Celeste Guhl is one of CAPA’s Official Bloggers for Fall 2014, sharing her study abroad story in weekly CAPA World posts. A University of Massachusetts Amherst student, she is studying abroad in Sydney this term.
In this week’s post, Celeste takes us on her Spring break adventure to Cairns and shows us a few of the fun ways you can explore on a student budget.
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Over my spring break this past week, I went to Cairns! And Melbourne, but that’s another story. For now, I’m here to tell you what I did, what I recommend and what I found to be the cheapest ways of doing those things. This is a build-your-own trip a-la-carte style, so if you’re keen for someone else to plan all these deets for you, you’re better off looking at a site like Discover Australia or Travel Scene.
GREEN ISLAND / SNORKELING / GLASS-BOTTOM BOAT TOUR
For only $98, I got a round-trip cruise, snorkeling gear rental (with prescription mask and stinger suit to protect from the sun and jellies) and a glass-bottom boat tour with Big Cat tours. I booked through Viator, which has great deals on other tours in the area as well if you want a one-stop-shop. All tours here will be roughly the same price because they all go through Big Cat, but you can shop around for packages on various sites.