Cairns – Play in the Adventure Capital of Australia

Cairns is the perfect vacation getaway, even when visiting Cairns on a budget. The energetic city offers an abundance of activities and attractions for little to no cost. You can Stay, Play and Dine without breaking the bank.

Next, discover the top things to do in Cairns on a budget.

North Queensland is a nature’s playground with two World Heritage-listed sites right at your fingertips.

If you’re not into nature, there are still many things to do in Cairns. Options that will allow you to experience the history and culture of Cairns.

There are fantastic budget tours to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.  Next, you can also rent a car and discover adventure and beauty in the World Heritage-listed locations on your own.

You can hike, backpack, picnic, take bike rides or horseback and much more at the Daintree Rainforest on your own.

Play on the Great Barrier Reef – on a budget!

You’re able to explore the Great Barrier Reef as there are many reefs just off the shore, so there’s no need for a boat. If you’d like to explore reefs a little further out, rent a smaller boat versus a larger boat, which costs more.

After exploring the reef and rainforest, head to one of the fantastic beaches for swimming, people watching or a sunset stroll.

You’ll also find many affordable restaurants. You will find them scattered along the coastline for an oceanfront meal.

Many local pubs cater to backpackers, so if you’re a backpacker, be sure to benefit from the cost-saving opportunity.

Among the top things to do in Cairns on a budget includes visiting museums and galleries. The Cairns Historical Museum offers an exciting insight into the area’s local history. The Cairns Regional Art Museum is the perfect place for viewing the art of local artists.

Perfect for the outdoor lovers

We have nearly ideal weather year-round. Cairns is a great place to head outdoors for fun.

Some of the best low-cost things in Cairns include window shopping local boutiques. We were visiting the Farmers’ and Craft Markets. Head to the community events and festivals. Even rent a car for a relaxing drive to Atherton Tablelands.

Check out Crystal Cascades, Stoney Creek, Lake Placid or another natural wonder.

No matter if you’re swimming, playing volleyball, tanning on the beaches or just sitting outside people watching, there are plenty of things to do in Cairns on a budget.

Play in Cairns. If you need any assistance planning your holiday in Cairns, drop by and see our friendly team at the Cairns Tour Booking Centre.