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Make a holiday villa in Cairns, Australia your home away from home

Cairns is a coastal city in Far North Queensland – it’s one of the top travel destinations in the region, and is regarded as a key gateway to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Staying at Cairns self-catering holiday villas you’ll be in a fantastic landscape of rainforest and mountains, with a wealth of water-based activities on offer close by.

Things to do in Cairns, Australia

Cairns holiday accommodation is found in and near a truly world-class adventure sport destination. Both on land and in the water there’s so much for intrepid souls to enjoy here. On foot you could explore the rainforest and upland scenery via some 200 different walking routes. Here you’ll be in an area of immense natural diversity – Lamb Range and Mount Lewis are highly recommended should you want to discover the celebrated wildlife around Cairns. Thrill sports like white water rafting are popular – in fact Cairns is one of the world’s few year-round locations for this sport. For something more relaxed there’s the lagoon, which is really a huge public swimming pool favoured by swimmers and sunbathers in the summer months.

Many visitors to Cairns holiday villas head here for the diving. You can choose between day trips and longer “liveaboard” experiences. There’s a wealth of companies in the area offering both experiences. Many people take the day-trip option as these vessels are able to reach less frequented parts of the reef, where the ecosystem is unaffected by tourism. There are other means of appreciating the beauty of the landscape around Cairns – among the more unusual are ballooning and hang-gliding, while genuine thrill seekers could even try their hands at sky-diving.

Places to visit on holiday in Cairns, Australia

During your holiday at self-catering accommodation in Cairns you could make for some of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Accessible via ferry Green Island is no more than 6,000 years old and is home to 120 species of plant and more than 50 species of bird. The wildlife here can be admired via boardwalks, glass-bottom boats and even an underwater observatory.

Weather in Cairns, Australia

Given its tropical location, Cairns holiday accommodation is set in a region with warm conditions throughout the year. The wet season runs from around November to May, while the period from June to October is generally drier.

Cheap flights to Cairns, Australia

Holiday villas in Cairns are best reached from the UK by flying with British Airways, Qantas, Virgin or Cathay Pacific from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG), before connecting to Cairns Airport (CNS) with Cathay Pacific. Alternatively you could make for Sydney (SYD) and transfer to Cairns with Alliance, Jetstar or Virgin.

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Definitely 5-star all the way. Our host Matthew was great right from the first contact through to

5 of 5
Definitely 5-star all the way. Our host Matthew was great right from the first contact through to giving many suggestions on things to do (including recommending Kuranda train and Skyrail tour) and ensuring we knew what to expect upon arrival and having the apartment (more spacious than expected) in first class shape. Trinity Beach is wonderful with good access to Cairns for fabulous snorkeling and to airport and Kuranda (pick up a block from the apartment). Recommend without reservation. Thank you Matthew. The Bagleys
  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Great location close to the esplanade for evening walks. Walking distance to the night markets,

4 of 5
Great location close to the esplanade for evening walks. Walking distance to the night markets, restaurants and grocery stores. Cairns Central mall close by with great shopping.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

We didn't have a car, so we felt it was hard to get to see a lot of the area from there.

4 of 5
We didn't have a car, so we felt it was hard to get to see a lot of the area from there.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017