2017 A week in Far North Queensland

A rain storm out sea

In which our idyllic trip was interrupted by an unwelcome visitor – Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Say hello to Tropical Cyclone Debbie  We’ve just come back from FNQ (Far North Queensland), after spending a week at Peppers Palm Cove resort, just north of Cairns. Normally I’d write about the trip and what we saw and experienced, but this time, I’ll start at the end, because the trip was cut short. You see, Debbie decided to visit.

In search of waterfalls  Cairns is a convenient jumping off point to travel into the Atherton tablelands for a glimpse of the many waterfalls.

Riding the skyrail  One of the fun things to do in Cairns is to take a ride up into the tablelands on a cable car, and come back down again on a vintage train after you’ve pottered around at the quaint little town of Kuranda, where you’ll find markets, and wildlife sanctuaries.

Australia’s cuddliest critter – not  Join us at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures where we meet salt water crocs and other critters.

The aftermath  Debbie’s on its way and we ran for home, stopping overnight at Airlie Beach, which was hammered by the cyclone a few days later.