4 Places to Visit While in Cairns, Australia

Chloe Conn is a student at Berea College and an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. Chloe is currently studying abroad with ISA in Sydney, Australia.

1. The Great Barrier Reef.

There are a lot of snorkeling and diving tours that you have to take advantage of! We snorkeled at two different locations, a open water excursion and at Bird Island.

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2. Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda Wildlife Park.

They have it all! You can visit the zoo and see all of Australia’s indigenous species, then take a tour of the rain forest on an Army Duck or a “truck boat,” and then watch an Aboriginal dance and throw boomerangs.

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3. Horseback riding at Mount-N-Ride Adventures in the Freshwater Creek State Forest Park on Lamb Range.

It was an amazing experience to explore the beautiful mountains on horseback and then ride the horses through a river!

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4. Gilligans Hostel in downtown Cairns.

Gilly’s is a great place to meet new people and it doubles as the biggest nightclub in Cairns!

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Author: chloeconn

Nashville native. Photographer and software developer. Living in my home town with my dog.

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