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  1. The Pom Queen

    Singapore to Cairns Direct Flights

    Direct flights from Singapore to Cairns are set to resume after a six-year hiatus. The last direct flight from Singapore to Cairns was operated by the Qantas-owned Australian Airlines in June 2006. An announcement will be made at the state government’s Destination Q conference in the far north Queensland city next week and it is understood that Jetstar will operate the new flight. Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief Rob Giason says there’s been a lot of speculation the service might resume. “I’m not aware of any pending announcement but we’ve been working to re-develop a direct link with Singapore, it’s certainly one of our key goals in aviation,” he told AAP. Mr Giason said direct flights from the tourist hub would bring immense benefits. “Not only for the opportunity of linking with Europe and the UK, but also the growing Chinese and Indian markets,” he said. Mr Giason would welcome government support of the service initially, as “stimulus” to get the market moving. Queensland Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey says the government’s $8 million attracting aviation investment fund is wooing a number of new airlines and working on expanding existing services. “Discussions with Jetstar are ongoing and therefore commercial confidence remains in place,” she told AAP on Monday. “However, the government is hopeful of a positive outcome.” Jetstar would not confirm an announcement was pending. “Jetstar is often assessing different route options as part of our growing network and we never add weight to one option over another by commenting on speculation about where we might fly next,” it said.
  2. Become a Pedicab Rider for Down Under Pedicabs in Cairns. Male and Female Riders Wanted. Immediate start. You RENT the pedicab per shift and keep all the money you earn but must ride a minimum of 4 shifts per week. Evening and Night Shifts Available. You must be fit, sociable and reliable. All the pedicabs are fully equipped with sound system operated by your ipod. Potential for good regular earnings! TEXT for more details 0427347102 177 Bunda Street. Directly behind Cairns Central. http://www.downunderpedicabs.com
  3. hey! Does anyone know a good place to do fruit picking around cairns... maybe kuranda, mareeba, innisfail or even tully? I know there should be places, but i cant find any contact numbers etc for the farms and where is best?? Thanks!
  4. Guest

    Cairns or Gold Coast???

    G'day peoples. :em3600: I was born in Perth but have spent most of my life in England. I am returning to Australia this year with my husband and my son. Thing is, we can't decide between Cairns (Which looks simply stunning and never gets cold) and the Gold Coast (which may have more opportunities and things to do for teens). Any pros and cons on either place please...? :biggrin: Many thanks Chantel
  5. imo2oz

    Will we like Cairns?!

    Hi to everyone. This is my first post, but I've been reading posts for ages and have found Poms in Oz to be an absolutely brilliant source of information. Anyway, we are hoping to go to Oz next spring, possibly...and have already got our PR. Thing is we would really like a big change for our family, a different lifestyle, so have been seriously considering going to Cairns. But I wanted to ask about a few of my, or really my hubby's, concerns..he thinks it may be disappointing to move somewhere where we can't really swim in the sea. Is that generally true? Does it matter?? Also, I wondered if mossies are a problem. We have 4 kids: boys aged 11 and 13, and girls aged 5 and 3, and so health/safety issues are important. We are on a very tight budget to do this, and I get the impression that property is fairly reasonable compared with say, Melbourne which we have also been thinking about. Is it expensive in Cairns, would you say? Thanks in advance for any help/info on any of this. Imogen
  6. The Pom Queen

    Cairns Hotels most affordable in Australia

    That's because there are sooooooo many of them, everywhere you look there is accommodation/hotels/back packers/ van parks Hotels in Cairns have been rated as the most affordable in Australia, offering better value than rival destinations. And now, it is time for Far Northerners to make sure everyone they know hears about that great value. Tourists paid an average of $119 a night for a hotel room in Cairns last year – the same as in 2010. In other tourism hot spots, such as the Whitsundays and Gold Coast, room rates went up $15 a night. Whitsundays visitors paid an average of $284 a night last year, which is 5 per cent more than they paid in 2008. Cairns’ rival destinations the Whitsundays, Byron Bay and the Sunshine Coast are the dearest places in Australia for a room, according to figures compiled by accommodation website hotels.com.
  7. stephaniepomroy

    Plastering in queensland??

    HELP... well my partner is coming out to Oz this year to look for work within the plastering trade around gold coast & cairns! were hopeing he can get in with a good campany and hopefully get employment sponsorhip for us all to eventually move (myself and 2 kiddies) but does all this seem like the impossible?? is ther much plastering within this area?? are we asking of too much?? were so so desperate to make a new life. iv mailed sooo many plasteres asking the same questions hopeing they would be polite to answer but no reply :-( .. would really appreciate help.xx
  8. Guest

    Hi from Cairns

    hi all, Im new to this site. i have been living in Cairns for the most of this year. i am just looking to meet some new people and got recommended to join this site. So anyone in and around cairns feel free to say hi.
  9. mellymop

    schools in Cairns

    Does anyone know of any good school in Cairns. I have a 9 yr old son who has difficulty with his reading and writing and a very bright 4 yr old.
  10. hey all, Just wandering if there are any meet ups or social events happening in Cairns?
  11. frogian

    New to Cairns / hello!

    Hi to anyone who has relocated (or will do so soon) to Cairns. Have been here with my wife for a couple of months now living in Gordonvale, or, as some locals refer to it, "North Townsville" - it's a bit of a trek from town (almost $80 for a taxi home!). Moving house next week though, so wont be quite so far out. Currently enjoying the weather and outdoors lifestyle (BBQs, camping, fishing etc). Not sure what the coming rainy season will hold, but figure it's got to be far better than the North of England as at least it'll be warm here when it rains!
  12. Guest

    Moving to Cairns

    Hi there everyone. i'm new so please be gentle! Hubby has been offered a job in Cairns on a 457 Visa, hoping to be out there after Xmas if not before! Any opinions about the place...we visited friends in Tannum Sands (Gladstone) in June and loved it there, but wanted somewhere a bit more 'city' like :laugh: i also have 2 boys aged 10 and 11, and am looking for advice on good suburbs to bring them up....somewhere not to far from the city centre..... Any advice on Cairns would be gratefully appreciated! Very excited despite the cyclone/wet/dry season thing :eek: Hot rains gotta be better than cold rain and snow right??
  13. barry family

    Moving to Cairns

    Going to Trinity Beach, Cairns on 21/8/11 for 3 weeks, never been before but decided this would be best for us to relocate here. any sugestions as to where we should go, to get overall view of area? Just applied for emigration visa. Does anyone know can we live in Cairns whilst waiting for visa to get processed? and if so can children go to school whilst waiting also? Its my first post so be kind!!:biggrin:
  14. Hey! I'm a 24 year old Irish girl (not Pom but close enough :wink:) and have recently moved to Cairns to live with my fiance (35 year old Aussie). I'm looking to meet up with some people living in Cairns for socializing and good times! I'm working in finance (consultancy work from home) and my fiance is in the navy. Yvette x
  15. Hiya if you are can you recommend a good area to live in for a family, need a house and back garden - its basically hubby in building trade so will be travelling for work so where would you recommend that would be good area to live in that would be fairly central to everywhere. We were thinking of Edmonton but is that too far out or would we better going north like to Trinity Beach direction/Redlynch. Is there any areas you would recommend me to avoid or you would recommend Thanks a mill Maisie
  16. The Pom Queen

    Mining and Gas Expo in Cairns

    For anyone interested there is a mining and jobs expo in Cairns on Wednesday 2nd November at Cairns Convention Centre between 10am - 4pm. More info can be found here: http://www.skills.qld.gov.au/
  17. Hi everyone, I am living with OH and daughter (almost 5) in Caloundra on the sunny coast. Before we had our daughter my OH and I lived in Palm Cove near Cairns for 3 years and loved it. I would like to move back to Cairns and have a place if we want it at Trinity Anglican School for Jan 2011 prep. Has anyone got kids there? (Marlin Coast campus for the little ones). Does anyone know what the school is like. It has a good academic record but that of course isn't everything. The other dilemma is that we also have the possibility of a move to the Gold Coast for work. We are definately not staying on the sunny coast despite really liking it but not sure which way to jump. Any help welcome. Lisa x
  18. Well I have, at long last found a good British Fish and Chip Shop in Cairns. He does a pommie special, fish, chips and mushy peas for $10 and you can even have batter bits. They do a great curry sauce as well.
  19. The Pom Queen

    Weather in Cairns

    It's currently 10.45 am and only 36.9:cool:
  20. The Pom Queen

    Yarrabah - Cairns

    Today we headed off to Yarrabah which is on the other side of the bay to Trinity Inlet. Now I have to admit the scenery and views were fantastic ....
  21. Cerberus1

    HMAS Cairns Open day

    Went to HMAS Cairns open day today, good day out with 3 ships - HMAS Leeuwin, HMAS Tarakan and HMAS Paluma open to the public.
  22. The Pom Queen

    Weather in Cairns

    Ok todays weather, at 10.30am it was 36 degrees up here in the hills.
  23. Ok I will try and do a list of hostels/backpackers in each area. Please feel free to help me out. The first list is in Cairns JJ'S Backpackers Hostel http://www.jjsbackpackers.com 81% of backpackers loved this hostel. A great little hostel conveniently located close to the Esplanade with friendly staff and laid back atmosphere. Offers small dorms, twins & doubles. Includes breakfast AND dinner in the price! * FREE Pickup* * FREE breakfast daily * FREE tea/coffee all day * FREE evening meal daily * Discounted Tour Booking Office * FREE Luggage storage * FREE safety deposit * Pool * Video nights * Table Tennis Table * BBQ facilities * Laundry * FREE linen supplied * Fully Equipt Kitchen * Secure off street parking * All U Can eat BBQ's * Owner occupied * FREE tour advice * Lots of fun !! Internet available
  24. Hiya! I was reading on a website to avoid all suburbs beginning with 'M' and people described them as 'cheap and nasty.' Can anyone shed any light on this?! As me and my partner are going to be housesitting up there soon and im getting a bit worried now:confused: is it because of crime or? Just wondering if anyone knows if it is a relatively safe place or not? Does anyone live in Moroobool? Any help appreciated thanks!! :biggrin:
  25. Tink85

    Cairns anyone??

    Im still waiting for my PMV to come through, applied early march so hoping it wont be to long now! Then off to Cairns :biggrin: Is there anyone thats made the move there???
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