Day 1: Cairns
Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Meet and greet the crew in the afternoon and start planning tomorrow's adventures.<br /> <br /> Did you know:<br /> -The world's most fierce and sassy bird, the cassowary, resides in Cairns. Best not to get all up in its feathered grill if you see one.<br /> -The city was officially founded in 1876 after the discovery of gold brought on a mining rush. Today it's pearls, sugar cane and fish. Not as good as gold.<br /> -Cairns plays host to the world's longest single day mail delivery. The run takes over 9 hours to complete and spans 1450 km flying between Cairns and Cape York. And you get impatient waiting for that Asos package after 5 days.