There are many options for accommodations within walking distance to Cairns Marina, ranging from college dorm-style rooms to four-star hotels. The Bellview (011-617-40-314377) offers dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms and showers for US$24 per night, and double-occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, fridge and air conditioning for $36 per night. The three-star Pacific International (011-617-40-517888) offers rooms for $105 per night, and the four-star Reef Hotel & Casino (011-617-40-308888) runs $160 per night. A short taxi ride from the marina, the Hotel Coral Towers (011-617-40-519611) presents another option.
At press time, the exchange rate was $1 Australian to 62 cents U.S. For more general information on Cairns, contact the Queensland Tourist & Travel Corporation's "Aussie Helpline" at 805-775-2000, or log on to australia.com.