Cairns Backpackers

Cairns is the perfect destination for Backpackers!

Well known as the Adventure Capital of Australia, Cairns is gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest,  Cairns is home to the one and only bungy tower in Australia,  the Great Barrier Reef scuba diving and snorkeling day tours and liveaboard tours are a must do and the oldest rainforest on the planet the Daintree Rainforest .

Cairns offers a great range of backpacker hostels, nightlife and party venues

Cairns BackpackersAt Cairns Backpackers, we strive to provide useful information to backpackers from all over the world.

By partnering with local hostels and tour operators we want to make sure you know exactly where to stay and exactly what to do to ensure you can enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer.

Whether you are looking for a great adventure or a relaxing beach vacation, you will find all the information necessary to make it happen here.

About Cairns Founded in 1876, Cairns was originally established to serve miners en-route to the Hodgkinson River goldfield in the tablelands to the west of the city.

After the construction of a regional railroad Cairns eventually developed into a regional hub, serving as a major export point for the agriculture produced on the lowlands and tablelands.

The city saw further development during WWII, when it was used as a strategic base by both the Americans and the British for staging operations in the Pacific.

Today a glitzy resort town,

Cairns has come a long way from its rustic roots. Situated about 1,700 kilometers north of Brisbane and 2,700 kilometers north of Sydney, tourist flock to this city of 142,000 in search of tropical weather, beautiful beaches, excellent shopping, and a vibrant nightlife.

The fourth most popular international tourist destination in Australia,

Cairns also serves as a jumping off point for those who want to explore the Great Barrier Reef or the dramatic landscapes of the Atherton tableland.

It’s the perfect spot for backpackers, offering great adventures, beautiful scenery, and a number of affordable accommodations.

 

Cairns Backpacker Tours

Cooktown Explorer

Cooktown Explorer

2 Days of Cook Town exploring and Aboriginal Rock Art! An amazing way to learn the Aboriginal art and culture and to see CookTown!

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Jet Ski, Parasailing and Bumper

Jet Ski, Parasailing and Bumper

Hop on the boat and meet the crew. The crew will help you stow your belongings and issue life jackets. Then it's just a 5-minute...more info

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Coral Sea Fishing

Coral Sea Fishing

Offers daily tours where you can try your hand at landing some of the best fighting and eating fish the Coral Sea has to offer.

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Cairns Zoom

Cairns Zoom

A wildlife exhibit in the heart of the city, Cairns Wildlife Dome has something to offer everyone including the latest attraction, Cairns ZOOM! Cairns ZOOM*...more info

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Reef and Tropical Delights

Reef and Tropical Delights

Enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, tantalise your taste buds and the scenery of our Rainforests in this Reef and Tropical Delights Package....more info

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Cooktown Discovery

Cooktown Discovery

Drive to Cook Town where you'll have 2 hours to discover the area. On your way back you'll have a flight to see Cairns from...more info

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Cairns Calm Water Fishing

Cairns Calm Water Fishing

Only the best equipment is supplied to ensure the best Cairns fishing trips. Explore Trinity has more than 10 species on one spot

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Quad Bikes

Quad Bikes

Picture this, your zooming along our rainforest and adventure trails that zig zag their way across our property with friends, family and other fun loving...more info

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Skydive and Reef Experience (2 Day)

Skydive and Reef Experience (2 Day)

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef after the adrenalin hit from jumping from a plane for your skydive, on this fantastic Skydive and...more info

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Reef and Raft (2 days)

Reef and Raft (2 days)

Great Barrier Reef cruise and raft with this incredible 2 day package tour! See the highlights Cairns tropical North has to offer with an adventure...more info

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Half Day Green Island Reef Cruise

Half Day Green Island Reef Cruise

Enjoy the beauty of a Green Island Reef Cruise with a half day trip. Surrounded by white sand beaches, tropical Great Barrier Reef and lush...more info

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3 Day Reef and Daintree

3 Day Reef and Daintree

3 day Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest package will have you experiencing the best of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

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2 Day Referral Dive Course Multishare

2 Day Referral Dive Course Multishare

Great Barrier Reef Referral Dive Package (2 day 1 night - Multishare) Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Reef Encounter, Australia’s only floating luxury boutique hotel, is...more info

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Resort Dive Liveaboard 4 day Cabin

Resort Dive Liveaboard 4 day Cabin

“Live and sleep on the Reef” Spending 4 days and 3 nights - in our Multi Share Cabin aboard Our Luxury Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard...more info

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Cairns Parasailing

Cairns Parasailing

Parasailing is without a doubt one of the best ways to see Cairns and its World Heritage assets. Lifted high above the waters of Trinity...more info

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Reef Cruise and Waterfalls

Reef Cruise and Waterfalls

3 Day Reef Cruise and Waterfalls Package 1 day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise - 2 Day overnight tour exploring the Atherton Tablelands

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Green Island and ATV

Green Island and ATV

Have a amazing day of relaxing in the morning on the beautiful Green Island doing nothing, snorkeling and/or Glas Bottom Boat and a super adventures...more info

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Cairns Reef Fishing Aqua Cat

Cairns Reef Fishing Aqua Cat

Cairns fishing offers wonderful fishing and wonderful table fish so join us for an exciting day fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

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River Fishing

River Fishing

Your Smooth Water River Fishing adventure begins in the shadows of Mountains and takes you through Rainforest covered National Parks the rivers start out as...more info

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Full Day Green Island Reef Cruise

Full Day Green Island Reef Cruise

Enjoy the beauty of a Green Island Reef Cruise tour with a full day trip. Surrounded by white sand beaches, tropical coral reefs and lush...more info

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Cairns Jet Ski Hire

Cairns Jet Ski Hire

Take the ride of your life on the ultimate fun machine, while taking in the sites of the Cairns lagoon and its rainforest backdrop. Start...more info

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Great Barrier Reef, Reef Experience

Great Barrier Reef, Reef Experience

BEST VALUE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Cruise TOUR! Snorkel, scuba dive and glass bottom boat the Great Barrier Reef on Cairns' only all inclusive reef...more info

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Fitzroy Island Family Day Pass

Fitzroy Island Family Day Pass

Spend your day with your family relaxing, swimming, snorkelling and enjoying the other activities that this Fitzroy Island family day pass has to offer. Fitzroy...more info

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Green Island and Horse Riding

Green Island and Horse Riding

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef where you will be staying for 2 full hours. There is enough time...more info

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Green Island and Kuranda

Green Island and Kuranda

Green Island with Big Cat Reef Cruises and Kuranda with Tropic Wings. Green Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef and a protected Marine...more info

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Blokes Getaway

Blokes Getaway

Blokes Getaway So what do guys like to do on a boys trip? Fishing and Rapid Boarding....it's the excitement of heading out for a day...more info

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Tablelands and Waterfalls

Tablelands and Waterfalls

Atherton Tablelands and Waterfall Tour is a fantastic fun filled journey through North Queensland's spectacular Atherton Tableland's Region. You are invited to join "Gus the...more info

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Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise

Great Barrier Reef Budget cruise with Compass Cruises. Travel on the basic package and tailor your day by selecting the activities you wish! It's Cairns...more info

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Crab Fishing Cairns

Crab Fishing Cairns

Bask in the natural beauty of the Tropical surroundings and come face to face with the most diverse range of flora and fauna in Cairns

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Daintree Day Tour

Daintree Day Tour

Daintree Day Tour Daintree Day tour - Explore the oldest jungle in the world!  The Daintree Rainforest covers 1200 square kilometres and is the largest...more info

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Cairns Backpackers

Cairns Hostel – JJs Backpackers

Cairns Hostel – JJs Backpackers

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Looking for a Backpackers hostel in Cairns, that is large enough to meet new friends but small enough to get that 'personal touch' ? Well...you...more info

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Cairns Hostel – Corona Backpackers

Cairns Hostel – Corona Backpackers

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Cairns Backpacker accommodation Corona Backpackers is a perfect choice for the budget traveller and holiday maker looking for clean and comfortable accommodation but wanting to...more info

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Cairns Backpackers – Nomads Esplanade Hostel

Cairns Backpackers – Nomads Esplanade Hostel

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Cairns Backpackers accommodation Nomads Esplanade Backpackers Hostel and budget hotel on the waterfront in Cairns, North Queensland Australia, offers great value backpacker and budget accommodation...more info

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Cairns Hostel – Gecko’s Backpackers

Cairns Hostel – Gecko’s Backpackers

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Come and experience the laid-back North Queenland lifestyle - chill out by the pool, swing in a hammock, laze on the balconies while our friendly helpful...more info

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