Holiday rentals in Cairns City

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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cairns North, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $97 $143
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns North, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $200 $236
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4.5
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Recommended holiday lettings in Cairns City

Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Cairns City from just $25 per night

Apartment ∙ 2 guests
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $150
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $88
Airbnb
5.0
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $246
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $146
Airbnb
4.0
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Condo ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $160
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $124
Airbnb
5.0
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $271
Airbnb
4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $102
Airbnb
5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $135
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4.5
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Best holiday lettings with a pool

Pool
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $206
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Pool
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Best holiday homes with a patio or terrace

Balcony/Patio
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $84
Booking.com
4.6
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Balcony/Patio
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $139
Booking.com
4.2
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Balcony/Patio
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $336
Booking.com
4.7
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Recommended pet-friendly holiday lettings

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $185
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5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $204
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5.0
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Pet-friendly
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
from $204
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5.0
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Cairns City

  • Kitchen (1,459)
  • AC (1,424)
  • Internet (1,414)
  • TV (1,316)
  • Washer (1,294)
  • Pool (1,088)
  • Microwave (720)
  • Garden (553)
  • BBQ (498)
  • Parking (450)
  • No smoking (421)
  • Dishwasher (345)

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Check out the climate diagram for Cairns City. On average, the warmest month is January. On the contrary, the coolest month is August. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is August.

In Cairns City, one-third of the 1,779 property types happen to be house rentals, which represent 34.8% of Cairns City's available options. Additionally, the average rental fee for house rentals is $149 per night, with an average size of 160 m². Moreover, these properties are usually ideal for medium-sized groups and families, since that's the average number of people that house rentals are able to host in Cairns City. Travellers who prefer something other than house rentals will also find many apartment rentals, which are the second most popular accommodation type in Cairns City. Apartment rentals in Cairns City are 108 m² on average, with an average price of $202 per night.

Sophisticated and Signature Holiday Cottages

The city of Cairns is set in a beautiful landscape against a backdrop of lush green mountains on the east coast in Far North Queensland, Australia. This popular holiday destination offers diverse holiday lettings designed to ensure you a relaxed and comfortable stay as you explore the region at your leisure. Luxury holiday cottages offer an air of sophistication and exclusivity and you can choose holiday apartments that have dramatic ocean views, private balconies and prime locations with practical amenities such as wireless internet, spacious dining and living areas and jacuzzis.

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Family Activities

Activities with children

The Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is large pool offering the perfect chance to cool down with the family and escape the harsh heat of summer. This man-made lagoon and beach-style swimming pool features artificial beaches and lots of shaded areas.

The lagoon is encircled with green areas that border the beautiful waters making it perfect for enjoying the scenic views. Its main attraction is the Muddy Playground and lagoon with its boardwalk, playgrounds, cycling path and skate park.

Nightlife

Nightlife and Going Out

After spending an enjoyable day diving on the beautiful and extensive reefs that surround the city or trekking through the rainforest, it’s time to hit the town and explore Cairns' diverse nightlife. The varied bars and clubs offer you the chance of enjoying a few beers and share the day’s stories with other travellers.

Whether you choose a bar or night club near the waterfront or in the central business district (CBD), the party atmosphere in these vibrant Cairns' watering holes starts early and continues until the next morning. The nightclubs in the central business district create a strip of the wildest entrainment venues along Spence Street and range from glamourous cocktail lounges to live music venues.

The Down Under Bar is a popular spot for a game of pool on one of its ten tables, while Dunwoody’s Tavern, the Edge Hill Tavern and the Green Ant Cantina are great venues to catch local bands. The city is a popular destination for backpapers so large capacity venues such as the three bars located at Gilligan's Hostel are always busy. For a more sophisticated alternative check out the extensive cocktail menus at The Lounge on Shields Street or the Six Degrees Bar and Lounge which is located on the esplanade, overlooking Trinity Inlet.

Local Attractions

Excursions in the vicinity of Cairns

Palm Cove Village is a favourite celebrity hangout which is home to city’s most luxurious restaurants, scenic beachfront barbecue spots, landscaped garden spots and bars. Situated just to the north of the city, its palm fringed beaches offer a glimpse of a tropical paradise.

Cairns is known as the heart of Queensland’s tropical fruit bowl and at Rusty’s Market you will find a wide range of fresh, regional produce. The market opens three days each week and has different stores selling flowers, baked goods, jewellery, clothing and deli items.

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway starts 15km north of Cairns and takes visitors on an unforgettable journey through the pristine rainforest canopy. It provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful village of Kuranda which is served by a narrow gauge railway.

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is home to an impressive butterfly aviary and over 2000 butterflies. It’s advisable to wear white clothing to attract the butterflies so that they will land on your shoulders. The sanctuary is the largest butterfly aviary in the southern hemisphere

Fitzroy Island is the largest Australian tropical island which is covered in rainforest and surrounded by and extensive coral reef system. The island is located 30km from Cairns City and is surrounded with white sand beaches which are ideal for snorkelling, hiking, kayaking and beachcombing.

Local Events

Regular Events

The annual Cairns Festival offers a varied programme of entertainment for both locals and visitors to the city. The festival is known for showcasing the vibrant community spirit of the city and it’s held every year from late August to the end of September.

Featuring live music, workshops and street performances the Festival provides a colourful experience. Taking place on the Cairns Esplanade, The Grand Parade is the highlight of the festival and showcases magical performances and brightly decorated carnival floats.

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