Overlooking Trinity Bay and the Pacific Ocean, laid-back Cairns is perfectly placed for exploring the natural wonders of tropical North Queensland. Wander along the Esplanade and head for Pier Marketplace, Trinity Wharf or the bustling marina. Cairns is known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns Colonial Club Resort
The Cairns Colonial Club Resort is set within 11 acres (4.5 hectares) of tropical gardens, with 3 lagoon swimming pools and 2 resort restaurants, and combines the tranquility of a tropical resort with the advantages of a mainstream hotel, and is one of the most popular resorts in Tropical North Queensland. The restaurants are open to the public and include the popular and well-known Homestead Restaurant & Bar.
- 2 Restaurants
- 2 Bars
- 3 Pools
- Gym/fitness centre
From £55 per person per night
Cairns Tropical Garden Motel
A comfortable family-run hotel built to a traditional colonial design. The Motel is located 10 minutes to the west of Cairns city centre. The well appointed rooms, along with facilities such as the lagoon style swimming pool, make the Tropical Garden Motel a great value base for those wishing to explore Cairns, the Reef other wonders of the surrounding area.
From £17 per person per night
One of Cairns biggest and best resorts with great facilities and a huge free form swimming lagoon. The only 4 star Resort accommodation located in the centre of Cairns, the Oasis Resort Cairns features a fresh, contemporary North Queensland style of architecture and furnishing, with a focus on the large lagoon swimming pool and beach at its centre.
- 2 Bars
- 2 Pools
- Gym/fitness centre
From £36 per person per night
The Lakes Resort & Spa
Relax and enjoy the tropical lifestyle in these superb apartments! This spacious complex includes a beautifully crafted outdoor pool area carefully designed to create a truly relaxing environment unique to 'The Lakes'. Located next to Cairns' magnificent Botanical Gardens and Centenary Lakes just outside the city centre, this brand new resort has added another dimension to self-catering accommodation in Cairns.
From £35 per person per night
Tradewinds Esplanade is situated in a prime oceanfront location on Cairns Esplanade Boardwalk. The Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns City Centre and Cairns Wharf, departure point to the Great Barrier Reef, are all within easy walking distance. The hotel offers comfortable and spacious rooms with private balconies overlooking the resort pool, gardens and the Pacific Ocean. Courtesy airport transfers are offered.
- Health spa centre
From £41 per person per night
Cairns Tours & Excursions
Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Cruise
Quicksilver's friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Visit Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub or watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver's underwater observatory. A magnificent smorgasbord lunch is also provided.
Daily 7:00am -10:00am (from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas).
From £97* per person, *Fuel surcharge applies locally.
Cairns Scenic Flight Ballooning
Experience the wonder, romance and silence of the Australian bush. Gaze out as the landscape stretches as far as the eye can see. Look out for the wildlife below, you may even spot kangaroos! The tour includes a 30 minute balloon flight, a full hot and cold breakfast buffet, a champagne toast and a souvenir balloon certificate.
Daily from Cairns at 4.30am and returns at approximately 10.00am.
Note: A$25 compulsory Civil Aviation Insurance levy per person payable on the day of flight.
From £74 per person
Cairns Discovery Stay
On arrival at Cairns Airport transfer to your chosen hotel.
Discover the hilltop market village of Kuranda, following the scenic railway ride up from Cairns. Take the acclaimed skyrail down, enjoy lunch and an afternoon at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Join the Great Barrier Reef cruise with Passions of Paradise, the funkiest, fastest cat on the ocean. Includes buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and snorkelling equipment.
We will transfer you back to Cairns Airport for your onward flight.
Prices per person based on Twin share, room only.
Cairns Colonial Club - from £259 / Oasis Resort - from £289