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Holiday In Cairns

Say hello to sunshine, palm trees, cocktails and fun. 
Cairns is the gateway to Tropical North Queensland, and one fabulous place to start checking this part of Australia out. The young and young-at-heart flock to Cairns, with its wild backpacker bars (plus other nightlife!), crystal-clear swimming lagoon and adventure activities. Whether you want to feast your eyes on the Great Barrier Reef or wander the Daintree Rainforest, our Cairns hotels will give you a comfy place to recharge your body (and your phone) before another big day of living every lastminute.

Things to See and Do

There’s a good reason it’s famous: you simply can’t miss the Great Barrier Reef’s many eye-popping sights. The largest living thing on earth, it’s chockas with marine life, from sea turtles to dugongs to thousands of colourful fish. If you have a taste for adventure, dive deep into this remarkable reef with a scuba dive or snorkel. You’ll see coral formations you won’t find anywhere else around the globe, schools of fish and heaps of other marine life. Under the sea, under the sea…

The Reef isn’t the only part of the ocean worth checking out here. Lay down your towel on the lovely beaches that surround Cairns. Known as “the Northern Beaches”, they include gems like Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Lovely long stretches of sand with headlands and palm trees, these beaches have become popular with travellers – and it’s easy to understand why. But the beaches aren’t your only options for swimming in Cairns. The Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is a safe, scenic, four-hectare swimming pool complete with statues of fish spouting water from their tails. It’s a cool place for a swim, a sunbake or a BBQ (yum), so take a walk along the Esplanade and check it out.

Lace up your hiking shoes, because you can find your Zen here in the Daintree Rainforest. A guided tour can make things easy, but you can also explore the Daintree’s forests, rivers and beaches – like calm, clear Cape Tribulation - with a solo trek.

It’s easy to fill up the days in Cairns: Take a trip on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Visit Cairns Tropical Zoo and the Cairns Regional Art Gallery. Take a trip to Barron Gorge National Park for some snaps of the rainforest, ravines and waterfalls.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

You don’t have to hit the clubs to have a great time at night. The Cairns Night Markets are THE place to shop in Cairns, with a bustling food court and heaps of spots to buy a super-unique souvenir. When you head out to dinner the choices are abundant, from seafood to juicy steak to fine dining from around the world.

And when it’s night-time, Cairns has the right club for you whether you’re after a classy, laidback affair or a wild time. There are bars for backpackers, English and Irish taverns, beer gardens and cocktails.

Getting here

Whether it’s wanderlust or a craving for relaxation, Cairns will satisfy. Wrap up your Cairns accommodation and cheap flight to Cairns in the same package with us and start a tropical north Queensland adventure YOUR way.

Hotels in Cairns

With such an awesome range of Cairns hotels available, finding the right one shouldn't be hard. At the mo, there are 115 accommodations waiting on

Who said that service with a smile needs to cost an arm and a leg? You'll have a peaceful night's shut-eye at a nice price at the A1 Inn the City and the Koala Beach Resort. But if you'd rather live like a king or queen while you're here, the Reef Encounter or the Waters Edge Apartments Cairns may be more to your liking. Just sit back, unwind and let the friendly staff do their thing.

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Top Hotels for your Cairns Holiday

Pullman Cairns International
Pullman Cairns International
5.0 out of 5.0 17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.4/5 (63 reviews)

A Grand looking hotel, view from 1407 was magnificent. Carpets really needed replacing in our room it was probably due for a coat of paint.

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020
With a stay at Pullman Cairns International, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, just a 5-minute walk from Cairns Convention Centre and 12 minutes by foot ...
Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
5.0 out of 5.0 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD
4.4/5 (21 reviews)

The single use plastic cups at the gym is extremely wasteful. Suggest recycle these and assist with a bin for tissues only and same for cups. Otherwise excellent hotel, highly recommend.

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020
With a stay at Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove in Cairns (Palm Cove), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Palm Cove Beach and 6 minutes from Clifton ...
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5.0 out of 5.0 Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (25 reviews)

The staff were great the room had a great view of the harbour it was very central to everything would highly recommend this hotel

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2020
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina is in the heart of Cairns, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Marlin Marina and Esplanade Lagoon.
Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0 Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (21 reviews)

It is in a great position to walk everywhere - but needs an update

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020
With a stay at Pacific Hotel Cairns, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Night Markets and Cairns Marlin Marina.
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (40 reviews)

It was a lovely stay and the room was nice. My only issue was the access to the property (even being local) was difficult to find. The building is easy to find but we had to drive around the block to find the front access because there weren't any clear signs

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020
With a stay at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, within a 5-minute drive of Cairns Esplanade and Reef Fleet Terminal.
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5.0 122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (45 reviews)

We were happy with our stay. My only complaint is it would have been great to have table service at the restaurant rather than having to go to the bar to order the food and again when sitting around the pool to have service to order drained rather than get up to go get them.... otherwise we’ll done ...

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020
With a stay at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, you'll be centrally located in Cairns, steps from Cairns Aquarium and within a 10-minute walk of Cairns ...

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