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World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
Cross snorkeling or diving the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list by joining a guided tour from Cairns. With a var
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk provides a beautiful setting for a stroll, jog, or bike ride. Along the 800 m (0.5 mi) boardwalk, take in views of Trinit
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Scuba & Snorkeling , Port Douglas
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World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
Get to know the secrets of the marine life-rich Great Barrier Reef on a scuba or snorkeling tour from Port Douglas. Accompanied by an expert
Tours from $205
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Where to stay in Cairns

Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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