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Help! Only 4 days, Oct. 21-25 in Cairns and PD - also...

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Help! Only 4 days, Oct. 21-25 in Cairns and PD - also...

A short stay before embarking on a live-aboard.

1) Want to meet new people since I'm a single woman traveling alone- suggest lively places to eat & drink?

2) Would like to stay in a B&B not too pricey - any recommendations?

3) Should I stay 2 days in Cairns and then 2 in PD or some other balance?

4) Car rental place suggestions?

5) Anyone out there use Cod Hole/Ribbon Reefs Excursion - Nimrod Exploreer?

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1. Re: Help! Only 4 days, Oct. 21-25 in Cairns and PD - also...

Don't split your holiday in Cairns and Port D . Choose either one otherwise you will "ruin" a day with moving around.

If you want it more lively, stay in Cairns as there is more night life. Pat's Lilybank B&B is a great place to stay.

Car rental: stick to the bigger ones like Avis, Hertz or Budget, if you rather want to use a local operator, do some good research about the company.

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2. Re: Help! Only 4 days, Oct. 21-25 in Cairns and PD - also...

Totally agree with Ozfan's suggestions. As for Nimrod - been on the boat some time ago. It is an older boat and quite dark and cramped in the cabins below deck. Have read recent reviews that food is just ok, but crew is good.