Cairns Beaches Flash Packers are following government social distancing guidelines. 


Social Distancing  must be observed in all shared  areas.

Double ensuite rooms available. Groups travelling together are able to share.  


Discounted Long term bookings are also available.


I’m excited to announce that Cairns Flash Packers is our new family owned and run venture. 

As an avid fisherman, diver and adventurer, Cairns has been the perfect place for me to call home for more 20 years. 

I can guarantee that Cairns and the Far North is a wonderful place to live and visit for singles and families alike. 

I have explored this country extensively and can give you local advice on the best places to visit for your adventures. From the tip of Cape York, inland camping at the Inot Hot springs to the reef, I’ve got you covered. Through our extensive partnerships with adventure travel guides and tours, you will also have the best choice and get the best prices. 


As a family man, I can also give you advice on the best kid friendly adventures and activities. We also welcome families here at Cairns Flash Packers. Our ensuite family room can sleep up to 5.

Whether you’re looking for fun and adventure or somewhere to rest and recover from our busy world, Cairns Flash Packers is the perfect place to stop in between adventures or to enjoy the idyll of Palm Cove and all that it has to offer. 


We have bikes, beach mats and beach chairs to hire for your enjoyment. 


In my spare time you will find me fishing, crabbing, diving or snorkelling, or volunteering with QLD Conservation and Wildlife Management.


I look forward to welcoming you to our boutique backpackers in the beautiful Palm Cove, where you’ll find a homely, clean, convenient, safe and friendly place to stay.

Piers Cottew
Manager – Cairns Beach Flash Packers

Premier location

Nestled between world heritage rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, we are the only backpackers between Cairns and Port Douglas, with stunning Palm Cove beach only 100m away from our doorstep.


We offer small boutique accommodation, all our rooms are located on the ground floor and some have direct access to our tropical outdoor area and pool. All rooms are fully tiled (no carpet) and freshly painted. 


We are not a party backpackers – we are a chilled-out flashpackers!

Cairns' first flashpackers – backpacking in style

All rooms are located on the ground floor providing easy access to all facilities. No bunk beds, inner spring mattresses with bed-bug protection and 2 pillows which means a more relaxed and peaceful rest. Also full linen provided (sheets, blanket and towel).

  • Cook a BBQ and enjoy a few quiet drinks under the canopy of the tropical palm trees and glorious Melaluca tree.

  • Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool. Enjoy Cairns #1 beach and all that Palm Cove has to offer.

  • A short walk 2 minute walk to cafes and shops.

  • Pamper yourself at one of Palm Cove’s many award-winning day spas.

  • Enjoy fishing or hire a flashpacker bicycle

  • Palm Cove jetty is an easy 10 minute walk or hire a bicycle and ride the paths all along the Beaches.


  • Full tour booking service

  • Cairns local 110 bus service stops right outside for your convenience

  • Free wi-fi

  • Fully equiped kitchen

  • Outdoor BBQ area

  • Individual lockers in each room

  • Large screen T.V in lounge area with Foxtel (cable)

  • 2 pillows, sheet, blanket and towel supplied

  • Washing machine and dryer (coin operated)

  • Tiled flooring throughout

  • Ceiling fans throughout

  • Pool.

  • Bicycle Hire

  • Beach Mat Hire

  • Vending Machine

19 Veivers Road , Palm Cove, 4879, Queensland

+61 07 4055 3797

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