|Most expensive month:||July|
|Average price in Cairns:||$132/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$27/night|
|Most expensive day:||Sunday|
Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.
Located in Far North Queensland, Cairns attracts visitors from around the globe thanks to its tropical climate and access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The city also provides a number of wildlife and Indigenous culture experiences, along with a family-friendly waterfront esplanade.
For an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience, go on a diving or snorkelling cruise directly from Cairns. Looking for a reprieve from urban life? Take a day trip to one of the nearby tropical islands, such as Green Island or Fitzroy Island. Hot air balloon tours provide unparalleled bird’s-eye views of the cocktail-blue water, lush rainforests and intricate reef.
Cairns’ 26-kilometre-long stretch of beaches begins north of the city, but there is a charming esplanade near the centre of town. The Cairns Esplanade overlooks the Coral Sea and boasts a public swimming pool, barbecue areas, grassy lawns, weekend markets and diverse restaurants.
Several shopping centres speckle the region, highlighted by the Cairns Central shopping centre and Stockland Cairns. After a full day of leisure, be sure to sit back and enjoy the area’s mighty dining scene around the harbour. For a heaping of culture, check out exhibits at the Centre of Contemporary Arts or catch a film at the outdoor Starry Night Cinema.
Venture beyond the city limits to experience the world-famous Daintree Rainforest, home to ancient trees, unique Australian animals and cascading waterfalls. Embrace Australia’s Indigenous culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you can witness traditional Aboriginal singing and dancing, throw a boomerang and eat authentic bush food.
The Cairns International Airport connects to many domestic and international destinations including China, Singapore and Indonesia. The area serves as the terminus for Queensland's North Coast railway line and is near the A1 Highway, known as the “Pacific Highway”, popular with road tripping families.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns (8.1/10 from 1,450 reviews), Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns (8.6/10 from 2,987 reviews), and Cairns Colonial Club Resort (8.1/10 from 3,636 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Cairns.
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is a good hotel close to Cairns Esplanade - it has scored 8.6 over 2,987 reviews from HotelsCombined users.
For a good hotel near to Barlow Park, consider Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns - it is rated 8.6/10 from 2,987 HotelsCombined reviews.
Hotels in Cairns cost an average of $135/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairns had higher average prices of $166/night and $257/night, respectively.
$7 per night is the cheapest Cairns hotel price found in our data from the last 72 hours. The popularity of your requested dates can significantly affect prices. For the upcoming weekend of 20 May to 22 May, Cairns hotel prices start from $29/night.
A hotel in Cairns tonight has an average price of $149, but some deals have been found for as low as $9 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Cairns are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Cairns hotel for tonight has been $40.
When you book Cairns hotels, you get the option of great accommodation in areas that will appeal to your foodie side. Cairns is well known for its waterfront region and iconic eateries and bars. Enjoy traditional meats like kangaroo and crocodile at Dundees, scenic views from Mondo or the rustic food choices of Hemingway's Brewery, all placed alongside Cairns Waterfront. Hides Hotel or Gilligan’s will place you along the water’s edge and give you access to all the restaurants. A little further into the CBD, you will find plenty of choices too. Try eateries such as Chambers or Ganbaranba Noodle Colosseum for a highly popular Asian menu. Hotels in the CBD worth checking out include The Abbott Boutique Hotel, Freedom Hotel and many others.
Cairns is wonderful to holiday with family, as you will be surrounded by beaches and nature. From the Cairns Aquarium at the Waterfront to walks along the buzzing Cairns Esplanade, you can find great hotels in Cairns. Consider Shangri-La Resort, in the Marina, for harbour views, easy public transport and on-site activities for kids. Venture out to swimming spots around the Redlynch Valley region and stay in accommodation such as Jungara B&B to enjoy nature during the day. Enjoy the Botanic Gardens in the CBD and let the kids feed the turtles or ducks. Novotel is a great spot for Cairns accommodation in the CBD. Visit the World Heritage site of the Wet Tropics and do the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a scenic cable car ride across the park. It is close enough for a drive from the CBD or Waterfront.
Accommodation in Cairns will find you in a vibrant city that welcomes nature as a strong source of entertainment. Nestled between the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is well situated. Visit the Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary to see one of the largest collections of living butterflies in the world, or take the Kuranda Scenic Railway through the coast. There are also riverboat tours, which will give you a guided tour of the region. Enjoy the centrally located Cairns Festival every year, in August, for music, arts and culture; take in indigenous art at the Cairns Art Gallery; and Cairns Civic Theatre also provides great shows all year round. Rusty’s Market is one of the biggest attractions in the city, with 180 stalls of artisanal wares. Kuranda hotels such as Cairns Beach Resort gives you access to the Wetlands region, and central accommodation such as Mantra Trilogy is great to enjoy local arts, culture and nightlife.
When it comes to sightseeing in Cairns, you cannot go wrong booking into hotels in the CBD or the Waterfront area. Enjoy highly rated seafood at Prawn Star, take in the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum or enjoy cafes and bistros along The Esplanade. Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome is a fun day out seeing local animals and zip-lining across the park, or you could see fascinating exhibits at the Cairns Museum. Consider the Mantra Esplanade as a hotel base for these activities. There is something for everyone in the Queensland city of Cairns.