The Crystal Cascades in Cairns

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Our first view of Cairns was from a lookout on the Kennedy Highway.  It may have been love at first sight.  Cairns | How Many More Minutes? We felt like we were back in Tassie on this road!  Mountainous and curvy.  Towing a caravan is never more fun. 🙂 Cairns | How Many More Minutes? We stayed at the best caravan park near the Crystal Cascades.  Cairns is in tropical far north Queensland.  These stats are amazing! Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? We walked up to see the Crystal Cascades waterfall first. Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes?Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes?Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? We took in the view and the kids started climbing and exploring and throwing rocks in the water, as kids do.  We read that this area is popular with locals during the summer since the ocean is full of stingers.  We saw plenty of tourists that day. Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes?Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes?Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes?Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes?Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? I love these pictures of JitterBug, he has such a satisfied expression on his face after throwing that rock in. Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Then, of course, we had to play a round of Freak Mama Out. Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes?Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Some of us were told we were too little to climb the waterfall so we consoled each other the best we could. (I looove seeing sibling hugs!) Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? We spent a good amount of time here, so we had a yummy snack before we headed back down the trail for a swim in one of the waterholes. Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? The water was cold.  Quite cold. Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Some of us were more crazy adventurous than others. Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? We don’t get many family pictures with all of us, we need to do it more often! Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? My little pharaoh! Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Crystal Cascades | How Many More Minutes? Cairns is lovely!  More to come…

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