I’m really excited to interview Tyson Franklin of the “It’s No Secret with Dr. T” podcast about the best things to do in Cairns, Australia. Tyson has lived in Cairns for almost 30 years and loves the city’s laidback, tropical lifestyle. He says that Cairns is very easy to get around and most people are within 20 minutes of each other in every direction. Today, we’ll talk about the Great Barrier Reef, ziplining over crocodiles, and why the local mangos are so delicious.
Cairns is known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It is in the northeast corner of the country and is part of the Queensland province. The weather can be hot and humid in the summer wet season (December through February), while the peak tourist season is June through August. Tyson recommends visiting between April and September.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Tourism Australia, which the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Cairns
Tyson says that, if you want freedom and flexibility while exploring, you should definitely rent a car. Keep in mind that you’ll be driving on the left side of the road in Australia.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Tyson Franklin about Cairns, Australia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Cairns, Australia
- Green dots = best things to do in Cairns, Australia
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Cairns, Australia
Who is Tyson Franklin?
Tyson Franklin is a former podiatrist who consults with other foot doctors to help them improve their businesses. During his career, he has opened, sold, taken over and relocated well over 20 podiatry businesses throughout Queensland.
Wanting to share his business knowledge to an even greater audience, Dr. Franklin launched the “It’s No Secret with Dr. T” podcast. Although his main focus is podiatrists, most of the strategies can be implemented by any business. What I like most is that he takes anecdotes, success stories, and tactics from unrelated fields and distills the information down into lessons that anyone can implement.
Here are a few articles that he’s written:
- Developing A Slight Edge Over Your Competitors
- How Does The 80:20 Rule Apply To Your Podiatry Business?
- Keep Your Marketing Strategy And Salesperson Separate
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Sara Mannix of LakeGeorge.com shares the secrets to a successful lake visit and where to explore historic forts in Lake George, New York. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
To learn more about cities within Australia, please listen to our other episodes:
- Sydney Opera House, The Rocks & Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia
- Fringe Festival, Rottnest Island & Kings Park in Perth, Australia
- Best Things to Do in Melbourne, Australia with Abby Lewtas
- Best Things to Do in Sydney, Australia with Jennifer McDermott
- Australia Zoo, Coastal Islands & Adventure World in Brisbane, Australia
- Tarra Bulga, Walhalla Gold Town & Morwell River Falls in Latrobe Valley, Australia