At the SkyRail (cable car) in Cairns bright and early to avoid the crowds. Ready to go in a cable car and the whole system grinds to a halt!
Next to go….
My dilemma was should I wait for it to be fixed or call it a day and go and do something else?
I waited…there were quite a few folks rushing about, talking into walkie talkies, pushing buttons. After 30 mins it was still not fixed!
I continued to wait, confident they would fix it. Pretty happy I was on terra firma and not stuck in the sky!
After an hour they say they had fixed a couple of parts and were going to run the system & do some checks…very wise!
Then, all systems go and who do you think was first on a cable car…..yes, yours truly!
On the cable car!!
Off I go, then it stops after a couple of mins and then started moving again – heart stopping moment!
After that the day was pretty uneventful other than seeing a gargantuan rain forest, seeing more koalas, feeding a baby kangaroo, getting up close with lots of beautiful butterflies and then also some sqwalky birds.
Koala just about awake!
There were also a shopping village selling arts and crafts including kangaroo bikinis!! I didn’t buy one of those!
Cairns Birdwing butterfly – prettier on the underneath!
All in all a great day out at Kuranda, no further drama after the cable car breaking down just lots of fun with Australia’s awesome animals!
Number of kms today = 28
Total number of kms in Aus = 5255
Total Cumulative kms to date (NZ & Aus) = 10,519