We really liked Far North Queensland. There were truly some breathtaking areas. We loved snorkelling the Barrier Reef. We loved exploring the Daintree Rainforest. This was definitely a dream trip for us – one of our Living List destinations. Hopefully the photos will convey how beautiful this area is.
Stingers (jellyfish) and Crocodiles are a real threat in Far North Queensland. Beaches are often closed because of one, or both, of these factors. It’s something that can be very frustrating when it’s hot and humid and you just want to dive into the sparkling turquoise water.
So where can you get out of the heat and dip into cool, refreshing water?
We found trying to find specific information on Kuranda very frustrating. We didn’t want to take a tour. We’re self-drivers. We just wanted to know: Was the historic railway and Skyrail worth the splurge? We would soon find out…
We were reluctant to snorkel on the reef. In fact, after our initial research, we seriously considered not doing it. When we arrived in Cairns, I saw tankers and cruise ships, I found myself red-hot mad. But, it’s more complicated than that.
Snorkelling the Barrier Reef has been on our Living List for a while, but we wanted to do it consciously and with the health of the reef at the forefront of everything.
Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef…One of our Living List items and for many others. We almost didn’t do it. But, after a lot of research and a day in the water, we have 8 helpful tips to make your time less impactful and more enjoyable.