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Cairns Accommodation, Weather, Things to do & More!

Cairns is the jewel in Australia's tropical crown, being a popular holiday location for locals & tourists alike. With it's warm climate & amazing scenery, it's a fun & beautiful city to visit. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef, the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and a number of nearby attractions, there is no shortage of things to do in Cairns. Cairns is a complete online guide to Cairns. Use our Cairns accommodation guide below to check availability and book online by region, read up on each of the main Tropical North Qld destinations including the Atherton Tablelands, Kuranda, and Cooktown, compare car hire rates from all the major providers, and find an amazing array of things to do in Cairns to keep you entertained during your stay. Use the menu at the top, or click through to the most popular sections below.

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Popular Cairns Accommodation Regions

Cairns Beaches Accommodation

If you're visiting Cairns then you'll want views of palm lined, sun soaked beaches & clear blue waters? Cairns beach accommodation allows you to enjoy the beach breeze & take just a few steps from your room to the sand.

Cairns Backpackers

Cairns is a hugely popular destination for backpackers and there is a large backpacker-centric infrastructure to cater for 18-35 year old budget travelers who want to have fun or just lie in the sun. Find a Cairns hostel here.

Great Barrier Reef

The World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef consists of a huge and varied ecosystem of over 900 islands, making it a haven for scuba divers and snorkelers. Find Great Barrier Reef island accommodation here.

Mareeba lookout

Many people choose to escape to Kuranda to get back to nature in a town that's known for it's hospitality and beauty. Search for Kuranda cabins, lodges and other accommodation for a unique eco holiday.

Palm Cove Accommodation

A short drive from the Cairns CBD, the picturesque town of Palm Cove is known for great holidays - stay in a luxury beach house, family resort or eco lodge & enjoy the rainforest. Book your Palm Cover accommodation.


Cooktown, one of Australia's northern most towns, is a historical town just a short flight from Cairns. Accommodation is varied; you can stay in country pubs, B&Bs or cabins. Book your Cooktown accommodation.


Most Popular Things to do in Cairns

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway spans 7.5 kilometres over pristine rainforest. Glide metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable gondola cabins that fit up to 6 people - a must-see attraction! Find out more about the Skyrail Cableway and book your ride online.

Atherton Tablelands Milla Milla

The Tablelands has a beautiful, temperate climate making it an ideal year-round holiday destination. See ancient rainforest, volcanic lakes, waterfalls, wetlands, national parks and small towns all waiting for you to explore! Read more about Atherton Tablelands.

Scuba Diving in Cairns

Anyone that gets this close to the Great Barrier Reef and doesn't take a peak beneath the surface is missing out on one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Explore the beautiful coral and marine life with pros or learn to dive yourself. Snorkeling in Cairns is a must!

Cairns Virtual Tour

If you won't get to explore beyond Cairns, that's OK! There's still plenty to do in the CBD to keep you entertained. Stroll along the Esplanade for a stack of activities both day and night, plus there's dining, shopping and golf to be done! Read our guide to the Cairns CBD.