Cairns Backpackers Guide

Cairns Backpacker guide to the best things to see and do in Cairns 

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

At 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.

Cairns History

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.

Where is Cairns

Cairns has come a long way from its rustic roots. Situated about 1,700 kilometres north of Brisbane and 2,700 kilometres north of Sydney, tourist flock to this city of 142,000 in search of tropical weather, beautiful beaches, excellent shopping, and a vibrant night-life. Grab a Greyhound Bus Ticket 

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.

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Cairns Backpacker Tours

Tropical Bliss 3 Day Getaway

Our 3 day tour will take you on an exciting journey visiting North Queensland's best, the Daintree Rainforest, The Atherton Tablelands and the Great Barrier...

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Cairns Backpacker Accommodations

Action Getaway

This Action Getaway has it all - Great Barrier Reef, flying through the Daintree Rainforest and Skydiving!

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Adrenalin Getaway

There’s nothing like a little adrenalin hit to remind you that you’re still alive and this package has all the adrenalin hits that you need!!

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