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Enjoying a Pre Dinner drink on the Cairns Habitat Sunset Cruise
Posted on October 4, 2008 by admin
On a perfect balmy night I boarded the Cairns Habitat Sunset Cruise catamaran which leaves Cairns from the Reef Fleet Terminal at 5-30 pm every night except Sunday and Wednesday. I was welcomed aboard, and invited to use my voucher for a free drink (which the friendly girls at the Reef Fleet Terminal had given me). It was too perfect a night to stay indoors on the main deck, so I made my way up to the top deck to enjoy the views as we glided along the Trinity Inlet. Most of the other guests had the same idea and so I met some lovely couples and families who wanted something interesting and interactive, yet still relaxing
It is a perfect pre-dinner outing, and the Captain provides us with an interesting commentary, pointing out the area where the new pier redevelopment will take place, the Naval ships that usually patrol the area between Papua New Guinea and North Queensland, the Ferry that was transferred from Manly NSW and was supposed to be refurbished, but now sits in the front yard of a house as a garden ornament facing the river. We passed many houseboats with friendly, waving occupants while we marvelled at how some of them stay afloat given their designs.
With the mountains changing colour through the sunset on one side, and the lush green foliage of the mangroves on the other, it was a magnificent sight. The Captain pointed out the various mountains and you could clearly see Walsh’s Pyramid which is nearly 1000 metres high. It is said to be the highest natural pyramid in the world and very popular with Hikers.
By the time the sun had descended, we were headed back to the Reef Fleet Terminal and the bright lights of Cairns City coming to life. The new, completed wharf area with the riverside restaurants filling up looked beautiful, and we were treated to a light show when all the lights on the small cruise ship in port suddenly came on.
At 7pm we ended our Sunset Cruise, said farewell to our new acquaintances, were so relaxed, and ready to go for dinner at our favourite restaurant, I can honestly say I felt totally spoilt.
A big thank you to Cairns habitat Cruises for both the Day Cruise and the Sunset Cruise.
From the wonderful staff, to the great amenities and comfortable cruise, I believe these cruises are ideal for people of all ages ,and really suited to those looking for something pleasant for a half day or a few hours.
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