All posts tagged: Cairns

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The idyllic railway from Cairns to Kuranda winds it way up through the mountains,  clinging precariously to cliff faces. An amazing feat of 19th Century engineering, but it was sobering that many of the men that worked on the project didn’t survive to see it open.

Marine Stingers

Crocodiles aren’t the only danger bathers in Cairns have to deal with. A far more common threat are poisonous jellyfish. There were warning signs up and down the beach. Swimming was restricted to a section that had lifeguards, and I presume the clear bottles beside their surfboards are filled with vinegar.