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DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
8.1 Excellent
121-123 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,450 reviews
8.1

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is situated in Cairns and offers modern accommodation. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
8.6 Excellent
Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 2,987 reviews
8.6

Centrally located, Shangri-La The Marina Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. The multiple amenities this modern hotel features include a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

Cairns Colonial Club Resort
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
8.1 Excellent
18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.9 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 3,636 reviews
8.1

This comfortable resort in Cairns offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a saltwater swimming pool and a waterfall pool. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Tropical Rainforest Gardens and Lagoon Pools.

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
8.3 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,462 reviews
8.3

Centrally located, Southern Cross Atrium Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. The various amenities this modern property has to offer include a sauna, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
7.1 Good
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 2,225 reviews
7.1

Conveniently positioned, Mantra Trilogy allows for easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. It also provides supervised child care/activities, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.9 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 553 reviews
6.8

Located in Cairns, the resort is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. It has a gym, as well as a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Cairns City Sheridan
Cairns City Sheridan
6.0 Good
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 840 reviews
6.0

Offering a swimming pool and a waterfall pool, Cairns City Sheridan is a boutique hotel set in the heart of Cairns. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
8.5 Excellent
209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 490 reviews
8.5

Boasting an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool, Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is situated in Cairns and provides comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property can admire views of Trinity Bay from the property, or soak up mountain views from their very own balcony.

Hides Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
7.5 Good
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 1,269 reviews
7.5

Centrally situated, Hides Hotel Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides city views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,379 reviews
8.2

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Cairns:$132/night
Cheapest price found:$27/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$100 - $163
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$112 - $142
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
8.9 Excellent
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a rooftop terrace and a Jacuzzi.

2
Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent
107 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

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Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.0 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also has an outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

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201 Lake Street Apartments
201 Lake Street Apartments
8.4 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

201 Lake Street is situated in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It also provides a tour desk, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.3 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.5 Excellent
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. It also offers a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Conveniently situated, Cairns Plaza Hotel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It boasts views of Trinity Bay and provides a wide range of facilities, such as a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and complimentary wireless internet.

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The Abbott Boutique Hotel
The Abbott Boutique Hotel
8.5 Excellent
69 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Centrally positioned, The Abbott Boutique Hotel allows for easy access to Cairns's popular tourist attractions. It also offers a dry cleaning service, a tour desk and free Wi-Fi.

Cheapest hotels in Cairns, Queensland

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

$13
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Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
9.6 Excellent
80 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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18.7 km from city centre,  

Boasting free Wi-Fi, a private beach and an outdoor heated pool, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is located in Cairns and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers meeting rooms, massage services and a 24-hour reception.

$13
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Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.3 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also provides an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$15
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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.3 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$16
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Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.0 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

$17
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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.9 km from city centre,  

Located in Cairns, the resort is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. It has a gym, as well as a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

$28
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Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
7.3 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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3.4 km from city centre,  

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park provides a comfortable setting while in Cairns. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, an outdoor pool and a kids pool.

$35
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Cairns Gateway Resort
Cairns Gateway Resort
7.8 Good
1/21 Anderson Road, Woree, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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5.8 km from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, the resort is within a 20-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides a waterfall pool. It has a day spa, as well as a children's play area, a tour desk and a garden.

$42
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Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars and under
Caravella Backpackers
#1 most popular

Caravella Backpackers

149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.0 Excellent
$17

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Bounce Cairns
#2 most popular

Bounce Cairns

117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.3 Excellent
$15

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Best value

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.2 Excellent
$13

Avg. per night

3 stars
Cairns City Sheridan
#1 most popular

Cairns City Sheridan

157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

6.0 Good
$64

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Hides Hotel Cairns
#2 most popular

Hides Hotel Cairns

87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

7.5 Good
$66

Avg. per night

Bohemia Resort Cairns
Best value

Bohemia Resort Cairns

231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

6.8 Good
$28

Avg. per night

4 stars +
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
#1 most popular

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.6 Excellent
$206

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Hilton Cairns
#2 most popular

Hilton Cairns

34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia

7.8 Good
$181

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DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
Best value

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.1 Excellent
$142

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Cairns

About Cairns

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.

Things to do

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.

Getting around

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.

Cairns travel FAQs

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.

Things to do in Cairns

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.

Getting around Cairns

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.

  • What are the best hotels in Cairns?

    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.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    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.

  • What is a good hotel in Cairns near Barlow Park?

    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.

  • How much do hotels in Cairns cost?

    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.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Cairns?

    $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.

  • How much is a hotel in Cairns tonight?

    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.

  • What is the best place in Cairns for bars and restaurants?

    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.

  • What is the best place in Cairns for a family holiday?

    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.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Cairns?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to stay in Cairns for sightseeing?

    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.