We also did a tour of the tabletop region, which is the rain forest region that surrounds Cairns. Our tour guide "Captain Matty" was fun, but also told some pretty tall tales. For one, he had us all convinced that we needed to beware of "drop bears", a carnivorous cousin of the koala bear.
Captain Matty and his tour bus
Alison and some boys from our group swimming in the waterfall.
Here i was being a creep, taking pictures of these people who were definitely not on our tour. What can i say? I love polka-dots and photo good photo ops.
Alison on big rock next to the river after one of the waterfalls.
Another thing we did in Cairns was go to the Art Gallery. There were some really great exhibits. This one with birds, and a glass exhibit. Some pictures:
One of our favorites. These were blocks, and there were bird images on every side of them. It was pretty stunning.