AFK from WoW - Eclipse 2012 Day 5 - Cairns Highlands
Headed out for more pet battles today. Mostly of the flying type. We were in the Cairns Highlands trying to get some wetlands birds.
Jabiru and Magpie Geese
Large Billed scrubwren and white necked heron
Grey browed babbler and Black Swans, Australasian Grebe and Blue billed ducks
Comb crested Jacana and Darter
Dollarbird and Emu
Green pygmy-goose and Little Pied Cormorant
Then onto the famous Skyrail from Cairns to Kuranda.
The whole skyrail one way without stopping takes 35 minutes! That's one hell of a cable car ride! We stopped on the way back to do the quick boardwalks and by the time we got back to Kuranda the markets were closed. What a shame! Would have liked to check out the arts stores.
We had dinner in Cairns at Ochre - which was featured on the plane as an interesting place to eat. They had typical tourist fare there with an Australian game menu, so we tried that. The food was interesting, but unfortunately service was slow even though we booked for 5:30 (it didn't help that I didn't realise that the restaurant was 4 blocks from where we parked our cars) and the kids got really tired. We didn't get to finish our mains, but they looked really fantastic on the plate!
Damper and Dukka
Spicy Prawn and Crocodile
Crocodile Wontons and salmon mousse cones
Kangaroo terrine and Emu carpaccio
Sliced Kangaroo on Bokchoy, Sliced Wallaby on Potato, and sweet potato fritters
Wattleseed Pavlova and Berry sorbet
We remembered late at night we forgot to buy the paper! So we were driving around looking for the newspaper and finally found one at the BP petrol station. Phew, a souvenir of the trip!