Day 71 – Townsville to Cairns

I made it to Cairns!

I’m going to do a few day trips over the next few days using Cairns as a base but the bulk of the driving on the east coast is done – woo hoo!

When I look at the map and the distance from Point Fairy to Cairns it is actually quite a long way! I have driven 5227kms in total in Australia so far.

Another drive past fields and fields of sugar cane. There certainly is a lot of it round these parts!!

Not much else to see though during the four hour drive from Townsville to Cairns.

I parked up in Cairns city centre and went for a meander. There are lots of shops, bars and restaurants, a really nice marina and esplanade to walk around.

Esplanade in Cairns

Whilst I was in Rainbow Beach the girls in the beauty shop gave me the name of a good travel shop to book reef tours. I went to check them out and booked a tour for Saturday. Let’s hope the weather improves, it is currently raining!!!

More jetty love at the marina in Cairns

Then onto the campsite for the night.

Tomorrow I am heading to the Kuranda village for the day – should be a fun trip!

Number of kms today = 340

Total number of kms in Aus = 5227

Total Cumulative kms to date (NZ &  Aus) = 10,491

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