Cairns has long been a popular holiday destination for backpackers and vacationers in their teens and twenty years, and this demographic group is usually on vacation with very little money. For this reason, Cairns is full of places to stay, eat and play for a minimum of money if you know how to find them. Read on to discover how to find out how to get accommodation and holidays in Cairns at an affordable price!
The first thing you will have to do is reach Cairns. You can save money by taking a coach or train, but this will consume valuable vacation time, so looking for a good air ticket is the way to go. To make sure you know when the special mast is activated, register with Vmail from Virgin Australia on your website and Jetmail from Jetstar; That way you will be the first to know when the captured discounts are released. Applications like Skyscanner are also an excellent way to find the cheapest flights available on a given day.
Once you have booked your flight, the next thing on your list should be your accommodation in Cairns. Cairns has a wide variety of hotels, hostels, backpackers and independent accommodation. Although hostels and backpackers are usually the cheapest option, not everyone wants to share the bathroom and rooms with strangers, so stay tuned for special offers online or consider doing a home exchange. If there are some of you traveling, consider getting independent accommodation, not only can you split the bill, but you can also save money by preparing some of your own meals.
Cairns promotional websites offer discounts on everything you can think of, from dry cleaning to restaurants, pubs and clubs, as well as beauty salons and even accommodation. As soon as you start planning your vacation, connect online to the discount sites and print the discount coupons that you think you can use and save them in a file for your vacation.
Many attractions also offer discounts on their websites from time to time. Research the places you want to visit while on vacation and then visit their websites or Google their names to see if you can find a discount online.
Getting around Cairns without your own transportation can be difficult; Local public transport is definitely lacking. Fortunately, Cairns is a relatively compact city, so renting a bicycle is a cheap option to go from A to B or you can choose to travel on foot. There are also many free activities, so it is not necessary to spend a lot to entertain yourself. Visit Sunday markets in the Esplanade, listen to street musicians for free (or at least cheap) entertainment, walk through the nearby jungle or visit the Crystal Cascades to swim in natural freshwater wells.
Eating cheap in Cairns is quite easy, there are many places where you can eat a hamburger or a cheap kebab and, if you fancy some Asian food, then stop by the night markets that have a fantastic selection of excellent cheap takeaway food. There are also a number of small Asian restaurants seen around the city with fantastic food at great prices.
If you are planning to go to nightclubs, drinks in Cairns are generally reasonably priced compared to many other cities in Australia. If you know where you are going, call and find out if they have drink specials or happy hour specials … you could save a penny.
The big expenses will always be to get to Cairns and your accommodation in Cairns, so if you spend some time looking for good deals on these two items, the rest should be easy. Cairns is definitely one of the easiest places to vacation on a limited budget and thousands of tourists do it annually. For more tips on how to save money, talk to your travel companions, they will be happy to share your money saving tips.