I arrived in Cairns after a turbulent flight from Melbourne. And honestly, it was one of my most magical trips.
The landscape is truly amazing. It’s tough to believe it if you haven’t seen it, but there is nothing more beautiful than seeing the mist above the rainforest as you land.
As soon as you set foot in Cairns, you realise that the air is loaded with humidity. The heat is hard to escape, and you only get a brief respite from the sun by diving into air-conditioned shops as well as cafes.
That being said, I will head back to this tropical paradise as soon as I can.
Cairns is amazing for any adventurous souls out there. Of course, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree forest should be the two main stops of your destination. However, I have found myself wandering in the forests more than once.
Mossman Gorge was particularly nice for those who wanted to take a dip. That said, I definitely wouldn’t take a dip anywhere around Cairns. Not without checking with locals and online, anyway. Loads of crocodiles make their homes in those rivers, which could end badly for unaware backpackers.
Corals are the highlights of Cairns, however. Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef is out of this world. There are so many different types of fish, and corals down there. A couple of friends spotted sharks and turtles while diving too.
It’s a shame I didn’t get more time there, but what can you do?
What do you think I should do next time I go?