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Discover well-known properties in Great Barrier Reef that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 6,339 hotels in Great Barrier Reef and price data was last updated on 16 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in Great Barrier Reef is .
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17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Conveniently located, Pullman Cairns International offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. It has a spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a sauna.
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
1353 reviews
Location
0.7 km from city centre
18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Set in Cairns, Cairns Colonial Club Resort features 3 pools, as well as a waterfall pool, a saltwater swimming pool and water slides. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Tropical Rainforest Gardens and Lagoon Pools.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.0
Excellent
7594 reviews
Location
2.8 km from city centre
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Situated in Cairns, the resort is within walking distance of Cairns Central and offers an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is ideally located in the city centre.
Free Wi-Fi
8.1
Excellent
1801 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
20-22 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
Located in Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas is an easy drive from Mossman Gorge and offers free private parking on site. It also provides a swimming pool, a concierge and a 24-hour reception.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.4
Excellent
822 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, QLD, Australia
Featuring outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a private beach, this modern resort is an easy car ride from Airlie Beach. It provides a fitness centre, as well as a kids pool, a sauna and a kids club.
7.4
Good
2091 reviews
Location
0.0 km from city centre
168-190 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
Located next to Four Mile Beach, this award-winning resort provides a private beach, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts. It features an 18-hole golf course, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and a beauty centre.
8.3
Excellent
1617 reviews
Location
2.0 km from city centre
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Located in Cairns, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is an easy drive from Kuranda Scenic Railway and provides on-site parking at an additional cost. It features a fully-equipped gym, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a heated outdoor spa.
Free Wi-Fi
7.5
Good
2375 reviews
Location
0.9 km from city centre
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is conveniently situated in Cairns and features a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a saltwater swimming pool. It also provides a rooftop terrace, plus views of the sea, the mountains and the city.
Free Wi-Fi
7.9
Good
2440 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre

Top-rated Great Barrier Reef hotels

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35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$249
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139 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
Spa
$220
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123 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$180
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316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
3.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$145
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Pmb 40, Lizard Island, QLD, Australia
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Spa
$2,201
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119-121 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$109
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12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$414
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Cheapest hotels in Great Barrier Reef

Discover affordable stays in Great Barrier Reef that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Great Barrier Reef can be found for as low as $31 per night. There is currently one property in Great Barrier Reef that can be booked for this price. Port Douglas Backpackers is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Great Barrier Reef. Price data was last updated on 16 April 2024
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37 Warner Street, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$31
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$42
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209 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$80
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231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$84
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22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$95
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87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$98
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223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$106
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7-11 Chester Court, Cairns, QLD, Australia
3.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$109
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Other accommodations in Great Barrier Reef

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201/1 Moo 9, Soi.3, Beach Rd., Pattaya, Thailand
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$45
Avg. per night
9 Norfolk Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$180
Avg. per night
13 Wasa Wasa Road, Nadi, Fiji
4.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$23
Avg. per night
144-154 Anderson Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$283
Avg. per night
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$46
Avg. per night
562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$50
Avg. per night
392 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$59
Avg. per night
15 Ivory Lane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$137
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Great Barrier Reef

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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.

Facts about staying in Great Barrier Reef

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Great Barrier Reef to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 16 April 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Great Barrier Reef?

    Users favour staying in areas such as Cairns, Noosa Heads, and Townsville. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in Great Barrier Reef?

    One of the most popular hotels in Great Barrier Reef is Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, which has been reviewed by 1,617 users and currently has a rating of 8.3/10. Other top-rated locations include Peppers Beach Club and Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove, which have received 8.4/10 and 8.0/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Barlow Park?

    Hilton Cairns is a popular hotel near Barlow Park that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.3 across 1,695 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Great Barrier Reef near Cairns Tropical Zoo?

    Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove is rated 8.0 from 1,081 reviews and is close to Cairns Tropical Zoo.

  • Is there a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    If you’re visiting Cairns Esplanade then the nearby Hilton Cairns is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (1,695 reviews scoring it at an average 8.3/10).

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Great Barrier Reef?

    The most popular landmark in Great Barrier Reef is Barlow Park located in Cairns, followed by Cairns Tropical Zoo and Cairns Esplanade, located in Palm Cove and Cairns, respectively. Depending on where and how long you plan on staying in Great Barrier Reef, you may be able to visit at least one of these cities.

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