This is to be a very special graduation trip for my 21 year old daughter (and myself). My daughter plans to be a marine biologist and so GBR is a very important component of this trip as is getting close to wildlife.
We've already booked our Sydney leg... a week there at the Marriott courtesy of Marriott points. We arrive in Cairns on June 21 07 and need some advice. We need to leave by July 2nd at the latest.
Here are some of the things we are considering:
Staying in Port Douglas for a couple of days so we can visit Daintree, ( mangrove river trip) do some canopy surfing, have breakfast with the birds, take a day snorkeling with WaveLength, and maybe see the sunday market.
Have I missed anything we should add here?
Then off to Cairns so we can take a 2 day live aboard for her to dive especially at night, (Reef Encounter?), a day trip to Kuranda, a day trip to Green Island for snorkeling, a day rafting on the Tully, a visit to Batreach, the flying fox hospital and thensome wildlife tours with platypus and some other native wildlife. Have we missed anything here?
We need to know :
- am I planning too much?
- where to stay in PD and Cairns?
- should I rent a car?
- recommendations on anything you think will make this the trip of a lifetime.