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A family-friendly stay in Cairns North awaits you at The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa. You'll be 0.7 km (0.4 mi) from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Highlights at this property include 4 outdoor swimming pools, and in-room kitchens and balconies.

You can enjoy sitting areas, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 170 apartments. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves. Ceiling fans, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

The property's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness center, outdoor tennis court, spa tub, and sauna. Added amenities include a conference center, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and a kids' swimming pool. On weekday mornings buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Cairns North property include Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Cairns Tropical Zoo.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

With 170 apartments across 18 buildings, The Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa is an 11-acre (4.45-hectare) complex with low-rise homestyle apartments and resort-style amenities. Two of the apartment complexes have elevator access, and the remainder are accessible by stairs. Complimentary buggy service provides transfer of guests and luggage to and from reception and the outer apartments.

The aparthotel provides a swimming pool, tennis court, and bicycle hire for active guests. A games room is also available, with table games and video games.

Other guest services and facilities include a concierge, desk, dry cleaning, and tour assistance. Secure guest parking, using a swipe access card, is available. A guest transit lounge at the front of the property provides complimentary tea and coffee and a TV, along with shower and toilet facilities. A resort shop is also available on site.

The aparthotel's child-friendly facilities include a playground. The playground and activities center are unsupervised and require that all children be in the company of an adult. An unsupervised games room includes air hockey, 8 ball, and driving machines. Child minding/babysitting services may be arranged through reception, upon request (surcharges apply).

Business services: A business meeting room on the first level of the Monduran building is suitable for up to 80 guests. Audiovisual equipment includes a flip chart and a data projector (surcharges). Other equipment may be available on request. High-speed Internet ports are in the meeting room. A marquis can be set up beside the pool for events, and catering is possible. Laptop computers may be requested, and hired as required. Click on the below link for more details.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation - pickup (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 170 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Business center 
  • Garden 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 18 
  • Spa tub 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Television in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Kitchen  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Free self parking, Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Kitchen 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Nearby Activities

Recreational opportunities within The Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa include three freeform pools and a fourth lap pool. A floodlit tennis court can be hired on an hourly basis, with ball fees applicable. A Bocce (lawn bowling) lawn is also available. The fitness center has a selection of weight machines, fit balls, cardiovascular equipment, including cycles and a rowing machine, and mats. Guests must request a key from reception for use of the fitness room. Bicycle hire can be arranged through reception, with bikes on site.

Nearby recreational activities include walks through the Botanical Park and Centennial Lakes, adjacent to the resort. Bird watching is also recommended, as more than 130 species live in the vicinity. With the resort's proximity to Cairns city, guests can participate in other activities within 3 km, including helicopter sightseeing from Marlin Marina, and scuba diving and snorkeling tours from the city pier and wharfs. Golf is available for nonmembers at the Paradise Palms Golf course, located approximately 25 km from the hotel. The Esplanade recreational area offers a children's playground and a 3-km boardwalk, with fitness areas and workout facilities strategically placed along the walk. The hotel can assist with tours that include horse riding, sky diving, rafting, and canoeing, all within 30 km of the hotel. Tours to the Great Barrier Reef can also be arranged.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Playground on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 24 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 50
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 35.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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