Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Up in the hills

Kuranda in Queensland is not that far from Cairns, about 25 klm or 16 mile.  It's a windy picturesque drive in the rainforest.  The town is near the Barron Falls and Kuranda has a couple big markets which operate every day.
There is a service station just a little out of the town and they had the best fish and chips I had tasted so far on our holiday in winter 2016.

I took a few photos of the small town, the main street.


The Aboriginal Centre


A church in the main street.












Didgeridoos for sale.


Trees to keep you cool in the main street.

32 comments:

  1. I'd love to have one of those didgeridoos! The looks like a really fun place to spend some time.

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    1. Lots of nook and cranny's there. Lots of things to see up that way, it does get crowded when the bus loads come.

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  2. Margaret the main street looks great trees give a lot of shadow. I love the white church..

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    1. A lovely little church Gosia, the light wasn't in the right place though when I took that photo.
      Shade trees are a must up there as they are needed when shopping or just looking.

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    1. Would be rather a dreary place up there without all that bright colour.

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  4. Interesting buildings, identifying of the architecture of that municipality.

    Kisses

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  5. Lovely photo's ... especially the Didgeridoos.
    We owned one once, but I could never play it. I admire those who can

    All the best Jan

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    1. Did you own one once, never had the desire to learn to play one, wouldn't have enough 'wind'!

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  6. I remember catching the train up to Kuranda many years ago, and was struck by it's beauty.... and very touristy!

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  7. Kurunda has some really great restaurants and the pub meal is excellent.
    Unfortunately like all touristy places buying souvenirs is damn pricy, especially
    the clothes. However to go to Cairns and then not take this trip, well words
    fail me..........madness I think sums it all up!
    Great photos as usual Margaret, you should be on commission!!!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. I bought a scarf an Aboriginal one was expensise.
      Thanks Colin.

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  8. What marvelous finds you have brought us. Thank you so much.

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  9. It was nice wandering around the Kuranda streets and good to see them again now.

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    1. Not many people about when we were there it was too late in the day - but always good to see the town.

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  10. Looks nice place to spend time. And all looks so different as we have here in North. I really enjoy to see all your photos. Thanks.

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  11. Being a music addict, I certainly love the didgeridoos, and I love the boat, great photos.

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    1. Thanks Bob.
      Lots of wind required for the didgeridoo, I tried is once without success.

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  12. The building in the first photo looks like a ship. Nice looking place!

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    1. Yes it does look like a ship and I'm not sure what the significance of it is.

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  13. Anywhere with good fish and chips is a winner in my book!

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