Discover the Best Deals in Cairns
Experience Cairns and Tropical North Queensland on a budget! The region boasts the meeting of two UNESCO World Heritage listed natural wonders – the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Daintree Rainforest.
You can visit the AthertonTablelands, Port Douglas and even see the oldest aboriginal art on the planet – the list goes on. This truly is paradise and there are wonderful tours and accommodation for those who are on a budget and want to experience the true beauty of Tropical North Queensland
With its breathtaking scenery and warm climate this region has taken its place as the most desired domestic holiday spot and world class international tourist destination.
With a little ingenuity, this marvellous city often referred to as Australia‘s jewel, can be experienced on even the tightest of budgets.
Cheap boat tours include snorkeling, lunch, glass bottom boats and more, it might just take a little longer to get to the reef they even offer scuba diving for certified divers and people who have never dived can try an introductory scuba dive
Top 5 Things to do in Cairns on a budget
1/ Compass is Cairns favorite Budget Reef Tour
2/ Crocodiles at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park
Top 10 Things to do in Cairns for FREE
1/ Cairns Lagoon
2/ Muddies if you have kids Muddies is so much fun
3/ Cairns Botanical Gardens
4/ If you love fitness & bush walking the Red, Blue, Green & Yellow Arrows are awesome
5/ Centenary Lakes Nature Play has great play area for kids
6/ Rusty’s Farm Markets open Friday to Sunday
7/ Swimming holes Behana Gorge and Crystal Cascades are great spots for a refreshing dip
8/ Munro Martin Parklands are World Class gardens
9/ Free Activities on the Esplanade Skate Park, Exercise Equipment, Tai Chi, Yoga,
10/ Treehouse another great option for kids & Wharf One Cafe right next door
No visit to Tropical North Queensland is complete without a visit to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Take in the world’s largest living structure and witness the reef’s incredible aquatic life from a glass bottom boat.
Day trips start at $109 and family rates from around $350
Cairns Esplanade is one of Cairns’ greatest and most affordable attractions.
From Yoga to Zumba, fitness programs for all fitness levels and ages are offered free.
When you’re finished burning up the calories, you can cool down in a salt-water lagoon surrounded by sand with a clear view of the Coral Sea.
Shops, art and live entertainment are open to the backpacker set and families alike.
Galleries & Museums
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Cairns’ rich and varied culture expressed through indigenous and contemporary art displayed in its host of art galleries.
For $5 dollars per person and $12.00 per family, the Cairns museum offers a diversity of collections that illustrate Cairns’ growth from frontier town for gold miners to the top class tourist attraction it is today.
Cairns has one of the best botanic exhibits in Australia.
The Cairns Botanic Gardens are located only 4 kilometres from the heart of the city, the gardens are a prime example of the types of plants that grow in the tropical atmosphere of the Daintree Rainforest.
Dating back to the late 1800’s, the gardens are well established, well cared for and absolutely free.