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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
5 out of 5
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$191 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.
4.7/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)

"The service was efficient and we were made to feel very special. The wonderful breakfast was very very good and delicious. We do compliment the staff for looking after us"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Waters Edge Apartments Cairns
4.5 out of 5
155 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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4.7/5Exceptional! (185 reviews)

"Great accommodation. Craig was lovely. Recommend it"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2020

Waters Edge Apartments Cairns
Vision Apartments
4.5 out of 5
125-129 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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4.6/5Wonderful! (283 reviews)
Farewell from Cairns

"Very comfortable ease of access to Cairns locations and the Esplanade. Staff were very helpful and the complex was well maintained Great location and a lovely trip"…"

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2020

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Piermonde Apartments - Cairns
4 out of 5
2 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$194 per night from 8 Nov. to 9 Nov.
4.5/5Wonderful! (349 reviews)

"Great location. Lots of restaurants and shops close by. The room itself is spacious and well equipped. It would however benefit from an an update. The outdoor furniture and kitchen table are deteriorating, the colour scheme is a bit dated and the couch is stained. The room is located next to the ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

Piermonde Apartments - Cairns
Cairns City Apartments
4 out of 5
79 Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
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4.5/5Wonderful! (143 reviews)

"The unit was centrally located, very nice 3 bedroom apt."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Cairns City Apartments
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
3.5 out of 5
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$152 per night from 18 Nov. to 19 Nov.
4.4/5Wonderful! (611 reviews)

"Nice rooms, peaceful stay. Clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020

Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
City Terraces Cairns
4 out of 5
63-65 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$158 per night from 31 Oct. to 1 Nov.
4.4/5Excellent! (71 reviews)
Neat and clean

"Weather was terrible it didn’t stop raining until we left.... the apartment was clean but we were told our towels had to last us one week otherwise we had to pay more or launder them for $8. Owners were informative and friendly though."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2019

City Terraces Cairns
Citysider Cairns
3.5 out of 5
17A Upward Street, Cairns, QLD
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4.4/5Excellent! (100 reviews)

"Great apartment. Nice kitchen. Full laundry. Clean pool. Comfirtable beds."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020

Citysider Cairns
Getaway On Grafton
4 out of 5
157-159 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
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4.3/5Excellent! (279 reviews)

"This place is good value for money. It’s walking distance to the city and has a lovely pool. The apartment was clean and the kitchen reasonably equipped. The management are very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Getaway On Grafton
Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
58-62 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$147 per night from 18 Nov. to 19 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,183 reviews)

"It was easy to get in when we arrived. Was very comfortable. But try for a better view next time."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
3.5 out of 5
71 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$117 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.2/5Excellent! (685 reviews)

"Hotel was a bit tired but clean, staff were friendly. Room was a good size and hotel is in a great central location. Parking facilities were a bonus"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020

Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$179 per night from 20 Oct. to 21 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (88 reviews)

"Close to everything. Easy access. Kids breakfast would benefit from more variety"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Cairns Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$105 per night from 20 Oct. to 21 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"The room was nice, we had some view of the mountains and the bay and the room was very clean. The location excellent close to everything we want to do. Very happy 👍"…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Cairns Plaza Hotel
Heritage Cairns
3 out of 5
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$99 per night from 20 Oct. to 21 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (473 reviews)

"great quiet but cental location,clean modern rooms serviced daily.comfortable bed and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2020

Heritage Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
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4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Food was only ok breakfast was ordinary bacon always dry and i stayed for 6 nights and it was always the same"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
4 out of 5
3-11 Water Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$188 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,133 reviews)

"The unit was clean and tidy, it’s in a great location walking distance to Cairns Central and only three blocks from esplanade, heated pool was a plus during winter and cameras overlook the car park providing peace of mind that your car is safe"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2020

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
Hilton Cairns
5 out of 5
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$170 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Nice room with great view and comfortable bed. Staff friendly. I really think the drinking fountains are a good idea"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2020

Hilton Cairns
Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre
4 out of 5
Cnr Abbott And Florence Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$113 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.
3.7/5Good! (982 reviews)

"Our room was very nice & staff very helpful. Impact of COVID-19 affected some amenities eg room service not available but we found somewhere to eat anyway."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2020

Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre
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Where should we stay in Cairns?

The destination of Cairns is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with your children. The snorkelling spots, beaches and excursions are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Arrange a flight into Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), which is located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre. Cairns has 44 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when deciding where you'd like to stay.

Holidaying families have positive things to say about these places to stay:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns: Offers a children's pool, 2 restaurants and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 4.5-star hotel.

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments – Features 3 outdoor pools, free parking and laundry facilities. The clean rooms and central location make this 4-star apartment popular with guests.

Getaway On Grafton – Offers an outdoor pool, in-room kitchens and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 4-star apartment.

Best Western Plus Cairns Central Apartments – Features an outdoor pool, free parking and free WiFi. The overall comfort and central location make this 4-star apartment popular with guests.

Hilton Cairns – Offers an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants and laundry facilities. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 5-star hotel.

When should we visit Cairns?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to Cairns.

  • Hottest months: January, December, February and November, with an average temperature of 31°C
  • Coldest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 17°C
  • Driest months: July, August, September and October, with an average rainfall of 31.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: March, February, January and April, with an average rainfall of 374.50 inches

What should we see and do in Cairns?

While you and your family are holidaying in Cairns, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as The Cultural Place and Cairns Regional Gallery. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Cairns is also known for the:
  • Coral reefs
  • Shopping
  • Tours
  • Restaurants
  • Rainforest
  • Snorkelling
  • Beaches
  • Excursions

Getting around Cairns

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Cairns Station. Cairns might not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Cairns like for family-friendly holidays?
The destination of Cairns is a good option if you’ve been considering a getaway with the children. The snorkelling spots, beaches and excursions are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Arrange a flight into Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), which is located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city centre.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Cairns?
Cairns Plaza Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the children include Cairns Sunland Leisure Park and Blue Lagoon Resort.
How many family-friendly hotels will I find in Cairns?
Expedia has 146 hotels in Cairns that are great for families.
What's the seasonal weather like in Cairns?
The hottest months are usually January and December, with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 22°C. Average annual precipitation for Cairns is 92 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Cairns?
Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Reef Fleet Terminal are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Cairns. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as Cairns Esplanade, Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Marlin Marina.
What's the best way for us to get around Cairns?
If you want to travel outside the area, hop on a train from Cairns Station, Freshwater Station or Redlynch Station. Cairns might not have very many public transport choices, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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