With a superb esplanade and beach to die for why isn’t Cairns my favourite? Because its’ got nothing else. Walk along the Esplanade
and there are few quality restaurants and cafés. The Westfield Shopping Centre typifies things; while it is busy it looks tired and needs updating. There are few upmarket type shops. You need a car to travel around Cairns, without which you are centred around the Esplanade, the RSL Club being my restaurant of choice offering superb meals at reasonable prices with air-con to chill the hottest customer.
As a jumping off place for lots of attractions is it great, but sadly for me has nothing in the town itself.
The big feature in my hotel was the Chinese New Year, hence the sparse decorations
5 thoughts on “City of Cairns”
looks pretty nice to me .
Check out the Cairns markets today on Grafton Street jw Sherriden St. Open 5am til 3pm.
Try a fruit smoothy from the stand in the corner by the fruit and veg. Recommend the coconut MILK ( not water) and mango. You’ll see some bizarre fruits at the market such as Lady Finger bananas and trinkets from around the Asia Pacific region.
I’m in Darwin now, and about to catch the #8 bus to Aviation Heritage Museum
Had the coconut smoothie, and it was made from “organic” coconut milk, whatever that is, whilst in Port Douglas at “Under Wraps” Macrossan Road. That town is my favourite place so far.
“Porto” as it’s known is also my personal top spot in that region.
The term ‘organic’ coconut milk means the coconut tree was fertilised using only recycled anally delivered waste products from living creatures to the exclusion of petrochemical compounds.
I’m sure you feel a lot healthier now.😃