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Heron Island Resort
7.6 Good
Via Gladstone, Heron Island, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Heron Island, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 782 reviews
7.6

Heron Island Resort has 112 rooms and features a swimming pool. It has private access to a secluded beach.

Qualia
20 Whitsunday Boulevard, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
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2.2 km from city centre, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia 

Just a 10-minute car ride from Great Barrier Reef Airport, Qualia provides convenient accommodation and offers a swimming pool. It also features body treatments, a beauty centre and room service.

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
8.7 Excellent
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,246 reviews
8.7

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.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.2 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,530 reviews
8.2

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.

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
8.1 Excellent
316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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3.5 km from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,340 reviews
8.1

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.

Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.5 Excellent
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,242 reviews
8.5

Conveniently situated, Cairns Plaza Hotel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

Beach Club
9.3 Excellent
9 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 358 reviews
9.3

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.

Peppers Beach Club
8.4 Excellent
20-22 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 772 reviews
8.4

Conveniently situated and providing a swimming pool, this modern resort is located an easy drive from Mossman. It has a fitness centre, as well as a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and a concierge.

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Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
8.4 Excellent
Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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3.7 km 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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Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.0 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km 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
8.4 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km 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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Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel
8.4 Excellent
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. It also offers a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults & Couples Boutique Tropical Escapes
8.9 Excellent
99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia 

Boasting a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool, The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults & Couples Boutique Tropical Escapes is situated in Cairns and provides luxury accommodation. Only a short stroll from Peppers Spa Palm Cove, it offers romantic rooms equipped with a spa bath, a mini bar and a kitchenette.

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Paradise on the Beach Resort - Palm Cove
8.6 Excellent
119-121 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia 

Located in Cairns, Paradise On The Beach Resort Palm Cove is within a 25-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool. Those staying at the property can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

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Reef View Hotel
8.0 Excellent
12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia 

Reef View Hotel overlooks the sea, features stylish rooms and offers outdoor tennis courts. It also provides a bowling alley, squash courts and a free shuttle service.

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Regal Port Douglas
8.6 Excellent
51 Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 

Offering a Jacuzzi and an outdoor heated pool, Regal Port Douglas is situated in Port Douglas and is a short stroll from Macrossan Street. The numerous facilities this modern resort features include luggage storage, a tour desk and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns
7.8 Good
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in Cairns and is close to nearby attractions, such as The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central. It is close to the area's tourist hot spots and is minutes on foot from Reef Fleet Terminal.

€16
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Bounce Cairns
7.3 Good
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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.

€19
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Cairns Central Yha
8.2 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km 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.

€24
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Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
7.8 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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3.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Situated in Cairns, the hotel is within a 15-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It also features a kids pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a playground.

€32
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Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.7 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.9 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Located in Cairns, the resort is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. It has a gym, as well as a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

€36
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Cairns Gateway Resort
8.0 Excellent
1/21 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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5.9 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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.

€45
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally situated, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. Guests have access to a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

€50
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Cairns City Sheridan
5.6 Okay
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

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.

€55
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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

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

    Noosa Heads, Cairns, and Hamilton Island are some of the most favoured places to stay in Great Barrier Reef.

  • What are the best hotels in Great Barrier Reef?

    Great Barrier Reef is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Reef View Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.0. For other potential stays, consider Whitsunday Apartments and Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, which can also be great places to stay in Great Barrier Reef.

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