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1346 Travelers rated Cairns highly for Coral Reefs and Family-Friendly

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Top Rated Hotels for your Cairns Vacation

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
5.0 out of 5.0 131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

This brannew resort hotel is literally the nices classy, stylish relaxing and fun in cairns. The furniture, beds, linens and literally everything else is top quality! The vibe is all holiday and relax. The pool is fantastic and everything is perfect! I cam for 3 days and ended up staying for 10! ...

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019
Located in the heart of Cairns, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Monica's Cathedral, Cairns Esplanade, and Cairns Night Markets. Cairns Central ...
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0 121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.5/5 (13 reviews)

Excellent stay. Will be back. Very good view from room

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Center of Contemporary Arts and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade ...
Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pacific Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0 Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (11 reviews)

Very good value. Extremely convenient to the lagoon, restaurants and shops. The staff was very friendly and helpful

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Night Markets, Cairns Marlin Marina, and Cairns Esplanade. ...
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
5.0 out of 5.0 Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
4.2/5 (58 reviews)

Great location. Good restaurants all around Cxxxxccccccc

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2019
This family-friendly Cairns hotel is located on the boardwalk, steps from ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre, Reef Fleet Terminal, and Cairns Marlin Marina. ...
Hilton Cairns
Hilton Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0 34 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (33 reviews)

Furniture in room a little worn. Food good, staff friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Convention Centre, and Esplanade Lagoon. ...
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0 209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (21 reviews)

Property is a bit older but nice. Rooms are quite large.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019
Located in the heart of Cairns North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and ...

Things To Do during your Cairns Vacation

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Cairns Travel Guide

Where is Cairns?

Part of the fun of traveling is the anticipation you feel before you arrive. Start getting excited about your Cairns adventure by finding out a few things about it!

You'll find it approximately 860 miles northwest of Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, and about 17 miles northeast of Mareeba.

This area of Cairns and Northern Beaches boasts a population of some 150,000 people.

Places to Visit in Cairns

Make sure you visit a few fantastic local attractions, like Esplanade Lagoon and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.

If you're a garden lover, you're sure to enjoy an afternoon at Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Need some more options? "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Bear this great quote in mind when you take in the collection at Cairns Regional Gallery. But wait, that's not all! Cairns Historical Society Museum contains an impressive range of historical exhibits, enabling visitors to experience the events and stories that influenced this region.

Car Rentals in Cairns

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If you are going to touch down at Cairns International Airport, you can just about pick up a car right next to the runway. Hertz and Enterprise are two options worth taking a look at.

Sixt is located just 2 miles from the middle of town at 146 Sheridan Street. So if you'd like to hit the busy city streets, you know where to go. Another popular outlet just 3 miles from the center of the city is Enterprise at Shop 2 51 Sheridan Street.

Where to stay in Cairns – Hotel Accommodation

Line up your hotel in Cairns with Orbitz right now! There are no less than 115 listed options in this awesome destination, so finding a suitable room won't be too hard.

There's nothing quite like a luxurious getaway. The Reef Encounter and the Waters Edge Apartments Cairns are impressive upmarket options! Alternatively, have a think about the A1 Inn the City (141 Lake Street) and the Koala Beach Resort (137 To 139 Lake Street). These are our top lower-priced hotels.

Nearest Airports to Cairns

Cairns International Airport (CNS) is the nearest terminal to Cairns. After you've gotten through security, you'll be 4 miles from the downtown area.

Popular Places to Visit Near Cairns

Mareeba is adored by adventurers. It can be found 17 miles from Cairns, and there's no shortage of things to do. Start diving into its character at the Beck Museum. If you're itching to find out more, make your way to the Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre and the Mareeba Heritage Museum & Tourist Information Centre too. After more options? Barrine is 20 miles from Cairns. Make your way here for attractions like Curtain Fig National Park, Crater Lakes National Park and Lake Barrine. You have a world of choice!

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