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May 24
2013

See the reef from above and below with Sunlover Scenic Helicopter Special!

See the reef from above and below with Sunlover Scenic Helicopter Special! There are heaps of ways to explore the world’s largest living organism. Why not do it via sea and air? Explore and learn about the unique marine life that is only found on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef with Sunlover’s amazing special.   For […]

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May 23
2013

World’s Largest Captive Saltwater Crocodile Turns 110 Years – 21st May 2013!

Cassius, the monster saltwater crocodile, celebrates his estimated age of 110th today at his home at Marineland Melanesia on beautiful Green Island on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef just 45 minutes boat ride from Cairns. Currently bearing the crown as the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, Cassius’ keepers spoilt him with a delicious 10kg chicken […]

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May 22
2013

National Geographic Scuba Diver Specialty Course

Become An Underwater Scientist In Cairns On The World Famous Great Barrier Reef ! Passions of Paradise are running a 2 day speciality course for certified PADI scuba divers from the beginning of June 2013. This is a great opportunity to get involved and be a part of the elite group of internationally recognised scientific […]

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May 22
2013

A love affair with the Cairns Great Barrier Reef Begins!

A few hours on a tropical island and a few more on the outer Barrier Reef in one day! Two hours on Green Island Our day on Green Island and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef started bright and early from the Cairns Marlin Marina, the winds were low and the sun was shining, on check in […]

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May 21
2013

Cairns Rainforestation Nature Park…

Not just another ordinary attraction, great for everyone! Located at the top of the Cairns Kuranda Range on the Kennedy Highway, set in the beautiful rainforest of Saddle Mountain, Rainforestation Nature Park combines 3 tropical attractions into the one location which includes: A Native Wildlife Park, Pamagirri Aboriginal Cultural Centre and a World War II […]

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May 21
2013

The Whales are coming to Cairns and Port Douglas

Don’t worry they will not eat you whilst snorkelling! During the cooler months of May to August Antarctic Whales will migrate north to the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef to give birth to their young as the warmer waters provide an abundance of food sources and a safe conditions for the calves to […]

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May 14
2013

Surfing… Jungle Style! All Weather Fun For All Ages!

Located in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation, this 200m long eco-friendly zip-line is the ultimate, heart-pumping ride that gets you up close & personal with the flora & fauna of the world’s oldest Rainforest. Cape Tribulation is located 140kms north of the city of Cairns, approx. a 2.5 hour scenic drive. […]

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May 14
2013

Down And Dirty In Cairns! Quad Biking In The Mud!

A short ten minute drive from Cairns CBD, the 500 acre Blazing Saddles property is found just off the Captain Cook Highway between Cairns and the Northern Beaches. Boasting an 18 acre lagoon filled with fresh water lilies and an abundance of wildlife is a picture of perfection. The beautiful lagoon is the first thing […]

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Mar 22
2013

Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest – What An Awesome Sight!

Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest – What An Awesome Sight! The passengers of a ‘Solar Whisper’ cruise were treated an awesome and rare sight when they witnessed nature at its best. They were lucky enough to observe, from a safe distance, a salt water crocodile feasting on a smaller one. This is not common behaviour for a […]

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Mar 18
2013

Blazing Saddles Adventures – Half Day And Full Day Tours Packed With Fun And Action

When traveling in a small or large group it is really challenging to find a full day or half day tour or an activity that will satisfy everyone. Feeling a bit adventurous we all decided to book a combo tour of Horse Riding and ATV Quad bikes at ‘Blazing Saddles Adventures’ in Yorkeys Knob just […]

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Feb 07
2013

Agincourt Reef Trip – Rare Scorpionfish Spotted

What a great sight! Passengers on Silversonic had the rare opportunity to see a lacy scorpionfish during a trip to the Agincourt outer reef. Scorpionfish can be found from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and across to New Caledonia but they are not easily sighted as they are masters of disguise and blend […]

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Sep 29
2011

Sarayi Palm Cove

Arriving at the Sarayi Hotel, I almost had the feeling that I was walking into someone’s personal Mansion on the Beachfront, and that I was going to be staying as their personal guest for my weekend!

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Jan 12
2011

Cairns and The Great Barrier Reef Unaffected by Floods

Australia, like most parts of the world, is affected by extreme weather conditions from time to time. Recent heavy rainfalls in some parts of Australia, most notably in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, have caused river levels to rise and severe localised flooding.  Our thoughts are with those who have been affected. The Australian […]

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