Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Cairns

The rainforest and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Cairns. Well known for its coral reefs, shopping and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Cairns

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Cairns a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Cairns Aquarium (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cairns Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Esplanade Lagoon (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the coral reefs and other natural features in Cairns

Travellers love Cairns for its lush rainforest and pristine beaches. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Cairns is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Great Barrier Reef (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Red Arrow Walk (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Cairns

The nearest airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cairns Station, Freshwater Station and Redlynch Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cairns?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 235 holiday lettings around Cairns. From 117 flats & apartments to 87 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cairns? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cairns. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre: 560 holiday lettings
  • Cairns Esplanade: 559 holiday lettings
  • Cairns Regional Gallery: 560 holiday lettings
  • St Monica's Cathedral: 560 holiday lettings
  • ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre: 560 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cairns listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Cairns?

Yes, of course. offers 117 Flats in Cairns. Our other popular types of Cairns holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 87 self catering accommodations
  • Resorts: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cairns?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 186 holiday homes with pool available in Cairns. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.