So this post is a “daydream” post about what I would do with 6 days/5 nights in Queensland, Australia because I’m hoping to win a trip there.
Explore the Cairns Botanic Garden. What a great way to begin my visit–by getting to learn about the representative plant communities and the birds and other wildlife they support.
Hopefully I could arrange to interview a botanist or naturalist at the Cairns Botanic Garden so that I’ll be able to learn more about interaction between the plants and wildlife of this part of Australia.
I’d then get a quick immersion into some Australian wildlife by checking out the Cairns Wildlife Dome exhibit on top of the Reef Hotel Casino.
And I’d love to end the day with some “shrimp on the barbie.”
There are 12 locally endemic bird species in this area of Queensland, and I’d love to do the 3 day Wet Tropics tour with Murray Hunt, aka “The Boatman,” a professional nature guide, keen conservationist and passionate birdwatcher.
I’ll spend the day on Ultimate Kuranda Experience, “where I’ll get to explore indigenous culture, native wildlife and World Heritage Rainforest all in one day full of fun!
The most exciting part of this tour for me is a stop at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1500 tropical butterflies . All are local rainforest species, including an iconic Kuranda butterfly, the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, and the majestic fluoro green and yellow Cairns Birdwing.
The tour also includes:
- Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda Village
- The Rainforest Nature Park
- Army Duck Rainforest Tour with Tropical Fruit Orchard
- Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience
- Koala & Wildlife Park
- Return to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
What could be more special in Queensland than to see the Great Barrier Reef?
Take the Seastar to Michaelmas Cay to see the magnificent nesting bird colonies. And Hastings Reef observe the reef on the glass-bottomed boat (or if I get really brave, to snorkel).
This tour returns to Cairns in the late afternoon, and then I’m off to the airport to begin the 30 hour flight home.
This contest is sponsored by Johnny Jet and Tourism and Events Queensland. Want to find out more about this trip? Check out Blogger Contest: Win a trip to Queensland, Australia
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