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Top Cairns Beaches Holiday Packages

Featured Cairns Beaches Holiday Packages 2019

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Holidays to Cairns and Northern Beaches

It may not have its own beach, but you can still come to Cairns for sunshine, sand and swimming – all thanks to the nearby Northern Beaches. 

Suburbs like Trinity Beach, Palm Cove and Yorkeys Knob are like pictures from postcards but better, with clean, calm beaches that come fringed with palm trees. Lounge around, cook a BBQ lunch, or swim safely in the nets away from the stingers. Known as the gateway to Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is close to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. It’s also an awesome place to shop for souvenirs, dine by the sea in style, or have a night on the town. Book your Cairns Northern Beaches hotel with us and find the beach that’s right for your Cairns holiday.

History

The Cairns Northern Beaches are a string of beach communities that start about 15 minutes north of Cairns (by car). Cairns was officially founded in 1876 following the discovery of gold. Trinity Beach was a training hub for soldiers during World War Two, and Yorkies Knob took its name from George Lawson (“Yorkey”), a York-shire born sea cucumber fisherman who lived on the hill above the sea.
Things to do

Popular with families (and deservedly so), Trinity Beach is a place to relax and enjoy the views of calm sea in front of you, palm trees behind you and two headlands on either side. It’s lined with BBQs and picnic tables, and comes with a pleasant selection of seaside restaurants and cafes as well.

Palm Cove is a honeymooner’s delight: a long sandy stretch with rolling hills in the distance and a jetty perfect for walks or for fishing (or a little of both, if that’s what you find romantic). Yorkeys Knob beach is rated as one of the world’s top kite-surfing destinations (and that’s no mean feat). Think the beaches of Cairns are exciting now? Wait until you find yourself tearing through the water propelled by the power of the wind!
Most of the beaches around Cairns have swimming nets in place during stinger season. For a safe swim, stay inside the nets!

Check out Cairns for great food, all kinds of nightlife, and attractions like the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and Kuranda Scenic Railway. And of course, it would be a shame to venture to the gateway to Far North Queensland and not see its two main attractions. Make sure you take a tour of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest for natural beauty the likes of which you won’t forget.

Shopping and dining

The Northern Beaches have restaurants, bars, cafes and takeaway places facing the sea, and a good selection of shopping centres. Head to Cairns to pick up something a little different at the Cairns Night Markets – the city’s premier shopping destination – and a whole host of satisfying restaurants with tonnes of fresh local seafood.

Getting here

Bundle up your Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation and cheap flight to Cairns and the Northern Beaches into one package. With a peaceful local beach on your doorstep and the Reef, the Daintree AND Cairns nearby, our Cairns Northern Beaches hotels are in the right place… and now is the right time.

Top Cairns Beaches Hotels

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Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.7 out of 5 (388 reviews)

    Nestled on the beach, this Palm Cove resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Palm Cove Beach, Clifton Beach, and Kewarra Beach. Great Barrier Reef and Cattana Wetlands ...

    Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm CoveNZ$157

    Imagine Drift Palm Cove

    Imagine Drift Palm Cove

    Cnr Veivers Rd Williams Esp, Palm Cove
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.2 out of 5 (118 reviews)

      Located in Palm Cove, this beachfront apartment building is in the entertainment district and within 6 mi (10 km) of Palm Cove Beach, Clifton Beach, and Kewarra ...

      Imagine Drift Palm CoveNZ$113

      Sea Change Beachfront Apartments

      Sea Change Beachfront Apartments

      31-35 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
        5.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.9 out of 5 (170 reviews)

        Nestled on the beach, this Trinity Beach apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Tjapukai Cultural Park, and Smithfield Shopping ...

        Sea Change Beachfront ApartmentsNZ$430

        Fitzroy Island Resort

        Fitzroy Island Resort

        Fitzroy Island via Cairns, Fitzroy Island
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.3 out of 5 (224 reviews)

          Nestled on the beach, this Fitzroy Island resort is in a national park and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fitzroy Island National Park. St Monica's Cathedral and Copperlode ...

          Fitzroy Island ResortNZ$139

          Mantra Amphora

          Mantra Amphora

          49-63 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
            4.5 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (280 reviews)

            Situated in Palm Cove, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Palm Cove Beach, Clifton Beach, and Clifton Village Shopping Centre. Great Barrier Reef and ...

            Mantra AmphoraNZ$115

            Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

            Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

            1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.7 out of 5 (93 reviews)

              Nestled on the beach, this Palm Cove aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Palm Cove Beach, Clifton Beach, and Kewarra Beach. Great Barrier Reef and Cattana Wetlands ...

              Alamanda Palm Cove by LancemoreNZ$225

              Blue Lagoon Resort

              Blue Lagoon Resort

              22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (190 reviews)

                Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Kewarra Beach, Palm Cove Beach, and Clifton Beach. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ...

                Blue Lagoon ResortNZ$206

                Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa

                Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa

                5 Triton Street, Palm Cove
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.7 out of 5 (283 reviews)

                  Just 25 minutes north of Cairns, the resort is right on the beach, a short distance from golf courses, and 500 metres from Palm Cove shops and restaurants.

                  Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and SpaNZ$179

                  Trinity Beach Club Holiday Apartments

                  Trinity Beach Club Holiday Apartments

                  19-23 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.2 out of 5 (73 reviews)

                    Located in the heart of Trinity Beach, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Kewarra Beach, Palm Cove Beach, and Clifton Beach. Skyrail Rainforest ...

                    Trinity Beach Club Holiday ApartmentsNZ$181

                    Green Island Resort

                    Green Island Resort

                    Via Cairns, Green Island
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.8 out of 5 (95 reviews)

                      Offering direct access to the beach, this Green Island resort is by the ocean and within walking distance of Marineland Melanesia and Green Island Jetty. Regional ...

                      Green Island ResortNZ$487

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