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Cairns Esplanade - Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.2 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 707 reviews
6.8

Located in Cairns, the hostel is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.1 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,952 reviews
8.1

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.

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, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,547 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.

Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
7.8 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.0 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 62 reviews
7.8

Located in Cairns, Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It also features a coffee bar, a kids pool and a kids club.

The Abbott Boutique Hotel
The Abbott Boutique Hotel
8.5 Excellent
69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 164 reviews
8.5

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.

Cairns City Sheridan
Cairns City Sheridan
6.4 Good
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 951 reviews
6.4

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.

Riley's Apartments
Riley's Apartments
9.7 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.1 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1 review
9.7

Centrally situated, Riley's Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also features an outdoor pool, luggage storage and a Jacuzzi.

Reef Plaza Hotel
Reef Plaza Hotel
7.0 Good
Cnr Grafton & Spence Streets, 50, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 831 reviews
7.0

Situated in the centre of Cairns, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central. It is located a short stroll from Cairns Convention Centre.

Il Centro Apartment Hotel
Il Centro Apartment Hotel
8.3 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 116 reviews
8.3

Centrally positioned, Il Centro Apartment Hotel allows for easy access to Cairns's best tourist attractions. It also offers a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

201 Lake Street
201 Lake Street
8.4 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 mi from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 306 reviews
8.4

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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Average price in Cairns Esplanade:£63/night
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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 a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

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Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 mi from city centre, Cairns 

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
9.1 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
201 Lake Street
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
8.7 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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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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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.

£9
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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 features a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

£9
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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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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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Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
6.8 Good
231 McLeod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

Located in Cairns, the hostel is a short drive from Cairns Central and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Those staying at the property have access to an outdoor pool and a swimming pool.

£36
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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.

£39
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Koala Beach Resort
Koala Beach Resort
7.4 Good
137 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

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.

£39
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Hotel prices near Cairns Esplanade

2 stars or below

£8 - £49

Koala Beach Resort

No. 1 most popular

£39
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Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

No. 2 most popular

£49
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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
£8
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3 stars

£12 - £63

Cairns Queens Court

No. 1 most popular

£47
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Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

No. 2 most popular

£55
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Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
£12
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4 stars and up

£9 - £188

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

No. 1 most popular

£119
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Crystalbrook Riley

No. 2 most popular

Crystalbrook Riley
9.2 Excellent
£188
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Bounce Cairns

Best value

Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
£9
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About Cairns Esplanade

Located in Tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Esplanade is a scenic stretch of land serving as a focal point of the city since the region was founded in the 1800s. Boasting 2.5 kilometres of lawn and picturesque parklands, visitors will find plenty of activities to enjoy along this palm-lined waterfront in Cairns CBD.

A recreational hotspot, the crown jewel of the Cairns Esplanade is the unique swimming lagoon, a 4,800-square-metre saltwater pool with a state-of-the-art filtration system that can be enjoyed all year round. It is the perfect place for visitors to cool off from the heat, soak in the sunshine and take in the views of the sparkling Trinity Inlet and mountains that surround the area. Nestled amongst lush Banyan Trees, the area also boasts BBQ facilities, children’s playgrounds and a healing garden. Those who want to work on their fitness will find plenty of facilities to suit their needs, including pedestrian paths, a skate plaza, rock climbing area and various fitness stations. On the weekend, the Esplanade Market comes alive with local vendors showcasing handmade crafts, such as jewellery, homewares and beauty products in addition to a range of live musicians performing to visitors relaxing on the lawn.

Easily reached from many of the city’s major landmarks, the Cairns Esplanade is found by utilising the city’s extensive bus system. From the Cairns Airport, the Cairns Esplanade is only a short distance via public transportation, or by car or taxi. For active travellers, Cairns has many shared paths suitable for walkers and cyclists throughout the city.

Dating back to 1876, the Cairns Esplanade has been a centre point of the city since the first explorers trenched through the lush mangrove swamps. After the area had been surveyed, it was named Troughton Esplanade after the Travelling Superintendent of the Australian Steam Navigation Company, Captain Fred Troughton. These original city plans were revised and eventually led to the shortening of the name to simply “Esplanade”.

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  • What are the best hotels near Cairns Esplanade?

    3,010 reviews rated Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns with an average score of 8.7/10. It may also be worth looking into the Crystalbrook Riley, which received a rating of 9.2/10 from 2,446 reviews. DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns could be another great option, with a score of 8.3/10 from 1,215 reviews.