We got back to Cairns in the early morning.
We spent the night back at the same hotel.
The next morning we flew home. I remember it took us almost exactly 24 hours from the time we left the hotel until we walked in the door at home. We flew from Cairns to Sydney, to Los Angeles, to Toronto.
The Sydney to LA flight was particularly hard on me. The flight 12 hours long and was almost full. I have a really hard time sleeping on a plane and with no place to stretch out I spent most of the time pacing the aisles.
This is still the best trip we have taken and we would go back in a flash if it wasn’t so far and expensive to get there.