Cairns is the most well known destination in the Great Barrier Reef with an international airport that welcomes millions every year to Far North Queensland. It is a great place to base yourself on a tropical getaway to visit two World Heritage listed places: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. It’s large Reef Fleet Terminal offers convenient access the reef on the hundreds of tour operators that will take you out to an underwater paradise.

Cairns is a more budget friendly option than a stay on one of the islands as you have the freedom of choice and freedom to dine out or self-cater in room. It is also easier to join other local tours and activities by staying in central Cairns.

If you choose to visit Cairns you will find a range of accommodation from caravan parks, backpackers, motels, hotels and luxurious five-star hotels.

Some popular places to stay in Cairns according to traveller feedback based on factors such as quality, value, location and more include:

  • Mantra Trilogy and Mantra Esplanade
  • Pullman Cairns International and Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
  • Park Regis City Quays
  • Cairns City Apartments
  • Cairns Plaza Hotel
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