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Popular amenities for Cairns vacation rentals

Stay near Cairns's top sights

Cairns Central Shopping Centre173 locals recommend
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon281 locals recommend
Cairns Night Markets155 locals recommend
Cairns Botanic Gardens235 locals recommend
Cairns Aquarium152 locals recommend
Palm Cove Jetty41 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cairns

  • Total rentals

    2.4K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    840 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.8K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    230 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.3K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    104K reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Cairns?

    Cairns experiences a tropical climate. The summer months, from November to May, are hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 75°F (24°C) to 90°F (32°C). Winter, from June to October, is cooler and drier, with temperatures between 60°F (15°C) to 80°F (27°C).

  • What are some of the best things to do in Cairns?

    In Cairns, guests often engage in snorkeling or diving in the Great Barrier Reef, hiking in the Daintree Rainforest, or exploring the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Taking a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands also tends to be a popular activity.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Cairns?

    The most frequented time to visit Cairns is during the winter months from June to October, as the weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 60°F (15°C) to 80°F (27°C). This period also includes festivals like the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in July, and the Cairns Festival in August, that celebrate local culture and art.

  • What are the best places to stay in Cairns?

    The Cairns City Centre, with its proximity to shopping, dining, and attractions, is a widely chosen place to stay. Other popular areas include Palm Cove for its beachfront resorts, and Trinity Beach for a more relaxed seaside experience. The Edge Hill suburb is also favored for its lush, green surroundings.

  • What are the best places to visit in Cairns?

    Cairns hosts a variety of fascinating attractions. The Great Barrier Reef is a frequently visited natural wonder, the Cairns Botanic Gardens is a hub of tropical flora, and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a place to explore Indigenous culture. The Esplanade Swimming Lagoon is also a popular spot for water enthusiasts.

  • What are some hiking trails in Cairns?

    Cairns boasts a multitude of hiking trails. The Red Arrow Circuit offers city views, while the Blue Arrow Circuit challenges with steep inclines. For a rainforest experience, the Glacier Rock Lookout is a well-trodden trail. The Barron Gorge National Park also provides multiple hiking options.

  • What are some family activities to do in Cairns?

    Families visiting Cairns can immerse themselves in learning experiences at the Cairns Museum and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. The Cairns Aquarium is also a favorite, showcasing vibrant marine life. For outdoor fun, families can enjoy Muddy's Playground, a water park on the Esplanade.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Cairns?

    Day trips from Cairns often include a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the picturesque village of Kuranda via the scenic railway, or exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest. The Atherton Tablelands, known for its lakes and waterfalls, also makes for a relaxing day trip.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Cairns?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Cairns. From over 1,180 apartment rentals to over 660 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Cairns?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 610 homes with wifi, over 170 homes with self check-in, over 230 homes with a bbq area, over 60 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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