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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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Ten things I love about Cairns

The beautiful Cairns is such a favorite destination for me and here’s just 10 reasons why this is, they aren’t in any 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. I smell and […]

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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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Snap Up A Coffee At Croc Cafe

It’s that time of the year again! Our Croc Cafe has reopened for the dry season – and once again is serving ‘seriously’ good coffee. Last season, our Croc Cafe earned a good name amongst the local coffee aficionados – as the perfect place for a chai latte, frothy cappuccino or a green tea. Also, […]

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By Day… Or Night… One Incredible Indigenous Experience For The Family

Cairns has a rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and connection – and often visitors want to immerse themselves in an authentic experience. Now, whilst theres a few different tours you can book on (ask our friendly team about them!) one of our favourites is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, that offers two incredible […]

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