Hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches, Queensland

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Cairns and Northern Beaches overview

Visitors to Cairns and Northern Beaches speak favorably about this family-friendly city's beaches and cafés. You'll enjoy activities like coral reef exploring and snorkeling. Nature lovers can explore top areas in Cairns and Northern Beaches such as Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Popular sights in the surrounding area include Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

Where to stay in Cairns and Northern Beaches

With a wide assortment of hotels to choose from, Cairns and Northern Beaches is sure to have options to suit your style. There are 282 hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches and you can shop as many as 785 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%. We have room prices as low as 10 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Cairns and Northern Beaches as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 46 5-star hotels from 106 USD per night
  • • 142 4-star hotels from 64 USD per night
  • • 32 3-star hotels from 18 USD per night
  • • 15 2-star hotels from 10 USD per night

How to get to Cairns and Northern Beaches

Fly into Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), 4.4 mi (7 km) from the heart of Cairns and Northern Beaches. Cairns Station is the closest train station, located 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the city center.

What to see around Cairns and Northern Beaches

Here are some family-friendly attractions:
  • • ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre
  • • Esplanade Lagoon
  • • Cairns Aquarium
  • • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome
  • • Marineland Melanesia
Nature lovers will appreciate these places:
  • • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
  • • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens
  • • Cairns Esplanade
  • • Muddy's Playground
  • • Cairns Harbour Cruises
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Reef Fleet Terminal
  • • St Monica's Cathedral
  • • Kick Contemporary Arts
  • • Center of Contemporary Arts
  • • Jute Theatre

When to visit Cairns and Northern Beaches

Wondering what time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are some average seasonal norms to help you plan your vacation:

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