Cairns it’s the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef offers endless things to do, even for those on a budget.

When visiting Cairns on a budget, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to visit as it offer tours and packages that meet everyone’s budget.

There are even many free things to do at the reef, offering the perfect way to explore the spectacular marine life below.


The largest reef system in the world.

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef is every scuba diver’s dream as it’s one of the best places in the world to scuba dive.

However, many  scuba diving packages are out of price range.

Luckily, there are an abundance of diving and snorkeling packages available, even for those with the most modest budget.

From day tours to liveaboard tours, there are affordable diving options for everyone.

Snorkeling is among the most affordable options for those who want to visit the Great Barrier Reef as you often don’t need a boat to snorkel the best places on the reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is ideally located offshore to many excellent beaches, each providing snorkeling opportunities.

Sunbath on the beach while watching the reef’s marine life above the water’s surface, then step offshore to snorkel through the vast coral gardens.

If diving and snorkeling aren’t for you, walk along the many beautiful sandy beaches, horseback ride along the shoreline or view the reef from above in a hot air balloon.

Or, take an airplane tour of the reef. Take a small boat out for an afternoon of fishing or kayak across the tropical waters.


When visiting Cairns on a budget, there are endless things to do at the Great Barrier Reef without having to spend a lot of money.

However, if you have a little bit of money to spend, there are budget friendly cruises, liveaboard trips and diving options, even for those who have never scuba dived before.

No matter is you’re visiting the Reef for a few hours, a day or a whole week, you’ll find many affordable things to do

While you’re there, be sure to stop for a meal at many of the affordable restaurants along the shore for an oceanfront view of the reef.