Traveling to Australia – Episode 2

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australia-koalaThe Amateur Traveler talks about visiting Cairnes Australia: diving the Great Barrier Reef, taking the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Kuranda Skyrail (gondola in and above the rain forest), visiting the Tjapukai – Aboriginal Culture Park and Cairns Tropical Zoo.

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Show Notes

Packing Lists
Chris’s Sample Packing List

Cairns Australia
Down Under Dive Company- Supercat is the boat we took
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Kuranda Skyrail – gondola in and above the rain forest
Tjapukai – Aboriginal Culture Park
Cairns Tropical Zoo

Song: Australia by My Grandfather Was a Spy

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Chris Christensen

by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

3 Responses to “Traveling to Australia – Episode 2”

Ken Odland


Dear Chris;

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CISE FM is a low power fm travel, tourism and community information radio station broadcasting to drivers along the Trans Canada highway east and west of Regina, Saskatchewan. You can find out more about us at

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Ken Odland
Highway One Travelers Information Radio Ltd.



Well done!

Australia is such an inspiring place!

Have you seen what Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Queensland, Sydney and many more have teamed up to present?

Very Stylish!

Sue Andrikidis


Really enjoyed this episode – I know Australia is an amazing destination as I live in Sydney and Teach Travel and Tourism to our future industry employees.
Also currently listening to episode279. of ‘This Week in Travel’ that features Chris talking about his Galapagos adventure with Quasar Expedition Cruises. Amazing – if Australia would let me out to travel – that would be my next trip. What a destination – but of course Australia is great too with amazing natural beauty, scenery, wildlife and of the course the world famous beaches – especially in QLD!!

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