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Popular hotels in Great Barrier Reef

Discover well-known properties in Great Barrier Reef that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 6,117 hotels in Great Barrier Reef and price data was last updated on 2 March 2024. The average price for a hotel in Great Barrier Reef is .
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Via Gladstone, 72 km Off The Coast of Gladstone, Heron Island, Heron Island, QLD, Australia
Heron Island Resort has 112 rooms and features a swimming pool. It has private access to a secluded beach.
Airport shuttle
7.8
Good
878 reviews
Location
0.3 km from city centre
20 Whitsunday Boulevard, 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.
Free Wi-Fi
Location
2.2 km from city centre
$1,837
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
1474 reviews
Location
0.8 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
1842 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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.
Free Wi-Fi
8.1
Excellent
1347 reviews
Location
3.5 km from city centre
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
8.4
Excellent
1632 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
9 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
Boasting a remarkable beachfront location, Beach Club offers luxury accommodation with an infinity-edge pool framed by palm trees and tropical gardens. Guests also have access to free wireless internet and on-site parking.
9.2
Excellent
417 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
827 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre

Top-rated Great Barrier Reef hotels

Browse through properties in Great Barrier Reef that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 6,117 properties in Great Barrier Reef and data was last updated on 2 March 2024.
These Great Barrier Reef properties are among the highest rated by our users. Be sure to read user reviews to learn why these hotels are among the highest rated.
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62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$195
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12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$435
Avg. per night
51 Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
0.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$159
Avg. per night
Via Cairns, Green Island, QLD, Australia
0.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$633
Avg. per night
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$195
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43 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$213
Avg. per night
3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$448
Avg. per night

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 $46 per night. There is currently one property in Great Barrier Reef that can be booked for this price. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Great Barrier Reef. Price data was last updated on 2 March 2024
At the moment, these hotels offer the lowest nightly rate out of those we've come across in Great Barrier Reef. Consider alternative dates if you're able to compare prices.
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$46
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231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$69
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87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$92
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157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$102
Avg. per night
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$105
Avg. per night
22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach, QLD, Australia
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$107
Avg. per night
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$112
Avg. per night
119-121 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$112
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Great Barrier Reef

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Great Barrier Reef to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Great Barrier Reef at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 2 March 2024.
Prices on hotels (average nightly rate) for the dates selected, broken down by hotel class. We've highlighted the most popular properties according to our users as well as the best value within each hotel class.
3 stars
3 stars
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
4 stars
4 stars +
Pierpoint Road Po Box 7170, Cairns, QLD, Australia
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

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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
$51
Avg. per night
9 Norfolk Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$175
Avg. per night
102 Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$26
Avg. per night
15 Ivory Lane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$191
Avg. per night
191 Brunswick Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$216
Avg. per night
6-12 St Martins Lane, Auckland, New Zealand
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$139
Avg. per night
11 Rawson Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia
0.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$59
Avg. per night
392 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
1.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$59
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 2 March 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Great Barrier Reef?

    When visiting Great Barrier Reef, consider checking out Cairns, Noosa Heads, and Port Douglas as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Great Barrier Reef?

    Peppers Beach Club is a very popular hotel in Great Barrier Reef, with a score of 8.4 from 828 reviews. Reef View Hotel (8.0 from 1,680 reviews) and Mantra Portsea (7.2 from 1,069 reviews) are also highly rated Great Barrier Reef hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

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