Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jan 14, 2012 4:20 PM Last Post By: brother_no_2
Jan 13, 2012 2:50 PM
Heading to Cairns on a WHV at the beginning of June and wondered if anyone could offer any tips regarding hostels to stay in, things to do there and places to see! And also where would be a good place to head to after Cairns? First time travelling so this is all new and exciting for me!
Any advice is much appreciated :)
Jan 14, 2012 4:24 AM
1There's a heap of hostels in Cairns, a few good ones just to north of CBD in more open area so they'll have a pool and probably have cheap eats nights.
There's heaps of trips to different places but you can end up spending a bit too so you'll need to watch the $$$ if on a tighter budget, possibly some work available up on the Atherton Tableland and maybe even up in the Daintree area and that is one place to head re rainforest experiences, a lot of day tours etc. but you can also travel up that way by public bus and then stay at somewhere like http://www.capetribbeach.com.au/ for a few days and do a few walks.
From June on and into winter is a good time to stay up in northern parts for warmer weather as heading south in winter it is just going to get colder and you'll also find more seasonal work opportunities in the warmer areas during winter though if not wanting to head over to Alice Springs/Uluru/Darwin and down the west coast the weather down as far Brisbane will still be reasonably mild in winter months.
Jan 14, 2012 8:34 AM
2well i found NJOY hostel very good. you could get the country wide coach and go up to C ooktown a scenic ride visit the cook museum see cooks logbook i had a good time pams place hostel. met quite few fruit pickers at the hostel in cooktown myself no need to work so cannot tell where they gor work from but they left at 6 in the morning though. ride inner rode up and outer road back so you se more way up coffee and tea plantations chat with driver if possible.
Jan 14, 2012 4:20 PM
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