Great Barrier Reef hotels

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Great Barrier Reef
Jun 29 — Jun 302
Great Barrier Reef
Wed 29/6
Thu 30/6

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MOST POPULARCairns
3 stars from R285
5+ stars from R380
Port Douglas
3 stars from R1 774
4+ stars from R1 758
Daydream Island
4+ stars from R3 168
Hamilton Island
3 stars from R4 911
4+ stars from R697

Best Great Barrier Reef hotels

Most recommended Great Barrier Reef hotels

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Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns - Cairns - Beach
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
8.6 Excellent
Cairns CBDR4 705+
R4 705+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort - Cairns - Restaurant
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.3 Excellent
Cairns CBDR4 214+
R4 214+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Daydream Island Resort - Daydream Island - Pool
Daydream Island Resort - Daydream Island - Pool
Daydream Island Resort
7.2 Good
R4 214+
R4 214+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Pullman Cairns International - Cairns - Lobby
Pullman Cairns International - Cairns - Lobby
Pullman Cairns International
7.9 Good
Cairns CBDR4 720+
R4 720+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns - Cairns - Building
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns - Cairns - Building
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
8 Excellent
Cairns CBDR3 675+
R3 675+
Pool
Air conditioning
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns - Cairns - Building
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns - Cairns - Building
R3 358+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Cairns Colonial Club Resort - Cairns - Pool
Cairns Colonial Club Resort - Cairns - Pool
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
8 Excellent
R1 473+
R1 473+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Palm Royale Cairns - Cairns - Bedroom
Palm Royale Cairns - Cairns - Bedroom
Palm Royale Cairns
8.3 Excellent
R1 346+
R1 346+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas - Port Douglas - Pool
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas - Port Douglas - Pool
R3 485+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hilton Cairns - Cairns - Building
Hilton Cairns - Cairns - Building
Hilton Cairns
7.8 Good
Cairns CBDR3 960+
R3 960+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Cairns Plaza Hotel - Cairns - Living room
Cairns Plaza Hotel - Cairns - Living room
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
Cairns CBDR1 917+
R1 917+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning

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Low season

May

High season

February

Average price (weeknight)

R3 273

Average price (weekend night)

R3 323
Cheapest month to stay with an average 12% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 88% rise in price.
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Top tips for finding the perfect Great Barrier Reef hotel

  • For cheap accommodation close to the Great Barrier Reef, consider backpacker hostels like Global Backpackers Cairns. Most offer both dorms and private rooms, and you’ll also be well-placed for finding cheaper tours and activities, to help you stick to your budget for the trip.
  • If you’d like to stay close to Cairns Airport (CNS) during your trip to the Great Barrier Reef, you are in luck, as the airport is right on the coast on the north side of the city. Look for hotels in Cairns North, like Bohemia Resort or Cairns Sheraton Hotel.
  • If it’s luxury you’re looking for on your trip to the Great Barrier Reef, get set to be spoiled for choice. Hotels like Hilton or Shangri-La The Marina offer 5-star comfort in the heart of Cairns, while resorts like Hamilton Island’s Beach Club will place the reef at your doorstep.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is a great spot for a romantic getaway, with many wonderful resorts and hotels suitable for couples. Hotels like Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Port Douglas offer a private beach, outdoor pool, spa and wellness centre and bicycle hire, giving couples plenty of ways to enjoy each other’s company.
  • The Great Barrier Reef region features many hotels that offer facilities for guests who require a wheelchair. For example, Crystalbrook hotels, like Crystalbrook Riley, offer fully wheelchair-accessible rooms with roll-in showers, shower chairs, lowered sinks and toilets with grab rails.   

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