HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

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.

  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
  View Map Map
    Exceptional! 5/5
    (7 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Villa #4035532
    7
    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
      avg/night
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Apartment #2541494
      1
      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #3850315
        3
        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (13 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #300814vb
          13
          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #3905763
            2
            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (33 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #161334
              33
              Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #3888712
                1
                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #3950032
                  2
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #3912247
                    1
                      • Studio
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #1098849
                      2
                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #3888880
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #3969037
                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #3850387
                            3
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #3949070
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #4311927
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #3888715
                                  2
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #3948644
                                      Very Good! 4/5
                                      (4 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #3887563
                                      4
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Villa #3948902
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #6785865
                                          2
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #3949068
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Villa #3948886
                                              1
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #3948822
                                                1
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Villa #906430vb
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #3921088
                                                    2
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #3949052
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #3949935
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #3888912
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #3938231
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Apartment #3948646
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #3949071
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #3949873
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #3967933
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #3948882
                                                                      1
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #4226808
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                          House #4259542
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #3870725
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #4452013
                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #4468922
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Apartment #4443450
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #4050313
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #4253267
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        House #4374282
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Villa #4438943
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #3849833
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #3948866
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #3941521
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #3948884
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #6954195
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #4474099
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Good location and pool was great asset.the BBQ was large and great for grilling.private and quiet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Good location and pool was great asset.the BBQ was large and great for grilling.private and quiet would stay again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Great place to stay. Great having 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great place to stay. Great having 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016