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As the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city’s vibrant tropical culture.

Energised by nature, Cairns is the place to soak up the tropical lifestyle. Discover an exciting city that takes pride in its cultural heritage and where time seems to last a little longer. Swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer’s market, enjoy free entertainment, shop for a summer wardrobe or cruise around the marina.

Take a tip from the locals for a cool dip at a secluded freshwater swimming hole, jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city’s network of cycle paths, marvel at tropical plants in the Botanic Gardens, browse the galleries or catch an act in a unique rainforest venue.

After dark choose a lively bar for drinks, taste local seafood at an award-winning restaurant, party on a dance floor, discover treasures at the markets or watch a local cultural show.

Choose from a wide range of accommodation including five-star international hotels, luxurious resorts, waterfront apartments, family-friendly motels and fun backpacker hostels.

The compact city is easy to get around and has the reef, rainforest and outback on its doorstep. With the Cairns International and Domestic airports only 10 minutes from the Central Business District, Cairns is the ideal entry point for a Tropical North Queensland adventure.

Travel from the city’s Reef Fleet Terminal to the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, raft the white water rapids in the rainforest, step back in time with a train ride to Kuranda or treat your tastebuds to one of the many food and wine trails on the Atherton Tablelands.

Whether you want to flirt with adventure or be enchanted by exotic experiences, Cairns has it all.

     
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    Rydges Plaza Cairns

    Rydges Plaza Cairns is ideally located in the very heart of Cairns city in tropical North Queensland, with panoramic views of the city, harbour and mountains. All the attractions of this region, including the reef, rainforest, casino, restaurants, C...

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    Cairns Central YHA

    Cairns Central YHA is an award winning hostel located within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafes and nightlife. This YHA offers air-conditioned twin, double, family and multi-share rooms including many with ensuites. Relax in the outdo...

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    Hides Hotel Cairns

    Hides Hotel Cairns is a beautiful historical property in the centre of the Cairns Mall, which offers comfortable hotel and motel style accommodation. Here you are close to all that Cairns and the surrounding region has to offer. This has made Hides H...

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    Best Western Plus Cairns Central Apartments

    Best Western Plus Cairns Central Apartments is an apartment hotel in the heart of the Cairns Central Business District opposite Cairns Central Shopping Centre. It is walking distance to popular Cairns attractions including the Esplanade, Night Market...

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    Piermonde Apartments

    Piermonde Apartments boasts some of the largest guest rooms in Cairns, making it the perfect choice for families and small groups in particular. All apartments feature huge bathrooms, spa or jet bath, full kitchen and laundry facilities, complimenta...

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    Park Regis City Quays

    Park Regis City Quays invites you to discover Cairns and surrounds by providing the ultimate base during your next visit. With the Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, Night Markets, Reef Casino and Marlin Marina a short stroll away; yo...

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    Pullman Cairns International

    A personal welcome to Pullman Cairns International, located in the heart of tropical Cairns and gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef and lush World Heritage listed Rainforest. This unique hotel reflects the ambience and spirit of Far North...

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    Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

    Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is a deluxe hotel where the emphasis is on quality, sophistication and elegance. Its central location and distinctive friendly Australian character has captivated guests and it is a favourite place for visitors from both Aus...

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    Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel

    Il Palazzo is a stylish boutique apartment hotel situated in the heart of Cairns. The hotel's prime location makes it central to the bustling business district and shopping precinct. Adjacent to the exciting Esplanade with its swimming lagoon, promen...

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    Hilton Cairns

    Situated in lush Tropical North Queensland and set overlooking Trinity Inlet and Marlin Marina, Hilton Cairns is the ideal base from which to explore the region's many attractions. Hilton Cairns continues to demonstrate a commitment to industry lead...

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    Pacific Hotel Cairns

    The Pacific Hotel Cairns boasts an excellent location in the centre of Cairns. It is situated on the picturesque Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour and the Reef Fleet Terminal, the main departure point in Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef. It is al...

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    Mantra Esplanade

    With its prime waterfront location, Mantra Esplanade offers stylish and contemporary accommodation in the heart of the holiday hub of Cairns. With your options ranging from Hotel Rooms to One or Two Bedroom Apartments, you will be well accommodated ...

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    Cairns Sharehouse

    Cairns Sharehouse are the budget accommodation specialist in Cairns, providing modern, spacious apartments to rent for groups and individual travellers. Cairns Sharehouse offer comfortable accommodation in tastefully furnished apartments all with f...

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    BreakFree Royal Harbour

    From a great waterfront location overlooking Trinity Bay and the spectacular Cairns Esplanade lagoon, BreakFree Royal Harbour is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the best of this vibrant tropical city. With the option of either a One Bedroo...

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    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

    The Award Winning Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, situated in the heart of Cairns, offers 314 rooms and suites set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens featuring a free-form pool with its own sandy beach and swim-up bar. Cairns' many attractions a...

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    Southern Cross Atrium Apartments

    Designed in a modern 'Atrium Style' Southern Cross Atrium Apartments Cairns are built around a recreational spa, lap sized swimming pool, tropical pool, gym and beautifully landscaped barbecue area that pays homage to their tropical lifestyle. The So...

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    Mantra Trilogy

    Located on The Esplanade overlooking the harbour, Mantra Trilogy offers contemporary comfort close to Cairns best attractions. From your ideal location you will enjoy great accommodation, the most convenient of resort facilities and an amazing North ...

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    City Terraces - Holiday Apartments

    Clean, Caring and Convenient. Their clean one and two bedroom apartments have their own kitchens, bathrooms, balconies and living areas. All guests are welcome to enjoy the large pool, barbecue area and well maintained gardens. Caring: They do...

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

    Boasting uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea, and a stunning natural setting amidst landscaped tropical gardens, the oceanfront DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns is just a short walk from the city centre, and Cairn's business, retail and entertainme...

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    Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

    Rydges Tradewinds Cairns is located on the Esplanade overlooking the Coral Sea. Just a few minutes' walk along the Esplanade Boardwalk is Cairns lagoon precinct, city centre, restaurants, shopping, and departure points for the Great Barrier Reef. Al...

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    Vision Cairns Esplanade

    Perfectly positioned on the Cairns Esplanade and featuring stunning views of the Coral Sea, Vision is Cairns newest luxury accommodation. Vision provides contemporary relaxed surroundings with modern city lifestyle and their professional, friendly ma...

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    Cairns Plaza Hotel

    Located close to the City on the Esplanade, Cairns Plaza Hotel boasts spectacular views across beautiful Trinity Bay. Their friendly staff are only too pleased to welcome you and make your stay a pleasurable and memorable experience. Their knowledg...

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    Citysider Cairns

    Citysider Cairns Holiday Apartments is conveniently located close to the popular shopping complex Cairns Central and the city centre. Specially designed units provide spacious, comfortable living for the tropical climate. Citysider offers affordable ...

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    Waters Edge Apartments Cairns

    Positioned on the Cairns Esplanade, opposite parklands and recreational facilities with views of Esplanade and Trinity Inlet, Waters Edge Apartments are in a prime location. From your Waters Edge luxury apartment enjoy a short shady walk along the E...

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    201 Lake Street

    Located in the Central Business District of Cairns, the heart of Far North Queensland, 201 Lake Street offers contemporary one and two bedroom dual-keyed apartments as well as hotel suites set amongst beautiful tropical gardens. This six story, four ...

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    Cairns Queens Court

    Staying in the heart of Australia's premier holiday destination, Cairns Queens Court presents a convenient location as you brace yourself for the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation region. Consisting of 81 rooms, Cair...

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    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

    With the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforest at your fingertips, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is the perfect location to commence your Tropical North Queensland experience. The views are breathtaking. Located on the Cairns Esplana...

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    Bay Village Tropical Retreat

    Bay Village Tropical Retreat, located in the heart of vibrant Cairns, is a boutique style retreat offering comfort in a tropical atmosphere, which makes the property very popular with all visitors to the region. Bay Village offers a variety of accom...

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    Royal Palm Villas

    Royal Palm Villas has 16 one bedroom holiday apartments with style and character, the ideal retreat for your tropical getaway. Boutique fully self-contained one bedroom apartments, designed to be different from the rest. On-site managers who offer yo...

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    Grosvenor In Cairns

    If you are seeking clean, comfortable and spacious self-contained apartment accommodation then you need to look no further than Grosvenor in Cairns. Free WiFi (generous download limits), free 24/7 Gym / Fitness Centre membership (commercial gym acros...

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    Koala Court Holiday Apartments

    Koala Court provides for comfortable living in a relaxed, tropical atmosphere. Enjoy delightful decor in spacious, fully self-contained apartments with tiles throughout, quality fittings and up-market furnishings. Relax on patios overlooking the sw...

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    Floriana Villas

    Floriana Villas is an elegant pre-war Mediterranean building on the Cairns waterfront. It is comprised of four comfortable and spacious self contained, two bedroom two bathroom villas with all mod cons, and a one bedroom villa fully self contained w...

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    Cairns Queenslander Hotel and Apartments

    Situated within Cairns City close to the Esplanade foreshore parkland and cycleway, the Cairns Queenslander is your ideal coastal setting for your next holiday, short break or overnight stay. Their private balcony rooms are spacious and comfortable w...

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    Coral Towers Holiday Suites

    Coral Towers is located among the palms on a quiet stretch of the Cairns Esplanade with views to Green Island. Coral Towers boasts a resort style swimming pool and heated spa with fantastic views overlooking the Esplanade. Close by are restaurants ...

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    Cairns Holiday Park

    Cairns Holiday Park is the ultimate destination for your next holiday. The park is the closest holiday park to the Cairns city centre and hospital and features accommodation for all tastes and budgets. Popular with both local and international travel...

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    Tropic Towers Apartments

    Tropic Towers Apartments offers spacious one and two bedroom, fully self-contained holiday apartments. Tropic Towers is centrally located on Sheridan Street, two kilometres north of the main city centre and five kilometres south of the airport. Conv...

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    Cairns Sheridan Hotel

    Cairns Sheridan Hotel is an affordable boutique hotel offering three styles of luxurious accommodation, value for money and exceptional facilities. All rooms are superbly appointed. Hotel features 24 hour reception and room service, restaurant and ...

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    Nomads Cairns

    Nomads Cairns is the ultimate tropical backpackers hostel located just minutes from major transportation and attraction's such as the Esplanade Lagoon in Cairns. Nomads Cairns has a variety of rooms to suit all needs including King private rooms, d...

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    Cairns Colonial Club Resort

    Upon arriving at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort, Cairns' only truly tropical resort, you are met by the friendly staff who are only too happy to assist you with all your needs and let you know what this beautiful resort and region has to offer. The...

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    Palm Royale Cairns

    Surrounded by lush tropical landscaped gardens and swimming pools, Palm Royale Cairns is a 150 room boutique, resort-style hotel. The combination of first class facilities and warm friendly service make it the perfect escape or ideal base from which ...

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