01 March

Destination Guide: Cairns

Our favourite Banter Town of the East Coast – this place is buzzing every single night of the week with BackPackers – I {Sammy Boy} – spent half of my time here in the Woolshed – oooops}. You’ll have a huge choice of activities here, head to the Great Barrier Reef, check out the waterfalls in the tablelands, get your adrenaline pumping with a bungy jump, visit the oldest rainforest in the world or visit the lush surrounding islands. This is the perfect place to start or finish your east coast Roadie.

Where is it:

North Queensland {the top of the east coast}

What can you do there:

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Josephine Falls – natural waterslide yewwwww
  • Fitzroy Island
  • Green Island
  • Bungy Jump
  • Partyyyy

Free things to do here:

  • Chill out at the Lagoon

Hostel recommendations:

  • Northern Greenhouse
  • Mad Monkey Backpackers – netflix & ps3 area, awesome outdoor area for the evenings, good free brekkie, fun events, pizza restaurant connected where you get 50% off!

RatPacker Sophie recommends: Gals – gilligans and woolshed do free champagne hours served by topless waiters on ladies night {your welcome}!

Extra tips

Check out the markets for sickkkkkk deals – hello $1 avos! 

Best Foodie Spot: 

  • Hit up the lilypad opposite gilligans for a beaut brekkie

Best Place for a night out:

  • Woolshed
  • Gilligans {{FYI}}
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