Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Cairns

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Cairns is a relaxed and ambient paradise that acts as a gateway to tropical north Queensland. With pristine beaches like Palm Cove and its utterly laidback lifestyle, it's easy for visitors to be swept up by this idyllic region.

The Cairns waterfront buzzes with Great Barrier Reef tour operators, shopping strips and restaurants full of fresh seafood. The electric atmosphere is offset by cultural gems such as the Cairns Regional Gallery, which features local artists’ work and a rotating mix of exhibitions. A great option for choosing your Cairns accommodation is to base yourself in one of the quiet, palm-fringed beach villages out of town and slip into the city for some occasional retail therapy.

Across the road, the Cairns Night Market has more than 70 stalls selling souvenirs, jewellery, clothing and much more. Escape the tropical heat with a swim in the Esplanade Lagoon, or join one of the many dive and snorkelling tours that head out to the Great Barrier Reef each day to cool off among coral gardens as schools of brightly-coloured fish dart around you. A multitude of luxury and boutique accommodation places you right in the heart of the action, offering easy access to all that the vibrant Cairns city centre has to offer.

Nearby Holloways Beach has a classic North Queensland coastal vibe of swaying coconut palms and limpid waters lapping soft, warm sand. Forget cooking, grab yourself some grilled red emperor, hot chips and some icy, cold beers, and enjoy a sunset dinner on the grassy esplanade overlooking the Coral Sea. Local markets add colour and shopping opportunities.

Inland from Cairns are the Atherton Tablelands (also called the Cairns Highlands), which, if you have time, are worthy of their own dedicated escape. Those on a time crunch can make a day trip of it, making sure to take a ride on the spectacular SkyRail.

To prepare for your grand adventure, discover our handpicked luxury accommodation in Cairns. For a trip further afield be sure to check-out our Queensland accommodation before you check in.