Healthy, Delicious Paleo Food In Cairns. We've just been on a mission to try the new cafe serving paleo food in Cairns.It's an hour in the car from Port Douglas to Cairns, a long way to go for lunch, but I was really excited to try out the Paleo Cafe on Grafton St. Cairns.We've been dabbling in paleo for a few months, I've lost 4Kg and feel a lot healthier for it, we … [Read more...]
Port Douglas and Cairns, Visiting Far North Queensland
Port Douglas was home to us and is a popular tourist town in Far North Queensland. Visitors head up here for the reef, the rain-forests and beautiful 4 mile beach along with our stunning wildlife, beautiful resorts and good food. Cairns is just up the road and has a whole bunch of unique things to do too. Things to do, places to see and go in the Port Douglas and Cairns region ( including Atherton Tablelands) along with blog post about living in Queensland's Far North as an expat or as a local.
We have posts on visiting the Great Barrier Reef ( Which can be done from both Port Douglas and Cairns) our local crocodiles, what to do and where to swim during stinger season, the drive through Cape Tribulation to Cooktown and more.
I'm no expert on gardening in the tropics, I've lived here for 5 years, in tropical Queensland, I'm a British expat in Australia, I've made plenty of gardening mistakes, but I'm starting to see some good results in the tropical food garden.Check out our tomato crop.Our first major tropical gardening success with tomatoes, we picked over 500.Until a few years ago I … [Read more...]
Adjusting to Expat Life in Port Douglas Honestly , I'm confused, my head is a mess. I spent forty-two years experiencing Christmas in winter, December, in my mind, will always be cold, now, suddenly, our tropical Christmas is in summer, it's too weird!I find myself living in Port Douglas, Australia, in an alternate hemisphere, am I supposed to adjust to the idea of … [Read more...]
We've just got back from Four Mile Beach Port Douglas, the total solar eclipse was stunning! Dragging the kids out of bed at 4am didn't go down too well, but a Daintree ice cream and some celestial spectacularness soon perked them up.Part of Photo Friday on Delicious Baby.Today I am incredibly grateful to live in such a … [Read more...]
Is snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef on the top of your bucket list? It's an experience like no other, a marine adventure that people travel the whole world to experience, an unforgettable day during your time in Australia. In this post we talk about snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, what it's like, what are the dangers, sharks on the GBR, taking kids … [Read more...]
I'd love to get a long-term volunteer position while we are traveling, but, it's hard to get into, it's often a voluntourism scam and it is expensive for the volunteer. For me, I don't think it's ever going to happen, somebody else, with less family commitments and more cash will have the privilege of taking care of orphaned orangutans and elephants. But it is possible to find … [Read more...]
It's not unusual to attract wildlife when you're camping in Australia. We've had wallabies and possums visit our tent more that once. But did you know kookaburras like to snatch your food too? I've seen then snatch chicken legs direct from somebody's hand down south, but on Lake Tinaroo, they like to go for your sausages.Everybody knows that in Australia you have to … [Read more...]
A weekend camping on Lake Tinaroo. A great chance to catch Lake Tinaroo redclaw yabbies and mess around on Tinaroo dam. There's loads to do up on the Tablelands, from playpus spotting to chocolate tasting, but first catch your yabbie.We just got back from an amazing 4 day homeschool camp up on Lake Tinaroo, up on the Atherton Tablelands in tropical Queensland, … [Read more...]
We just had a couple of days camping in Cooktown. It's about 3 hours north of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, Australia. That's along the beautiful coast road, only suitable for four wheel drives for most of the way. There is a sealed road further inland, but it takes slightly longer and, arguably, isn't nearly as much fun. We have done the Port Douglas to Cooktown drive … [Read more...]
There are quite a few options in Port Douglas if you are interested in helicopter rides and charters.You can take a helicopter to or from the Great Barrier Reef, some reef charter boats let you book short helicopter rides from the reef pontoon. You can even be dropped on a sand bar and have yourselves a very private picnic out there. Helicopter Rides Free With Every … [Read more...]