“Winter is coming” said no-one in Cairns ever. While the rest of us are digging out our chunkiest knits, Queenslanders are dusting off their snorkels and fins – the stingers and cyclones are behind them, and the Great Barrier Reef is open for business. You could keep scraping the ice off your windscreen, or you could take a week off to join them. We know which one we’d choose.
A too-big wetsuit from the rental store is about as good for keeping you warm as a hole in the head. That’s why we never venture off dry land without our own kit.
When we make our way up the Sunshine State to hang out with the fishes, this is where we like to stay.