So you’ve made the excellent choice to stay at Tropic Days or Travellers Oasis while you’re in Cairns. The friendly staff have checked you in, you’ve settled into your comfortable room. Now what? Today we’re highlighting one of the dozens of great activities that our guests enjoy every week: Uncle Brian’s Waterfalls and Rainforest Tour. … Continue reading What to do in Cairns: Uncle Brian’s Waterfalls and Rainforest Tour
Are you thinking of doing a Working Holiday in Australia? Are you already on your working holiday in Australia? Well, there are plenty of travel shops advising on tours and activities, but where can a backpacker go to learn just how to successfully exist as a backpacker in Australia? There are tours for this purpose … Continue reading 5 tips for a happy Working Holiday
There is so much to do in Australia that you could easily spend a year just touring the country and never get bored. However, most of us don’t. Whether it’s time or money, you can never tick all the boxes on the Australian to do list. The East Coast definitely has the most famous options, … Continue reading Cairns vs the Whitsundays: Which is better?
Did you know that 30% of Australians claim some sort of Irish Ancestry? Up here in Cairns, we’re more than fifteen thousand kilometres away from Ireland, but that doesn’t stop the people of Far North Queensland from enjoying St Patricks Day and celebrating their roots with a schooner of green beer. Today we’ve got some … Continue reading How to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Cairns, Australia
Cairns → Townsville For those fortunate enough to have a set of wheels, you're in for a treat if you plan on making your way south. Cairns backpackers have either just arrived from the south--weary from their long journey, or are about to embark on an epic trip south to Sydney. Before you head out, … Continue reading Cairns to Townsville – A Cairns Backpacker Road Trip
Top Three Free Things to Do in Cairns Cairns is often positioned at the very end of a backpacker’s trip, or at the very beginning. Either way, penny pinching is easy with a wide variety of free things to do in Cairns! Read below for our three favorites in the downtown area--all walking distance from … Continue reading Top Three Free Things to Do in Cairns
For backpackers, sometimes saving money can mean missing out. Luckily, hiking is free AND helps you burn off those travel calories! Cairns has a number of stellar hikes, all under an hour away by car. Grab your water and sunscreen and go explore some of these great Cairns walks! Walsh’s Pyramid Walsh’s Pyramid stands … Continue reading Cairns Walks – Things to Do in Cairns
Every week from Friday to Sunday, backpackers hit Rusty’s Markets to stock up on inexpensive fresh veggies from over 180 stalls. Here are a number of delicious hostel meals that are easy, require few ingredients, and are packed with veggies to try out at the Travellers Oasis hostel kitchen. Stir Fry This is one … Continue reading Healthy Hostel Meals for Your Market Veggies