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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$150
  • Dorm bed: $25
  • Double room in a hostel: $60
  • Cafe lunch: $15
  • Local bus ticket: $2.40
Midrange
$150–300
  • Double room in a hotel: $130
  • Dinner in a local restaurant: $15
  • Ferry to Fitzroy Island: $75
  • Admission to wildlife park: $20
Top end (more than)
$300
  • Double room in a resort: $230
  • Main meal at a posh restaurant: $30
  • Liveaboard dive trip: $500
  • Scenic reef flight: $300

Major banks have branches with ATMs throughout Cairns. Most banks exchange foreign currency. There are private currency-exchange bureaux along the Esplanade that are open until late.