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Alamanda by Lancemore
Alamanda Resort & Spa The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove - 5 Star Luxury - 5 Star Service - 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites


- FREE Wi-Fi
FROM $276 Per Night
*Based on 4 night stay

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Mgallery by Sofitel - Reef House
Reef House Resort & Spa Luxury Resort opposite beautiful Palm Cove Beach.


- Bottle of Sparkling
- Brigadiers Punch at Twilight
- Wi-Fi and DVD library
- Late 1pm check out
FROM $169 Per Night
Based on 4 night stay - Brigadier Room
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Kuranda & Reef Combo
Reef & Kuranda 2 Day Experience 2 reef destinations in 1 day on the fabulous Evolution vessel. Visit Kuranda on famous Skyrail and Kuranda Train and explore the village in the Rainforest.

Tour Combo SAVE $56!

- Famous Skyrail Cableway
- Evolution premium reef cruise
- 2 Outer Reef locations
- Snorkel gear
- Scenic Kuranda train
- Free time in Kuranda
& more..
FROM $305 Per Person
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5 night Tropical Reef & Rainforest
Tropical Reef & Rainforest 5 nights at Bay Village with 3 most popular reef & rainforest full day tours.


- 5 Nights in a Studio
- Breakfast daily
- 5 Hours internet
- Evolution Outer Reef Cruise
- Daintree Rainforest Tour
- Crocodile River Cruise
- Kuranda Train & Skyrail
FROM $831 Per Person
SAVE $636
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Hotel Cairns Getaway Package
The Cairns Getaway Package is an ideal option for those who simply want to escape for a short break to the beautiful tropical north.


- The Hotel Cairns
- Full Breakfast Daily
- Green Island Day trip
- Glass Bottom Boat or
- or Snorkel gear
- Kuranda Train & Skyrail
FROM $483 Per Person
SAVE $319
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4 Night Tropical Indulgence
4 Night Tropical Indulgence offers a complete city experience with a 5 star sailing daytrip to Michaelmas Cay including bubbly, cheese & crackers on the way home.


- 4 Nights VIP Shangri-La
- Horizon Club Breakfast daily
- Sunset Drinks & canapes daily
- Complimentary refreshments
- Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay day
- Semi-Submarine Coral Viewing
- Wine, cheese & crackers on sail home
FROM $897 Per Adult
SAVE $886
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7 Night Vision Family Fun
Vision luxury apartments perfectly located on the Cairns Esplanade. Short stroll along boardwalk to famous Cairns Swimming Lagoon, Restaurants & Marina.


-Green Island Day Trip
-Snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat
-Kuranda Train & Skyrail
-Fully Equipped Gym
-Lap Pool
-Spa & Sauna
-BBQ Area
FROM $2353 Per Family
SAVE $781
2 Adults & 2 Children - 7 night stay - 2 bedroom apartment

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Southern Cross Atrium

Close to train station & shopping
  • Lap Pool | Lagoon Pool & Spa
  • Gym | Studios & Apartments with kitchenette
Based on 251 ratings

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments feature Studio with mini kitchens and One and Two bedroom apartments combining the convenience and energy of a Cairns inner city location and only steps to Cairns Central, the major shopping mall of Cairns.  Facilities include three swimming pools, Spas, Gymnasium, Sauna, Wi-Fi and free parking......more info

Hides Hotel

Affordable holiday accommodation
  • Centrally located in main city mall
  • FREE light breakfast
Based on 21 ratings

Hides Hotel is recommend for those travelling on a budget. Hides offers simple & clean rooms and is located right in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from restaurants, shopping, bars and the esplanade. Accommodation includes a light breakfast served daily on Hides colonial verandah....more info

Floriana Guest House

Traditional Budget Guest House
  • Heritage Listed Building
  • Esplanade | FREE Wi Fi
Based on 51 ratings

Located on the Cairns Esplanade with the front balcony rooms looking out to the Coral Sea, Floriana is a popular Heritage Listed Art Deco 1930's guesthouse.  Perfect for singles and couples.  Free Wi Fi!  ...more info

Bay Village Cairns

Studio, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts
  • Tropical Atmosphere | Pool
  • Excellent Balinese Restaurant
Based on 104 ratings

Bay Village is a Tropical Resort property located within easy walking distance to the famous Cairns esplanade and city.  The resort boasts a la carte dining, a free form swimming pool, poolside cocktail bar, guest laundry and tropical gardens...more info

Gilligan's Backpackers

Backpacker Resort
  • Pool Bar & Great Music
  • FREE Airport Pick-up & Wi-Fi
Based on 40 ratings

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort was designed with Backpackers in mind. This innovative traveller's haven offers the ultimate experience in budget accommodation and on site leisure activities in the heart of downtown Cairns....more info

Coral Tree Inn

Coral Tree Inn
  • Affordable accommodation
  • City location
Based on 1 ratings

The Coral Tree Inn is affordable resort-style holiday accommodation, ideally located in the centre of Cairns City ...more info

Babinda Quarters

Holiday Rooms in Babinda township
  • Large lounge with grand piano
  • Nightly & Weekly rates
Based on 5 ratings

THE QUARTERS GUESTHOUSE is located in the township of Babinda,  Tropical North Queensland.  Just a 40 minute drive south of Cairns.  The Quarters Guest house upper and lower verandah  face to the east enjoying beautiful early morning sunrise and vistas.  Within the main art deco lounge is a baby grand Piano and musically inclined visitors are encouraged.  The Quarters welcomes travelers and interstate guests visiting the coast and southern region of Cairns.

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Budget Accommodation

Gone are the days of the cheap hotel stereotype - a small dark room, dreary bedspead, leaky tap, outdated furniture and an uncomfortable bed...
Budget travellers today now seek style, functionality, value for money and experience. You will find all of this and more, with many contemporary and stylish budget accommodation options offering affordable rates that in addition may include bonus services such as free internet, light breakfast or airport transfers. Ideally suited to singles, couples and families on a budget, fly in fly out, short stays, corporate stays, or those who want to be centrally located. Budget stays allow you to save on your accommodation so you can put more into your holiday experience.


Types of Budget Accommodation

Budget style accommodation ranges from backpackers, guest house, motel rooms, holiday apartments and studio rooms.

Backpacker Accommodation is aimed at the young (and young at heart) budget concious travellers. Dorm style rooms are generally shared with other fellow travellers and feature single bunk beds, with 4, 6 and sometimes up to 8 people per room. Gilligans is a backpackers haven, located in the heart of Cairns City, offering an excellent standard of modern, budget dorm and hotel room accommodation. All dorm rooms have an ensuite bathroom, and there is even the option to splash out and upgrade to a superior dorm room that additionally features the comforts of a tv, mini bar fridge, hair dryer and towels. Rates include a free BBQ on Sundays, free arrival courtesy bus and VIP prices for in-house guests.

Motel Rooms are perfect for couples, short stays and corporate travellers on a budget. Standard features include Air-Conditioning, Fans, TV, Ensuite Bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities with the option of Queen or Twin bedding. On site facilities generally include a swimming pool, laundry facilities, internet access and free parking. The Balinese Motel is a little gem situated just one street back from the Cairns Esplanade. This small complex comprises of eighteen hotel rooms all furnished in a Balinese style, uniquely produced by Indonesian craftsmen. Rates include a continental breakfast daily, free unlimted internet access and full use on a communal kitchen.

Holiday Apartments are ideal for families or to share with a group of friends, where you can split the costs and make for a very affordable stay. Apartments allow the advantage to be able to self cater and make savings by dining in, rather than dining out. Standard bedding for a two bedroom apartment includes a King/Queen Bed, 2 x Single Beds and an additional bed for an extra person (charges usually apply). The Cairns Queenslander is an ideal budget option for families offering large, spacious, two bedroom apartments that are fully equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities. These apartments can sleep up to 6 guests, and children up to 14 years can stay for FREE when using existing bedding.

Studio Rooms are most popular for couples on a budget. They are are ideal for longer stays as they tend to be more spacious than an average hotel room, with the added bonus of a kitchenette so you can self cater. Kitchenette facilities usually comprise of an electric cooktop, mini fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and sink; perfect for creating simple, affordable meals. The Southern Cross Apartments is located in the heart of the city, and a popular option for couples or the corporate traveller. Set amongst tropical gardens, this property features modern, clean and spacious studio rooms and apartments. With 3 swimming pools, a gym & sauna, restaurant, BBQ area, and just a 2 minute walk to Cairns Central, the Southern Cross offers excellent value for money.

Find out more:
Gilligans Backpackers
The Balinese Motel
Cairns Queenslander
Southern Cross Apartments


Tips for planning your Budget Holiday in Cairns

Choose an accommodation property that is centrally located or within easy walking distance to main attractions such as the Cairns Esplanade and Lagoon, and the Reef Fleet Terminal where all the Great Barrier Reef trips depart from. The Cairns Airport is only a 10 minute maximum drive from the city centre. If you are travelling with 2 or more people into Cairns City it is more cost effective and convenient to take a taxi. The Sunbus terminal is centrally located in City Place, where you can connect with the Northern Beaches and outer suburbs. It is possible to depart on the Kuranda Train from the Cairns Central Railway Station, which is conveniently located next door to the Southern Cross Apartments.

Travel outside of peak season
For the best deals look to travel outside of peak season times. Peak season is from June until October, and during school holiday periods. Rates are usually lower during the off peak season, and you will find it quite plesant to travel without the crowds. Quite often you will find Stay/Pay deals such as Stay 4 Pay 3 or Stay 7 Pay 5. If you must travel during school holidays or peak season then it is best to book well in advance.

Plan your bookings ahead
Quite often you will find discounts and deals for tours which must be booked within a certain timeframe, however the travel date can extend beyond the booking date - for example, 'Book before 30th April - For Travel until 30th June'.

Package Deals offer great savings!
Package deals offer some fantastic savings for couples, families and friends. Choose from a variety of pre-packaged accommodation and tour deals that have been created to suit all budgets and interests. Not only will you save $$, it also makes your holiday planning easy and hassle free as we take care of all the details for you. Our top budget package deals include the Cairns Super Saver featuring 3 Nights at the Hides Hotel, a Great Barrier Reef daytrip and the Kuranda Train & Skyrail; the Cairns Getaway Package featuring 4 Nights at The Hotel Cairns, a daytrip to Green Island and the Kuranda Train & Skyrail; and also the Reef & Island Fun with a stay on Fitzroy Island. For Tour Combos we highly recommend the 3 Day Reef, Kuranda and Cape Tribulation Package as excellent value for money that you can combine with the accommodation of your choice.

Value Added Services
Look for accommodation that offers value added services such as free breakfast, free internet, free transfers, children stay for free or free car hire. There are plenty of offers around to give an incentive for your stay, just remember if there is free brekkie on offer take advantage of it and don't sleep in!

Self Catering
Choose accommodation where you can self cater. Most studio rooms and apartments are set up as a home away from home featuring all the basics required for a long or short stay. Kitchen facilities generally include a stove top, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge so you can prepare basic meals. Having access to self catering facilities allows you the flexibility to dine in as you please.

Discount Vouchers
Download and print discount vouchers for entry into a variety of local attractions. If you would like to splurge and dine out whilst here then take advantage of our Table 52 Meal Vouchers offering up to 15% off the food bill and free stuff!

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3 night Green Island Getaway
3 Night Green Island Resort Package Premium 3 night stay on gorgeous tropical Coral Cay on Great Barrier Reef only 45 minutes from Cairns

Special includes:

-Return ferry transfers
-Full buffet breakfast daily
-Sunset drinks daily
-Glass bottom boat tour
-Evening nature walk
-Fish feeding
-Snorkel equipment
-Kayaks, beach volleyball etc..
Outer Reef Pontoon Cruise:
-Semi Sub coral viewing tour
-Underwater Observatory
FROM $873 Per Person
SAVE $855
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Snorkel - Dive - Heli
Get High Up Top, Dive Down Under Truly memorable reef experience to outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef.


- 10 min scenic Heli flight
- 1x Certified or Intro Dive
- Glass Bottom Boat tour
- Snorkel gear
- Guided Snorkel tour
- Aussie BBQ Lunch
- 5 hours on the reef
- 2 different reef locations
- Glass of wine and cheese platter on return
- Live on-board entertainment on journey home
FROM $335 Per Adult

SAVE $104!
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Temp: 34.2 °C
Wind: 11 kt WSW
Humidity: 47%
Pressure: 1005.4 hpa
Rain: 0.4mm since 9am
Forecast: 26 - 37 °C (Sunny)

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Ultimate Kuranda Day Out
BALLOON, TRAIN & SKYRAIL Magical flight in the world's largest commercial Hot Air Balloon followed by Skyrail, the world's longest gondola cableway, and journey back to Cairns on famous Kuranda Scenic Rail.


- Morning Hot Air Balloon
- Stunning landscape
- Kuranda Markets, Galleries, Cafe's
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Kuranda Scenic Railway
- All levies included
FROM $364 Per Adult

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Alamanda by Lancemore
Alamanda Resort & Spa The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove - 5 Star Luxury - 5 Star Service - 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites


- FREE Wi-Fi
FROM $276 Per Night
*Based on 4 night stay

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Seafood Buffet Dinner Cruise
Luxury Dinner Cruise 2.5 hour evening cruise soaking up glorious scenery of Cairns waterfront & Trinity Inlet


- Beverage on arrival
- Ultimate waterfront dining
- Entertainment
- Luxurious vessel
- Large outdoor decks
- Calm water evening cruise
FROM $95 Per Adult

Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings
*Non-smoking vessel*
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The Beach Club Palm Cove
The Beach Club Palm Cove Captures the leisurely tropical lifestyle. Modern hotel rooms with spa, 1 & 2 bedroom fully equipped apartment within resort with 3 swimming pools.


- STAY 7 PAY 5
- STAY 4 PAY 3
FROM $125 Per Night
Book early for stays: 16th October - 24th December 2018 & 16th January - 23rd June 2019
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Cooktown 4WD Adventure
1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure Travel through the rugged terrain of the famous Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown


- Cape Tribulation & Daintree
- The Rugged Bloomfield Track
- Lunch at an Aussie Bush Pub
- The Black Mountains
- 2 hours free time in Cooktown
FROM $329 Per Adult

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Tully Raft + Skydive
Tully Raft & Skydive Super thrills & spills 2 day combo!

Awesome combination: Australia's #1 Rafting full day & a 14,000 ft Skydive
FROM $499 Per Person
Adrenaline to the MAX!!
Save $64
*Includes all levies
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Reef Magic Cruises
Reef Magic Cruises Back due to popular demand!

Heli Special

- Full Day Marine World
- Outer Reef Cruise
- 10 Minute Heli flight
- Lunch
- Semi-Submarine
- Glass Bottom Boat
- 5 hours at Reef
- Morning & Afternoon Tea
FROM $341 Per Adult
Save $64
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2 day Cape Trib & Rock Art
CAPE TRIB & ROCK ART !! Day 1-Daintree, Cape Tribulation & 4WD Bloomfield Track. Day 2-Chillagoe Caves, Aboriginal Rock Art & Granite Gorge.

2 Day Ultimate Tour Combo

- Custom built a/c 4WD
- Maximum 16 passengers
- Spectacular wildlife
- Outback experience
FROM $340
SAVE $70
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Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns Spacious and elegant rooms with private balconies, most with views over Marlin Marina, Trinity Inlet and park lands.


- Free Wi-Fi
- History & Character
- Newly appointed rooms
- Waterfront City location
FROM $159 Per Night
Save $199
UNBEATABLE! We've checked
*Based on 4 night stay in a Standard Room
*Black out dates apply
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The Hotel Cairns
The Hotel Cairns a tropical experience in traditional Queenslander style


- Free Internet
- Full breakfast daily
- Unique & Unbeatable offer!
- New Cardio Gym
FROM $134 Per Night
Full Breakfast daily
*Based on 4 night stay
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