Ac­tiv­i­ties for all

Holiday with Kids - - Tropical North Qld -

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

www.wood­land­scp.com.au www.mi­norho­tels.com/en/oaks/oaks-la­goons www.cast­aways.com.au www.mantra­tril­ogy.com.au

www.biken­hike­tours.com.au www.mis­sion­beach­bike­hire.com

www.crocodilead­ven­tures.com www.ca­lyp­soreefcruises.com www.his­toricvil­lage­herber­ton.com.au www.charleys.com.au www.skyrail.com.au

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