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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
    (11 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #300814vb
    11
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (6 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #4035532
      6
      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #3850387
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        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #3850315
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          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (33 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Villa #161334
            33
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #3888712
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              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #3969037
                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 7 BR
                  • 6 BA
                  • Sleeps 16
                  House #344225
                  4
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    • Studio
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Apartment #1098849
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #3934305
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #3888715
                        2
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #3948644
                            • 6 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 13
                            House #3500390
                            15
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #3949070
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #3905763
                                2
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #3950032
                                  2
                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Apartment #2541494
                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #6785865
                                      2
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #3912247
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #3948886
                                          1
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #3888880
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #3921088
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                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #3948822
                                                1
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #4330226
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #3949935
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #3938231
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #3949068
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Apartment #3849833
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Apartment #3949071
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #3887563
                                                              4
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #3949873
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #3888912
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #3948882
                                                                    1
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Villa #906430vb
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                        House #4259542
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #4311927
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #4226808
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #3870725
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                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #4050313
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  House #4289769
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                                    Villa #3948902
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #3949052
                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #3948646
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #3948866
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #3941521
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #3928663
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                House #3948884
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                                  House #3967933
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #401274338
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #401415362
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Matthew was a great host he called the day before and checked in with me to make sure all was good.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Matthew was a great host he called the day before and checked in with me to make sure all was good. Also he left us some crackers, cookies, coffee, and creamer very thoughtful. The beach shack was fantastic
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016