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Hotels in Cairns

Cairns, located on the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia, is the gateway to some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. The nearby Great Barrier Reef offers breathtaking views and astounding natural diversity in a lush underwater setting. The Wet Tropics of Queensland is an expansive rainforest boasting a plethora of rare species, including among others dozens of different orchids and a handful of ancient ferns.

Within the city itself travelers can expect to find numerous shopping complexes and an assortment of quaint beach communities. A lagoon located at the Cairns Esplanade features specially designated barbecue areas and topless sunbathing. It is accordingly a popular swimming spot with the international crowd.

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Where are Cairns hotels located?

Hotels uniformly are clustered between the Central Shopping Centre and Esplanade Lagoon near the ‘tip’ of Cairns where a nearby river enters the bay. This area is just the right spot for a busy day of shopping or a relaxing day spent sunbathing.

How much do hotels in Cairns cost?

Costs start at around $12 a night for a stay in a hostel to $170 or higher for a luxury experience.

Can I find 4 or 5 star hotels in Cairns?

Several 5-star hotels in the area provide luxury accommodiations for discerning travelers. Here’s a list of just some of your several choices:

  • Shangri-La Hotel by the marina offers outdoor dining, childcare and scenic oceanside views thanks to its prime location by the river entrance.
  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is perfect for the traveler who enjoys gaming. Relax in comfort thanks to private balconies and designer bathrooms.
  • Pullman Cairns International offers a poolside bar and full-service spa for travelers who like to be pampered.

Where can I find cheap hotels in Cairns?

Those on a budget have plenty of options in Cairns thanks to a thriving backpacker culture. Check out some of the many options at your disposal:

  • Njoy! Travellers Resort is a unique hostel boasting a communal kitchen, luggage storage and a free airport shuttle.
  • Cairns Waterfront Backpackers offers computer stations, laundry and dry cleaning, and a prime location at the waterfront.
  • Cairns City Motel is an affordable spot a quick drive from many convenient destinations such as the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Cairns Convention Centre.