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Latest Great Barrier Reef Hotel Deals

3 stars from C$ 28
4+ stars from C$ 87
Noosa Heads
3 stars from C$ 131
4+ stars from C$ 162
Port Douglas
3 stars from C$ 99
4+ stars from C$ 120
Magnetic Island
3 stars from C$ 138
4+ stars from C$ 123
Hamilton Island
3 stars from C$ 391
4+ stars from C$ 368
3 stars from C$ 56
4+ stars from C$ 82

Best Great Barrier Reef hotels

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Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns - Cairns - Beach
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
8.4 Very good
Cairns CBDC$ 215+
C$ 215+
Free Wi-Fi
Pullman Cairns International - Cairns - Lobby
Pullman Cairns International
7.8 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 191+
C$ 191+
Free Wi-Fi
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.2 Very good
Cairns CBDC$ 186+
C$ 186+
Free Wi-Fi
Reef View Hotel
8.1 Very good
C$ 368+
C$ 368+
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Cairns Queens Court
7.3 Good
C$ 75+
C$ 75+
Free Wi-Fi
Hilton Cairns
7.9 Good
Cairns CBDC$ 173+
C$ 173+
Free Wi-Fi

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 382

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 306
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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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