Cairns Go-Kart Hire
December 22, 2013
We have booked to go this afternoon and are all looking forward to a fun packed dayNicholas Mason
July 20, 2013
We had a family holiday in Cairns and hired a car through Gem Rent-a-Car. Whilst the car was adequate the customer service displayed by this company was not. The initial quote was for a large car but we were given a medium car without any prior communication and then charged at the large car price. Contacting the owner by phone was difficult as he was always 'on the road with a client' and he requested that emails be sent. Emails were sent as per his direction with no responses for days. I am still awaiting a CORRECT refund! I found this to be a poorly organised company with seemingly little administrative support.Deborah Lambert
Flames of the Forest
February 25, 2013
I was treated to a most beautiful evening at Flames under the forest whilst on holidays in Cairns with my boyfriend in January and we absolutely loved it. The sounds and smells of the forest were just so unbelievably different to anything else we have ever experienced and the food and service was excellent. He just recently asked me to be his wife and of course I said yes so we will be looking at Flames for our wedding venue next year as a definate. W3e want to show our family and friends what we discovered not only at flames but also Port Douglas. If you are going to Cairns make sure you make a booking as they get very bust and do not operate every evening.Rebecca Thurston
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
January 29, 2013
Just over a year ago ,my wife and I plus our daughter . travelled on both the skyrail and scenic rail. it was amazing, the view and the beauty was out of this world. would love to do it again sometime,Alan Williams
Cultural Place Cairns
January 26, 2013
We were looking for an authentic indiginous experience whilst in Cairns and we are so happy this was recommended to us. We had a great time and thank you for a great night.Saachi James Mason
The sport involves standing on a wake board, which is designed shorter than a surfboard to make it highly manoeuvrable. The kite surfer holds onto a specially crafted bar which has 4 primary control lines all running up to a large 5-square metre kite. Think of it as controlling a small trick kite, only this is much larger and is capable of pulling you through, and over, the water at great speeds. By adjusting the angle of the kite in relation to the wind, kite surfers are able to propel themselves in many directions and with great haste.
In Tropical North Queensland, the popular Kite Surfing beach is Yorkeys Knob. On any day with more than 10 knots of breeze, the southern end of the beach will be lined with kite surfers trying to jump waves and dodge each other in the surf. Spectators are always amazed to watch the surfers in action.
To get to Yorkeys Knob, follow the Bruce Highway north from Cairns until you reach the Yorkeys Knob roundabout. Turn right here and follow the access road all the way to the beach. From there, you can't miss the fluorescent kites shooting across the beach.
People interested in learning how to Kite Surf should be warned that it takes many days, if not weeks of practice to grasp the basics. This is not an activity you can participate in just for afternoon leisure.
You need to know how to swim and how to survive in the water with equipment hanging from you. You need to master being body-dragged through the water while flying the kite above your head. And you need to master standing on a surfboard while holding onto a large kite.
Then there are gybes, tacks, jumps, recoveries etc. Sound easy? I didn't think so.
Having a background in sailing or wind physics is a great help when learning this sport.d