Cairns…Tropical North Queensland
Well, here we are in Cairns. Tropical North Queensland. We have never been this far north before in Queensland, so we didn’t quite know what to expect. Probably we thought it would be quite hot, and very humid, so I am not sure if we were wrong or the weather is unusually mild. Most days seem to be around 24° – 25°C with a little breeze and fairly low humidity which suits me fine…
We have spent quite a bit of time in the Cairns Botanical Gardens, they are a real pleasure to explore with their lush tropical vegetation and lots of plants we don’t see very often down south.
Kuranda is a little rainforest town up in the hills. You can get up there via the Scenic Train or Sky Rail but we chose to drive up the steep and winding road. Kuranda itself is a touristy village full of market stalls and various places to eat. It is also home to the Kuranda butterfly sanctuary which we loved. They have a breeding program, and grow all the thousands of butterflies in the enclosure which are all native to the region. It was a great experience and we would recommend it if you go to Kuranda.