Tropical Far North Queensland by BlossomFlowerGirl

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Tropical Far North Queensland

This is about my holiday from Cairns to
Laura, on the lower Cape York Peninsula from
September 2008 to October 2008. Going from Melbourne to Cairns to Port Douglas, to Cooktown and Laura, Cape Tribulation and all the bits in between, and finally back to Cairns for my flight home.

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9. Kuranda - Around The Village

Sunday 21 September

The train pulled into Kuranda Station at 11.15am and you could either walk up the fairly steep hill, or catch the free shuttle bus. Most people including myself opted for the latter - well it was quite warm and the hill was quite steep.

I bought some Bush Natural Products for $65 - nice stuff but I can't see it's made that much of a difference. (Sigh) Ice-cream is on sale up here too and I decided on passionfruit and macadamia - at $6 it was a "speciality" and tasted wonderful. Lots of sampling too - Mareeba Chocolates, I didn't buy any because the chocolate would have melted by the time I arrived back in Cairns. There were fruit wines to try - I sampled all of them and very nice they were too. A little sweet for my tastes, but refreshing on a hot day.

Kuranda Railway Station

Fanny O'Reilly's Irish Pub

There are several choices on offer with regard to eating and Fanny O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Grill is one of the most popular.

Old-Fashioned Love Seat

A number of these timber and metal seats can be found around Kuranda.

Boyd's Forest Dragon

This little fellow caused quite a stir at one of the cafes - everybody wanted to photograph him!

Information Booklet

At the Visitor Information Centre, the chap there gave me this booklet with leaflets and brochures inside.

Coffee from the Kuranda Coffee Republic

The best place for coffee is the Kuranda Coffee Republic - the barrista there makes wonderful coffee. There were cane chairs against the hallway wall and a cane table and the atmosphere was one of old-fashioned charm.

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