Lives in Ballina, Australia
Since Jun 2007
50-64 year old female
From 1985 - 1992 I lived and worked in Jakarta, Singapore and Bali. From 1992 - 2000 I lived in Jakarta and then Probolinggo in Java. I have been back living in Australia since 2000 and have holidays to Bali and meet up with family twice a year.
Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
Boat Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Sightseeing Tours, Bus Tours, Coffee & Tea Tours, Food Tours, Wine Tours & Tastings
Islands, Nature & Wildlife Areas
River Rafting & Tubing
Behana Gorge Waterfall is around a 30-minute drive from Cairns, and then a 45-minute walk to the falls. Along the way, you will see breathtaking views, waterholes, rapids, rainforest, and wildlife.
Sit back and relax while you sail off to Trinity inlet on a two-hour Harbour Cruise. As you meander through the waterways you will see mangroves, wildlife, and magnificent scenery. This is the place to croc spot!
This dome is the place to get up close and personal with tropical birds, pythons, crocodiles, turtles, and other wildlife. The ZOOm is a challenging rope course which is both exhilarating and heart-stopping.
Be a biker for a day and hire a Harley, or better yet, take one of the tours and experience the thrill of motorcycling around the tropical beaches and rainforests.
This is a secluded freshwater swimming hole with over-hanging trees and a number of small waterfalls. To reach this hidden treasure, you will need to drive for 30 minutes from Cairns and then take the paved walking track for 1.5km through the rainforest. You will find five or six spots along the way with separate pools.
Sail to the Great Barrier Reef on an old authentic wooden pearl lugger. Swim, snorkel, or dive in the coral gardens. With a maximum of 20 passengers on board, you are guaranteed personal attention.
Only 45 minutes from Cairns by fast cat is the tropical island of Fitzroy. With swimming, snorkelling, glass bottom boat, kayaking, and lovely walking tracks, this island deserves an over-night stay.
Food, fabulous food. This full day tour is a must for all foodies and wine lovers. Travel through the Atherton tablelands, wetlands, and tropical rainforests to discover the delights that the small family-run farms have on offer. Nuts, cheese, coffee, chocolate, and wine are just a few of the delicacies you will be sampling.
Discover the tropical rainforest of the north on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. On this 1 hour 45-minute journey, you will see magnificent waterfalls, steep ravines, and tropical rainforests. Once in the village of Kuranda, there are many opportunities for shopping, arts, crafts, and photos with wildlife, as well as visits to a venom zoo, and fossil and gemstone museums.
The Skyrail to Kuranda is a 1 hour 30-minute journey above the treetops of the rainforest, with two station stops along the way. Visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre and take a guided boardwalk tour with a ranger. Kuranda is a village in the rainforest with restaurants, souvenir shops, and markets, plus many other attractions and activities for visitors.
Tjapukai is a must for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander's heritage and culture. Learn to throw a boomerang, play a didgeridoo, sample bush tucker, learn about medicinal plants, take a class in weaving or painting, or enter the dreamtime if you visit at night.
This small sand cay is a vegetated National Park and a sanctuary for over 23 species of seabirds. The reef surrounding the cay is abundant in tropical fish, green sea turtles, and giant clams. The calm, protected waters make it ideal for snorkelling off of the beach.
White water rafting certainly gets the adrenaline pumping, and rafting on the Tully River is no exception. Rated moderate to challenging, an average level of fitness is required for this daring activity. If a full day is too much, or you want a less challenging experience, then chose the half day Barron River tour.