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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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Well located apt with all amenities and high standard of cleanliness

4 of 5
We stayed for 3 nights at Zen at Hibiscus Gardens resort, which is perfectly located for the main Macrossan street and all restaurants, shops, and amenities of Port Douglas, less than a 5 minute stroll away. The apt is ideal for 2 people and was spotlessly clean upon arrival, and very well equipped. The owners were very accommodating allowing us to enter slightly earlier than check in time and also leave slightly later then check out time. There was tea and coffee sachets for us to use, although a carton of milk would also have been very welcome, the owners had supplied cool water in the fridge. The apts at the small resort are very close together and have a Balinese inspired look with lovely tropical plants all around. It is not a big resort and some apartments were rented directly through the hotel while ours was rented directly through the owner. There was a young lady on reception desk for two days running who, unfortunately was not particularly helpful, or friendly, as we had thought there was a cafe on site for use to all guests, however, she said it was hotel guests only - although that was after we had to extract the information out of her while she was seemingly distracted with her computer and barely looked up. Not exactly a friendly face. There was another lady on our first day of arrival who was much nicer. We were at Port Douglas to attend a wedding at St Mary's Church and we found Hibiscus was only a short drive away from the church and could have even been a comfortable walk had it not been too warm that particular day. Peter and Keiko the owners are very helpful and we would recommend anyone interested to contact them directly.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018

Matthew the owner was great! We discovered his toaster didn’t work so sent him a message before

5 of 5
Matthew the owner was great! We discovered his toaster didn’t work so sent him a message before leaving the condo for the day. Upon our return there was a brand new toaster there for us. He has a very simple but clean home. The beds are very comfortable- a must! Excellent location with great local restaurants within walking distance!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018