THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY Everything was perfect, the accommodation was second to none. We stayed at Getaway On Grafton it was fantastic amazing wonderful and close to everything. The apartments were very well set out with two bathrooms and two separate bedrooms with everything you can think of supplied even a washing machine and dryer. The pool was wonderful and we spent every afternoon just cooling down after the Train, sky rail feeding crocodiles, green island etc; Cairns is a great place for kids and adults, there is so much to do and see we will be back next year.
Vanessa & Brenda was very helpful and quickly responsive. She was informative and knowledgeable about the activities. I enjoyed dealing with her, and liked her guidance on things to do. I believe she went the extra mile to help. Liked the discounts that we could get through you. We did - the reef teach talk - that was great, very worthwhile (prior to a dive)! - a trip out to the gbr - excellent as well - self drive south to see the lake districts and waterfalls which were nice - self drive north to port Douglas etc. Did the daintree river cruise with Luke - really enjoyed that. - spent the first afternoon on the sky rail and train, but found that far too rushed. Thanks again to Brenda for assisting.
Gday Sara, We had a great time thank you! Our apartment at getaway on grafton was immaculate and exactly what we needed, the staff were friendly the good old aussie style and extremely helpful. The car we hired from Europe Car was also immaculate and gave us no trouble, and the staff there were also really friendy and helpful. Reef Experience was awesome, we went out to the reef with them last year and had a great time, which is why we went with them again this year and I daresay we will visit the reef with them again! The crew was excellent, especially a bloke called Pat, who went out of his way to accomidate us and I appreciate the chance to commend him. We had probably the best conditions anyone could hope for out there on that day aswell so we were extremely lucky! We also spent a day up Kuranda where we thouroughly enjoyed the butterfly sanctuary and the bird park(which we have also been to before but wanted to revisit). Also had a got at the cable ski park which was great, and we had a nice relaxing day at Clifton Beach( where i actually lived for a while about 10 years ago). All in all it was another excellent holiday, we plan on visiting again next year and i'll certainly give you a call. thanks again Sara and all the best for chrissy n the new year!
Kind regards, Tony.
We had a fantastic holiday, the accommodation was of high standard, close to city centre, friendly staff. Would recommend the apartments to anyone with family or two couples like us. We chose the Ocean Free sail boat to do the reef. Outstanding, relaxed, friendly sail. Only 27 people very relaxed no hassles. But if want to do more touristy reef adventures not for them. Liked the night life. Also done the skyrail and train. Overall had a relaxed and fun time .
We had a fantastic holiday, Getaway on Grafton was the perfect location,so central to Cairns, we could walk everywhere and the boys really enjoyed the pool and being able to walk to the Lagoon and Muddies.!! The staff were lovely, friendly and very helpful, and we recommend Getaways very highly! As we have been to Cairns heaps of times before, we didnt do much of the tourist thing, but the oppurtunity to book day trips with them was great also. Thanks for making our holiday accomadation so easy to find and book!! We had a blast!! Hope to be back again next year!!
Thank you, yes it was lovely visiting a part of Aust. we had never been to before. Getaway on Grafton was very good – new managers very helpful – accom. tidy and clean. Your help and assistance, excellent and your web site, very good.
Thanks again, Sonia
All went very well. The apartment was excellent and the Manager was very helpful. We went to Parenella Park which was fantastic and also Palm Cove, also great. The Botanical Gardens were also very good. Cairns is very centrally located and there are a lot of things to see at very close range. Thank you for all of your assistance, everything went like clockwork !
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The accommodation was perfect and the management couple at Getaways of Grafton were superb. We could not asked for more they were friendly and very helpful in advising us on trips and places to visit. We did have one bad experience, this was down to the company providing the Falklands Islands Tour. They did not have the glass bottomed boat available and they did not mention it to Getaways on booking for us. As my mother can not swim it was a big disappointment for her. We did recoup some of the Monies paid. When we do decide to go on holiday to FNQ again we will most definitely use you again.
Dear Troy and Sarah,
Thank you for your great service! We had a great stay at Getaways on Grafton, the apartment was clean and well equipped. The management were very friendly and nothing was a problem. Lot’s of information given about local attractions from the staff including the “pool guy” who gave us lot’s of local information and colour! The location of the apartment complex was close enough to Central Cairns to walk @ 10 mins to the Esplanade and the vast array of restaurants and attractions such as the Night Markets. Thank you to Sarah for following up on the tours that we had put a deposit on, I was very grateful to hear from her when we found out one of the tours had to be changed – again Sarah was able to fix everything up for us and it definitely made for a problem free day on the Skyrail Cableway. The tour we booked through you to go to Green Island was also terrific – we had a great time on the island and I was very impressed with all of the staff and crew on this Great Adventures tour. The weather had been overcast and raining for most of our trip, the day at Green Island was bright and sunny and made for great snorkelling conditions and I was very surprised at the amount of fish so close to the beach – amazing! We had hired a car, and we certainly made good use of the unlimited kilometres. We drove up through Atherton Tablelands, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge and up to the Daintree as far has Cooper’s Creek, which was flooded the day we ventured to the rainforest. On our last day we returned to Mareeba and enjoyed an afternoon at Coffeeworks – a must for anyone who loves “a cup of Java”. I am planning another trip to FNQ now we have been there, seen what is available and I would love to incorporate a stay on Green Island and an eco stay in the Daintree. Again thank you for your fantastic service – it certainly made for an enjoyable getaway for our family because you took care of all of the details to ensure that we had a great time!
My family and I were very impressed with the apartment accomodation at Getaway on grafton - the staff were very helpful and pleasant. The three tours we did were all great but we were very disappointed about not getting to travel on the Kuranda train (but that wasnt something anyone could prevent). We all enjoyed the time we spent in Cairns but if we were to travel up there again it probably wouldnt be in April as it did rain everyday (unfortunately) but then it didnt really prevent us from doing the tours. The help from FNQ apartments was very good and we were pleased with your efforts, so thankyou.
Hi Sara, Thank you, the accommodation was exactly what we were after, and the management there were very welcoming. We were graced with perfect weather which made our trip to out to the reef even better.
Thanks for the mail. My holiday was excellent. The accommodation, arrangements and staff was great. We went to green island via big cat, skyrail and to port douglas. Thanks for all your help. I would highly recommend FNQ in future.
Our family had such a wonderful holiday in FNQ. We spent Christmas Day on a Reef Magic Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef and it was most certainly "MAGIC". Visited Kurranda by rail and back by skyrail which was magnificent. Spent some time in the local water holes and the beautiful waterfalls. Parenella Park one and a half hours out of Cairns is also a place to visit with lots of wonderful history. Port Douglas was lovely and we had a day Jungle Surfing - truly an experience not to be missed. The rainforests our fantastic!! We enjoyed our stay at Getaway of Grafton with great facilities a wonderful kitchen and a short walk to the lagoon, city centre and shopping centre. A lovely stay.
We had a very pleasant holiday in Cairns. The accomodation was very comfortable and the people there were helpful and kind. Thank you all for making it a lovely holiday. We spent a day at Kuranda taking the train up and the sky rail down and that was indeed a special experience. Also we took the evening cruise on the boat which you arranged and indeed it was lovely. Our visit to the night markets and the day market - the vegetable market was very interesting. We had been to Cairns before when my daughter lived in Cairns and worked in the hospital there so we had been to the Barrier reef and other places but had not explored Cairns itself. As our stay was rather short we decided to explore Cairns city itself and we enjoyed the atmosphere there. Visiting the Aboiriginal art galary and other places of interest was good . Cairns seems to be a vital and growing city and we were particularly interested to see how many tourists were there .
Thank you once again for all your help.
Wish you all the best in your business.
Thank you, our stay was quite comfortable. We enjoyed having the space to spread out and the pool to help keep us cool. We enjoyed the activities that we did. With regards to the service at the unit, it was good. Had trouble contacting them after hours on the first night when we couldn’t get the oven to work. As it turns out we did not have the switch turned on (located near the microwave which we had put something in front of it and could not see it). This switch should remain on rather turning it off between guests. Our only other problem was the smoke alarm kept going off everytime we cooked on the stove (even when there was no smoke visible). I think the smoke detector has been put in the wrong place being so close to the kitchen. They were my only problem really. Otherwise everything else was good.
We had a great time in Cairns. The Accommodation Getaway on Grafton was excellent. The Staff were very efficient and very helpful in telling us about things to do and places to eat . They booked each trip for us with no problems at all. We went on the Osprey boat two two different reefs Saxtons and Hastings reef. The day was perfect the water was very calm and beautiful. We snorkelled for about 2 hours on each reef seeing turtles lots of colourful fish and especially Wally the Wrasse. My two boys were so thrilled to be swimming with Wally He was a big attraction. The food on the boat was great and the staff were excellent and we enjoyed Elvis singing and playing his didgerdoo on the trip back We all had a great time. We booked a half day fishing trip just in the estuary with John Paradise sportfishing Adventures. He was great telling us about the fish that is caught up there and showing us some good spots We caught a few fish but not enough to keep but we enjoyed it. We hired a car for three days with sugarland car hire. They were very reasonable and the car was great. We drove to Mossman Gorge and called into beaches on the way to Port Douglas and had a great swim in the Gorge. The next day we went to Lake Barrine and then to Josephine falls had a swim there too. On the last day we took the train up to Kuranda and then the Skylift back unfortunately it rained when we got there and it was very Foggy on the way down but we enjoyed the day. All our trips were booked by the staff Warren Vicki and Denise at Getaway on Grafton. They were very helpfull and happy to please us. It was a great trip and a great place to have a family holiday.
Thank you for your email. a) the apartment was great, modern and clean, the location was perfect, walking distance to everything we needed within Cairns City, b) we were impressed with the complex managers, Vicki at Reception was truly delightful, very helpful and friendly, a great face for the complex. c) We went to the reef also went Jungle Surfing up at Cape Tribulation, it was fantastic our two children aged 9 and 6 had a wonderful time. d) Next time we stay in Cairns I am sure we would return to the apartment at Getaway on Grafton, we were very happy and impressed.
Hope this helps.
Yes, sadly we are home - it all went way too quickly. • The accommodation was great - a bit of a walk to the city and esplanade but the apartment was spacious, clean, quiet and comfortable. The management were also very pleasant. • The Ocean Spirit was fantastic!!! - we were upgraded to the Michalmas Cay trip and really had an amazing day. Peter even had 2 dives. • The Kuranda trip was also wonderful. We ended up sitting on top of each other in the train so at Freshwater Station the hostesses put the four of us in an empty Gold Class carriage - we had an incredible trip. At Kuranda we also went to Rainforestation which was okay and the Butterfly Sanctuary which was brilliant. The Skyrail was wonderful. • Hartley's Crocodile Farm was interesting (but we had recently got an annual pass to Australia Zoo so the girls were a little bit crocodiled out). I could imagine it would be incredible for anyone who hasn't seen crocodiles before. They also gave us a 3 day pass so we could go back if we wanted. • The Europcar was a Hyundai Elantra and although a bit more basic than what we are used to - it did the trick. We went to Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and around the Yungaburra, Malanda, Millaa Millaa area. I would recommend Mossman Gorge, Josephine Falls (near Innisfail) for swimming - they were lovely. Yungaburra is an incredible place with the giant fig trees (particularly the Cathedral Fig), and the platypus in Petersen Creek. We were even lucky enough to see the infamous Lumholtz tree kangaroo at a lady's house near the Crater and Dinner falls. • When we got to the airport we found out that Brisbane was under a cloud of dust and our plane was delayed - but luckily we were underway within about half an hour so it turned out fine. So as you can imagine, all in all we had a terrific time in your beautiful Cairns. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the FNQ Apartments did a sensational job booking everything for us. Thanks Sara - we really appreciate everything. Great Job!!
Hi Megan. The holiday in Cairns was terrific.The Apartments at Getaways on Grafton were just what we wanted. Our apartment was directly on to the pool and the BBQ which we made full use of. Very conveniently located and also very quiet. The staff were also most obliging and the service excellent. I will recommend it to friends. Whilst in Cairns we visited the following ;Mission Beach;Port Douglas;Atherton Tablelands;Daintree;Karanda Train and Cable Car; The Amatuers Race Meeting and the Festival at the Gardens. All up a very enjoyable time. The weather was also a bonus and the Boardwalk and Lagoon first class. Thanks for your assistance. Kind Regards Mel
We were extremely impressed with the accommodation and service at Getaway on Grafton in Cairns - what a great place to stay! It was such a pleasure to return to each day and a venue that was hard to leave. We wanted for nothing during our stay and would recommend it to anyone as a relaxing and comfortable holiday venue, where nothing was too much trouble.
The apartment itself was spacious, well-equipped, clean and well-maintained. Although we didn’t use the pool area much as we were out and about most days, it looked quite nice. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful. The check-in / check-out process went very smoothly. Additionally, the booking of the apartment was easy and the staff was friendly and quick to respond to any questions we had. We had no problems at all and enjoyed our time and would choose to book with your company again.
Couldn't have been more impressed with the accomodation, cleanliness, layout of the apartment. Extremely impressed with the beautiful pool, layout of the bar-b-que, and how cooking equipment was close on hand. Was happy with the proximety to cairns main shopping areas. Thanks for a great holiday.
Sorry it took so long to answer but my hoilday and apt was brilliant was lovely in every way ,very quiet complex great staff will recommend to anyone thanks for a wonderful experince.
We were very impressed with everything we did. Our accomodation was excellent & Debbie who runs it was so helpful. The tours we did were fantastic and very enjoyable. Our kids enjoyed things we did & had the best time snorkelling out on the reef. They are still talking about it. We have passed onto friends who are looking for family holidays to contact you.
Once again many thanks for your help.
Sorry it has taken us so long to reply, but we have had computer problems. Regarding our holiday:- We were very impressed with everything we did. Our accomodation at Getaways on Grafton was excellent & Debbie who runs it was so helpful. The tours we did were fantastic and very enjoyable. Our kids enjoyed things we did & had the best time snorkelling out on the reef. They are still talking about it. We have passed onto friends who are looking for family holidays to contact you. Once again many thanks for your help.
Everything was excellent! Everyone loved the apartments at the Getaways on Grafton Cairns! The cruise i booked through you was also awesome, we also went jet skiing, crocodile farm and go karts. Everyone enjoyed the trip. Next time i'll be visiting Cairns i will definitely book accommodation through FNQ apartments. Thank you very much.
I was extremely impressed by the quality of the service and hospitality. The rooms at the Getaways on Grafton Cairns provided that very homely atmosphere and by the comfortable feeling we enjoyed, I consider that I certainly got my money's worth. My family enjoyed themselves and we had a wonderful holiday. My wife and I will be travelling back in February and we shall certainly be in touch with you again. Your very high standards of service are indeed commendable.
The trip, accommodations and excursions were all great. rafting on the Tully was a huge blast and the trip to the reef was equally enjoyable. We all liked the apartment, Getaway on Grafton. It was clean, roomy, well equipped and very convenient to the down-town area. We had a blast. I will be sure to recommend you to my friends and family. Feel free to use these comments as you feel fit.
The trip, accommodations and excursions were all great. rafting on the Tully was a huge blast and the trip to the reef was equally enjoyable. We all liked the apartment, Getaway on Grafton. It was clean, roomy, well equipped and very convenient to the down-town area. We had a blast. I will be sure to recommend you to my friends and family.
Thank you so much for this follow up email, we found everything was great and we really appreciated your assistance with the unit and the tours. Also your “have a good time” and “welcome home” emails were really well received. If we do come back to FNQ we would certainly use your services again.
Getaways on Grafton Cairns We had a great time in Cairns. With and infant and a toddler, we didn’t venture too far afield. We spent a fair bit of time down at the Lagoon and Muddys playground, which are brilliant for young children (and their parents). We did the Skyrail trip to Kuranda one morning (amazing), and took a drive up to Port Douglas on another (beautiful). A very relaxing and enjoyable time all round, we’ll definitely be back again. We were very satisfied with the services provided by FNQ. Correspondence was always prompt, courteous and helpful. The apartment itself at the Getaways on Grafton was excellent and as described. No complaints, only praise.
I'm just back from Australia today, I spent 1 week in Cairns and 2 weeks traveling in Queensland. What an amazing country! I had such a great time! Thanks a lot for your efficient help in finding accommodations as well as your advises for car rental and tours. Gateways on Grafton is definitely a great place to stay in Cairns, great value, great flat, very comfortable, very nice and helpful lady there. No negative point, it was perfect. For sure I would recommend it to anybody who wants to spend time in Cairns. Anyway I found Cairns too touristic, and I preferred the "wider" side of Queensland, I particularly enjoyed the 3 days I spent in Cape Tribulation, far from the civilization and so beautiful.... Thanks again for your help, Queensland is one of the most (if not the most) beautiful place I've ever seen and I had a wonderful holidays.
We had a really great time, i think we managed to make the most of just about every second of our holiday.. we went to josephine falls, the daintree, mossman gorge, went on a horse ride, went to cape tribulatuion, ent to kuranda, went out on the reef, (which was an interesting day with the swells apparently being up to 2-3m) but otherwise all great!! it was probably the best holiday we have ever had!! The appartment was beautiful, very clean and seemed brand new! Also the staff at Getaways on Grafton were very accomodating with our departure requests. I would say thank you to everyone who made our holiday what it was!
Happy new year also.
Our holiday turned out really good, we have been to Cairns before so new a bit about the area, the unit was good, larger than expected and had everything we required. It was a good location close to the city centre and with a car we were able to travel around. We had not seen the Daintree or Cape Tribulation before and were able to see both in the one day, which was great. We also revisited Karanda and the Baron falls. We went swimming each day at the northern beaches which was also really good. We hope to holiday in Cairns again next year although at that time we would like to stay at one of the beaches in a similar style apartment, although a front facing rather than court yard would be preferable at Yorkeys Knob, Trinity or Palm Cove. We will inquire closer to the time.
It would be my pleasure. The holiday was wonderful my teenage boys and I had a sensational time and were not disappointed with any of the activities you recommended and booked. It was truly the holiday as a lifetime for our family. The crew from Ocean Spirit and Raging Thunder were exceptional and we really appreciated their assistance, direction and friendliness, which made the activities (reef snorkelling and white water rafting) even more enjoyable. I would have no issue recommending these companies to anyone and we would not hesitate doing these activities again. In regard to the accommodation at Getaways on Grafton was great, however to be labelled luxury it needs to be maintained and although it didn’t diminish our enjoyment there were marks on the walls and the living room rug needed a steam clean. Otherwise it was great and my boys loved the pool. Thanks again for your assistance and looking forward to recommending and using your services again.
In general we were very happy with the accommodation. Good location, very clean and well equipped. While it was mainly a working holiday for me, my wife and son enjoyed shopping, walking and visiting the lagoon pool on the foreshore. We also spent a day in Port Douglas, half a day at Palm Cove and a day at Yorkeys nob. We also spent a day at Kuranda, travelling up in the Sky rail and back on the train. We had tried to arrange this through the contact numbers on the brochure but gave up. I consequently rang your number and "bingo" all was arranged with a minimum of fuss. I have commented to others at work and elsewhere that your service was the best I have encountered and I will certainly recommend you to others. I will use your service again as I often travel to Cairns as part of my work ( The company I manage now has a depot and contracts with Ergon in Cairns) In the past when alone I have stayed at Trilogy but will contact you next time to see what you have.
In general we were very happy with the accommodation. Good location, very clean and well equipped. While it was mainly a working holiday for me, my wife and son enjoyed shopping, walking and visiting the lagoon pool on the foreshore. We also spent a day in Port Douglas, half a day at Palm Cove and a day at Yorkeys nob. We also spent a day at Kuranda, travelling up in the Sky rail and back on the train. We had tried to arrange this through the contact numbers on the brochure but gave up. I consequently rang your number and "bingo" all was arranged with a minimum of fuss. I have commented to others at work and elsewhere that your service was the best I have encountered and I will certainly recommend you to others. I will use your service again as I often travel to Cairns as part of my work. In the past when alone I have stayed at Trilogy but will contact you next time to see what you have. Ok to use any of the above on your web page.
Sorry about the delay in responding to your request - quite an accumulation of family tasks requiring immediate attention awaited me on my return. Our holiday in FNQ was just beautiful: excellent accommodation at "Getaway on Grafton"; unbelievably beautiful scenery; friendly people and perfect weather combined to make our Cairns holiday one of the best we've experienced. In fact, my husband requested a return visit next year, so that's high praise indeed. As to what we did .... where to begin!!! We hired a car, and in 1200kms of driving, explored Cairns and immediate surrounds then headed off to Mission Beach (beautiful) Port Douglas (very lovely) Mossman Gorge and the Daintree (even saw sugar-cane trains), Atherton and the tablelands (fantastic natural beauty, exquisite waterfall circuit etc) - magnificent!!!Then we caught the Scenic train for a day trip to Kuranda, explored the delights there and returned by Skyrail. Quite a highlight in itself. We took a tour with Big Cat over to Green Island and spent a fabulous day there just before we came home. I might add that we lived on a diet based around exquisite seafood and fruit for the entire 10 days!! Sounds a bit bland when put so baldly but I can assure you it was anything but!! Truly one of the loveliest trips we've ever done, and a very big "Thank You" to you for your assistance and advice. As I said, God willing, we'll definitely be requesting a "return visit". Cairns must be one of Australia's Best Kept Secrets: beautiful scenery, fantastic shopping; great cafe scene; fabulous eateries - just the most amazing place, and VERY reasonably priced.
Thanks for your email. Our holiday was really good, although you could have turned on a little more sunshine, and a few less showers. However, the weather did improve after the 1st day. The apartment was excellent - just right for 2 couples and we were placed in the apartment where we had asked to be (downstairs by the BBQ & pool). I thought that the lady running them was very good, helpful, and kept people to the rules regarding noise etc. She was also very helpful in ordering us taxis, prior to us getting a rental car. The unit was very clean, and we would most certainly book again to stay there if we returned to Carins, as they are so handy to everything.
Hi Troy, We had a great time in Cairns and the accommodation was perfect. It was nice and close to Barlow Park and also close to the RSL where we had some terrific meals. We didn't do a lot of "tourist" things as we were up there to watch our daughter play in the School State Soccer Titles. We spent quite a few hours one afternoon down at the esplanade and the pier and that was about it. As I said, the accommodation was great and the price was also. The service you provided to me was impeccable. It is so hard to book accommodation when you don't know the area so I really appreciated your help. I have already told some of my work colleagues about the service FNQ offers and I will continue to do so.
this is just a reply to your email re our recent holiday in Cairns/Port Douglas. I accidentally hit the delete key, instead of reply. I can't remember the details in your email, but we had a fantastic time, and the apartment we stayed at - Getaways on Grafton - was fantastic. Would definately go back there again! We didn't do a lot of sightseeing other than going out on the reef (the "Shaolin" at Port Douglas), and took at look at Mosman Gorge, as we were there to get married. But it was wonderful. As I said, I can't remember the details of what info you wanted feedback on, so if I have missed anything, please let me know. I would be more than happy to reply.
Here's some feedback as requested: What we did day trip to Kuranda - absolutely loved the skyrail - Kuranda itself is sadly full of lots of touristy junk shops - really enjoyed the indigenous collection @ the Ark - the Deli Llama cafe (right next to the Ark) is a fantastic cafe (vegetarian obviously - but brilliant food - and tucked away from all the madness ...) day trip to Green Island - very enjoyable - unfortunately, weather not so good - crocodile farm (on Green) definitely worth a visit - very non commercial (eg, don't pay to take photos holding baby croc etc) day trip in own car to Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge - lovely time - Ella had a great time swimming at the beach - nice and warm even in July 2 day trip with friends (in their 4 wheel drive) to Cooktown (inland road) and back down coastal road through Cape Tribulation etc - definitely recommend trip to Cooktown if interested in historical stuff - the James Cook museum there is fascinating time spent around the lagoon on the esplanade - can imagine it would be absolutely stunning in summer etc (great place for a BBQ) - was still really impressed & the cold temperature didn't stop Ella from swimming - had the slightly horrible experience of Ella being photographed in undies (forgot to take her togs that day) by an oldish 'pervert' with a very impressive looking camera (I quickly jumped in front of her so he couldn't take any more shots and when I turned around again he'd disappeared!) 4 night stay at Yungaburra - Edna's Cottage (Allumbah Cottages) was lovely - great garden - nice and relaxing - great atmosphere - very well equipped and serviced (eg, clean towels every day, rubbish removed, new lot of wood brought in for pot belly, fresh milk etc, large collection of dvds to borrow) - good base for exploring various museums, dairies, farms, bushwalks, waterfalls, dams (we even caught some red claw which Wayne cooked up for dinner!), galleries etc - thought the Chinese Temple at Atherton was particularly interesting - have to say that I wasn't very impressed with Nick's Swiss/Italian restaurant (very average food given the price) Tablelands stuff con. - would definitely recommend a visit to the North Qld Gold Coffee Plantation (run by the Maloberti family) just outside Mareeba - their website is: http://www.nqgoldcoffee.com.au/ - very interesting, non-commercial visit - great coffee (which apparently gets purchased from people all over the world) - also really enjoyed visiting the Mt Uncle distillery (prices a bit expensive but definitely an interesting flavour) other impressions - Cairns very easy to get around without a car for a few days - everything nice and close - fruit and veg markets on Friday-Sunday very impressive Your service Very happy with the accommodation you arranged - especially given that I didn't give you much time to arrange it Getaways on Grafton was exactly what we wanted - clean and smart, separate bedrooms - 3 toilets - nice and close to shops, restaurants, the Lagoon Thanks so much for all your help with our holiday - I would definitely recommend you to others and would call you again (for our next visit to Cairns) Hope this is of some use.
Hi Megan, We are back in the States and somewhat rested and back to normal. The jet lag was terrible on our return after 30 days Down Under. We had a wonderful time in Australia and the best accommodation we had was Getaway on Gafton. The apartment was great as was the pool and the location. We obviously spent most of the time at the Reef, and other trips but enjoyed our apartment upon return. We scheduled all our trips at reception and were most pleased with everything. The entire trip was wonderful and spending a week in each location gave us a good feeling for each city. I hope this helps and I'm serious when I say I would schedule the entire trip again though you, if that were possible. Best Regards, John
Have just read your email, sorry I didn't reply. With all the happenings of work and other things that need to be attended to before you go on holiday, I forgot to check my emails. I had intended to email you on our return, to thank you for everything, we were thrilled with our ground floor, next to pool apartment, central location, the courtesy of everybody from tour guides to people working in hospitality and shops, local people and tourist from many countries and perfect weather, all helped to make our holiday very enjoyable.
Bob & Ellen
Holiday great ! apartment lovely, very very pleased with it ,austraila an amazing country we had a great time . Tours were good ,port douglas and rain forrest and wild life habitat my personal favourite.
We had a great holiday in Cairns...we spent plenty of time down at the esplanade because it is so perfect for kids, we visited the zoo and we also went for a visit to Port Douglas markets on the Sunday. The weather wasn't as warm as we thought it would be...but it was great that it rained very little and so we were still able to get out and about with the kids. We were really happy with the accommodation...(the only thing was that we were told there was a DVD and CD player yet when we arrived...there wasn't! Troy was great though and immediately got a DVD player for us (well actually our son!) We were impressed that the apartment was cleaned for us whilst we were there too.
It was a great location near Muddy's Playground....very nice short walk!
Alison and James