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Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Cairns holiday houses

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. It's one of the most popular gateways to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest. Boasting a rich Indigenous Australian culture and breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, it's a perfect holiday destination for visitors of all ages.

Catering for solo travellers, couples, families, and groups of friends, Cairns holiday houses are the perfect choice for visitors who want all the comforts of home while they explore this beautiful tropical city and its surroundings. You'll find everything from spacious houses & modern apartments to pet friendly accommodation and luxury holiday cottages. 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. Choose your own Cairns accommodation to enjoy sun-soaked beaches, tropical rainforests, and excursions to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Vacation rentals and apartments with air conditioning

Good weather while travelling is always brilliant - and it's an added bonus to be able to control the temperature in your holiday letting too. Find holiday rentals in Cairns with air conditioning to make your visit even more comfortable.

Apartment  Cairns City
20 July - 27 July
-50%
$153
$76 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Flat in Cairns North with Pool & Barbecue

Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment  Cairns City
20 July - 27 July
-4%
$188
$180 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Lovely Flat in Cairns North with Garden, Pool & Terrace

4.4
Very good (16 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment  Cairns City
17 Jan - 24 Jan
-30%
$326
$229 per night
Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Spacious Flat in Cairns City with Terrace, Pool & Garden

4.5
Excellent (4 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen

Searching for self-catering holiday homes in Cairns? Find the ideal rental for you with our range of Cairns holiday lettings with kitchens. Well furnished with all the needed appliances, these accommodation offers are perfect for self-catered stays.

Condo  Cairns City
26 July - 2 Aug
$319 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Flat in Westcourt with Beautiful Balcony

5.0
Outstanding (4 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment  Cairns City
14 June - 21 June
$273 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Spacious Flat in Bungalow with Pool & Terrace

4.7
Excellent (24 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment  Cairns City
19 July - 26 July
-13%
$1,014
$879 per night
Apartment ∙ 12 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms

Holiday Apartment in Parramatta Park

5.0
Outstanding (5 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Vacation rentals with Wi-Fi

If it's for remote work or watching your favourite programmes, fast WiFi can be a must-have feature when it comes to selecting a holiday letting. Take a look at HomeToGo's range of holiday homes with internet in Cairns and be sure of a quick and reliable connection during your visit.

Apartment  Cairns City
2 Oct - 9 Oct
-4%
$188
$180 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Spacious Flat in Cairns North with Pool + Pool Views

4.6
Excellent (28 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment  Cairns City
14 June - 21 June
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$226
$216 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Flat in Cairns North with Private Balcony + Bush View

Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment  Cairns City
17 Jan - 24 Jan
-9%
$275
$250 per night
Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Holiday Apartment in Cairns City with Pool

5.0
Outstanding (11 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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House Cairns City
19 Aug - 26 Aug
-8%
$344
$315 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Parramatta Park with Tropical Garden + Wonderful Views

4.8
Outstanding (14 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
20 July - 27 July
-4%
$145
$139 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Spacious Flat in Cairns North with Barbecue, Pool & Garden

4.0
Very good (6 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
26 Apr - 3 May
-49%
$352
$179 per night
Apartment ∙ 8 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Flat in Cairns North with Hot Tub, Pool & Barbecue

4.2
Very good (125 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Cairns from just $27 per night

House Cairns City
14 June - 21 June
$470 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Nice Holiday Home in Cairns North with Pool, Terrace & Barbecue

Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
2 Oct - 9 Oct
$298 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Stylish Holiday Apartment in Cairns City with Barbecue, Sauna & Pool

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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House Cairns City
17 Jan - 24 Jan
$530 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Manunda with Pool, Garden & Barbecue

4.8
Outstanding (22 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
20 July - 27 July
$302 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Gorgeous Flat in Parramatta Park with Private Balcony

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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House Cairns City
17 Jan - 24 Jan
-7%
$775
$722 per night
House ∙ 15 guests ∙ 7 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Cairns City with Pool & Garden

5.0
Outstanding (20 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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House Cairns City
20 July - 27 July
$270 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful Holiday Home in Cairns North with Terrace & Garden

Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
26 July - 2 Aug
$331 per night
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful Holiday Apartment in Cairns North with Barbecue, Pool & Terrace

Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Serviced apartment Cairns City
27 Apr - 4 May
-39%
$166
$102 per night
Serviced apartment ∙ 10 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Accomodation in Cairns North with Outdoor Pool

3.7
Good (1 rating)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
26 July - 2 Aug
$230 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Charming Flat in Manunda with Pool

5.0
Outstanding (1 rating)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Budget-friendly Accommodation in Cairns

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Apartment Cairns City
23 May - 30 May
-37%
$604
$382 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Flat in Cairns City with Private Balcony + Park View

5.0
Outstanding (7 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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House Cairns City
23 June - 30 June
$497 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Westcourt with Barbecue, Garden & Terrace

5.0
Outstanding (23 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
26 July - 2 Aug
$150 per night
Apartment ∙ 8 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Lovely Holiday Apartment in Cairns City

4.5
Excellent (90 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Top-Rated Accommodation in Cairns

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House Cairns City
2 Oct - 9 Oct
$787 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms

Wonderful House in Edge Hill with Lush Pool

5.0
Outstanding (5 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Apartment Cairns City
20 Aug - 27 Aug
$378 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Spacious Holiday Apartment in Cairns North with Pool

5.0
Outstanding (2 ratings)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Serviced apartment Cairns City
24 Apr - 1 May
-29%
$237
$168 per night
Serviced apartment ∙ 127 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Accomodation in Cairns City

4.6
Excellent (1 rating)
Cairns City, Cairns Regional, Australia
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Cairns

  • Pool (1,248)
  • Kitchen (986)
  • Air conditioning (1,440)
  • WiFi (1,370)
  • TV (1,306)
  • Parking (121)
  • Washing machine (1,135)
  • Balcony/patio (746)
  • Dishwasher (382)
  • Microwave (823)
  • Hot tub (128)
  • Grill (601)

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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.

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Accommodation options for your holiday in Cairns

In Cairns City, more than half of the 1,493 property types happen to be apartment rental, which represent 54.58% of Cairns City's available options. Additionally, the average rental fee for apartment rental is $355 per night, with an average size of 144 m². Moreover, these properties are usually ideal for medium-sized groups and families, since that's the average number of people that apartment rental are able to host in Cairns City. Travellers who prefer something other than apartment rental will also find many house rental, which are the second most popular accommodation type in Cairns City. House rental in Cairns City are 174 m² on average, with an average price of $431 per night.
What are the top sights in Cairns?

What to do around Cairns: reefs, rainforest, and so much more

Cairns' most popular excursion destination is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system in the world. Numerous boat tours provide visitors with a glimpse into this unique marine environment. Some of the best local day trips are diving and snorkelling tours on the outer reef. Green Island and the Michaelmas Cay National Park are other popular destinations for reef tours.

Many visitors also enjoy a day trip to Kuranda, a beautiful rainforest village in the mountains west of the city. Approximately 28km from Cairns by road, the village can also be reached by the Kuranda Scenic Railway or the Skyrail Cableway. Kuranda is renowned for many activities, including rainforest walks through the Barron Gorge National Park, visits to local wildlife sanctuaries, and the Kuranda Markets, where many local craftspeople sell their creations.

A road trip through the scenic Atherton Tablelands is another popular excursion for visitors of all ages. Highlights include quaint villages, lush rainforest, dramatic waterfalls, and views over Cairns and the coastal plains. The spectacular Daintree National Park is also a popular day trip for visitors to the Cairns region. Located approximately 80km north of Cairns, the park is renowned for its rugged rainforested mountains meeting the Great Barrier Reef near Cape Tribulation.

What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Cairns?

Art and culture in Cairns

The Cairns Art Gallery is located in the heart of the city and features exhibitions by local and interstate artists. It's also the venue for regular art workshops, children's classes, and occasional yoga classes. The gallery complex includes a gift shop where quality souvenirs and gifts, handmade by local artisans, are sold.

Nearby, the Cairns Museum traces the history of the city, beginning with the traditional culture of the local Indigenous people. Its exhibition spaces also display photos and artefacts from Cairns' early days as a remote colonial outpost and bustling port.

Approximately 20km north of Cairns, Tjapukai Cultural Park is a destination that will be appreciated by visitors seeking deeper insights into the lifestyle of the Tjapukai people, the traditional owners of the Cairns area. The complex features interactive displays, art galleries, storytelling, and multimedia presentations of the ancient Dreamtime narrations. Visitors also have the opportunity to learn about tribal lore and hunting methods, as well as how to gather native bush food and medicinal plants. For many people, the highlight of a visit to Tjapukai Cultural Park is experiencing traditional music, song, and dance in a corroboree ceremony.

What are the best activities for families in Cairns?

Holidays with kids in Cairns

A fun, affordable family outing in Cairns is a visit to the Esplanade, a lovely parkland that extends along Trinity Bay, and through the city's central precinct. A stroll along the 2.5km path that meanders through the park is a great way to spend an hour or two with children, and several adventure playgrounds along the way will be sure to enhance their enjoyment. Another popular part of the Esplanade parklands is the Lagoon, a large shallow pool that is open to the public throughout the year, free of charge.

A boat trip to nearby Green Island is also a great outing for families, and kids will enjoy looking at the undersea coral on the glass bottom boat tour, playing on the sandy beaches, and snorkelling in the clear shallow water. In addition, the Cairns region boasts many wildlife parks, including the popular and long-running Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, where children can learn all about the unique species that inhabit the tropical rainforests.

HomeToGo makes it easy to compare holiday rentals from more than 600 providers, including Airbnb, Stayz and more. With everything from private Airbnb rooms to spacious holiday houses, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your holiday in Cairns.

What are the best nightlife spots in Cairns?

Nightlife and going out in Cairns

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.

Where are the unique attractions in Cairns?

Excursions and day trips from 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.

What are the best events and festivals in Cairns?

Festivals and events in Cairns

The annual Cairns Festival offers a varied programme of entertainment for both locals and visitors to the city. It features an eclectic range of exciting things to see and do, such as free outdoor concerts, a family fun day, street parade, children's entertainment, creative workshops, and fireworks. 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. Taking place on the Cairns Esplanade, The Grand Parade is the highlight of the festival and showcases magical performances and brightly decorated carnival floats.

Other major festivals that take place in Cairns each year are the Cairns Show, Cairns ECOfiesta, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, the Crystalbrook Collection New Year's Eve festivities, and Chinese New Year.

What are the must-see attractions in Cairns?

The Best Beaches in Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef is not the only reason to visit Cairns - the coastline around this sun-soaked city offers stunning beaches where you can relax and unwind. Trinity Beach, highly popular with the locals, provides an idyllic beach experience for travellers with families. A short drive north of the city, this sheltered beach features barbeques, which are free for anyone to use.

Ranked as the best beach in Australia in 2018, Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise. You can take a short boat ride to Fitzroy Island from Cairns Marina, and the beach itself is only a short walk from the Welcome Bay jetty where the boat docks.

A protected National Park, Nudey Beach presents a stretch of clean white sand surrounded by lush tropical rainforest vegetation. Make sure you explore the rest of Fitzroy Island too, including the Summit Walking Trail, which offers spectacular views reaching all the way to the Great Barrier Reef.

Palm Cove, a little north of Trinity Beach, is a lively spot to visit by day or by night. With its stylish restaurants and bars, Palm Cove makes for a great evening beach experience. The jetty here is often packed with local fishermen as the sun goes down.

Information about holiday rentals in Cairns

🏡 Holiday rentals available 1,493 rentals
💳 Discounts available up to 54%
🌙 Nightly prices from $27
⭐ Popular amenities Pool, Kitchen and Air conditioning
🏊 Holiday rentals with pools 1,248 properties
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Cairns holiday lettings have an average rating of 4.4/5 across 1 reviews left by travellers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much should I expect to pay for a holiday letting in Cairns?

Prices for Apartment rental and House rental for holidays in Cairns start at $27 per night.

How many holiday accommodation offers will I find in Cairns?

There are loads of options for holiday accommodation in Cairns, with 1,493 offers available.

What holiday rental amenities do people typically look for when visiting Cairns?

The most popular holiday letting amenity in Cairns is Pool, followed by Kitchen in second place and Air conditioning in third.

How many accommodation offers are there in Cairns?

There are 1,493 holiday rental offers in Cairns, with plenty of Apartment rental and House rental available.

Are pets permitted in holiday accommodation in Cairns?

Want to go on holiday with your dog? You'll find 32 pet-friendly holiday lettings in Cairns.

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