Cairns city by night

Cairns is booming. While other tourist destinations struggle to fill hotel rooms, Cairns continually expands to meet the needs of visitors from interstate and overseas. The huge range of tropical attractions makes Cairns a holiday-maker’s paradise.

Cairns accommodation caters to the full spectrum of tastes and budgets. Affordable backpacker accommodation, comfortable motels, family-oriented vacation rentals, affordable hotels, and luxury resorts - you have countless options. This website provides a comprehensive list of the best accommodation options in Tropical North Queensland, plus tours and local businesses that can help make your trip to Cairns even more special.

Dawn on the Cairns Esplanade

The Cairns Esplanade has recently been given a huge facelift. Once a grassy park overlooking mudflats, it now features a world-class facility incorporating an outdoor amphitheatre, a large sandy swimming lagoon, grassy picnic areas, walking tracks, public barbeques, children's playground, shops and restaurants, an environmental interpretation centre and a Great Barrier Reef Cruise departure terminal.

You'll never to be bored in Tropical North Queensland. Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, white water rafting, sailing to tropical islands, browsing for crafts at country town markets, skydiving from 14000 feet, fishing for barramundi, enjoying tropical rainforest tours – what more could you want?

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Port Douglas

North of Cairns is the star-stricken celebrity going areas proximate to Cairns; the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Calm azure waters and gentle crashing waves with white sandy beaches are the spectacular reality just north of Cairns. Regularly awarded Queensland’s cleanest beaches awards, Cairns Beaches are perfect for relaxing, lazing and working on the suntan!

Browse our range of Port Douglas accommodation, and see the luxury which awaits in this casual township of Port Douglas.

Great Barrier Reef

The area famous and well visited for its ‘largest living organism’, the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is a must see for any visitors to the Cairns.

Resort accommodation can be found on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns on Green Island, Fitzroy Island and Double Island. Dunk Island and Bedarra Island near Mission Beach also sport luxury accommodation, and are great for couples who are looking for a relaxing and secluded getaway.

See our range of Great Barrier Reef tours for information about the companies who operate on the reef from Cairns. In Cairns city.

Atherton Tablelands

West of Cairns is a treat for gourmet food lovers, birdwatching enthusiasts, bushwalkers, photographers and hopeless romantics! The Cairns Highlands, formerly known as the Atherton Tablelands is a self-drive adventure land which is highly recommended for those staying a little while in the Cairns region.

The best aspect of staying on the Tablelands is that all Atherton Tablelands accommodation in very unique. Browse our range to see some of the best on offer in the region.

Innisfail & Mission Beach

South of Cairns lies the sleepy town of Innisfail which thrives on sugar cane and bananas. Drive a little further, and you'll be enthralled by an old Spanish castle at Paronella Park, and one of Australia's most magnificent beaches at Mission Beach.

Accommodation in this area can be found at Mission Beach Holidays.