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Posted: 24 Oct 2016
This is the most amazing tree you are ever likely to see. It is a picture of a century of natural history – a unique example of nature's unpredictability and power. The fig tree is from the strangler fig species Fichus virens. The curtain effect results from one tree leaning against another tree on a 45-degree angle. The strangler vine then grew along the oblique angle of the leaning tree, dangling 15 metres to the ground to create the curtain effect...It is truly an awesome sight to see!
Posted: 24 Oct 2016
The guests at Marine World got to see plenty of Marine life at the Great Barrier Reef today. There were reef sharks and sting rays resting on the sandy ocean floor, a Green Sea turtle meandering past the windows of the semi-submersible, colourful parrotfish and schools of damsel fish, fusiliers and surgeon fish swimming with the snorkelers. Some passengers took to the skies today, booking in for a return Helicopter Flight, which not only brought them back to Cairns in style, it also provided an overview of the coral reef systems and a look at the tropical rainforest. Cruise/Fly Helicopter Package: $468 pp Water Temperature: 27.8 degrees Underwater Visibility: 20 meters! CURRENT OBSERVTIONS As of 4pm Today Moore Reef: E/SE winds 10-15 knots Low Isles: SE winds 12 knots Cairns Airport: E winds 9 knots THREE DAY OUTLOOK As per Bureau of Meteorology – Cooktown to Cardwell at 4pm Sunday: SE/NE winds 10 knots Monday: SE winds15-20 knots Tuesday: E/SE winds 15-20 knots
Posted: 21 Oct 2016
Snorkellers on the Great Barrier Reef at Marine World today were stunned by the beauty and variety of marine life on display. They saw several pairs of small bright yellow fish in the snorkel area. These fish are called “Rabbit Fish” and come in a few varieties including “Foxface Rabbit Fish” and “Coral Rabbit Fish”. They are monogamous, which means they partner for life, and are constantly seen swimming around the reef in pairs Guided Snorkel Safari: $45 per adult & $35 per child Water Temperature: 27 degrees Underwater Visibility: 15 meters CURRENT OBSERVTIONS As of 4pm Today Moore Reef: E/SE winds 10-15 knots Low Isles: E/SE winds 13 knots Cairns Airport: SE winds 18-19 knots THREE DAY OUTLOOK As per Bureau of Meteorology – Cooktown to Cardwell at 4pm Friday: E/SE winds 15-20 knots Saturday: E/SE 15-20 knots Sunday: variable 10 knots
Atherton Tablelands Tour: World Heritage Rainforest, Breathtaking Waterfalls & the famous "Must See" attraction, Paronella Park
We tour south of Cairns for a full day out travelling through the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforests of Wooroonooran National Park, swimming in waterfalls, travelling through the Atherton Tablelands, and visiting local must see attractions such as beautiful Lake Barrine, Millaa Milla...
SMALL PERSONAL GROUP TOUR........The Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas & Mossman Gorge Premium Day Tour.
This great Day Tour of Cape Tribulation,the Daintree Rainforest, spectacular Mossman Gorge,Port Douglas ,Daintree River and Palm Cove,operates daily. It offers very small & personalised touring with a maximum of 14 - 18 guests. This ensures you receive the ultimate in personal attention from our gui...
Our Exclusive Half Day Rainforest Four Wheel Drive and Water Fall Tour is amazing. We invite you to jump on board our 4WD for this exclusive and spectacular visit to the rainforest and surrounding area? You will be amazed in what you will see in 5 hours. This tour is ideal if you have limited time,...
Spirit of Cairns is a luxury 26m sailing catamaran providing regular Cairns dinner cruises and occasional Cairns lunch cruises. She is available for parties and functions, including weddings, business events and the conference and incentive market. Spirit of Cairns is locally owned and operated b...
About Palm Cove
Where the foothills of the rainforest clad mountains meet the palm fringed beaches of the Coral Sea nestles Cairns' premier beach destination - Palm Cove.
A dawn walk in the ever present company of brightly coloured lorikeets, kookaburras, flocks of sulphur crested cockatoos, wallabies and rare green tree frogs, belies the fact that Palm Cove is just 20 minutes north of the Cairns International Airport.
Palm Cove, your ultimate lifestyle destination, is both affordable and caters for all accommodation needs, from international standard resorts to self catering holiday apartments, all carefully positioned amongst majestic melaleuca trees interspersed with coconut palms and tropical gardens.
Wherever you stay in Palm Cove you have access to the World Heritage rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef boarding from the Palm Cove Pier or you can simply enjoy nature's playground with an exciting challenge and adventures like white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding or trekking. Those who are less energetic can enjoy a fascinating glimpse of this ancient world dominated by pre-historic tree ferns, travelling by four-wheel drives, rainforest cableway, train or coach.
Palm Cove, with its distinctive character and intimate ambience, its old world charm with splashes of tropical colour, its Australian architecture, its idyllic setting, glorious sunshine, serenity and security - will enchant you! So take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque esplanade and enjoy the experience of the village shopping precinct with its many specialty shops. Take a swim on the patrolled beach, walk to the tranquil beaches of Clifton or Kewarra.
It's your holiday... floral scents, flashes of gigantic butterflies and the tiniest of brilliantly coloured sun birds, balmy nights and a magnificent beach front setting - this is Palm Cove. So whether you do it all or chose to do nothing, Palm Cove will leave you with a lifetime of memories to treasure.
Palm Cove is Cairns' most popular holiday beach, for locals and visitors. Its long sandy beach is lined by tropical coconut trees on one side and the clear, blue waters of the Coral Sea on the other. The beachfront esplanade is shaded by ancient paperbark trees and peppered with hotels, restaurants and retail opportunities. Cairns and its international and domestic airport is a 40-minute drive south, the rainforest is on the mountains behind you and the Great Barrier Reef lies offshore, waiting to be explored. A stunning destination in paradise.