About Monica U
Lives in Sydney, Australia
Since Jan 2014
35-49 year old female
Globetrotter, foodie and lover of good festivals, digital marketing and writing. I have visited more than 80 cities around the world but have called Sydney home for the last 10 years. Previously , I lived in Cancun, Mexico and Playa del Carmen for 5 years and learnt to scuba dive. Having a partner that skies, Queenstown is one of our favourite destinations both in winter and in summer, and just a little "jump" from Sydney. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to cook a meal and share it among friends.
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Boat Tours, Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Private Tours, Balloon Rides
Imagine entering a rainforest inside a huge glass bubble, situated on the rooftop of a casino, where you can interact with birds, frogs, turtles, pythons, and crocodiles in their native environment! Head to this dome for plenty of animal encounters, including complimentary shows scheduled throughout the day.
As a child I always enjoyed running around my grandfather's fountain. At Muddy's Playground, kids can run around and splash in puddles of water, climb inside a playhouse, or listen to a story while adults fire up the barbie or set up a picnic.
This lagoon is without doubt, the 'jewel' of Cairns. Located in the middle of the CBD, here kids and adults can cool down, relax, or play with the fish that squirt water. There are several restaurants around the area, and the view is spectacular.
If you want to take the kids on a spectacular train ride that will be remembered for years to come, hop aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway for an epic two-hour journey to a forgotten villa in the middle of the rainforest. You will pass bridges, mountains and go through fantastic tunnels along the way.
Green Island is one of the best places to take the kids snorkeling. The coral reef is amazing and they will be delighted with all the different kinds of fish they'll spot! You can take the ferry and enjoy either a half day or a full day excursion here. Paradise, plain and simple.
Want your kids to learn more about aboriginal history, and the native flora and fauna of Cairns? Take a family walk along Cairns boardwalk. There are many places of interest to stop at along the way, including spots to fire-up a BBQ or enjoy a picnic.
If you only pick one tour to take the kids on, Reef Magic Cruises should be it. It is one of the best snorkeling experiences in Cairns, taking you to the Outer Reef where the whole family can spend up to five hours snorkeling in crystal clear waters, interacting with multi-colored fish, and watching life flourish around the beautiful coral reef.
Yes this does take waking the kids up before dawn, but oh the breathtaking views of the Cairns highlands seen from aboard a floaty dream-like balloon is an experience they will never forget!