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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.2 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,779 reviews
8.2

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is ideally located in Cairns, and features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds and also offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
7.8 Good
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 3,571 reviews
7.8

Located in Cairns, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is an easy drive from Kuranda Scenic Railway and provides on-site parking at an additional cost. It features a fully-equipped gym, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a heated outdoor spa.

Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
7.3 Good
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 2,299 reviews
7.3

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.

Koala Beach Resort
Koala Beach Resort
7.3 Good
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 194 reviews
7.3

Centrally located, Koala Beach Resort Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's main hot spots. It also offers an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
7.9 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 448 reviews
7.9

The property is situated in Cairns and is close to nearby landmarks, including the Cairns Civic Theatre and Night Markets. Just a short stroll from Cairns Central, it offers air-conditioned apartments with complimentary wireless internet access.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,494 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.

Piermonde Apartments - Cairns
Piermonde Apartments - Cairns
8.8 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 543 reviews
8.8

Conveniently situated, Piermonde Apartments allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Only a short walk from The Reef Hotel Casino, it provides comfortable apartments equipped with an iPod docking station, a private balcony and a spa bath.

The Lakes Resort Cairns
The Lakes Resort Cairns
7.8 Good
2 Greenslopes Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.7 mi from city centre, Cairns 
GoodBased on 111 reviews
7.8

Featuring an outdoor pool and a waterfall pool, the resort is situated in Cairns and offers relaxed accommodation. It also provides free private parking on site and Cairns Central and Trinity Bay are a brief car trip away.

Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8.6 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 678 reviews
8.6

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
Southern Cross Atrium Apartments
8.4 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns 
ExcellentBased on 1,573 reviews
8.4

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.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Cairns:£59/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£7/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
£35 - £90
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£39 - £74
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
9.0 Excellent
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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.

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Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.1 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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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Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8.6 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception 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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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and free wireless internet access.

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Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.2 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns 

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is ideally located in Cairns, and features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds and also offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

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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0.2 mi 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.

£8
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Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi 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.

£9
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Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.1 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

£12
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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£12
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8.2 Excellent
83 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

£14
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Globetrotters International Hostel
Globetrotters International Hostel
8.6 Excellent
154-156 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Situated a short drive from Cairns Convention Centre, Globetrotters International offers cosy accommodation in Cairns. It also provides an outdoor pool, luggage storage and a tour desk.

£32
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Cairns City Motel
Cairns City Motel
7.0 Good
169 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Centrally positioned, Cairns City Motel offers easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. It provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£35
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Cairns Rainbow Resort
Cairns Rainbow Resort
6.1 Good
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and provides an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It offers pool views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

£37
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Hotel prices in Cairns

2 stars or below

£8 - £57

Koala Beach Resort

No. 1 most popular

£57
Avg. per night
Globetrotters International Hostel

No. 2 most popular

£32
Avg. per night
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
£8
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3 stars

£12 - £74

Cairns Queens Court

No. 1 most popular

£47
Avg. per night
Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

No. 2 most popular

£58
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
£12
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4 stars and up

£37 - £298

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

No. 1 most popular

£118
Avg. per night
Crystalbrook Riley

No. 2 most popular

Crystalbrook Riley
9.2 Excellent
£210
Avg. per night
Cairns Southside International
£37
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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

  • What are the best hotels in Cairns?

    Cairns is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, which has a current rating of 8.7. For other potential stays, consider Crystalbrook Riley and DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, which can also be great places to stay in Cairns.

  • What is a good hotel near Cairns Esplanade?

    Reviews of Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns recommend it as a good place to stay near Cairns Esplanade, scoring 8.7/10 from 2,985 ratings.

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

    The most popular hotel near Barlow Park is Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns, with 2,985 HotelsCombined users scoring it 8.7/10.