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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,319 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and …

A$131
Rydges Tradewinds Cairns
Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

137 The Esplanade, Cairns 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,848 reviews)

This seaside hotel is steps from Cairns Esplanade and the beach. Cairns Civic Theatre is 4 blocks away and Cairns …

A$148
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns 4870

4.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,131 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 Centenar …

A$152
Mantra Esplanade
Mantra Esplanade

53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (923 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$185
Hilton Cairns
Hilton Cairns

34 Esplanade, Cairns 4870

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,478 reviews)

Overlooking Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is a few minutes' walk to city center shopping. Cairns Airport i …

A$191
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Pierpoint Road, Cairns 4870

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2,127 reviews)

With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 k …

A$195
Pullman Cairns International
Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (2,573 reviews)

A one-block walk from the Esplanade and from the departure terminal for the Barrier Reef, the hotel is also less than five …

A$174
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,172 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade Charles …

A$141
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 (573 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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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns

231 Mcleod Street, Cairns North 4870

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (660 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Centenary Lakes …

A$60

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Accommodation in Cairns

Whether you want to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, white water raft down the Barron River, or ride the Kuranda Skyrail through a rainforest, Cairns is the holiday destination of a lifetime. The gateway to some of the best Queensland has to offer, this northern Australia city also has plenty of local shops, produce markets, and Aboriginal culture. Cairns has something for both relaxed and adventure travellers. Visit this lively city with family, friends, or alone—you won’t be disappointed.

Things to Do in Cairns

As one of the most popular destinations in all of Australia, Cairns offers a variety of adventures suitable for all tastes. Perhaps the biggest draw in this area is the Great Barrier Reef, where there are a number of ways to experience this natural wonder. Day trips to the reef can be boarded from Cairns, as can longer-lasting cruises and other tours to the area. And aside from the reef, there is an assortment of other aquatic adventures to undertake. Whitewater rafting in this region is quite popular, as Cairns is home to several raging rivers. Those who seek a more serene scene, however, can stretch out on the relaxing sands of the Palm Cove community.

There’s a lot to do outside of the water as well. A tour of Daintree Rainforest, just to the north of Cairns, presents you with an opportunity to explore an incredible region of the tropics that’s unlike anywhere else on Earth. And the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds through the Macalister Mountain Range is a transportation marvel that’s not to be missed. The Cairns Tropical Zoo is also another popular spot, as is the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which features more than 1,500 species of majestic tropical butterflies.

Weather in Cairns

The tropical monsoon climate in which Cairns is located makes for extremely wet weather from November through May, while the complementary June till October dry season is cooler, though still receives lots of rain. Precipitation in the wet season regularly exceeds 400mm per month, when temperatures are relatively steamy. Unsurprisingly, floods are common in the wet season as the Barron and Mulgrave Rivers are prone to overflowing. And cyclones in Cairns are regular occurrences as well, though the city only experiences significant ones every few years.

Hotels and Accommodation in Cairns

Cairns accommodation spans the needs of all travellers. Whether you want a budget hotel by the beach or are looking to indulge in a Cairns 5-star accommodation, the city has a room to fit your needs check list. Book Cairns hotels right here on Expedia.com.au today, where our passion for travel means we always find the best hotel deals at the top accommodation.

Travel Basics

Getting to Cairns by air is easy thanks to the Cairns Airport (CNS), which is the gateway to Northern Queensland and the Cairns metropolitan area. Once you’re in the city, the Sunbus runs regular public transportation service in and around Cairns. You can also make use of taxi service, or rent a car hire right here on Expedia.com.au to enjoy scenic drives to places like Port Douglas. For a more eco-friendly option, hire a bicycle from a local vendor.

Plan Your Getaway to Cairns

From reef to rainforest, Cairns makes a dreamy getaway for any type of traveller. Book your Cairns holiday packages right here on Expedia.com.au, where our travel experts have chased down the best deals just for explorers like you. Guarantee that your holiday is comfortable by booking your hotel from among the best accommodation in Cairns. Your next trip to northeast Queensland starts right here on Expedia!

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