Our first week in Australia has been great. We spent it in cairns; chilling by the lagoon and having drinks at gilligans club.
Cairns didn't really have a beach, but it had a man made lagoon which looked out to see which was really nice; we spent a lot of our time there.
On the other days we headed up to cape tribulation which was really pretty. We went croc spotting ( we saw a 4m one eating) along the daintree river and went for a wall through the daintree forest.
We also went on a tablelands tour with a company called 'Barefoot' which was really good fun. We went to famous waterfalls such a mila mila falls (where Peter Andre filmed his mysterious girl video and where the herbal essences advert was filmed). We also went a waterfall which had a slide running into the water. That was great fun however it was nearly impossible to climb up the slippery rocks to get to slide- so so funny!
My favourite say has to be the reef experience. It was amazing being able to do my introductory dive at the Great Barrier Reef. It was really daunting getting the breathing right but once I got the hang of it was fun. I saw the most amazing coral and fish. I saw clown fish in their anemone and most importantly; turtles! In the afternoon I went snorkelling with a marine biologist. I held sea cucumbers which were pretty disgusting and saw clams etc. it was such a great day and I can't wait to dive again!