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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 939 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 72%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 76%

Customer Travel Tips for Cairns

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
47% Avg. rating


24 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Don't swim in the lagoon

Liked: The heat

Disliked: Everything is expensive and nothing is open after 3am

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


23 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the Reef and white water rafting!!

Liked: Relaxed vibe, nice weather, walking distance to everything you need

Disliked: No beach!

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


28 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Romantic getaway

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Diving

Liked: Party hard

Disliked: Cars

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


06 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Crocodile Hunting! Rainforest!

Liked: Nice atmosphere

Disliked: Lots of poor/poverty people on the street. They dont really affect you but they dont fit in the picture.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


29 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family Work / volunteering

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure u stay in asylum!

Liked: Friendly atmosphere good nightlife

Disliked: Having to go!

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
56% Avg. rating


11 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Great Barrier Reef

Liked: Backpacker hotspot

Disliked: No activties to do in the city except of the lagooon and partying.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


06 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Avoid the rain.

Liked: It was compact and safe. Reminded me of New Orleans for some reason.

Disliked: The rain. Pokies.

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


12 Oct 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Do a live aboard snorkeling trip instead of just a day trip.

Liked: Free Botanic Gardens, snorkeling trips.

Disliked: Several places were closed.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


26 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a car. You will save a ton of money on excursions. Most national parks and hiking areas are free if you have your own transportation.

Liked: Many beautiful outdoor adventures to be had,

Disliked: A lot of what Cairns has to offer is located just out of the city. Having transportation is a must.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Drive to Cape Tribulation

Liked: Lots of stuff to do, if you can get out of the city

Disliked: Bus system is below average City itself has nothing to offer for sightseeing

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


24 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: If you're looking for a beach, head north.

Liked: Sunshine, GBR, hitting the northern beaches.

Disliked: Restaurants and shopping very samey, and pubs tend to be beer barns. Not much to do in central Cairns.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


13 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: No

Liked: Yes

Disliked: No

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


29 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Ķuranda, outer reef

Liked: Friendlypeople

Disliked: No

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


17 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Pick the right hostel for you, have plenty of money to fill your days with activities as Cairns is only small. But do allow for a few days bathing by the Lagoon.

Liked: Lovely area and nice and hot. Loved the lagoon for swimming, sunbathing and generally just chilling out. Shopping mall was great with plenty of food shops to buy breakfast/lunch and dinner.

Disliked: Generally just expensive but that's just Australia

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


03 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Research and book your tour groups ahead of time.

Liked: The GBR

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


24 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Get out of town as much as possible, even it catching a local bus to the nearby beaches.

Liked: Lagoon

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: just enjoy, you're on he beach :)

Liked: kuranda skyrail and the rainforest, but there is lot more to discover in the nearest cities

Disliked: the traffic roundabouts are just terrible

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Book all of your adventures they are all right here

Liked: Tropical and lots of tours!

Disliked: Nothing

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


06 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Come here for your GBR snorkel/dive trip.

Liked: Very Clean. Lots to Do.

Disliked: No Public Transit to Airport.

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80% Avg. city rating Rated by 939 customers

Activities / excursions 92%

Restaurants / eating out 80%

Shopping 76%

Chilling out / relaxing 88%

Getting around / public transport 72%

Sightseeing 81%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 82%

Value for money 76%

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