My roadtrip to cairns took 5 days, down the stuart highway, through Mount Isa, to Townsville and up to Cairns. Its was so hot and the landscape so vast and unforgiving. Australia is suffering from draught at the moment so it was particlarly dry, every creek we went past was empty.
Been in cairns a few days now, its very much a seaside town and quite relaxing to be here. Hoping to go to the barrier reef in a few days and them to Cape Tribulation for a few days in the rainforest. Watch out for the pictures.