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Holidays To Cairns

A coastal Queensland city with a tropical climate, Cairns is a great place to get away from it all. 

Outdoorsy types love this city, as it offers a multitude of exciting activities with beautiful scenery. From snorkelling to hiking and everything in between, you'll have no trouble stumbling upon a memorable adventure in Cairns. Experience it all with our Cairns holiday packages, which give you easy access to the city's many highlights.

Things to Do in Cairns

There is so much to do and see along the coast of Queensland. After you settle in at one of the many comfortable hotels in Cairns, reserve a Cairns car hire and take control of your holiday destiny. Don’t forget to stop by Barlow Park, which is the home of multiple rugby clubs, as well as the Far North Queensland Football Club, better known as the FNQ FC Heat. If you're taking in a big game, be sure to get there early—actual seating is limited and popular events require some spectators to watch from the hillside. No trip to Cairns is complete without a lazy afternoon at the beach. Check out the excellent beaches in and around Cairns, including Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Ellis Beach and Palm Cove Beach. All are wonderful places to relax and catch a few rays. If you prefer to actively explore the waters surrounding Cairns, be sure to take part in a snorkelling or scuba diving expedition. Often included in our Cairns packages, these adventures let you witness the colourful world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Cairns boasts a variety of excellent shopping opportunities, but the best is easily the Cairns Night Markets, featuring over 70 shops packed with unique crafts, clothing and souvenirs. Local artisans who live and work in Northern Queensland make many of these items.

Seafood is a big deal here, as Cairns is right on the coast. A few of the best seafood restaurants are waterfront establishments that allow diners to look out at the beautiful ocean view while they feast on fresh catches. Indian cuisine is also popular in Cairns, with some of the area's finest Indian restaurants conveniently located along Highway 1.

As amazing as the restaurants located along the Cairns pier are, the nightlife is even better. Cairns residents and tourists alike favour laid-back bars over heart-pumping nightclubs, although both options are available in this bustling city. Several of the pier's relaxed bars feature delightfully greasy appetisers and even better cocktails.

What's Next?

Whether you prefer to spend your Cairns holidays on your feet, in the water or lounging on the beach, we can help you plan your dream getaway. It doesn't matter if you're hoping to book a romantic weekend with your sweetheart or a huge expedition with your extended family; with our assistance, you'll score the perfect trip. Get started, and book your Cairns CBD holidays today.


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (351 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cairns Esplanade and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount ...

AU$147

AU$147
The Abbott Boutique Hotel

The Abbott Boutique Hotel

69 Abbott St, Cairns
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Harbour Cruises and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. ...

AU$152

AU$152
Park Regis City Quays

Park Regis City Quays

6 Lake Street, Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (319 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cairns Convention Centre and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Cairns ...

AU$157

AU$157
Rydges Plaza Cairns

Rydges Plaza Cairns

Corner Grafton And Spence Streets, Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (420 reviews)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Cairns Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. The ...

AU$158

AU$158
Sunshine Tower Hotel

Sunshine Tower Hotel

136-140 Sheridan Street, Cairns
3.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Cairns Civic Theatre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield ...

AU$135

AU$135
Hilton Cairns

Hilton Cairns

34 Esplanade, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (723 reviews)

Overlooking Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is a few minutes' walk to city center shopping. Cairns Airport is 8 km (5 mi) away.

AU$145

AU$145
Mantra Trilogy

Mantra Trilogy

101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (659 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Cairns hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cairns Esplanade, Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Michaelmas ...

AU$191

AU$191
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Pierpoint Road, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,267 reviews)

With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 km of Cairns's city center, convention ...

AU$182

AU$182
Pacific Hotel Cairns

Pacific Hotel Cairns

Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (794 reviews)

Located adjacent to the Esplanade lagoon in the city center of Cairns, this hotel is near shopping, The Reef Hotel Casino Cairns, the Reef Fleet Terminal, and ...

AU$154

AU$154
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

122 Lake St, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,823 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairns hotel is located near the beach, steps from Center of Contemporary Arts, Jute Theatre, and JUTE Theatre Company. Centenary Lakes ...

AU$167

AU$167

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