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Keep your finger on the tropical pulse and make sure you don’t miss out! See what’s happening in and around Cairns during your stay (or find out when is the best time for your getaway) with our latest news and events.

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Tropical Kayaking at Babinda

Posted By: GetawayAdmin on Apr 22, 2014 in Uncategorised

A wonderful day in the tropics – Babinda Kayak Thank you to Minh-Dinh and Kate from North Cove Waterfront Suites “Coolest way to enjoy the river” This weekend we had a nice visit from one of our friends from home (Perth). What better way to enjoy what best end part of an afternoon than rowing …

Sunbird – Olive-backed

Olive-backed Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis Nectariniidae One of the delights of a lush garden in tropical Queensland, apart from the colourful butterflies, is the sight of an Olive-backed Sunbirds flitting about among the flowers, probing them with its gracefully curved bill, often while hovering. Equally enchanting is stumbling across its strange, suspended nest, hanging from a …

AJ Hackett – Bungy and Minjin

AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping and Minjin Swing AJ Hackett is one of the worlds most famous lines of bungy jumping; and there is definitely a reason why.  Bungy jumping is certainly not for the faint hearted. Although AJ Hackett Cairns does not boast the highest bungy in the world, it provides options which are unique …

Cycling to Cairns Harbour

Cycling to Cairns Harbor There are many great holiday units near Cairns Harbour that offer wonderful views and fun things to do while staying there. One of the best activities to enjoy while in the area is a cycling trip to Cairns Harbour. Getaway on Grafton’s apartments near the Cairns CBD offer plenty of great …

Interesting Facts About Clown fish – aka Nemo

Clown fish (aka NEMO) Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, and that includes our Great Barrier Reef. There are 30 recognized species. Are born male, but when a female dies, the most dominant clownfish changes itself into a female! (smart choice) Clownfish live in small groups among sea anemones. …

Active Living on the Cairns Esplanade

Active Living on the Cairns Esplanade While on holiday, it is important to relax and spend some time with friends and family. However, just because you are on holiday that does not mean that you want to forget about taking care of yourself.  There are several fun and free fitness programs located near Getaway on …

Dundee’s Restaurant on the Waterfront

If you are looking for a memorable evening, with one of the best views of the Marina while enjoying a delicious meal and wine or cocktail, you are in the correct place. Dundee’s stands out for offering the tourists the typical local food, perfectly presented and in a unique atmosphere that will captivate any commensal …

Fitzroy Island: a little piece of paradise a pleasant 45 minutes from Cairns.

  It’s the perfect one day (or more) destination to enjoy with the family and friends: Fitzroy Island mixes relaxation with in-nature activities which will make your day. There are operators offering 3 ferry transfers leaving from Cairns to Fitzroy Island at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:30pm every day; and 3 return trips until 4:30pm. Once …

Take a Helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef on your special occasion

Take a Helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef on your Special Occasion When planning your holiday, it is a great idea to consider luxury holiday apartments. These units offer something special that you do not get from a hotel. You have a full kitchen at your disposal along with a great outdoor barbecue. There are …

The Raw Prawn Seafood Restaurant review

Posted By: GetawayAdmin on Jun 21, 2013 in Restaurant Reviews

Very rarely do we take off for a lunch review, but.. a lazy Sunday opportunity saw us snap up the opportunity to test out the “Raw Prawn” on the Esplanade. We both ended up ordering from the $15.90 Lunch menu. Three In One – golden fried reef fish, prawns & calamari w/ salad & chips …

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012