Located off Highway 246 in Lompoc, California, this hotel offers a heated outdoor pool and hot tub and a daily cooked-to-order breakfast. Each room features a...... more
Located off Highway 246 in Lompoc, California, this hotel offers a heated outdoor pool and hot tub and a daily cooked-to-order breakfast. Each room features a flat-screen satellite TV and Vandenberg Air Force Base is 7 miles away.
Advantages: The edge of the real Australia Disadvantages: Long way up there
...Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the only reason to stop here, now a collection of backpackers and medium sized hotels mingled in with the residents abodes crowding around the harbor and increasingly pushing back and concreting over the forest to facilitate holidaymakers to enjoy the reef. It was originally a gold rush town for the miners to head out to the Hodgkinson goldfields...
Advantages: gateway to areas of stunning, natural beauty Disadvantages: lack of history, no real beaches
...Cairns is a strange place in that you do not really go to Cairns to experience Cairns. It is more of a focal point for exploring other areas around it. That is to say that Cairns has not got lots of attractions in it's own right because it has but the vast majority of visitors will use it as a stopping off place to see both Cairns and other attractions. After our trip to Ayers Rock, Cairns was...
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Review of Cairns (Australia)
Advantages: Cheap base for the area Disadvantages: Not that much in the town itself
...Before my trip people told me not to go to Cairns as it's 'dirty', 'ugly' and 'boring'. Never one to listen to comments like that, I still decided to stay there for a week, shunning Port Douglas and Palm Cover in favour of accommodation in Cairns itself, and was determined to enjoy myself, or at least experience enough to write a scathing review if need be. Happily this wasn't the case and I...