I have read these forums for months and am still no closer with what to do.
I have booked bus class (FF points) flights to cairns for mid Sept. My hubby and I will br travelling with our 3 kids 9,6 and 2. (girls then a boy).
I thought we might need to stay in Palm Cove one night just to check it out on the way through (would one night be enough? arriving in cairns lunchtime).
I guess I need to hire a car at the airport as we are there 7 days? I would like to stay on the beach if possible at PD so we can enjoy the lovely beach I have read about - is swimming safe on the beach in sept?
We get sea sick but would like to show the kids snorkelling whilst being safe for our toddler. I read about the 15min speedboat that takes you to low isles - that seems OK - anyone done that trip?
Would a trip to the crocodile farm be worth it? if so do we do that after staying one night at Palm cove..ie is it on the way to PD? How long would we need at the farm (Just thinking of my toddler sleeping after lunch)?
We have been to wildlife parks here in Sydney, it the habitat one worth it then? What else would be a wow factor for the kids as well as educational maybe...any day trips to the rainforest or cape tribulation that would hold their interest and be suitable not stressful with a toddler?
Where should we stay at PD? We are after luxury if possible for mum and dad and a great pool area for the kiddies. We are thinking one or two nights at sea temple PD but where else? Someone said sheraton is good but is it very close to Marcrossan st?
Decisions, decisions......thanks for your help so far if you managed to sit though this epic!!