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5 sites to check out on a Tropic Days bicycle

Your favourite Cairns hostel just got even better! Besides the beautiful facilities, fun atmosphere and events, and friendly approachable staff, Tropic Days now has new bicycles for guests to borrow. Using pedal power there’s more fun and excitement available to our guests than ever before. Here are some great attractions that are perfect for exploring … Continue reading 5 sites to check out on a Tropic Days bicycle

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A quick and easy guide on getting around Australia

How should you travel around Australia? This is a question that will elicit countless answers, ignite endless debates, and has been mentioned more times on the internet than Kanye West. But some people don’t want to get stuck and lost down the rabbit hole. No, they just want someone to give them a simple and … Continue reading A quick and easy guide on getting around Australia

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Cassowary Spotting – North Queensland’s Obsession with Weird Dinosaur Birds

So,  what is a cassowary? These flightless birds weigh around 60kg, measure up to 2 meters tall, run at a speed of 5km/h and are known for their bright blue neck, and floppy red throat wattles. Cassowaries tend to be shy, but are known for their ability to inflict some serious injuries, sometimes fatal, when … Continue reading Cassowary Spotting – North Queensland’s Obsession with Weird Dinosaur Birds

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Cairns Street Art – Things to Do While Backpacking in Cairns

Looking for something free and cultural in Cairns? Check out some of the beautiful Cairns street art decorating the city's walls. Ranging from full scale murals, splashes of color, and activism pieces, the city is filled with these gems. Cairns also participated in a project called Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans to help raise awareness for … Continue reading Cairns Street Art – Things to Do While Backpacking in Cairns

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Why October in Cairns is a great starting point for your working holiday

Considering a working holiday in Australia? Just about to start? If you’re like most backpackers, you’re planning to start in either Sydney or Melbourne. As the two largest cities in Australia with the most international flights arriving, those are natural choices, but let’s talk about why Cairns is actually a great strategy if you’re a … Continue reading Why October in Cairns is a great starting point for your working holiday

Great Barrier Reef Trip

Know Your Stuff on Your Great Barrier Reef Trip

With 75% of the world’s coral species, the Great Barrier Reef is a must-see while in Cairns. Many backpackers depart on tours from Cairns to dive or scuba among the rainbow of colors beneath the water. Here are some of the types of Great Barrier Reef coral types you’ll encounter so you can impress your … Continue reading Know Your Stuff on Your Great Barrier Reef Trip