Cairns is an East Coast favourite for backpackers – this fun town is where people start or finish their East Coast adventure and as a result it’s full of amazing nightlife!
But there’s more to Cairns than simply dancing the night away on a table at Woolshed – it’s also famous for being the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, something that should be on everyone’s Australia bucket list.
So we’ve put together our Cairns Starter Package – which pieces together some of our favourite trips and accommodation so you can make the most of your time in this amazing city without blowing your budget!
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- Great Barrier Reef day trip with Island Diver
- Atherton Tablelands and Waterfalls Tour with Uncle Brians
- Cape Tribulation Day trip with the famous Uncle Brian’s Cape Tribbin‘
- 3 lunches (on day trips)
- 5 nights accommodation at Global Waterfront (6 share waterfront dorm)
Optional add ons include;
- Include certified or introductory scuba dive (just $60!)
- Upgrade to a full Open Water Dive Course
- Stay longer in Cape Tribulation
- Bungy jumping with AJ Hackett
- Skydive (Cairns or Mission Beach)
- Additional spending money
Add a Bus Pass: SAVE 10% on any of the following passes when booking together with the package
Greyhound – Sydney to Cairns Pass $479.00
Greyhound – Brisbane to Cairns Pass $365.00 (includes free Byron/Surfers Legs)
Greyhound – WHIMIT Unlimited 30 Day Pass $399.00
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We can build an itinerary taking into account the fact that you have your own transport already.
Want to add more nights to your trip? Feel like heading somewhere else after your Airlie Adventure? Want to upgrade to a private room? No dramas! Let one of our Happy Team know and we will help you plan the next part of your epic adventure!
Day 1: Today starts with your arrival into Cairns, start by checking into your accommodation before taking a dip in the waterfront lagoon, after your quick dip, grab a bite to eat before you explore the city’s local sites and attractions, finish up the day with a feed at the woolshed Bar before turning in for the night.
Day 2: Up and at it, today’s waterfalls tour is one of the must see days out, you will get picked up near your accommodation and taken on a highlights tour of the rainforests waterfalls and swimming holes. You can snap a hair flick selfie at Milla Milla falls, slide down a natural rock slide and swim in a giant crater lake, all while being guided by super knowledgeable local guides in a small tour size air conditioned bus.
Day 3: Head out today on the great barrier reef on the boat, island diver. You will meet at the marina, board the boat and be whisked away to the world famous great barrier reef, where you will spend the day gazing upon colourful corals and reef fish and you will even take part in a scuba dive included in your trip. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned diver, there is a lot to love about this day out on the water.
Day 4: today you head up to environmental heritage listed cape tribulation, known as a hotbed of wildlife and tropical plants, its an eco warriors paradise. You will get picked up from your accommodation by your quirky and knowledgeable guide and journey north, stopping at remote beaches and pristine water holes as you go. Once you arrive in the daintree rainforest you will take part in a crocodile cruise along the river, spotting the dinosaurs in their natural habitat. On the way back down you will stop off at a few viewing points to take in the scenery before being dropped back at your accommodation just in time for a night out.
Day 5: your final day is spent exploring the city and relaxing by the lagoon. Have a relaxed lunch at the local cafes and sip a cocktail as you contemplate what’s next on your journey. On this day, you may want to add a bungy jump to your day for a bit of adventure.