Category: Northern Queensland

Coffee Works

We stumbled upon Coffee Works on the drive back from Port Douglas to Cairns via the Tablelands. We went through the town of Mareeba (which was completely empty as it was the Easter long weekend) and kept seeing signs for this mysterious Coffee Works place that was supposedly the only thing open in town that day.

As it was close to lunch time and we were both starving, we decided a coffee and some snacks would be the perfect remedy. When we arrived we were greeted with something none of us even imagined – a “world-class” tourist attraction that was busy with people hurrying in and out with bags of coffee. We rushed inside and were greeted with a room decked out with free samples allowing visitors to try as much coffee, chocolate coated coffee beans, chocolate, tea and liqueur as possible.

After downing 5 or so shots of coffee we were approached by a worker who told us that we actually needed a ticket to be in the samples area and after handing over our $20 we went back to the room and stocked up on so much coffee and chocolate we were sick by the time we both got to Cairns.

There was a “Coffee museum” which was basically a shed filled with coffee machines and facts about the origins of coffee which was actually more scary than cool. I think if it was in a nicer building it would have been more enjoyable but I just couldn’t help feeling like I was in some horror movie set where the nightmare was about coffee.



I finally got my roll of film developed from my Easter Weekend trip up to Northern Queensland. I decided to use a black & white roll for one of the days we were going up to Cape Tribulation and these were some of my favourite shots.

This was on the ferry crossing into Northern Queensland. Usually it’s something like $20 just to get on the ferry but they were letting everyone on for free because it was the long weekend.

It took us 2 tries to get up into Mossman Gorge. The first time there were too many cars so we turned around and decided to come back the following day. When we returned it wasn’t as busy but still filled with 4WDs trying to get into this spot.

When we got there, it made complete sense why everyone was trying to get to it because it was really beautiful. It reminded me of the river that ran behind our dormitory in Austria.

Sometimes my lomo likes to think it’s a Golden half.

Playing with Raffy!

I actually can’t remember where this was taken but I love that everytime I fly into Cairns I’m 100x more relaxed than when I’m in Sydney because it all looks like this.