Luxury Hotels in Cairns

The gateway to the oceanic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is the quintessential tropical paradise. The stunning natural beauty offers crystal clear blue waters, palm fringed beaches and a whole string of picture-perfect tropical islands surrounded by white sand and gently lapping waves to soothe body and mind, with the perfect luxury accommodation to explore from or relax in. Immerse yourself in sheltered snorkelling spots on the islands, take the plunge on the reef itself on a scuba dive or sit back and take it all in whilst staying dry in a glass bottomed boat; either way you will be left with unforgettable memories of the abundant marine life and unique beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. Inland is equally beautiful, with the Atherton Tablelands just a drive away to discover vast ancient rainforests filled with lush greenery, incredible wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Take this chance to experience the uniqueness of Cairns from above on a hot air balloon ride, or swim under waterfalls and let your cares wash away before returning to your 5-star hotel accommodation.

Bellevue At Trinity Beach Cairns

The Bellevue At Trinity Beach is a luxury 5 star hotel that offers 180-degree views, out toward the Great Barrier Reef and over the magnificent Coral Sea. Just a 15 minute drive from downtown Cairns the hotel offers you the chance to stay close to Cairns. Though far enough away […]

prices from $350 AUD

Crystalbrook Riley Cairns

Widely considered to be one of the best hotels in Cairns, the Crystalbrook Riley enjoys a brilliant location on the northern end of the waterfront esplanade. Close to the Centre of Contemporary Arts, the Cairns Performing Arts Centre and the Cairns Aquarium, the property is also just a 10-minute walk […]

prices from $350 AUD

Crystalbrook Bailey Cairns

Showcasing a passion for the arts the Crystalbrook Bailey is a deluxe 5 star hotel that champions originality and individuality. Situated close to the Cairns Convention Centre, The Center of Contemporary Arts and Cairns Regional Gallery it is a great place to indulge yourself in a bit of culture, during […]

prices from $350 AUD

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Cairns

Few hotels combine an excellent location with 5 Star luxury better than the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino. Situated near the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, the hotel also features a major attraction – The Cairns Wildlife Dome, complete with koalas, wallabies and crocodiles – within its building. The Cairns Convention Centre is […]

prices from $350 AUD

Waters Edge Apartment Cairns

Offering 5 star amenities and facilities, as well as stunning ocean views, the Waters Edge Apartment Cairns is another terrific example of luxury holiday accommodation in the area. Located on the Esplanade, opposite parklands and recreational facilities, it provides an excellent base in which to enjoy your stay in the […]

prices from $350 AUD

Vision Apartments Cairns

The Vision Apartments offer that 5 star luxurious hotel feel in apartment style accommodation. Brilliantly located on the Esplanade in Cairns, the property is right in the heart of the action. Just 100 metres away from shops, restaurants and bars. The Cairns Flat Reef Terminal is also only a 5-minute […]

prices from $350 AUD

Cairns Aquarius

Located right on the Esplanade, the Cairns Aquarius is a great choice for those wanting to be in the heart of the action. Offering 5 star luxury apartments, the property is only a 5 minute walk from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, where the Great Barrier Reef and island adventure […]

prices from $350 AUD

Shangri-La The Marina – Cairns

Located in the heart of Cairns, Shangri-La The Marina is a 5-star luxury hotel that is an elegant haven for guests. It is opposite the Reef Fleet Terminal, where most of the tour boats going to the stunning Great Barrier Reef depart from. The spacious rooms feature contemporary styling that […]

prices from $350 AUD

Pullman International – Cairns

For 5-star luxury at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, look no further than the Pullman Cairns International. Located opposite the Cains Zoom and Wildlife Dome, this luxury hotel is a short walk from Chinaman Creek and the Reef Fleet Terminal. The light, spacious guest rooms have been designed […]

prices from $350 AUD

Hilton – Cairns

Set among tropical greenery and overlooking the water, is the Hilton Cairns. This luxury hotel is well positioned for travellers looking to explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. It is walking distance from the Reef Terminal and is a 10-minute drive from the Cairns Botanic Gardens and […]

prices from $350 AUD

Cairns is a premier location for a beach getaway. After securing your luxury hotel, you may be wondering what kind of experiences are available in the surrounding area. We’ve compiled a list of seven itinerary highlights that can help turn any trip to Cairns into a memorable holiday.

Explore the Cairns Aquarium

At the Cairns Aquarium, visitors are guaranteed to be able to get up close to animals that are native to Queensland. There are daily talks about the state’s ecosystems, animal presentations, live diver feeds and touch’n’talk shows, as well as a 10m deep reef tank and 20m deep underwater tunnel. You can also tour the Turtle Hospital or organise to dive with the aquarium’s sharks. During your visit, enjoy a gourmet meal at Dundee’s Café and Restaurant, which is situated next to a 70,000L saltwater aquarium.

Go on a Helicopter Tour

From Cairns there are a range of exciting helicopter tours which provide guests with spectacular views of the region’s stunning natural environment. Choose to fly over the ocean, rainforest, or both, depending on personal preference. Different routes include views of the Barron Gorge Falls, Daintree National Park, Great Barrier Reef, Mission Bay, Crystal Cascades, Mt Yarrabah, and Green Island.

Day Trip to Great Barrier Reef

The jewel of the Queensland Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, is one of the natural wonders of Australia. Given the wide range of tour options, there is something for everyone. To get out there you can go on a sailboat, dive boat, ferry, powerboat or even helicopter or sea plane. Some take guests out to floating pontoons or islands, while others using mooring balls to sit out in the water. You can snorkel, scuba dive, go on a glass bottom boat, do a guided island tour, or go fishing.

Sunset Sail in Cairns

On the Spirit of Cairns, a 26m luxury catamaran, guests can experience a premium dinner service with spectacular views of the Trinity Inlet and Cairns waterfront. Enjoy a drink out on the deck as the sun sets, then indulge in delicious local produce and fresh seafood. Depending on the night of the week, the meal is served either buffet style or as a three-course set menu.

Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

North of Cairns is the small town of Kuranda, a picturesque mountain village inside the oldest living rainforest in the world. The best way to see the landscape and move between Kuranda and Cairns, is by taking the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway one way and the Kuranda Scenic Railway the other. The Skyrail is 7.5km long and takes visitors over the rainforest, while the Railway winds its way through using the 37km path that was constructed back in 1891.

Waterfall Tour

Within the World Heritage Rainforest there are incredible waterfalls to explore. There are tours which take visitors through the forest to see the falls and swim in some of the natural pools around them. Josephine Falls has a natural waterslide, Milla Milla Falls is stunning, and Dinner Falls has a large natural pool behind in. Lake Eacham is also included in many of the tours and is unique because is in the crater of a dormant volcano.

Visit Palm Cove

North of Cairns is the small beachside town of Palm Cove. A peaceful, tropical place, it is perfect for forgetting about the rest of the world and enjoying nature. The sandy beach is lined with palm trees and the calm waters are nice and warm at the right time of year. Overlooking the beach are many high-quality restaurants, such as Temple of Tastes, Reef House Restaurant, Vivo Palm Beach and Nu Nu Restaurant.