The heart of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is the place to sail, swim, snorkel and dive into the Great Barrier Reef and explore the ancient Daintree Rainforest!
WHAT TO DO & SEE IN CAIRNS
EXPERIENCE THE REEF UP CLOSE
Explore the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder like no other. Dive into crystal-clear waters teeming with vibrant marine life. Snorkel, swim, or cruise to witness the beauty of this living masterpiece. Unforgettable adventures await at the Great Barrier Reef.
EXPLORE DAINTREE RAINFOREST
Immerse yourself in the lush beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. Trek through ancient rainforests, encounter unique wildlife, and cruise along pristine rivers. Experience the magic of one of the world's oldest living rainforests in Daintree.
TJAPUKAI ABORIGINAL CULTURAL PARK
Experience the rich culture of Australia's indigenous people at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Engage in interactive performances, learn traditional art forms, and delve into Dreamtime stories. Immerse yourself in the ancient and vibrant world of Aboriginal heritage.
ACCOMMODATION IN CAIRNS
Our buses are just the beginning. We’ve teamed up with the best hostel providers in Australia to offer flexible passes and packages that make it a breeze to secure quality accommodation that won’t break the bank, no matter where your journey takes you!
Check out Base & Nomads backpacker hostels when you're in Adelaide. Bookings can be made directly on their website.
The Bed Hopper Pass, available from 7 to 60 nights, is a flexible multi-night accommodation voucher that can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Base Backpackers Cairns and more than 20 Base, Nomads and Base-affiliated hostels throughout Australia.
Base Backpackers Cairns
HOW TO GET TO CAIRNS
In Cairns, busses arrive at 142 Bunda St Bus Stop, Platform 1
With more than 180 stops across the country and services in all mainland states and territories, Greyhound is Australia’s largest coach network. Here are our most popular routes to Cairns!
HOW TO GET AROUND CAIRNS
Once your Greyhound bus to Cairns arrives at 142 Bunda St Bus Stop, Platform 1 you’ll find it’s remarkably easy to get around this tropical city, with a range of transport options on offer.
Cairns is an enjoyable city to explore on foot. The CBD is laid out in a straightforward grid pattern. There are a number of great walkways around Cairns and the Northern Beaches, highlighted by a scenic stretch along the Esplanade, a busy thoroughfare containing many different shops, restaurants, markets and places to stay, as well as a tourist information centre.
Cairns is surrounded by hills, but the city itself is relatively flat, making it an ideal city to explore by bike. You can rent a bike at several places around town, and there are numerous cycling paths and circuits around Cairns, including popular routes that take in the Esplanade, Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes.