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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    Villa #4035532
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      Apartment #2541494
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        Apartment #3888880
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          Apartment #3950032
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            Apartment #3850315
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              Exceptional! 5/5
              (33 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Villa #161334
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Apartment #3949070
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                  • 1 BR
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                  Apartment #3887563
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Apartment #3912247
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                      • 1 BR
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                      Apartment #3888712
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Apartment #3969037
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                          • 3 BR
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                          House #4311927
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                            • 2 BR
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                            House #6785865
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Villa #906430vb
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (14 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #300814vb
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Apartment #3850387
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Apartment #3905763
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Apartment #3948644
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                                        Apartment #3888715
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                                          Apartment #3888912
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            House #3949068
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Villa #3948886
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                                                Apartment #3938231
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                                                  Apartment #3949052
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                                                    Villa #4438943
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                                                      Apartment #3870725
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                                                        House #4452013
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                                                          Apartment #3949873
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                                                              House #3967933
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                                                                House #4259542
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                                                                          Apartment #8240268
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                                                                              Apartment #8240149
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                                                                                House #8263404
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                                                                                  Apartment #8263657
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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Very happy we had a lovely stay here. GREAT location, best resort in Trinity beach we thought. Right

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Very happy we had a lovely stay here. GREAT location, best resort in Trinity beach we thought. Right next door to the best restaurant in Trinity Beach. Nice view from balcony. Plenty of room for family of five. Unfortunately, when we arrived only linen for 4 pax, but a quick call to nearby Ray white office and we had problem sorted within 30 mins. Very good service from Ray White. Overall, couldn't fault the unit, location, cleanliness or anything. Very happy. A couple of suggestions (minor things) as a way to improve our stay would have been: 1. legs on the beds instead of wheels, beds kept rolling around, particularly when you are trying to read in bed or watch telly (they kept rolling away from the wall) 2. For a 10 night stay a quick complimentary clean up on day 5 would've been nice. 3. Perhaps a bit more dishwashing liquid, bin liners for a 10 night stay would've been handy we ran out. However, these were minor things and overall a terrific stay. Thank you very much we would highly recommend.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                              The Beach House was in a GREAT location and was absolutely huge. Much bigger than it looked on the

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The Beach House was in a GREAT location and was absolutely huge. Much bigger than it looked on the pictures. And a great value as well - was the cheapest place we stayed during our entire Australia trip. Trinity Beach is just across the street and you have a great view of the ocean from the unit. Great to have the washer and drying right in the unit and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. Very clean as well. It's not a place with high-end luxury finishes, but who wants that when you are there for the beach? Matthew, the owner, was very communicative as well. Would definitely recommend.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2017