Vacation on a Budget: Cairns, Australia

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When we think of vacationing on a budget, it sounds like we have a lot to compromise in order to survive and make it back home alive. But we don’t really need to sacrifice that much to have an unforgettable trip if we consider the following:

  • Visit the Art Galleries

It’s free and their monthly exhibitions can wake the sleeping artist in you! In the town center, you can visit Cairns Regional Gallery where you can see exhibits about their beloved Great Barrier Reef and more. Some other art galleries you should consider include the KickArts Centre of Contemporary Arts, Canopy Artspace, and Crackerbox Palace.

  • Dine and Buy Cheap Souvenirs at the Night Market

Whether it’s the Esplanade Market or the Cairns Night Market, you’ll eventually find a gem to bring back home. All around the world, night markets are suitable for budget travelers because there are more choices and more chances of scooping the best local items.

  • Hit the Trails!

Make sure that you’re wearing comfortable shoes for Cairns Botanical Garden’s walking trails, the Red Arrow and Blue Arrow trails. Both will lead you to Australia’s beautiful rainforest views. It will be the best time for you to bring your camera and capture as many photos as you can. If you prefer a less challenging experience, go with the Red Arrow trail. If you prefer the opposite, the Blue Arrow trail is 5.4km long and more difficult than the other. If you’re asking for more, you can also hike the tallest natural pyramid, Walsh Pyramid. This experience will require around 7 hours of hiking and the reward is just waiting at the top.

  • Just Keep Swimming

The northern beaches (Trinity Beach, Four Mile Beach, Palm Cove) are accessible to everybody, and getting there is easy with a bus ride. If it’s the sun and the sand you are craving for, this is the best place to be in. If you prefer the rainforests, then you might want to consider hiring a ride in order to reach Crystal Cascades, Atherton Tablelands, and Stoney Creek Falls. There, you’ll find the best swimming holes and jumping spots. Prefer the pool instead? Cairns Lagoon offers cheap to free entrance as you enjoy their WiFi and live music.

  • Score the Cheapest Tickets!

As much as possible, we want to share you the non-pricey activities in Cairns, but leaving the place without seeing any of the main attractions, like the Great Barrier Reef and the Kuranda Skyrail, is a waste. One cheap way to get to the Great Barrier Reef is to compare cruise prices. The cheapest is more likely the slowest boat which isn’t bad, as it gives us the chance to enjoy the ocean more (unless you’re in a rush.) Also, instead of booking separate tours, you can browse the web for discounted combinations. For exploring the Kuranda Trails, combo deals are also available for those who are seeking the cheapest alternative. For example, instead of taking both the Skyrail and the train, you can look for buses that can take you up and will cost less.

Although Australia can be expensive, it’s still manageable to save. Hopefully, these 5 options will work for you!

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Travel tips for the Cairns, Queensland

Cairns is the most important tourist centre in this area of ​​the country, known as the Far North in Australia, and one of the most popular destinations for travellers to Australia. This modern city, which grows rapidly with the increase of tourism, does not have much to see, but thanks to its tourist infrastructure is a great base to organize our visit to this area of ​​Queensland.

Cape Tribulation sites:

Walks on the gorgeous Cape Tribulation give a good idea of ​​the fragile beauty of the tropical Daintree National Park. Up to the Cape (a commendable day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas), the road is paved, but narrow in places and leads through the middle of the rainforest, which is protected as part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Visit Daintree Rainforest in Queensland to see animals up close!

Because many travellers prefer to see the Australian animals outside the zoo, there are plenty of places in the rainforest park, where you can spot kangaroos, platypus, cassowaries and other wild locals.For all travellers who cannot ride the entire route, there are also tips for shortcuts or for shorter trips with different emphases, for example, there are a ton of sights to see while you are visiting the rainforest park. It also makes sense, depending on the travel time, to decide whether the travel direction is more north or south since this is a huge rainforest in Queensland.This national park in Queensland is definitely a must stop especially if you are travelling all the way up to the Cape. This is because you will get to see all of the natural beauty that Australia has got to offer if you check out this location. So you should always consider stopping by this place if you want to experience all of the natural beauty of Australia. You will honestly be able to fully experience what Mother Nature has to offer, while you are in Australia because it would offer you the best experience that you can find. Tourists, who love exploring nature should make it a point to visit Daintree. If you are one of those tourists then you will not be disappointed by what you will get to see there!

General travel tips for Queensland:

To visit other points of interest in the state of Queensland, it is advisable to rent a car, since public transport to several of these places is infrequent or non-existent, as well as a lot of time and freedom is gained, and rental prices and gasoline in this part of the country are very affordable. Before renting a vehicle, it is convenient to look at several agencies before deciding (luckily most of them are concentrated in Sheridan and Lake streets), since the price differences are significant.

At any Cape Tribulation hotel, you can hire the excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. If you want to see one of the wonders of the world, then you have got to make it a point to stay at this location.

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