Surviving Cairns in the Summer! Part 2.
By Sammi Toyne (Client Experience Officer at FNQ Health Co.)
I hope you enjoyed the last read on my guide to surviving Cairns in the summer, from a true English experience. Keep reading for a few more tips on how to stay cool this summer, as it sure is heating up now in FNQ!
How to Survive Cairns in the Summer!
- Take advantage of the beautiful swimming holes that Cairns has to offer such as Crystal Cascades, Behana Gorge, Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls to name a few!
- Cool off at one of the many beaches Cairns has to offer, as well as the Lagoon or take a trip out to the reef!
- A good way to escape the heat is going to visit the Tablelands for the day or a long weekend – quite a few degrees cooler up the hill, you can really notice it. Be sure to grab an ice-cream on your way up (or down), Emerald Creek Ice Creamery is our favourite!
- At home make sure that you have good fans and air conditioning, a pool or spa.. Or get to know your neighbours to use theirs 😉
- Cool showers or a dip in the pool at night before bed helps to sleep
Get used to feeling hot and sweaty, everyone is in the same boat and is feeling just the same so just embrace the drippy, sweaty feeling!
- Enjoy the rain! There is nothing more refreshing than hearing the downpour of rain during wet season. Rain and storms, like nothing I have ever seen before!
Some Words of Caution!
- Be careful of hot pavements, don’t walk barefoot or walk your fur ones during the heat of the day – it will hurt and cause them blisters and pain also!
- Be sunsmart, please! You will burn, very, very easily – the sun is not like UK sun or even sun on your European holidays – it can be very vicious and there is a lot of cases of skin cancer so sunscreen up!
Talking about furry loved ones – make sure that they have plenty of water, my puppies love their paddling pool to cool them down in the heat of the day and frozen ice blocks with treats hidden in them are a huge hit! They also really enjoy the air conditioning and a movie in the evening with us!
- Seat belts and steering wheels get very hot in Cairns – beware!!!! I have had a few incidents of having arms, legs and hands burnt by the seat belts and steering wheels – it is not pleasant – screen visors all the way in Cairns!
I hope this has been a helpful insight into life here in FNQ. Stay cool, have fun and enjoy summer. Even though it feels unbearable at times, it won’t be forever! And plus, it could be worse … we could be freezing cold! 🙌🏼
Until next time,