The warmth of the tropical sun welcomes us to Cairns- Tropical Queensland. We touched down to 26’degrees and a scorching beam of sun. We taxied to Mecure Harbourside Hotel which was only 8 minutes from the airport. Got a warm welcome from the staff and an upgrade to a sea view room which is an awesome way to start a holiday! Our room’s got a great view on the balcony looking out to the horizon and palm trees.
We went out to take a walk along the esplanade which reminds me of Beverly Hills. There was a path along the beach for people to walk, run, rollerblade, skate, cycle and walk their dogs on. Palm trees, memorabilia, bbq areas, bubblers (aussie term for water fountains), wild pa
rrots, exercise areas and children playgrounds were along the path. At the end of the route, there’s a really cool lagoon.
Dad and I explored the township; we bought fresh prawns to cook up and a dozen local beers.