Cairns and Green Island are tourist paradise and present travelers with an endless range of accommodation options, covering all tastes, locations and budget. As with many tourist destinations, all may not be as it seems from afar and finding true value usually requires some inside knowledge as well as decent understanding of the town and event. Staying close (easy walking) to the action in a quality property at a good rate (vital peak season) is the main aim..

Australian Windsurfing has partnered with 2 great locations to offer competitors and their familys’ preferential access and pricing discount for their accommodation during the event. Green Island Nats is scheduled carefully to take advantage of the very best Tradewinds and tides. This is peak season, so accommodation and discounting at this time tends to run tighter than in unseasonal times of the year. Don’t be fooled by February rain season rates..

This year, despite the issues, it’s going to be popular!

GI event week (governed strongly by tides) coincides with vacation and escape season for some of the more temperate States in Australia. And this year, a LOT of rather motivated people are going to be heading North, with a large number still weighing uncertainty and leaving it to the last minute to book. Accommodation in Cairns over the week is genuinely expected to be very busy. Please be aware of a potential rush on last minute bookings, and potential minimum stay requirements for many Cairns accommodation options for these peak periods. But if you’re staying in town, the action will be happening!

Green Island Accomodation. Dream BIG.

For those seeking the top shelf Island experience, the Green Island Resort offers their guests exclusive on island accommodation and facilities. For those lucky enough to enjoy the tranquility and location of the private resort luxury after the race fleet and tourists depart each day, Green Island becomes a tranquil oasis of tropical relaxation. Kick back, sunset drinks, dine on the beach and enjoy the best this idyllic location has on offer.

Tour for a real understanding of the true Green Island potential.

As an exclusive offer for Green Island Nats competitors, Green Island Resort is offering substantial discounts including the legendary Island buffet breakfast, sunset drinks, complimentary activities such as glass bottom boat tour, use of snorkelling and most non-motorised beach equipment, plus island transfers from Cairns. This event only offer is for validated 2021 event participants who book direct with the resort.

2021 will be a busy year in July, please note Island accommodation capacity is restricted due to Covid limits;  reservations are already quite heavy.

Book early to be sure.

To take advantage of this preferential event discount, please contact Reservations at either or freecall 1800 673 366 within Australia.

Cairns Accomodation

Back on the mainland, it’s a different scene! As the sun sets, downtown Cairns streetlife really comes alive with an energy and vibe that just has to be experienced. An endless array of tropical dining venues around the Marina and world famous Esplanade offer all manner of eating (and “rehydration”) options. Staying close to the action is vital, and scoring a great property with suitable facilities at the right price is the challenge.

Our mainland event base is Getaway on Grafton, a premium group of 2 bedroom /2 bathroom apartments a couple of blocks from the Esplanade and

This popular and exceptionally well managed property is the real “value” find in Cairns, and has a long relationship with our event. Getaway features spacious 2 bedroom apartments capable of sleeping 4 + adults comfortably and will be fully booked during peak season event dates. Green Island Nats have reserved available rooms with the property managers at 10% discount exclusively for event participants. +61(7) 4052 1200

Getaway apartments have been specifically chosen as the ideal mix of quality accommodation, practical location, value and personal service. Make no mistake, this property currently ranks #5 of all Hotels in Cairns and won Traveler’s Choice Family Award by independent review 4.99 Stars!

For those seeking other accommodation, Cairns presents limitless options. Sky’s the limit, or some bargain basement options too ! Cutting it fine or travelling alone? Want a backpacker rate but still a quality modern property in a great location? Don’t miss the excitement and entertainment.

We’d suggest go no further than Global Backpackers right on the Esplanade, directly overlooking The Lagoon. Short stagger from everywhere else.
Dorm style from $notmuch/night right up to private Queen  rooms – all newly renovated and fresh. Perfectly located , waterfront.  Right in the very heart of the Esplanade action. Seriously. You’ve been warned !

Whatever your choice, Cairns is certain to provide all you could wish for. And more!