Cairns & Northern Beaches Hotels & Accommodation

A spectacular holiday destination, Cairns is both an exciting and vibrant urban hub as well as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Whatever your preference, there's plenty to savour and explore.

Backed by a rainforest mountain range, Cairns City has an irresistible holiday spirit. Its centrepiece is the 2.5km scenic promenade, which offers boardwalks, BBQ and leisure areas, a swimming lagoon and a selection of over 100 restaurants.

And Cairns accommodation is well-appointed to cater to any sort of visitor, with everything from caravan parks to plush resorts available. There are cheap Cairns hotels available, while you'll also find holiday apartments, family resorts and budget backpacker hostels to choose from.

Staying in Cairns, you are smack bang in the middle of a world surrounded by spectacular natural wonder. Explore by hire car or join one of the many locally operated tours. From here, the Barrier Reef, one of those experiences on everyone's bucket-list, is little more than an hour's boat ride away. Choose from any number of daily tours to the reef where you can take to the crystalline waters and swim, snorkel and dive amongst the magical coral formations.

Not to be outdone, the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia, also awaits. A visit to the unspoiled wilderness of Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge makes for an unforgettable experience – or you could take a cruise down the mighty Daintree River, with the abundant wildlife, such as saltwater crocodiles, tree snakes and pythons on display.

For beach goers, head to the city's Northern Beaches for some of the finest sands in Australia or you could keep going a touch further and check out the tropical paradise that is Port Douglas.

For something a little different, head west to discover the green pastures of the Atherton Tablelands and the opportunity to enjoy fresh local produce straight from the farm. And no visit to Cairns is complete without a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, which winds its way through gorgeous rainforest scenery and over spectacular viaducts.

The ultimate place to experience both the splendour of Tropical North Queensland or just bliss out in the sun poolside at a luxurious Cairns hotel, this holiday city is a must-visit.