Where to stay in Cairns
The largest city in Far North Queensland, Cairns is the gateway to the region's most popular attractions. From the CBD, it's easy to join a boat tour to the Great Barrier Reef or hop on the train to the Daintree Rainforest. After you've seen the sights, be sure to see what's on in the city during your stay.
If you like to take things slow, you can't go past Trinity Beach. This cruisy beach suburb is home to a mix of affordable holiday rentals and luxury resorts, making it a versatile option for any budget. And with plenty of new restaurants and bars opening up around the area, there's no reason to split your time between the CBD during your stay.
Further north from Trinity Beach you'll find the stunning beachside suburb of Palm Cove. Home to some of the region's most exclusive resorts, this secluded village is the perfect spot for a couples retreat. Between adventures, discover local artwork at the Village Gallery or, if you're looking to unwind, treat yourself to a massage by the beach.
A refreshing change of pace from Cairns CBD, this laidback beach town offers a dose of culture on the coast. During your stay, explore the local art galleries on Macrossan Street or pack a picnic and watch the sunset from Rex Smeal Park. If you're in town on a Sunday, be sure to visit the Port Douglas Markets and pick up something to remember your trip by.