Oasis Inn Cairns

276 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, Australia
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Forum Posts

Reef Walking

by ChineseDoll


I'll be travelling to Cairns in mid-Mar. I would like to know which island has reef walking activity? Also, my friend wishes to go skydiving, RnR rafting and ATV. Where can I find these activities in Cairns?

Thank you.

Re: Reef Walking

by colin_bramso

I don't think reef walking is allowed any more because of the damage it does to the coral. If you google 'cairns' you'll get a lot of websites with full info on tours available from there.

Re: Reef Walking

by ChineseDoll

Thanks for the info. Since I can't swim, and I found out in Green Island there is an activity called Seawalker which allows you to walk in the water without knowing how to swim. Is it the only island that provide this kind of activity?

Re: Reef Walking

by colin_bramso

I'm not sure, my guess would be that other islands would do similar things. Green Island is a good resort, plenty of fish etc.

Re: Reef Walking

by angiebabe

Hi yes Ive not heard of it being permitted on Australian reefs - but another issue is Ive heard of it being done amongst some islands somewhere and persons doing it had stepped off and gone down under getting caught under the reefs and drowning - so something to bear in mind that not only harmful to the reefs and coral but to the so called participants!

I dont know what ATV stands for or what RnR (usually means rest and relaxation - rafting?) but there are several well known companies up there that do advertise well their activities that even if you cant find out before you get there there will be plenty to compare with when arriving - particularly for boat/glass bottom boat trips with snorkelling and so on to get full view or experience of these reefs.

plus trips out to the islands that are around there.

Also dont miss the excellent trips to Kuranda - theres the train and the cablecar that takes you along above the rainforest so one for each trip up or back - and around the beautiful Atherton tablelands. Also any trips to Daintree and Cape Tribulation and the coloured sands.

Port Douglas has a beautiful beach and the Whitsundays area/Shute harbour down south of Cairns are very beautiful and advertise boat trips around there.

Re: Reef Walking

by Mikebb

Hi There are Outer Reef trips, but if you want to just walk on the reff I suggest you take the ferry to Green Island, an hour offshore on the local ferry.

Good Luck,

Travel Tips for Cairns

scuba diving the great barrier reef

by tropicrd

Check out www.cairns.com.au/activities
There are so many different reef trips this may help you decide.
You can choose from luxery to budget day trips.

Or-- cairns.com.au/greatbarrierreef both offer dive and snorkel trips.

The weather is usually ok in November but remember it is our wet season,so no guarantees.

Hope this helps. Check this out with the tour operaters but remember plenty of drinking water to hydrate.


by Anne12 about CASINO

The Casino has a few options for entertainment.
Of course you can go into the Gambling area and try to win a few dollars, while having a drink or two.

Then there is the area where you can have a drink and also listen to live music.
For those that want to have a bit of a light fantastic, there is a dance floor.

This is a popular place for young and old. All depends on the night. Sometimes it has a mature feel about it, others there is a mixture of ages.
They have a regular band that plays on weekends, also they have special guests.

I don't mind heading here to have a drink and dance.

It's a great place to people watch, as it is also known as a mature age pick up place. This mating game thing can be great intertainment!!!! Once again, you can wear your little black number, or you can go casual, jeans/long pants and shirt. You can't wear thongs ( shoe variety). Go glam or just go casual.

Yorkeys Knob Boating Club

by sue_stone about Yorkeys Knob Boating Club

Yorkeys Knob is a quiet haven just north of Cairns. It is home to a friendly boating club which is a popular place for locals to meet up day and night. The club has a bar and restaurant/bistro and the usual poker machine area.

My parents had been to the club several times before and suggested it as a relaxing lunch venue after our return from Green Island. They were spot on - the boating club has a large, covered deck area which is the perfect place to have a meal and check out the boats in the pretty harbour. Once you have decided what you want to order, you just need to pop up to the bar and order your food. While there, why not buy a chilled bottle of something white - the perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon.

I had the fish & chips and they were very good.

Scuba Diving Down Under

by trekaroundsue

I got PADI certified through Down Under Dive. It cost app. US$250. This included 2 days of pool excercises along with classroom lecture/exams. Then you get 2 days out on the reef to do your open water certification dives and look around. In between diving you can snorkel around which I recommend, the reef is just as amazing at the surface as it is down under. They also gave me a free day out on the reef to dive and snorkel but I got sick and couldn't use it.

Night Zoo

by rhondav_2004

My favorite activity while in Cairns was going to the Night Zoo...You are picked up at the hotel, and delivered to the Cairns Zoo at around 6P.M. You are served a wonderful bar-b-que steak dinner with all the fixins. While you are enjoying dinner, there is a singer/guitarist and all of the staff are dressed like Australian cowboys from the outback. After dinner, they give you a flashlight and take you on a walking tour of the nocturnal animals at the zoo...the last stop is around a camp-fire where they serve 'damper' which is a kind of bread (has a consistency and taste similar to banana bread-but not as sweet). The intent is not so much for you to eat the bread as it is for the 75-100 kangaroos that you are surrounded by...THEY LOVE IT! And we had a blast feeding the roos! This picture is of the staff feeding the biggest crocodile I have ever seen-must have been 20 feet...


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