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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
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The price is AU$199 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
1.05 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (956 reviews)
"Hotel was in a great location, staff were friendly. Parking was great and easy access. Pool bar needs to be re-opened and some cushions on the deck lounges would be great. Hard and hot if been in the sun but that would be our only suggested improvement."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Cairns Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$180 per night from 31 Jul. to 31 Jul.
0.82 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (924 reviews)
"Great location, friendly, easy, simple"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

Cairns Plaza Hotel
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$235 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
0.48 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (965 reviews)
"Staff, service first class, amenities, location, restaurants"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
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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$119 per night from 31 Jul. to 31 Jul.
0.54 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (960 reviews)
"I stayed a few days it’s clean with nice staff in a very handy location."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2021

Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$242 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
0.56 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (956 reviews)
"The standard of housekeeping was poor. The location is great and the staff friendly."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$279 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
0.43 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (170 reviews)
"The cleanliness of the hotel. The pool was large and accomodating, however the water was too cool for me to have a swim. There was no spa which was dissapointing. There was no water fountains to refill water. The hotel was very modern and had a great bar also near the pool and another large bar ..."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Crystalbrook Riley
5 out of 5
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$374 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
0.69 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (575 reviews)
"Stunning resort!"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Crystalbrook Riley
Hilton Cairns
5 out of 5
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$248 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
0.46 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (973 reviews)
"Location and restaurants in the area"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Hilton Cairns
The Abbott Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$161 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
0.24 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (694 reviews)
"Great location in the center of the city. Really good shower. Quiet."

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2021

The Abbott Boutique Hotel
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
4 out of 5
18-26 Cannon Street, Manunda, QLD
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The price is AU$108 per night from 10 Aug. to 10 Aug.
3.17 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (976 reviews)
"Pool"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Oaks Cairns Hotel
59-63 Cairns Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$199 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
0.26 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (43 reviews)
"The apartment was central to everything we could walk to everything. The room was sound proof and cleaned daily."

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Oaks Cairns Hotel
Hides Hotel Cairns
3.5 out of 5
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$92 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
0.04 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (975 reviews)
"Located in central area of Cairns within easy walking distance of the many restaurants, retail areas and scenic boardwalk. There are many historic hotels and the bus service is quite extensive. We enjoyed every minute."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2021

Hides Hotel Cairns
Imagine Drift Palm Cove
4 out of 5
Cnr Veivers Rd Williams Esp, Palm Cove, QLD
The price is AU$188 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
22.25 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (500 reviews)
"A nice property, well located with lovely outdoor area and large pool. Our room was facing the street with the car park under it and it was very, very noisy. So check room location when booking. Staff were friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

Imagine Drift Palm Cove
Heritage Cairns
3 out of 5
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD
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The price is AU$113 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
0.73 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (484 reviews)
"This was our third stay at this lovely, good value hotel in Cairns. Handy location. Limited but adequate check-in hours (7:00am - 7:00pm). No breakfast available at present but easy to find alternatives. Will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2021

Heritage Cairns
Acacia Court Hotel
3.5 out of 5
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
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The price is AU$138 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
1.83 km from city centre
3.4/5 (973 reviews)
"Service."

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Acacia Court Hotel
Cairns Queens Court
3.5 out of 5
167-173 Sheridan St, Cairns North, QLD
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The price is AU$89 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
1.08 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (958 reviews)
"Liked having a bathroom to ourselves, disliked hearing everyone else talking from inside the room."

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2021

Cairns Queens Court
Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort
3.5 out of 5
23-51 Anderson Road, Woree, QLD
The price is AU$147 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
6.09 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (519 reviews)
"We loved the kids friendly atmosphere with all the pools and playgrounds. Ground were well kept and beautiful. Would have liked some more supervision at the water slides and mini golf."

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2021

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort
Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
4 out of 5
Coral Coast Drive, Palm Cove, QLD
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The price is AU$128 per night from 27 Aug. to 27 Aug.
23.19 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (698 reviews)
"It was great, we were at the beach, or out and about most of the time so to have this place to come back to sleep in the comfy beds or have a quick swim in the pool was great. We weren't there for the "resort experience" or to laze around the pool and eat hotel food, that's not a holiday to us. A ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
3 out of 5
49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
The price is AU$57 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
3.78 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (974 reviews)
"Price was ok. Room was old and tired but reasonable value for money."

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Mantra Esplanade
4 out of 5
53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$205 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
0.29 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (983 reviews)
"Property was clean and staff very friendly"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2021

Mantra Esplanade
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Visiting Cairns

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Cairns, and visitors give high marks for the coral reefs, shopping, and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its rainforests and restaurants. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway are some of the top sights around the area.

  • There are 60 hotels and other accommodations in Cairns
  • The closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 5.6 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Cairns

Families come for attractions such as Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome, and ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre. The rainforest and beaches highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Michaelmas Cay, Cairns Harbour Cruises, and Cairns Esplanade. Shopping is a favorite activity, so consider an excursion to Cairns Night Markets and Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

In Cairns, there are 60 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. Here's a top place to stay based on our user reviews:

  • Waters Edge Apartments Cairns - This 5-star condo features 2 outdoor pools, free parking, and a spa tub. Expedia customers like its pool and helpful staff.

Outside the city, top places to visit include Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, located 2.2 mi (3.5 from the heart of the city, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, which is 2.6 mi (4.2 away.

Getting Around Cairns

To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Cairns Station. Cairns might not have as many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Cairns

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 89°F and the nighttime average to be 72°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 85°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • July through September averages 84°F during the day and 62°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 89°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • Cairns gets about 81.65 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually January and December with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 63°F

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