Posted: 14 Aug 2017
My husband and I took a day tour to Paronella Park with tour guide Brett. On our way, we visited the beautiful Millaa Millaa Falls, Lake Barrine and the Giant Fig Tree. After lunch we then headed for Paronella Park, which didn't disappoint. It is bathed...
On our way, we visited the beautiful Millaa Millaa Falls, Lake Barrine and the Giant Fig Tree. After lunch we then headed for Paronella Park, which didn't disappoint. It is bathed in history and romantic ambience. Well worth a visit.
On the return home, Brett took a detour for us to see a huge 4+metre croc bathing on the banks of a river!
The only down side for us was visiting the 'Fruit Shop'. We were flying home the following day which meant buying any fruit was not an option. Our suggestion would be to spend that time in the historical town we passed through with old restored buildings and beautiful hanging baskets throughout the town instead ( the name escapes me).
Other than that it was a great day.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017
My family and I were toured by Steve today to Paronella Park, he was a super nice and experienced tour guide with lots of up-to-date information about Cairns. The tour agenda was clearly explained, details about the tourist spots were well-shared and the...
Posted: 11 Aug 2017
Fantastic day out with Northern Experience. I was surfing online and stumbled across this tour. So glad I chose this as it was one of the best tours we have ever done. The day was planned out perfectly, not rushed, plenty to see and do; lunch was deliciou...
Posted: 05 Aug 2017
I took this tour on 3rd aug 2017, with Steve our bus tour guide. What a wealth of knowledge, he was brillant. He knew everything and was very informative. He left no questions un answered. The tour it self was brilliant esp Paronella park. Just loved it....
Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Did you know The Spa Palm Cove is the ONLY day spa in the area not connected to a hotel chain. This makes us, unique, less expensive, personalised, quieter environment away from noise of kids swimming in hotel pools, warmer small business environment and...
This makes us, unique, less expensive, personalised, quieter environment away from noise of kids swimming in hotel pools, warmer small business environment and you can relax and have a cup of herbal tea with your therapist rather than them running off to there next treatment straight away.
This is why so many customers choose us and I hear this feedback time and time again. This is what makes us different and our 6 star past experiences working in some of the top day spas in the country.
Posted: 29 Jul 2017
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Posted: 24 Jul 2017
We were on the most fantastic tour today with Brett to Paronella Park and everywhere in between. Brett was the most fantastic tour guide I have ever had, he was upbeat, knowledgeable and above all friendly! I couldn't recommend this tour enough. The sites...
Posted: 20 Jul 2017
Did you know that at mating time, females and males migrate to the beach where they were born, following the magnetic fields of the Earth as their guide. The migrations can be over 2000 kilometers long. How Turtley Terrific!
Posted: 20 Jul 2017
WELLNESS expert Mandy Millan believes there’s no place more relaxing than the Daintree Rainforest. That’s why Ms Millan, owner of Flo Wellbeing, is bringing her Sydney-based pilates retreat to the scenic destination for the first time. She said retr...
That’s why Ms Millan, owner of Flo Wellbeing, is bringing her Sydney-based pilates retreat to the scenic destination for the first time.
She said retreats were essential for people living hectic lives.
“My two passions are pilates and wellbeing.
“They’re a great combination for strengthening your body and relaxing the mind,” she said.
But she said Far Northerners didn’t have to go to her retreat to experience the benefits of the region.
“I looked at taking this retreat to Bali but it’s nowhere near as stunning as Cape Tribulation,” she said.
“If locals can’t come, they can always practise the same sort of wellbeing in their every day lives by stretching, taking the time to see what’s going on with their bodies and just sitting and breathing in nature.”
Flo Wellbeing founder Mandy Millan is bringing a pilates retreat to the Daintree.
She said embracing pilates in everyday life was a great way to break up the monotony of working at a desk.
“When you’re rushing through life, you often don’t take the time to connect with your body,” she said.
“Our bodies can’t sustain just sitting at desks all day, but taking part in pilates can improve that. The feeling afterwards is like you’ve poured honey into your joints.”
She also recommended daily meditation to give busy minds a break.
“Our brains are always juggling thoughts, so it’s important to take time to breathe slowly and let those thoughts go,” she said.
“Adding music to meditation can help block out those thoughts. I always aim for deep, slow, calm music for meditation.”
The pilates retreat will host 12 people from August 24 to 28 at the Daintree Eco Lodge.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017
Had a great family day out with Northern experience Eco Tours. This tour is a great family friendly tour and Brett adds to the day with his commentary and pleasant manner. Highly recommended!!
Posted: 13 Jul 2017
This is our top pick of tours we have done while holidaying in this beautiful part of Australia. Brett our guide was tremendous. His commentary interesting, along with a great sense of humour. The tour is set out at a great pace with plenty of time to enj...
Posted: 07 Jul 2017
Great day out with Brett. The whole tour was plan out perfectly. We saw lots of interesting places, the commentary was interesting and fun, the lunch was plentiful and delicious. All in all, it was a perfect day out and highly recommended.
Posted: 03 Jul 2017
Of course you have to go to the Great Barrier Reef when you're in Cairns - but for something a bit different take this day trip to The Atherton Tablelands and Paronella Park. The bus winds up stunning valleys and passes over rivers and past acres of sugar...
Posted: 28 Jun 2017
We are happy to announce that we now pick up from all Northern Beach accommodations on, Monday, Thursday & Saturdays. Email or call us for details.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017
We were picked up at cairns outside our motel. Steve was our guide. His interesting talks and knowledge was very entertaining. Going up to the volcano and having a cruise in the crater was fun. The Devonshire tea there was very good. It is a lot of drivin...
Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Must do day tour, with a lot of great variety along the way. Brett the owner/guide was fabulous and his knowledge was outstanding. They are celebrating 20 years in the business and you can certainly see this experience in their tour structure and layout....
Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Our tour guide Steve made this day extra special, he was so informative from the moment we were picked up from our hotel until we were dropped off in the evening. He went out of his way to make sure everyone saw everything at every attraction we stopped a...
Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Far Northern scene chosen for Monoploy game AN idyllic hammock scene on Palm Cove beach has been chosen to feature on Monopoly’s new Australian board game. The image is one of just three Queensland scenes for a coveted “green” spot on the famous boa...
AN idyllic hammock scene on Palm Cove beach has been chosen to feature on Monopoly’s new Australian board game.
The image is one of just three Queensland scenes for a coveted “green” spot on the famous board game. The others are the white sands of Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays and a surfer on the Gold Coast.
Monopoly Australia describes the hammock photograph as: “The steamy tropical north is packed with plenty of bucket list material. Dive into the Great Barrier Reef one day. Zip line through the Daintree Rainforest the next”.
In November last year Far Northern residents were asked to vote for the region to appear on the board game.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland chairman Max Shepherd said the publicity would be invaluable.
“Securing a spot on a board game with such broad appeal as Monopoly would be priceless marketing for Tropical North Queensland, encouraging more visitors to want to come to our destination,” he said.
“Sharing our Reef, rainforest and hospitality with the world is what this region does best, so let’s make sure Tropical North Queensland gets the recognition it deserves.”
Nick Dalton, The Cairns Post
June 14, 2017 1:56pm
Posted: 14 Jun 2017
Spent the day travelling through the Cairns Highlands with Brett and had one of the best day tours I have ever been on. The tour is well structured, relaxed in style and ticks all the must see things in the highlands area. I highly recommend this day tour...
Posted: 13 Jun 2017
Hiring a campervan to explore Australia is really the best way to see this vast and amazing country. Choosing who you travel with, booking your campervan and deciding where you’d like to go are the first steps. The next step is deciding what do you take w...
Food and drink
There’s nothing worse than a campervan full of hungry road trippers waiting until they pass the next servo. Make sure you stock up on plenty of water and non-perishable foods like chips, biscuits and nuts. This will help keep hunger pangs at bay and driver and passengers happy. If you’ve got a stove to cook on in your campervan, even better! You can save heaps of money by cooking in your camper. A lot of campervans have fridges in them too, keeping your food fresher for longer.
Camping gear – tables chairs etc.
Aussies do the whole camping thing really well, and you can’t blame them, seeing as their weather is pretty much camping friendly most of the year. Don’t stick out like a sore thumb at the campgrounds by turning up with no table and chairs. You can typically hire these from campervan rental companies, or you can even buy them from a store like k-mart. Don’t stay cooped inside your campervan, enjoy your dinner and drinks outside for breakfast or on a nice balmy evening. Don’t forget things like matches and torches – you never know when a power cut might hit the campground. Especially, don’t forget SUNSREEN! No matter what time of year it is always make you slap some on.
Unless you’re some kind of wizard, you’re going to need some help navigating your way around Australia. Be it old school maps, GPS, google maps, apple maps, a compass … make sure you don’t hit the road without some kind of idea of where you’re heading (note: getting out cities can be tricky – may cause one or two premature grey hairs). GPS navigation on your phone/ tablet is incredibly useful for things such as taking routes that avoid toll roads (trust us…these add up), locating your nearest petrol station and camp grounds. Download the Travellers Autobarn Road Trip App which has tons of features such as locating your nearest amenities, what to do in case of a break down, how to pay toll roads etc.
Music and Games
It’s not a road trip without chucking on the tunes and having a sing along. A great playlist is more than just a list of songs, a well-crafted playlist is a work of art! Check out how to create the perfect soundtrack for inspiration. And hey, it’s not a road trip without a couple of games at the end of the day to enjoy with an ice cold beer. Pack a deck of cards and see if you can pick up any games from an op shop to keep yourselves entertained in the evening. This could also be a great way to make friends with your neighbours.
Planning your Australian Road Trip – head over to the Travellers Autobarn website for rental and sales enquiries.
Posted by Amy, 09 Feb, 2017