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10 Best Hotels in Kuranda

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5 out of 5
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
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AU$174
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
4.4/5Excellent! (2,679 reviews)

"Beautiful and convenient to the Marina. Near lovely restaurants and shopping and attractions."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Rydges Plaza Cairns
4 out of 5
Corner Grafton And Spence Streets, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$113
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
3.5/5Good! (1,036 reviews)

"Great location for nightlife etc. Staff were friendly and helpful. Property is seeming a little dated? The weekend we stayed the pool was closed for maintenance and the bar closed for a private function. A bit disappointing"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Rydges Plaza Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
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AU$149
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18
4.3/5Excellent! (2,100 reviews)

"Nice room. Good location. Helpful, friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$127
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1
4.1/5Very Good! (2,327 reviews)

"Great staff Really appreciated the service of the gentleman who assisted us when we arrived very jet lagged. Very clean Great view Thank you"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Hilton Cairns
5 out of 5
34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$151
per night
Feb 5 - Feb 6
4.3/5Excellent! (2,186 reviews)

"Check in was easy. Room was ready early. Received a text about an hour after check in to check we were happy with the room. Very nice touch. Location was excellent"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020

Hilton Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
4.5 out of 5
122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
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AU$157
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4/5Very Good! (2,387 reviews)

"Great hotel. Only downside was you couldn't really use the balcony for anything other than hanging out washing. Nowhere to sit whilst trying to get the children to sleep."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
5 out of 5
131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$211
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17
4.6/5Wonderful! (277 reviews)

"Service from the beginning to the end was world class. The Panorama Room was breathtaking and highly recommended for couples."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
4 out of 5
49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
AU$54
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
3.9/5Very Good! (1,088 reviews)

"Privacy in the cabins and facilities very close and accessible"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2020

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$111
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8
4.2/5Very Good! (2,244 reviews)

"The swimming pool and spa was great, specially the spa. Room was comfortable and clean"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
4 out of 5
209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
Free Cancellation
AU$119
per night
Jan 20 - Jan 21
4.2/5Excellent! (1,602 reviews)

"Being slightly away from the centre of town meant it was quiet . The bus transfer to the town was useful"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2019

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
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Visiting Kuranda

Visitors can enjoy all that Kuranda has to offer including the zoo, rainforests, and temples. Tourists can also enjoy all the city has to offer including its local tours. Top sights around the area include Great Barrier Reef, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. The closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 14.1 from the city center.

Sightseeing and Staying in Kuranda

Cultural venues in the city include Kuranda Arts Co-Op Gallery, Djurri Dadagal Art Enterprises, and Peter Jarver Gallery. Attractions like Australian Venom Zoo and Rainforestation Nature Park are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city's natural beauty is on display at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda, and Barron Falls Lookout.

As you start planning your visit to Kuranda, your ideal accommodation may not be centrally located but there are 202 hotels and lodging options locally. Listed here are a few of the places to stay in the region:

  • Palm Royale Cairns is 1.1 mi from the center of Kuranda. This 3.5-star hotel in Kuranda features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar.
  • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is 10.3 mi from central Kuranda. This 4-star hotel in Manunda features 2 outdoor pools, free parking, and a café. Our customers like its overall value and helpful staff.
  • Cairns Plaza Hotel is located 11.1 mi from the heart of Kuranda. This 4-star hotel in Cairns North features 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Great Barrier Reef, located 9.6 mi (15.4 from the heart of the city, and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which is 3.7 mi (6 away.

Getting Around Kuranda

If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Kuranda Station. Kuranda might not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Kuranda

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 72°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 85°F, while the average at night is 63°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 84°F with nighttime averages of 62°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 89°F and nighttime averages of 67°F
  • About 81.65 inches of rain falls on Kuranda each year
  • Usually January and December are the hottest months with an average of 88°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 63°F

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