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									Bohemia Resort                                                                   Our great all inclusive price of $145 includes:                            Kuranda … more                                                                                            Cape Trib
Award-winning Bohemia Resort is set on half a hectare of lush, tropical,     • Fast air-conditioned catamaran                                               than just a village in                                                                                    Connections
landscaped gardens in the heart of Cairns. Bohemia Resort sets the           • Six hours at the outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting two spectacular
standard for Cairns’ budget and hostel facilities, offering a wide range       locations
                                                                                                                                                            the rainforest                                                                                            Hundreds of thousands of
                                                                                                                                                            At an altitude of 380 metres                                                                              backpackers have made the
of stunning accommodation. Choose from queen ensuite, standard               • Clients choice of either a guided certified dive, an introductory dive
                                                                                                                                                            above sea level and situated on                                                                           journey from Cairns to Cape
double or twin with share bathroom, or a four-bed dorm (no bunks).             or a guided snorkel
                                                                                                                                                            top of the range 25km northwest                                                                           Tribulation over the past 20
All rooms are fully air-conditioned with private balconies.                  • All equipment including a wetsuit
                                                                                                                                                            from Cairns, lies the picturesque                                                                         odd years. With its beautiful
      Enjoy a movie on the big screen while sipping one of Bohemia’s         • Spacious sun deck
                                                                                                                                                            Kuranda Village – the village in                                                                          beaches and rainforest covered
great cocktails and select from a wide range of delectable products          • BBQ breakfast
                                                                                                                                                            the rainforest. The relaxed little                                                                        mountains it is truly one of the
to cook at our self-cook BBQ Restaurant. Bohemia Resort is a great           • Tropical buffet lunch
                                                                                                                                                            township was founded in 1876.                                                                             most stunning places on earth.
hostel to base yourself while you are in Cairns. It offers a full tour       • Wine, cheese and tropical fruit platter on return journey
                                                                                                                                                            The local Djabuguy aboriginal                                                                                    Cape Trib Connections has
booking desk with an excellent selection of tours to choose from, or         • Glass bottom boat
                                                                                                                                                            people call the area Ngunbay                                                                              more experience than any other company that takes backpackers to
just laze around the 25-metre salt-water swimming pool and spa, while        • City bus transfers
                                                                                                                                                            – Place of Platypus. Kuranda                                                                              Cape Tribulation. I personally have taken tours up there since 1990
enjoying the relaxed resort atmosphere the resort creates. Free Call         • Reef levies.
                                                                                                                                                            is a cool mountain retreat surrounded by world-heritage rainforest,                                       and have seen and experienced just about everything you can when it
1800 558 589.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         comes to the Cape. Some of us have lived up there for years, so it is
                                                                             Reef Experience prices                                                         which due to its elevation has temperatures several degrees cooler
                                                                                                                                                            and certainly less humid than on the coast.                                                               a bit like travelling with the locals. Put simply – we do it the best. And
                                                                             Our standard day trip costs $145 and includes breakfast, two
Reef Experience                                                              spectacular outer Barrier Reef locations, tropical buffet lunch, city bus            There is plenty of accommodation to be found, and whether you                                       believe me it is something you should consider.
                                                                                                                                                            are looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a well maintained multi-                                              We do a great One Day Tour but if you have time, stay one or two
    ‘Our ultimate goal is that our clients feel like they are at the         transfers, glass bottom boat, your choice of either a guided certified
                                                                                                                                                            choice accommodation and camping park, a hotel that when you                                              nights – we have a great selection of accommodation options for you
  Great Barrier Reef with friends and not a number on a manifest’.           dive, an introductory dive or a guided snorkel, reef tax and fuel levy. With
                                                                                                                                                            step inside you feel like you are back in the 1920’s, a gorgeous resort                                   to choose from on our overnight tours.
                                                                             two introductory dives or two certified dives you pay only $200.
                                                                                                                                                            that has one of the best and most natural swimming pools you’ll find                                             We visit an animal sanctuary along the way to show you crocodiles,
Reef Experience boards at the Marlin Jetty in Cairns at 7:30am for
                                                                                                                                                            anywhere, or a backpackers hostel, you’ll find something here to suit                                      snakes and birds, including the rare cassowary, sugar gliders and more.
breakfast and arrives back into Cairns at approx 4:30pm                      A Top Deck Experience of the Great Barrier Reef
                                                                                                                                                            everyone’s tastes.                                                                                        We take you to picturesque Mossman Gorge, stunning lookouts, guided
     We visit the spectacular outer Barrier Reef locations (the Master of    Be treated like royalty for a day. A personal valet will be assigned to
                                                                                                                                                                  Kuranda is well known as a day destination, but to truly enjoy all                                  rainforest boardwalks, a crocodile spotting cruise on the Daintree River
the vessel will choose locations on the day of travel to give our clients    you for the day. Personal dive/snorkel guide – someone to carry your
                                                                                                                                                            that this village has to offer, you really have to stay a few nights. Birds,                              and a visit to Port Douglas.
the best possible conditions).                                               equipment and help fit it for you.
                                                                                                                                                            butterflies and native wildlife abound, and there are wonderful walking                                          You can choose to stay at the Beach House, P.K.s Jungle Village
Norman Reef – The very outer reef, 70km from Cairns, on the continental           A la carte breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea – plated with napkins
                                                                                                                                                            tracks which meander through magnificent rainforest and along the                                          or Ferntree Rainforest Lodge with its air conditioning, ensuite dorms
shelf, yielding incredible visibility. Many canyons, swim-throughs, and      and table cloths of course, Australian sparkling wine on the return
                                                                                                                                                            Barron River. Also don’t miss the famous Barron Falls which are just                                      and Crocodylus for nature lovers.
prolific large fish life. A must to see, the best location for night diving.   journey and a personal Top Deck pack containing suntan lotion,
                                                                                                                                                            breathtaking in the wet season, when the falls are in flood.                                                     On your way home why not extend your stay with an overnight
Saxon Reef – Renowned for huge Manta Rays, friendly inquisitive Moray        moisturizer, facial spray and a lip balm.
                                                                                                                                                                  Kuranda is also home to some well known markets. There are                                          visit to Port Douglas?
Eels, great for diving or snorkelling. Transfer for return trip home.             Adults $245.00 per person, children 5-12 years $180.00 per
                                                                                                                                                            shops selling both high-quality local and Australian-made goods                                                 So head up to Cairns and come with us to stunning Cape Tribulation
Hastings Reef – 58kms off Cairns lies 10 square kilometres of colourful      person.
                                                                                                                                                            including everything from handmade crafts, aboriginal artifacts to quirky                                 and let us provide you the trip of a lifetime!
coral gardens. Famous for tame, friendly Reef Sharks, Giant Wrasse,               For further information, freecall 1800 467 333, email
                                                                                                                                                            and imaginative gadgets. Coffee shops and restaurants give the town                                             See you in Cairns! Jeremy, Santa.
and thousands of tropical fish.                                      or visit
                                                                                                                                                            its laid back ambience, offering tropical taste sensations to suit the
                                                                                                                                                            most discerning taste buds. Take the time to visit some of Kuranda’s

       CAIRNS: Adventure Capital of Australia                                                                                                               many first-class nature-based tourist attractions which include koalas,
                                                                                                                                                            butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos and reptiles. You can also
                                                                                                                                                            see traditional aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat on the

                                                                        2 great places to stay!                                                             Barron River or join an army duck ride through the rainforest.
                                                                                                                                                                  Getting to Kuranda is a big part of the overall experience. Vistors can
                                                                                                                                                            drive themselves, or travel by bus up the Kennedy Highway, stopping at
                                                                                                                                                            the Henry Ross Lookout to enjoy the magnificent view of Cairns and the
                                                                                                                                                            Coral Sea. You can travel on Kuranda’s historic Scenic Railway which
                                                                                                                                                            meanders through the Barron Gorge National Park, re-living the history of
                                                                                                                                                            this hand-built rail line. Alternatively you can choose to skim the rainforest
                                                                                                                                                            canopy on the world’s longest rainforest cableway. Many visitors to
                                                                                                                                                            Kuranda combine two of these options to maximise their experience.
                                                                                                                                                                  For more information on what this wonderful place has to offer, visit
                                                                                                                                                            the web site at, email info, or ring
                                                                                                                                                            the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre on 07 40939311.

                                                                                                                                                                  Cairns                                                                                                            Spend the night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cairns Best Value                                        EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Day Trip!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with us!
                                                                                                                                                             Best Value                                     REEF TRIPS
           Bohemia Resort CAIRNS                                                  Bohemia Central CAIRNS
         resort accommodation for a backpacker price
           resort accommodation for a backpacker price                            central accommodation at an affordable price
           Set on 21/5 acres of luxury tropical gardens                                     Centre of the city        BRAND NEW!                                 1 Night in Cairns                              1 Night in Cairns       DIVE | SNORKEL | CRUISE                                                     - tropical BBQ breakfast
                                                                                                                                                               All day on the Reef                          2 days, 1 Night on the Reef                                                                               & smorgasbord lunch
        freecall reservations 1800 155 353 [WITHIN AUSTRALIA]                    freecall reservations 1800 558 589 [WITHIN AUSTRALIA]                                                                                                      & BOOMNETTING
                                                                                                                                                              with Compass Cruises                             with Reef Encounter                                                  - luxury accommodation        - Guided snorkel, intro dive
        ph: +617 4041 7290 • 231 McLeod St Cairns, QLD 4870                      ph: +617 4052 1818 • 100 Sheridan St Cairns, QLD 4870
                                                                                                                                                                     $70.00 incl. GST                              $275.00 incl. GST                                                   - private bathrooms               or certified dive
                                                                                                                                                              only                                          from •            •                      Excludes levies of $15.00 per person per day    Excludes levies of $15.00 per person per day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - chef prepared meals               - Wetsuit hire

                                                                                                                                                              RESERVATIONS: Freecall:1800 467 333                                                               email:        
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                                                                                                                                    MATES RATES
                                              The Northern Tip,
                                              Cape York

                                              Shopping at
                                              Night Markets, Cairns

                                                                                                                                    Buy one, get one 50% off!
      free luggage storage
         free safe deposit
     private fridges & aircon
       24-hr onsite security                                                                                                    Book your ticket with Greyhound and bring your
       big laundry & kitchen
      2 mins walk to lagoon                                                                                                             friend for a massive 50% off*
          3 bars & bistro
         clean and comfy!!!
          free breakfast
   8 bed dorms $21 per night
             6 bed $22
             4 bed $23
double & twins $55 a night per room
       huge historic balcony
         free email checks
     meal deals plus more…
          setanta sports                      Well you are off to Cairns! How exciting you’re going to have a great
                                              time. What to do? Where to go? Where to stay? Where else but
                                              Shenannigans of course!
                                                    Shenannigans Backpackers offers a choice of accommodation.
                                              Firstly, Shenannigans is a large pub in the heart of Cairns city. We have
                                              large bars, bistro, a room with pool tables, a gaming room and a HUGE
                                              tropical beer garden where you can sit and relax with your friends. Then
                                              get fired up on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights to live
                                              bands – and that’s only downstairs.
                                                    Upstairs is our Backpackers Hostel, a great relaxed atmosphere
                                              where it is so easy to meet people. Whether you are cooking your meal
                                              in the kitchen, relaxing in the lounge room watching the HUGE television
                                              or just chilling out on our HUGE balcony chatting with friends you’ve
                                              just met! You will just love it.
                                                    The rooms on offer are: dormitories for $21–$23 per night
                                              depending on size, or twin and doubles for $55 per night per room. All
                                              have air-conditioning and a fridge. Next door to the pub and adjacent
                                              to the beer garden are our ensuite rooms offering: double and twin for         HAVE YOU SEEN AUSTRALIA YET?
                                              $75 per room per night, triple for $84 per night and four bed dormitories
                                              for $25 per night, all with air-conditioning, colour television, bar fridge
 Situated right in the heart of Cairns        and private bathroom (ensuite).
                                                    Shenannigans is situated right in the heart of the city of Cairns
     crn sheridan & spence sts, cairns city   within walking distance to all night clubs, the lagoon, shopping areas,        the marina and bus depots. So why not come and stay with us!                                             YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT
              ph: (07) 4051 2490                    You will be glad you did. Corner Spence and Sheridan Streets,
                                              Cairns. Phone 07 4051 2490.                                                   *Special offer applies to Express tickets only (full adult fare), discount is applicable to the second ticket only, if more tickets are purchased the discount
                                                                                                                            is extended to 25% discount per additional ticket purchased. Not available on purchase of passes. Available to book from 23/01/09, limited seats.
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      Village in the rainforest.   Everyday is a Kuranda day.

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