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First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

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First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

Hi People

We are 6 adults and 5 children (ages 6-14) coming to PD. Plans are to see the GBR and Daintree.

Plan to land on 3 July (Cairns) and drive to PD. The do the GBR on 4 July and Daintree on 5 July.

Depart on 6 July in the evening from Cairns after spending the day there.

Are there decent short stay apartments in PD? What resorts would you guys suggest? Half the group will not be going snorkeling and will wander around town/beach so location is important.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

start with www.booking.com for serviced/holiday apartments (PD has a choice) - your dates are start of our school holidays so busier than normal (book soon).

Edited: 04 May 2017, 04:36
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2. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

Book accommodation as close to Macrossan Street as you can find that suits your tastes. Make sure the accom has a heated pool - water is freezing up there in winter if the pool is not heated. Macrossan Street is the main street with cafes/restaurants/shops so will suit the non-snorkelers.

cheers.

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3. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

As suggested, get onto booking your accommodation asap. Heated pool is a huge plus, but it might be hard to find accommodation with that at this late stage. We booked our accommodation for 12 back in October and it was already getting hard.

Here is the website we used. Booking.com just didn't have anything that suited us at a reasonable price.

Good luck

beachvillas.com.au/Palms-on-Newell.68.0.html

Edited: 04 May 2017, 08:40
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4. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

There is plenty of apartments in PD. Also have a look on www.stayz.com.au for villa's / house to rent.

www.booking.com.au for hotels etc.

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5. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

- Thanks for the help guys. Will do some research and shout if needed :)

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6. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

Stayz is an excellent source of info and PD has a lot to choose from

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7. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

Hi, here's a few places we recommend to friends and family and other guests coming up to stay, they all come highly recommended by locals and deliver great friendly service https:/… have a great trip...

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8. Re: First Timers Accommodation and Pointers

Thanks so much :)

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