As previously mentioned in my ‘Upcoming Trips for 2022’ I headed up to Tropical North Queensland to Trinity Beach in the Cairns Northern Beaches Region. Now that my trip has ended it’s time to debrief on all the fun I had and share it with my followers, even though it was only 5 days we still managed to fit a LOT in and there is, even more, to do if you’re planning on staying longer.
As all trips begin (well for most) we landed at Cairns Airport, a short 20 min drive by car to Trinity Beach. Our starting point was the Coral Sands Beach Resort located on Vasey Esplanade and directly across the beach. There are many accommodation choices in the area to best suit your holiday and you can check these out via my travel partners’ links here.
Our first full day was pretty laid back starting with breakfast at Palm Cove, just a short 15 min drive from Trinity Beach we found a cafe built on the main road serving locally grown produce, and the rest of the day was laying by the crystal blue waters of the Coral Sea slipping a few drinks and catching some of the sun rays. As the warm tropical sun started to decent we went to the Trinity Beach Taven for some delicious steaks and of course, why not head on slot machines to double your money whilst waiting for your meals.
Hiring a car was the best thing we did, we took off to Cairns City and explored the small port city. We ate at what I think is one of the best Chinese Restaurants called “Golden Boat”, We then headed off later to the nearby Reef Hotel Casino, with daily live music at Bar36 from local bands, grab yourself a drink and relax or head into the casino and place a bet on the roulette tables, You could be a lucky winner if you place your chips right!
Back in Trinity Beach, there aren’t many dining or entertainment options but we did manage to find a great breakfast. lunch and dinner restaurants are all owned by Italians. Il Chiosco was our favourite choice for breakfast or brunch and great coffee, not a very large space so be sure to book or get in early if travelling in peak periods. Our favourite lunch place (also great for dinner) during the day while we sat by the beach was L’Unico Trattoria Italiano. With local produce and imports from Italy, great food is not far after a relaxing day on the white sandy beaches. We headed here for dinner once and words can’t describe how delicious our meals were, the extensive selection of traditional Italian meals will have you coming back for more.
On the last day of our trip, we spend half a day at the nearby Yorkey’s Knob beach, just a 10 min drive south of Trinity Beach. A bit more of a slower vibe here that attracts a lot of elderly tourists, we then headed into Palm Cove to explore some small boutique shops with international, national and local designers. To finish off our amazing trip we headed into Cairns Marina and dined at Salt House, a modern Australian Restaurant specialising in local seafood and chargrilled meats. Wine and cocktail lovers will be thrilled with the on-displayed wine fridge and lantern-lit chic bar built around water features, After your meal grab a table and drink in the bar to enjoy the live music.
Considering visiting Tropical North Queensland? For more information, you can visit the Official Queensland tourism site here or you can contact me via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check my travel partners’ sites for great holiday packages, you can find them here.