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Mantra Esplanade
Mantra Esplanade

53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (913 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Regional Gallery and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from …

A$195
Blue Lagoon Resort
Blue Lagoon Resort

22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach 4879

4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (566 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Tropical Zoo …

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Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns

Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns 4870

4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,263 reviews)

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

A$154
Aspect Central
Aspect Central

209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North 4870

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (774 reviews)

Situated on the Strip, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cairns Base Hospital and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes …

A$76
Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 4879

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (506 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Palm Cove resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Tropical Zoo. Clifton Beach …

A$205
Best Western Plus Cairns Central Apartments
Best Western Plus Cairns Central Apartments

58-62 Mcleod Street, Cairns 4870

4.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (894 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this luxury apartment is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and within 3 mi …

A$177
Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments
Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments

267 Lake Street, Cairns North 4870

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4.1 out of 5 (559 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and within 3 mi (5 km) …

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Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel
Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel

62 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870

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4.6 out of 5 (293 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Cairns Night Markets and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes …

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Beachfront Apartments on Trinity Beach
Beachfront Apartments on Trinity Beach

89-91 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach 4879

4.5 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (231 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Trinity Beach apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Clifton Beach, an …

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The Reef Retreat
The Reef Retreat

10-14 Harpa Street, Palm Cove 4879

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4.5 out of 5 (168 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Tropical Zoo. Clifton Village Shoppin …

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Nature-lovers, animal-admirers and shopaholics will find plenty to adore in Kuranda. And for everyone else, it’s always a beautiful place to visit. Known as ‘The Village in the Rainforest’, this little town in Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands has colourful markets, vibrantly creative culture and one of the most incredible waterfalls in the country! Get a breath of fresh rainforest air and book one of our Kuranda hotels.

For over 10,000 years, the Djabugay people lived in the rainforests around Kuranda. Europeans began to explore it in the early 1800s, paving the way for gold prospectors. Word spread of Barron Falls’ beauty, and the area grew into a tourist destination. By the 1960s, it was a place where hippy communes grew their own food and lived cheaply.

A lot of that free-spirited vibe has survived into the present day. In fact, a walk through Kuranda’s streets can make you feel like you’re in a fantasy novel. Fig trees with long, thin roots line roads with quirky cafes, restaurants and art galleries on either side. The star of the show is the local markets, and there are two of them to choose from. Better yet, both of them are open every day! The Original Markets, which opened in 1978, has heaps of local fashions and hand-made jewellery while the Heritage Markets has great souvenirs, local art and buskers. Also drop by the local bird and animal sanctuaries, like Birdworld, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Koala Gardens. Come get your Dr. Dolittle on!

Barron Falls is one destination you can’t miss, and it’s a three-kilometre drive along Barron Falls Road. Don’t feel like driving? Take a more exciting route! The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway will give you stunning views of the rainforest, while the Kuranda Scenic Railway will take you on a journey through tunnels and over bridges as you take in the rainforest sights. There’s even a shuttle bus that leaves every half hour. Barron Falls isn’t the cutesy novelty waterfall you’ll find in your local shopping mall, but a monstrous wall of rock in the middle of Barron Gorge National Park that the water ferociously gushes down in the wet season. While you’re here, you can also take the Barron Falls Lookout Walk just below the canopy.

Need more activities? Head to Emu Ridge Gallery to see cool fossils and gemstones – and meet and greet a nine-metre dinosaur replica. If that’s not scary enough, come face to face with five of Australia’s deadliest snakes at the Australian Venom Zoo or take a Riverboat Tour to drift down the Barron River and spot crocodiles and turtles. You can even enjoy a bit of nightlife, with concerts, theatre, extreme sports and even festivals all dropping into the Kuranda Amphitheatre, set in the open-air surrounds of sculptured rainforest.

Wot more do you need? A 30-minute drive from Cairns, Kuranda is in a top location for a day trip. But you’ll probably want to stay longer, so plan ahead and book your Kuranda accommodation with us!

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