this Father's Day, you've found the right guide.
We picked top 10 presents dads will love — even yours.
1. 20% OFF BAD FISHY JET BOATING
From $55 | Save $14
Thrill your Dad and save 20% on adult and child Bad Fishy rides and Gift Vouchers this Father's Day!
Adults usually $69 with discount = $55.20
Kids usually $39 with discount = $31.20
Grab your cozies and get ready to have an amazing Trinity Inlet Adventure - Cairns style - on the 35min "Tropical Twist"!
Bad Fishy's cool new boat "SCREAMO" is designed for extreme manoeuvrability, speed and agile performance. On the Inlet spins, slides, fish-tails and water-walls are all part of the fun. You'll love the funky tunes Bad Fishy pumps out adding funk and groove to the thrilling ride!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/tours.95/bad-fishy-jet-boat-ride.1392/?show=deal-3728
2. $99 GBR HELICOPTERS SCENIC FLIGHT
From $ 99 | Save $80
Give Dad a memory to last a lifetime, with a 10 minute Scenic Flight over beautiful Port Douglas for just $99 per person!
With our super smooth and comfy heli's, this jaunt will reveal the true lay of the land and some great photo opportunities! Vouchers valid for 3 months. Organize the BEST GIFT EVER today!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/travel-transfers.12/gbr-helicopters.1354/?show=deal-3726
3. 50% OFF FOR DAD at PHO STREET & YUMMY NOODLE RESTAURANT
Bring the family down Pho Street Restaurant at Night Market & Yummy Noodle Restaurant at Orchid Plaza on Sunday on 3rd September and treat your dad for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 50% OFF FOR DAD on Father's Day!
Pho Street &Yummy Noodle Restaurant offers authentic pho and Vietnamese street food. Proving the wonderful benefit of being a family-run business, they utilise special home recipes, which combine traditional tastes with slightly newfound flavours to have each customer both satisfied and, of course, smiling!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/food-wine.5/pho-street-at-night-market.1683/?show=deal-3695
4. 50% OFF THE SPA PALM COVE
From $ 65 | Save $33
Just like mums, dads enjoy feeling appreciated! A relaxing day at the spa is a perfect way to treat your dad to a great Father's Day. Take Your Dad to the Spa this Father’s Day and enjoy our special offer BOOK 1 GET 1 50% OFF!
You can add it on to your gift voucher so it's 1-hour massage voucher for ONLY $97.5 (normally $130)
Purchase an Instant Gift Voucher, or schedule an appointment for Dad today: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/day-spas.113/the-spa-palm-cove.1979/?show=deal-3710
5. 15% OFF SWEETWATER LODGE, FREE wine & chocolate!
$ 500 for 2 night | Save $130
Planning to go out of town or have a staycation this Father’s Day weekend? We’ve got you covered with Two night special Father's Day offer!
From now to 3 September 17, book discounted rates 15% OFF and treat dad to an unforgettable family getaway this Father's Day. ONLY $ 250/night (normally $295/night) including a bottle of bubbly/red wine and chocolates on arrival for the lodge. 2 Night Minimum.
Surrounded by the magnificent Mt Lewis mountain range deep in the Tropical Cairns Highlands and at the Northern tip of the Atherton Tablelands, Sweetwater Lodge offers private luxurious accommodation where you can relax and unwind while enjoying nature's bounties and the magical atmosphere of the rainforest.
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/holiday-homes.115/sweetwater-lodge.1413/?show=deal-3679
6. DAD EATS FREE at MONDO AT THE WATERFRONT
Here at Mondo that means DAD EATS FREE all week, lunch or dinner, from Monday 28th August to Sunday 3rd September! With a deal this great we’re sure you’ll finally be appreciating all those terrible dad jokes for a change!
See more info here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/cafes.46/mondo-on-the-waterfront.1755/?show=deal-3736
7. FREE 30-MIN MASSAGE at PALM COVE RETREAT DAY SPA
ONLY $ 120 | Save $30
Father's Day only comes around once a year and at Palm Cove Retreat Day Spa we'd like to help you show your Dad how special he is to you!
Treat your Dad with this special Father's Day offer, purchase a gift voucher for a 1hr massage and we will give you and extra 30min for Free! That's a 90min massage for only $120! Crazy!
Contact us today to organize your perfect Father's Day Gift: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/day-spas.113/palm-cove-retreat-day-spa.1932/?show=deal-3675
8. FATHER’S DAY BUSHFIRE LUNCHEON at BUSHFIRE FLAME GRILL
September 3 at 12 PM - 2 PM
$49 per adult
Children 6-12 years old - $25
Children 0-5 years old - Complimentary
Kid's price includes chips and a soft drink! (.. and Dad gets a Bushfire brewski on the house!)
See more & book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/food-wine.5/bushfire-flame-grill.1661/?show=deal-3692
9. FATHERS DAY FAMILY FUN DAY on FITZROY ISLAND - Kids Travel & Eat FREE!
From $ 95 | Save $45
- Return Transfers on the Fitzroy Island Fast Cat
- BBQ Buffet Lunch @ Foxy’s Tavern
- Live entertainment by resident solo artist “Snowy”
- No BYO Alcohol
*Free Return Transfers and BBQ Buffet Lunch for 1x Child (4-13 years old) per paying adult. Extra Children $44 with all inclusions.
See more & book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/holiday-apartments.20/fitzroy-island-resort.895/?show=deal-3686
10. $30 OFF SKYDIVE GIFT VOUCHER
ONLY $279 | SAVE $30
Make Dad a HERO this Father's Day! Spoil your old man with $30 off 14,000ft tandem skydive gift vouchers this Father's Day. It's Sunday 3rd September for all you slackos who've forgotten!
Book here: http://www.cairnstoday.com.au/cairns/tours.95/skydive-australia.1615/?show=deal-3649
Posted: 14 Aug 2017
Thank you to everyone who shared and liked this competition & CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Jewell, Lyndell Brownlee, Luisa Wilhelmi, Leah Sullivan & Laura Miller! You have all won a 2-4-1 Yummy Noodle Cairns & Pho Street Restaurant Voucher! To redeem your vo...
You have all won a 2-4-1 Yummy Noodle Cairns & Pho Street Restaurant Voucher!
To redeem your vouchers please call Michael and Vy direct at Yummy Noodle & Pho Street on 0403 064 243
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Posted: 20 Jul 2017
WELLNESS expert Mandy Millan believes there’s no place more relaxing than the Daintree Rainforest. That’s why Ms Millan, owner of Flo Wellbeing, is bringing her Sydney-based pilates retreat to the scenic destination for the first time. She said retr...
That’s why Ms Millan, owner of Flo Wellbeing, is bringing her Sydney-based pilates retreat to the scenic destination for the first time.
She said retreats were essential for people living hectic lives.
“My two passions are pilates and wellbeing.
“They’re a great combination for strengthening your body and relaxing the mind,” she said.
But she said Far Northerners didn’t have to go to her retreat to experience the benefits of the region.
“I looked at taking this retreat to Bali but it’s nowhere near as stunning as Cape Tribulation,” she said.
“If locals can’t come, they can always practise the same sort of wellbeing in their every day lives by stretching, taking the time to see what’s going on with their bodies and just sitting and breathing in nature.”
Flo Wellbeing founder Mandy Millan is bringing a pilates retreat to the Daintree.
She said embracing pilates in everyday life was a great way to break up the monotony of working at a desk.
“When you’re rushing through life, you often don’t take the time to connect with your body,” she said.
“Our bodies can’t sustain just sitting at desks all day, but taking part in pilates can improve that. The feeling afterwards is like you’ve poured honey into your joints.”
She also recommended daily meditation to give busy minds a break.
“Our brains are always juggling thoughts, so it’s important to take time to breathe slowly and let those thoughts go,” she said.
“Adding music to meditation can help block out those thoughts. I always aim for deep, slow, calm music for meditation.”
The pilates retreat will host 12 people from August 24 to 28 at the Daintree Eco Lodge.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017
Busy, but Happy Day's on the beautiful Dickson Inlet, spotting croc's and other beautiful wildlife. Running four tours every day at the moment. See you on the water.