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Cairns Accommodation

When deciding on your home away from home for your break, you'll be stoked to hear that you have a fantastic selection to choose from. Wotif has a whopping 115 accommodations in Cairns, so you'll have absolutely no issues snapping up an amazing deal.

How does a glass of Champagne in a nice hot bath and a big, fancy bed sound to you? Like bliss? Then you really should reserve a room at the Reef Encounter (Cairns Marlin Marina - Marlin Jetty A) or the Waters Edge Apartments Cairns (155 The Esplanade). A little too fancy for you? No probs. We've got some fantastic accommodations that aren't only cosy and convenient, they're easy on the bank balance. Have a squiz at the A1 Inn the City (141 Lake Street) and the Caravella Backpackers (149 The Esplanade).

Car Hire in Cairns

To hire a set of wheels from Cairns International Airport, it's just a short walk from the arrivals hall. Avis and Hertz offer a good variety of vehicles. If you can't find what you're looking for there, Enterprise and Alamo Rent A Car might have some deals that catch your eye.

If you'd love to collect your car in the centre of town, Sixt (146 Sheridan Street) is only 4 kilometres away. Alternatively, Enterprise (Shop 2 51 Sheridan Street) is also nearby and is sure to have something that'll tickle your fancy.

Holidays to Cairns

Taxes, work, bills, chores, traffic. It's time to forget about all those mundane things and direct your attention to something way more fun — organising your holiday in Cairns. So, ready to begin with how to find it on your map?

Cairns is 1 400 kilometres northwest of Queensland's capital, Brisbane. It's also situated 30 kilometres northeast of Mareeba.

Looking for some info about what to do while you're here? With a population of around 150 000 people, you're certain to find a few locals who are willing to offer their sightseeing tips.

Things to do in Cairns

Do you wanna know the key to a great getaway? It's simple! Just immerse yourself in new things and soak up every unforgettable moment that travels your way.

Mix up your Cairns travel programme with some thrilling new experiences. A Reef & Rainforest Scenic Helicopter Flights - Cairns is a great option.

That's all well and good, but what about activities that are totally free? Cairns has you covered:

  • Your holiday just wouldn't be complete without making a pit-stop at the Cairns Museum. No need to take your wallet either — it's absolutely free!

  • Unlock your inner artist at the Rondo Theatre. This place is an awesome creative hub. And best of all, it's totally free!

  • Muddy's Playground is a great place to add a splash of adventure to your getaway.

  • Stop a while and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Esplanade Lagoon, Crystal Cascades, Copperlode Dam and Crystal Cascades & Lake Morris.

  • Make your way over to Cairns Night Markets for a fun day out.

  • If you need a little time out, get out and experience the still tranquility of St Monica's Cathedral.

  • There's nothing better than being in nature. Visit Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and Red Arrow Walk and appreciate their natural beauty.

  • Pack some food and drink, bury your nose in a good book and enjoy a peaceful afternoon at the Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and the Flecker Botanic Gardens.

Must-see Cairns

If you're keen to see some of this destination's most incredible sights and amazing attractions, Esplanade Lagoon and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park should definitely be the first ones on your list. They're all within close reach, so don't worry if you're only going to be in town for a short time.

Listen out for the singing birds and buzzing bees while you explore Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. But don't let that be your one and only stop. With lots of stimulating and noteworthy creations, Cairns Regional Gallery makes for a quality day out. Hungry for more? History buffs will love discovering vibrant tales from the past at Cairns Historical Society Museum.

Places to Visit Near Cairns

Got some free time to play with? You could spend it buying cheap souvenir spoons to add to your collection. Or you could visit the region's other highlights, like Finlayvale. It's 65 kilometres away and offers easy access to Mossman Gorge.

*Savings based on all Flight + Hotel package bookings on Wotif.com from Jan 2017 to Jun 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

Family Hotels in Cairns

Cairns Plaza Hotel

Cairns Plaza Hotel

145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (313 reviews)

    Situated in Cairns, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Muddy's Playground, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Night Markets. Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Marlin ...

    from AU$160

    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

    49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.0 out of 5 (706 reviews)

      Situated near the airport, this campsite is within 2 miles (3 km) of Royal Flying Doctor, Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. ...

      from AU$54

      Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

      Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

      23-51 Anderson Road, Woree, QLD
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.8 out of 5 (228 reviews)

        This family-friendly Woree campsite is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cairns Golf Club, Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre and Cazalys Cairns. Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns ...

        from AU$87

        Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

        Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

        209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.1 out of 5 (998 reviews)

          Located in the heart of Cairns North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and ...

          from AU$134

          Romantic Hotels in Cairns

          Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

          Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

          35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.8 out of 5 (993 reviews)

            This family-friendly Cairns hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome and Reef Fleet Terminal. Cairns Esplanade ...

            from AU$217

            Pullman Cairns International

            Pullman Cairns International

            17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.6 out of 5 (996 reviews)

              Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome and Cairns Convention Centre. Reef ...

              from AU$212

              Pacific Hotel Cairns

              Pacific Hotel Cairns

              Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (910 reviews)

                Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Night Markets, Cairns Marlin Marina and Cairns Esplanade. ...

                from AU$144

                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

                121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.2 out of 5 (497 reviews)

                  Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Center of Contemporary Arts and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Night Markets and ...

                  from AU$169

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