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 at all. You can Stay, Play and Dine without breaking the bank.

Some of the top things to do in Cairns on a budget can be found outdoors. It offers nature’s playground right at your fingertips with two World Heritage-listed sites.

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

Although the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest are commonly explored via tours, you’re still able to find 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 that are a little further out, rent a smaller boat versus a larger boat, which costs more.

After you’re done exploring the reef and rainforest, head to one of the amazing 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 interesting 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 to do in Cairns include window shopping local boutiques. 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’s plenty of things to do in Cairns on a budget.

Come play in Cairns if you need any assistance planning your holiday in Cairns.