We are two couples early 20's from Wales, travelling to Australia in March for four weeks. The last 10 days we are planning to stay in Cairns because we have been told this is one of the best places to stay along the north east coast. Is it worth staying 10 nights here or is it worth staying up in port douglas for a few nights as we are interested in visiting the rain forest and barrier reef or shall we just travel too and fore by car? As you prob have noticed we are really struggling to plan our trip your help would be much apprecaited! Or is there any other good places to stay in this area. As budget is tight we have looked at staying in the Cairns Holiday Lodge because it is only $85 Aus dollars a night thats about ÃÂ£35 pound, any feed back on this Hotel would be apprecited or if any body can suggest any good places.