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Four ways to see Cairns on a budget

2 December 2015

Travelling in Australia is amazing, but it can also be expensive. Here’s tips for exploring Cairns on a budget.


Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef

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Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef should be on every traveller’s bucket list. The colourful underwater world filled with thriving reef and a ton of wildlife makes for the perfect day out. Tours start from $88 for the day so you don’t have to break the bank either.


See our Great Barrier Reef tours.


Atherton Tablelands

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The Atherton Tablelands offers some of Australia’s most picture perfect waterfalls and rainforest. Visit the famous Millaa Millaa falls and swim in pristine lakes.


See our Atherton Tablelands Tours.

Island Hopping


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Who would have thought you could get to a tropical island from only $74. One of the best things about Cairns is the coastline is dotted with beautiful island like Fitzroy Island and Greens Island.


See our Island Hopping Tours



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While you can blow the budget on some seriously luxury places to stay, there’s also some amazing backpackers that start from around $20 a night including pool access and breakfast. The likelihood is you’ll be spending your days out in the sun anyway.


See our Cairns accomodation.


"I booked a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Travel Freedom, and I honestly can't believe how amazing it was! I was snorkelling with Nemo, next to turtles, and I went diving for the first time! I never thought I would see the reef, and it was so cheap to do so! Thanks to Travel Freedom for their service, which was fast, helpful, and easy!"

Laura Taylor (UK)

"I went to see the Daintree rainforest for a day with Travel Freedom and it was beautiful. It was a very relaxing day and I saw a crocodile. I recommend this tour to anyone with some time in Cairns."

Neke Den Boer (NL)

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