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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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Magical

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We loved our stay at Malekula. It simply is a magical place. Even though it stormed and rained throughout our stay, it was wonderful to feel all cosy inside and to be able to witness the storms roll in from our bedroom and the vast balcony. We really felt re-grounded and a part of nature in Malekula. We even saw two tawny frogmouth owls who were perched in a tree near the house for a whole day, a lace monitor climb another tree and enjoyed the chirping geckos and an array of birds. The house was tidy, clean and very comfy. The pool was refreshing and a treat to have all to ourselves. The views all around were exceptional. Airlie was only a short drive down the road. We also ventured to Cedar Creek Falls and day tripped to Bowen. We loved the walk to Coral Beach and its lookout, which was a stones throw from Malekula. We would highly recommend this magical retreat and hope to return in the future. Thank you Jacinta for being a most accommodating and gracious host and for letting us stay in your wonderful place.
  • Review Submitted: Mar 04, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2018

Great, spacious apartment

5 of 5
We spent over a week at the apartment. There were 5 of us and it was very spacious, comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils/crockery etc, and the tea/coffee/salt/pepper etc available were much appreciated! We really enjoyed sitting on the balcony and using the pool! Patti was very responsive to queries and help when needed. While the apartment is a little out of the centre of Cairns, it’s a lovely walk down the esplanade, walking distance to shops and a short, inexpensive Uber ride into the city. We would definitely stay here again!
  • Review Submitted: Feb 06, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018