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I love to travel and experience life in not just cities, but off the beaten track as well. As I'm retired, I can be flexible in when and where I travel and stay, as long as I can stay safely. I've not done a house swap before, but I'm keen to start the journey.
This two-bedroom townhouse (1 queen bed & 1 double bed) is comfortably fitted out with all modern conveniences. There’s a pool within the complex of just 14 townhouses. It is fully air-conditioned and security-screened and each upstairs bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. There is a third toilet/WC downstairs in the internal laundry. There's a full stove, microwave, TV, DVD/CD player, washer, dryer, WIFI, parking. Within a 200m walk, is a large supermarket, whole foods pharmacy, medical centre (all 7 days), post office, gym, massage & yoga centres, hairdresser, florist, butcher, cafés, hotel/tavern (7 days), and fast food/takeaway shops. It’s a 10 minute drive to the city centre and esplanade and 15 minutes to the domestic/international airport. Just a 5 minute drive takes you to the city’s beautiful botanical gardens with graded walking tracks.
Cairns is a small city with a population of about 160,000. While it is a laid-back city, it has a lively vibe with a diverse population. You'll find plenty of bars and cafes in the city centre and along the vibrant Cairns waterfront and piers. If you like to try your luck, there's always the Reef Casino. The newly constructed Cairns Entertainment Centre, the Tanks Arts Centre, located in the City's beautiful botanic gardens, and city cinemas offer a wide range of entertainment choices.
Visit Cairns – the gateway to Queensland’s tropical north and the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest. Cairns is a laid-back city, best enjoyed outdoors. It's a very popular tourist destination with a tropical climate and a population of about 160,000. Don't miss the great things to do in and around town. You'll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby. Tropical North Queensland is the only place where two World Heritage listed areas sit side by side, offering spectacular tropical landscapes and superior natural encounters.
• Great Barrier Reef snorkelling, diving and island hopping
• Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Kuranda Village
• Tropical fruits and fresh seafood
• Explore the World Heritage wonders
• Cairns Aquarium
• Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
• Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
• Mossman Gorge Centre
• White water rafting and tubing
• Bungy jumping at AJ Hackett
Within 65kms of Cairns there are several 4-5 star resorts with quality golf courses. I’m not a golfer, but I know they are popular and in some spectacular locations. Check some out:
Cairns Golf Club - 9kms south across city
Half Moon Bay Golf Club at Yorkeys Knob - 18kms north
Paradise Palms Cairns at Kewarra Beach - 22 kms north
Gordonvale Golf Course at Gordonvale - 24 kms south
Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course at Port Douglas - 62 kms north
Mirage Country Club at Port Douglas - 64kms north
Oceans Edge Health Club at Palm Cove - 26 kms north
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort at Port Douglas - 65 kms north