Lauren From 'Gypsea Lust' Shares Her Slice Of Paradise In TNQ

24 April 2015

"The past six months have been nothing but a big adventure; the region is certainly ideal for those with a great sense of adventure," says Lauren Bullen, who moved from Northern New South Wales to Tropical North Queensland after falling in love with the region.

Posting dreamy shots on Instagram under the name @gypsea_lust, Lauren shared some snapshots from a recent holiday with her sister Ellie as well as her top picks of things to see and do around Cairns and beyond.

"The reef is amazing. It was love at first sight! We spend most weekends on trips to the Great Barrier Reef. Each experience is always different, whether we're swimming with the majestic sea turtles, saying hello to little Nemo or admiring the colours and variety of the beautiful soft and hard corals.

"Fitzroy Island is a dream - it really does have something for everyone. Snorkeling just of the shore, camping in nature, lazing on Nudie Beach, hiking to the summit, resort living, cocktails at Roxy’s, visiting the Turtle rehabilitation centre... It's all amazing.

"There are countless waterfalls surrounding the area too. Close to Cairns is Crystal Cascades, while on the Atherton Tablelands there are many more including Millaa Millaa, Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls. I love Zillie Falls. It's off the beaten track and is something so special. 

"I recommend taking a drive up to the Daintree, where you can visit Mossman Gorge at the southern end or drive right into the rainforest at Cape Tribulation. The route from Cairns to Port Douglas is also a beautiful Sunday morning drive."

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About Lauren Bullen

Hello, my name's Lauren Bullen, I’m 21 years old and currently living in the gorgeous TNQ – Cairns! I moved up to Cairns six months ago from a small coastal town in northern New South Wales (Lennox Head). After travelling for most of 2014 throughout North America and Asia, I decided my adventure wasn’t over and made the decision to move to TNQ. I had only visited the region once for a long weekend and fell in looove!

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