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Holidays To Cairns

A coastal Queensland city with a tropical climate, Cairns is a great place to get away from it all. 

Outdoorsy types love this city, as it offers a multitude of exciting activities with beautiful scenery. From snorkelling to hiking and everything in between, you'll have no trouble stumbling upon a memorable adventure in Cairns. Experience it all with our Cairns holiday packages, which give you easy access to the city's many highlights.

Things to Do in Cairns

There is so much to do and see along the coast of Queensland. After you settle in at one of the many comfortable hotels in Cairns, reserve a Cairns car hire and take control of your holiday destiny. Don’t forget to stop by Barlow Park, which is the home of multiple rugby clubs, as well as the Far North Queensland Football Club, better known as the FNQ FC Heat. If you're taking in a big game, be sure to get there early—actual seating is limited and popular events require some spectators to watch from the hillside. No trip to Cairns is complete without a lazy afternoon at the beach. Check out the excellent beaches in and around Cairns, including Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Ellis Beach and Palm Cove Beach. All are wonderful places to relax and catch a few rays. If you prefer to actively explore the waters surrounding Cairns, be sure to take part in a snorkelling or scuba diving expedition. Often included in our Cairns packages, these adventures let you witness the colourful world of the Great Barrier Reef.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Cairns boasts a variety of excellent shopping opportunities, but the best is easily the Cairns Night Markets, featuring over 70 shops packed with unique crafts, clothing and souvenirs. Local artisans who live and work in Northern Queensland make many of these items.

Seafood is a big deal here, as Cairns is right on the coast. A few of the best seafood restaurants are waterfront establishments that allow diners to look out at the beautiful ocean view while they feast on fresh catches. Indian cuisine is also popular in Cairns, with some of the area's finest Indian restaurants conveniently located along Highway 1.

As amazing as the restaurants located along the Cairns pier are, the nightlife is even better. Cairns residents and tourists alike favour laid-back bars over heart-pumping nightclubs, although both options are available in this bustling city. Several of the pier's relaxed bars feature delightfully greasy appetisers and even better cocktails.

What's Next?

Whether you prefer to spend your Cairns holidays on your feet, in the water or lounging on the beach, we can help you plan your dream getaway. It doesn't matter if you're hoping to book a romantic weekend with your sweetheart or a huge expedition with your extended family; with our assistance, you'll score the perfect trip. Get started, and book your Cairns CBD holidays today.


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Rydges Plaza Cairns

Rydges Plaza Cairns

Corner Grafton And Spence Streets, Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (424 reviews)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Cairns Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. The ...

NZ$160

NZ$160
Koala Beach Resort

Koala Beach Resort

137 To 139 Lake Street, Cairns
2.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Situated in Cairns, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Cultural Place and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation ...

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

122 Lake St, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,830 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairns hotel is located near the beach, steps from Center of Contemporary Arts, Jute Theatre, and JUTE Theatre Company. Centenary Lakes ...

NZ$190

NZ$190
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments

3-11 Water Street, Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (249 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this apartment is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens ...

NZ$204

NZ$204
Hilton Cairns

Hilton Cairns

34 Esplanade, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (731 reviews)

Overlooking Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is a few minutes' walk to city center shopping. Cairns Airport is 8 km (5 mi) away.

NZ$186

NZ$186
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Pierpoint Road, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,273 reviews)

With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 km of Cairns's city center, convention ...

NZ$203

NZ$203
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (362 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 Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount ...

NZ$185

NZ$185
Pullman Cairns International

Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (1,858 reviews)

A one-block walk from the Esplanade and from the departure terminal for the Barrier Reef, the hotel is also less than five minutes' walk from Cairns' shopping, ...

NZ$213

NZ$213
Mantra Esplanade

Mantra Esplanade

53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (303 reviews)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Regional Gallery and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Centenary Lakes Botanic ...

NZ$207

NZ$207
Cairns Plaza Hotel

Cairns Plaza Hotel

145 The Esplanade, Cairns
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (237 reviews)

Situated in Cairns, this hotel is 0 mi (0.1 km) from Muddy's Playground and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation ...

NZ$134

NZ$134

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