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From the Alice Springs Airport (ASP), we flew direct to Cairns International Airport (CNS) and took a taxi to our hotel.
From the hotel it was only a short walk to the seaside and the Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk. The boardwalk is beautifully developed 2.5km stretch of landscaped parklands and lush lawns along Cairns’ palm-fringed waterfront. It has a lagoon, playgrounds, barbeques and recreational facilities which are available for free public use.
Most importantly: There is absolutely no swimming in the ocean in Cairns due to crocodiles, poisonous jellyfish and other hostile sea creatures in the water!
Instead, enjoy watching the ocean or, during low tide, observing the sea floor and all the critters that are living on it from the boardwalk.
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During dinner time, find a nice restaurant on the esplanade and watch hundreds, if not thousands, of birds settle into the nearby trees for the night.