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Cairns Budget Holiday

created by fahad on 2012-02-09

Cairns Budget Holiday

Cairns is one of the most frequented cities by low budget travelers in Australia. Not only are they attracted to the Great Barrier Reef, a marine spectacle consisting of the world’s biggest coral reef, but also to the low budget accommodation and eating options here.

Most internet advertisements suggest that a minimum of $150 is required to see the Great Barrier Reef. However, in Cairns itself there are a number of options that will get you to the reef for cheap, sometimes as little as $50. The boats might not be as snazzy as the high-end options, but the experience of the reef is the same. Consider snorkeling with Reef Teach to find out more about the marine life.

Make sure you head to the Tjapukai cultural center on your Cairns budget holiday, to take in the culture of the Australian aborigines. The center is located right next to the Skyrail cableway, and offers a fascinating insight into the culture and history of the aboriginal people.

A Cairns budget holiday is not complete without a trip on the Skyrail to view the amazing forests and valley below that surround the city. Also make sure that you visit the Botanic Gardens to get a sense of the diversity and uniqueness of Australian flora.

Dining on your budget trip to Cairns is relatively inexpensive. However, we would urge you to try Red Ochre Grill for some Aboriginal recipes. Dundee’s also offers great value for money.

Accommodation on your budget holiday to Cairns should not be a problem at all. The city offers some of the best hotel rates in Australia. Cairns Beach House and Bohemia Resorts are excellently located, and offer you great facilities at low prices. The popular hostels include the YHA backpackers and the Bed and Boat Hostel.
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    Tjapukai

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    sight

    Culture, history, and myths of the local Aborigines. (T4042 9900, www.tjapukai.com.au, 0900-1700, ...

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    Reef Teach

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    sight

    If you know very little about the reef and its myriad fascinating and colourful inhabitants, and ...

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    Flecker Botanic Gardens

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    park / zoo

    The Botanic Gardens are a great place to go to spend a fun day with the family. These gardens wer...

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    Cairns City Backpackers Hostel Cairns

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    hostel

    Warm and friendly, with lots of character. Hammocks strung up in the private garden, and enthusia...

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    Cairns Beach House

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    hotel

    North of the centre is this popular option with all the usual facilities, especially noted for it...

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    Bohemia Resort

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    hotel

    A little further out of the centre is this modern, excellent option. It is more like a tidy moder...

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    Red Ochre Grill

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    restaurant

    The Red Ochre Grill specializes in Australian seafood, Australian game meat, bush food and region...

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