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Lake Placid Tourist Park Cairns

Feel the overwhelming presence of lush tropical rainforest – just waiting to be explored at Lake Placid Tourist Park, located in Cairns. Surrounded by 14 acres of lush green rainforest, it is a haven for those adventurous by nature – and just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear waters of Lake Placid and world heritage listed Barron River Gorge National Park.

We provide accommodation options for every possible taste and budget – from our self contained bungalows to unpowered tent sites and everything in between.

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Diving in Cairns off the Great Barrier Reef

Pic taken by Colleen Mandris on Instagram There is no question that the Great Barrier Reef; one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is one of the best locations for diving and snorkeling in the world. Cairns is the gateway to many of these unique and beautiful dive sites, with some of the most […]

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Do you need a holiday?

There are often many signs that alert a person to the fact that they urgently need to get away and take a break.  Here’s just a few of our favorite indicators: 1. You can’t seem to shake that annoying cold and it’s freezing outside A dirty rotten cold could be the body’s way of saying […]

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Ten things I love about Cairns

Cairns is such a favorite destination for millions of visitors each year – and here’s just 10 reasons why – oh and they are in no particular order. 1. The feel of the air – I’m not sure what it is exactly but I suspect it’s the humidity that creates a unique feel in the air. […]

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Pauline’s Blog on Cape York

My Cape York tour was amazing… I had to admit my husband was right, this hurt… It is not often that I fess up to my mistakes, especially when it involves also admitting my dear husband was right.  In all our forty-two years of marriage, I would imagine this has only occurred a couple of times, so […]

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The Whales Are Here

Have you ever taken the time to ‘whale watch’?  It’s by far one of the most impressive sights you will ever see. Watching these massive, majestic creatures frolicking in the ocean as they migrate to warmer waters is absolutely breathtaking – and something the kids (and the big kids) will remember forever. Naturally, whale season is one of […]

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