Hotels in Great Barrier Reef

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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
8.9 Excellent
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a rooftop terrace and a Jacuzzi.

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Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
8.5 Excellent
Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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2.3 mi from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 

Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas is situated in Port Douglas and is close to Four Mile Beach. It also offers a swimming pool, bicycle rental and babysitting/child services.

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Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

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Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.0 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also has an outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

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201 Lake Street Apartments
8.5 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

201 Lake Street is situated in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It also provides a tour desk, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Beach Club
9.5 Excellent
9 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia 

Boasting a remarkable beachfront location, Beach Club offers luxury accommodation with an infinity-edge pool framed by palm trees and tropical gardens. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a free shuttle service and a beauty centre.

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Cairns Central Yha
8.3 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
8.2 Excellent
316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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2.2 mi from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas is located in Port Douglas and is close to Four Mile Beach. It also provides a sauna, a waterfall pool and a swimming pool.

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Bounce Cairns
8.2 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also provides an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$15
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Cairns Central Yha
8.3 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$16
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Cairns Gateway Resort
7.8 Good
1/21 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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3.6 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides a waterfall pool. It has a day spa, as well as a children's play area, a tour desk and a garden.

$42
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

$49
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Cairns Rainbow Resort
5.3 Okay
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It offers pool views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

$54
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Koala Beach Resort Cairns
5.4 Okay
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Centrally located, Koala Beach Resort Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. It also offers an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

$63
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Cairns City Sheridan
6.0 Good
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Offering a swimming pool and a waterfall pool, Cairns City Sheridan is a boutique hotel set in the heart of Cairns. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$65
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Comfort Inn Cairns City
7.7 Good
183-185 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, Comfort Inn Cairns City is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

$67
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Hotel prices in Great Barrier Reef

3 stars
Reef Plaza Hotel
#1 Most popular

Reef Plaza Hotel

Cnr Grafton & Spence Streets, 50, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.0 Excellent
$106

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Cairns City Sheridan
#2 Most popular

Cairns City Sheridan

157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

6.0 Good
$65

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Pullman Cairns International
#1 Most popular

Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

7.9 Good
$184

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Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach
#2 Most popular

Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

2 Pacific Parade, Mission Beach, QLD, Australia

8.0 Excellent
$163

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Park Regis City Quays
Best value

Park Regis City Quays

6 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.1 Excellent
$119

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About Great Barrier Reef

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is a coral formation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as Australia’s “Blue Outback”, it is comprised of individual reefs and islands that lie to the east of the Coral Sea and extends south into the Pacific Ocean. Popular for its clear waters and vibrant array of underwater marine life, the 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands make up around 65 kilometres off the coast of Queensland.

Considered one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders, travellers come to the Great Barrier Reef to explore its abundant sea life that includes whales, turtles and over 400 species of colourful fish and coral. Peppered with island resorts nestled amongst the clear waters, visitors come to explore the abundance of idyllic tropical islands and golden beaches. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing are popular water sports available, while there are a variety of tours to choose from, such as the glass-bottom boat tours, cruise ships and opportunities to swim with dolphins. Visitors can explore the molluscs, coral sponges, rays, sea turtles and more than 1,500 species of tropical fish, in addition to over 200 types of birds and a handful of endangered species, such as the Dugong sea cow.

International flights arrive at the Cairns Airport, while direct flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne can land at the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island and Proserpine on Whitsunday Coast. The best way to get to the area’s attractions is by car, while secluded areas and island hopping day trips to the reef can be reached by boat. Helicopter tours are popular for spectacular aerial views of the reef while utilising the Queensland Rail is the most cost-effective way to explore the Queensland coast. Shuttle buses are available from the airport and taxis are ideal for short trips in the area.

Formed around 6,000-7,000 years ago, the Great Barrier Reef covers an area bigger than Great Britain. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only livable thing on the earth that is visible from space. Established as a marine park in 1975, it was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1981.

Great Barrier Reef travel FAQs

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is a coral formation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as Australia’s “Blue Outback”, it is comprised of individual reefs and islands that lie to the east of the Coral Sea and extends south into the Pacific Ocean. Popular for its clear waters and vibrant array of underwater marine life, the 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands make up around 65 kilometres off the coast of Queensland.

Considered one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders, travellers come to the Great Barrier Reef to explore its abundant sea life that includes whales, turtles and over 400 species of colourful fish and coral. Peppered with island resorts nestled amongst the clear waters, visitors come to explore the abundance of idyllic tropical islands and golden beaches. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing are popular water sports available, while there are a variety of tours to choose from, such as the glass-bottom boat tours, cruise ships and opportunities to swim with dolphins. Visitors can explore the molluscs, coral sponges, rays, sea turtles and more than 1,500 species of tropical fish, in addition to over 200 types of birds and a handful of endangered species, such as the Dugong sea cow.

International flights arrive at the Cairns Airport, while direct flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne can land at the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island and Proserpine on Whitsunday Coast. The best way to get to the area’s attractions is by car, while secluded areas and island hopping day trips to the reef can be reached by boat. Helicopter tours are popular for spectacular aerial views of the reef while utilising the Queensland Rail is the most cost-effective way to explore the Queensland coast. Shuttle buses are available from the airport and taxis are ideal for short trips in the area.

Formed around 6,000-7,000 years ago, the Great Barrier Reef covers an area bigger than Great Britain. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only livable thing on the earth that is visible from space. Established as a marine park in 1975, it was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1981.

  • Where is the best place to stay in Great Barrier Reef?

    Users favor staying in areas such as Cairns, Hamilton Island, and Port Douglas. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in Great Barrier Reef?

    Crystalbrook Riley (9.1/10 from 2,247 reviews), Heron Island Resort (7.7/10 from 693 reviews), and Pullman Reef Hotel Casino (8.9/10 from 1,315 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Great Barrier Reef.