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Cairns overview

Nature lovers can visit Cairns Harbour Cruises and Cairns Esplanade while in Cairns. There's plenty more to see, including local sights like The Cultural Place and Cairns Regional Gallery. Cairns is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Cairns

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Cairns has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Cairns with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Cairns hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Cairns hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Cairns

Fly in to Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from downtown Cairns. Cairns Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Cairns

Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Esplanade Lagoon
  • • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome
  • • ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Cairns Harbour Cruises
  • • Cairns Esplanade
  • • Muddy's Playground
Below are some shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Cairns Night Markets
  • • Cairns Central Shopping Centre
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • The Cultural Place
  • • Cairns Regional Gallery
  • • Jute Theatre
  • • Kick Contemporary Arts
  • • Center of Contemporary Arts

When to visit Cairns

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 89°F day, 72°F night
  • • April-June: 85°F day, 63°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 62°F night
  • • October-December: 89°F day, 67°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 50.87 inches
  • • April-June: 15.12 inches
  • • July-September: 3.07 inches
  • • October-December: 13.19 inches

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