Activities for all
It’s the first of five days we spend cycling along mountain bike trails and on the beaches. It’s a tight itinerary where we spend a night in Port Douglas, Atherton, Mission Beach and Cairns. It sounds busy, but we’re really only getting a taste of each place. And we haven’t been one- dimensional in our planning either.
Rides are interspersed with a visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and a snorkelling excursion to the Low Isles, out of Port Douglas. We spend a few hours strolling through the Historic Village Herberton in the Atherton Tablelands. And in Mission Beach we join a morning tour learning about and tasting chocolate on a cocoa farm.
We’ve allowed just enough time to relax as well. The swimming pools in each of the hotels, resorts and caravan parks we stay in are godsends at the end of each day. And while travelling between Atherton and Mission Beach, we stop to swim in the plunge pool beneath Millaa Millaa Falls, and again at Josephine Falls on our way back to Cairns. www.ridecairns.com www.cairnsgreatbarrierreef.org.au
Jetstar flies direct to Cairns from most major Australian cities. www.jetstar.com.au
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