Have you ever wondered how you could eat your way through a 4 night Cairns holiday? Probably not I hear you say. If you are going on a holiday to Cairns though, here are some suggestions. I recently took my youngest two daughters on a short holiday to Cairns, in Far North Queensland. We had a brilliant time and we ate well too.
Sunday 2 July 2017
I’m not going to start with when I was joined by my daughters but when I started my holiday on Sunday morning when I flew from Canberra to catch up with my daughters.
Qantas gave me a free upgrade to Business Class which meant I had a lovely breakfast of poached eggs, pork sausages and wilted spinach along with a Danish pastry and a tub of sweetened Greek yoghurt.
We drove to Caloundra and ate lunch at Beau’s. I enjoyed a pulled pork burrito with hints of Thai.
We were joined by my parents and we ate the new Westfield Chermside food plaza at Pho Vietnamese Kitchen. I had a refreshing green pawpaw salad.
Dessert was an eclair from Savour in the new Westfield Chermside food plaza.
Monday 3 July 2017
We ate at the airport. I had scrambled eggs, pork sausages and baked beans.
Lunch was late and was in the Cairns Centre. We spotted a Roll’d and enjoyed a Bánh mì. Sorry, no photograph.
We ate at Bobzip Korean Restaurant.
I had the pork Katsu which was delicious.
Tuesday 4 July 2017
After a walk to see the sunrise we ate at Silk Caffe and I enjoyed a breakfast wrap with chicken, bacon, brie and cranberry.
We ate lunch after snorkelling on the Sunlover Reef Pontoon. I made myself a prawn sandwich.
On the way back to the apartment, we stopped in at the Tandoori Oven and enjoyed some Beef Madras, Lamb Korma and Butter Chicken with plain and garlic naan bread. It was a food highlight of our trip.
Wednesday 5 July 2017
This was in two parts and we weren’t sure of whether something would be available at Freshwater Train Station so in the apartment we had Peanut M&Ms and hot drinks. At the Freshwater Train Station, we found the tuck shop and I had a huge damper scone with butter and jam.
We ate at the Rainforest Views Restaurant in Kuranda. I had the Ton of Fun Burger.
We’d eaten a lot of Asian with Korean, Vietnamese and Thai so we sought European cuisine and went with Italian. We ate at Bel Paese Trattoria and Pizza. I loved by crumbed veal parmigiana.
For dessert, we wondered around and found NITRO LATO; I had the Aussie Adventure.
Thursday 6 July 2017
After a walk to see the sunrise again, we stopped and ate pancakes at Helga’s Pancake House. I had a short stack which was filling and very nice.
We spent most of the day at Paronella Park. We bought food from the tuck shop there. I had a couple of chicken and mushroom filo pastry creations.
We returned to our Asian roots and ate Chinese at Taste of China. We enjoyed pan-fried pork dumplings, an Far North Queensland (FNQ) mud crab, deep-fried duck and crispy skin lemon chicken. For dessert, we bought a tub of ice cream, a jar of Nutella and added peanut M&Ms to make the best ice cream sundaes ever.
Friday 7 July 2017
After our now routine sunrise walk, we went to Bang and Grind. I ate a toasted almond croissant which was delicious.
After a morning visiting various beaches north of Cairns we stopped at Trinity Beach and enjoyed another Italian meal at L’Unico. I had a fabulous calamari caesar salad. It was to die for.
By this stage we were flying from Cairns to Brisbane, well it turns out we flew to Coolangatta, but to get the details you need to read the post which outlines the holiday on my other blog.
For dinner, I had falafel and couscous. Not too bad for aeroplane food.
And so ends this post highlighting the food treats from my Cairns holiday.
Have you been to Cairns? Have you considered a food holiday in Cairns?