12 May 2009

Travel Tips Tuesday: Journey Jottings

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07 May 2009

Photo Friday: Sea Salt Beach House

Every once in a while you come across a place where you can truly relax. A place where there’s just as much for children to enjoy as for parents and a place where you can feel like you’ve come ‘home’ even though you’re away. Sea Salt Beach House’ is that kind of a place. Read more

From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed by this modern and inviting tropical home. The home is spacious and airy with lots of natural light provided by the gorgeous French doors and large sliders which open out to the decks, courtyard and gardens.

Parents particularly mothers, will appreciate the attention to detail in the overall design as well as the individual features, furnishings, accessories and inclusions.

Details such as the elegant chandelier above the timber dining table, the water feature in the colourful courtyard, the collection of mirrors throughout the house, the fully equipped modern kitchen, the luxurious bathrooms, the tropical style rattan chairs on the front deck over looking the pool and little surprises such as the Martha Stewart Dinnerware and a pair of ornamental birdcages in the garden are delightful and help to give this holiday house a more personal, homely feel.

Sea Salt is exceptionally family-friendly, and has been designed with children and families in mind. It sleeps 8, is really well designed and caters for everybody. For families travelling with babies there is a highchair, cot, change table and even a potty. For families with primary school aged children there is a bright and spacious playroom with an assortment of toys, games and colouring activities. For older children there is a DVD player and swimming pool. For blended families or families travelling with grandparents there is plenty of room so everyone can spread out and have their own space.

There’s plenty to see and do in the nearby area as well. The Clifton Beach Shopping Centre is just down the road, the fine restaurants and exquisite boutiques of Palm Cove are a 5 minute drive away. For families with young children the award winning Cairns Tropical Zoo, is within walking distance from the house and a number of walking trails, parks, playgrounds and sandy beaches are also very close by.

Sea Salt Beach House is at Clifton Beach, 20 minutes North of Cairns, Queensland.

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06 May 2009

Scooter Escapades

Our weekend activities at SeaSalt Beach House were a perfect mix of relaxation, wildlife encounters and family fun. Read more

I had packed our scooters as an afterthought but was so glad I did as we found lots of interesting paths and trails for kids to explore.

Wordless Wednesday - Kangaroo kids

05 May 2009

Boyd's Forest Dragon

We've certainly had a wildlife filled few days since my last article! We stayed at the stunning SeaSalt Beach House (pictures and story coming soon...) and took an amazing tour with 'Gone Wild Safaris' in search of platypus, possums and wallabies and we also visited one of our favourite wildlife parks the 'Cairns Tropical Zoo'. Read more

01 May 2009

Photo Friday: Halloran's Hill

Kids love the adventure playground at Halloran's Hill

Unique public art is a feature of the Halloran's Hill picnic area

Native wildlife, like this red-legged pademelon, are often seen here

The rainforest walking trail is great for families with children to explore

The play area features a number of different activities including this path with animal footprint trails

Halloran's Hill is one of my favourite spots to for for a picnic in the Cairns Highlands. It's a little off the beaten track, as you drive through the streets of Atherton to find it, but once you get there its certainly worth the effort. Read more

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