If you don't have any issues with setting up base 18 kilometres outside of the center, look into the suburb of Cairns CBD. This area has 21 hotels available, including Mid City Luxury Suites and Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel.
For some alternatives, try out the Piermonde Apartments - Cairns and the Cairns Luxury Apartments. They are located 17 kilometres and 18 kilometres respectively from the main center. If these don't suit you, you can try the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino or the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina.
The close by cities of Cairns and Lake Barrine are certainly worth checking out. Cairns is 18 kilometres to the north of Gordonvale, while Lake Barrine is 25 kilometres to the southwest. Hotels in Cairns are the 181 The Esplanade and Coral Towers. Lake Barrine options are the Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges and Lake Eacham Tourist Park & Self Contained Cabins.
While you are here, why not spend some time rubbing shoulders and cheering along with fellow sports obsessives at a local sporting fixture? Barlow Park is located to the north of Gordonvale. The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa and the Hilton Cairns are close to the action.
Hotels in Gordonvale start at AU$62 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.