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Vision Cairns Esplanade
Vision Cairns Esplanade
9,2 Excellent

0,7 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 360 reviews
9,2

Vision Apartments Cairns is conveniently set in Cairns and provides 2 swimming pools, plus sweeping views of the mountains and the sea. It also features an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
7,4 Good

0,6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 1 979 reviews
7,4

Conveniently positioned, Mantra Trilogy allows for easy access to Cairns's best sightseeing areas. It also provides supervised child care/activities, a kids pool and an outdoor pool.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8,1 Excellent

0,4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1 758 reviews
8,1

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is ideally located in Cairns, and features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds and also offers a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8,3 Excellent

0,4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1 444 reviews
8,3

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
Cairns Central Plaza Apartment Hotel
7,9 Good

0,1 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 377 reviews
7,9

The property is situated in Cairns and is close to nearby landmarks, including the Cairns Civic Theatre and Night Markets. Just a short stroll from Cairns Central, it offers air-conditioned apartments with complimentary wireless internet access.

Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8,5 Excellent

0,6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 318 reviews
8,5

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

Piermonde Apartments Cairns
Piermonde Apartments Cairns
8,8 Excellent

0,8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 484 reviews
8,8

Conveniently situated, Piermonde Apartments allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Only a short walk from The Reef Hotel Casino, it provides comfortable apartments equipped with an iPod docking station, a private balcony and a spa bath.

Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
7,8 Good

1,6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 58 reviews
7,8

Located in Cairns, Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It also features a coffee bar, a kids pool and a kids club.

Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8,7 Excellent

0,5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

ExcellentBased on 539 reviews
8,7

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

Comfort Inn Cairns City
Comfort Inn Cairns City
7,9 Good

0,7 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

GoodBased on 550 reviews
7,9

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, Comfort Inn Cairns City is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Tips for booking a Cairns Esplanade hotel

Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Cairns Esplanade:R1 281/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R475/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Sunday
R475 - R2 249
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R475 - R1 389
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
9,1 Excellent

0,8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and a sauna.

2
Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8,5 Excellent

0,6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

3
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9,2 Excellent

0,8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also has an outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

4
201 Lake Street Apartments
201 Lake Street Apartments
8,5 Excellent

0,8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

201 Lake Street is situated in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It also provides a tour desk, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

5
Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8,7 Excellent

0,5 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

6
Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8,4 Excellent

0,3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

7
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8,5 Excellent

0,4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and free wireless internet access.

8
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8,6 Excellent

0,8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Cairns Plaza Hotel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It boasts views of Trinity Bay and provides a wide range of facilities, such as a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and complimentary wireless internet.

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8,3 Excellent

0,4 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

R160
Avg. per night
Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8,5 Excellent

0,2 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also features a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

R175
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8,4 Excellent

0,3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

R248
Avg. per night
Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8,2 Excellent

0,8 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

R394
Avg. per night
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel
8,2 Excellent

0,6 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Waterfront Backpackers is located in the heart of Cairns. It also offers a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

R585
Avg. per night
Globetrotters International Hostel
Globetrotters International Hostel
8,6 Excellent

0,9 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Situated a short drive from Cairns Convention Centre, Globetrotters International offers cosy accommodation in Cairns. It also provides an outdoor pool, luggage storage and a tour desk.

R598
Avg. per night
Cairns City Sheridan
Cairns City Sheridan
6,6 Good

0,7 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Offering a swimming pool and a waterfall pool, Cairns City Sheridan is a boutique hotel set in the heart of Cairns. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

R787
Avg. per night
Hides Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
7,6 Good

0,3 km from city centre, Cairns Show on map

Centrally situated, Hides Hotel Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides city views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

R831
Avg. per night

Hotel prices near Cairns Esplanade

2 stars or below

R160 - R585

Caravella Backpackers

No. 1 most popular

R394
Avg. per night
Waterfront Backpackers - Hostel

No. 2 most popular

R585
Avg. per night
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
R160
Avg. per night
3 stars

R248 - R1 079

Hides Hotel Cairns

No. 1 most popular

R831
Avg. per night
Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

No. 2 most popular

R919
Avg. per night
Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8,4 Excellent
R248
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

R977 - R2 304

Hilton Cairns

No. 1 most popular

R1 662
Avg. per night
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

No. 2 most popular

R1 108
Avg. per night
Coral Tree Inn

Best value

Coral Tree Inn
8,1 Excellent
R977
Avg. per night

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About Cairns Esplanade

Located in Tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Esplanade is a scenic stretch of land serving as a focal point of the city since the region was founded in the 1800s. Boasting 2.5 kilometres of lawn and picturesque parklands, visitors will find plenty of activities to enjoy along this palm-lined waterfront in Cairns CBD.

A recreational hotspot, the crown jewel of the Cairns Esplanade is the unique swimming lagoon, a 4,800-square-metre saltwater pool with a state-of-the-art filtration system that can be enjoyed all year round. It is the perfect place for visitors to cool off from the heat, soak in the sunshine and take in the views of the sparkling Trinity Inlet and mountains that surround the area. Nestled amongst lush Banyan Trees, the area also boasts BBQ facilities, children’s playgrounds and a healing garden. Those who want to work on their fitness will find plenty of facilities to suit their needs, including pedestrian paths, a skate plaza, rock climbing area and various fitness stations. On the weekend, the Esplanade Market comes alive with local vendors showcasing handmade crafts, such as jewellery, homewares and beauty products in addition to a range of live musicians performing to visitors relaxing on the lawn.

Easily reached from many of the city’s major landmarks, the Cairns Esplanade is found by utilising the city’s extensive bus system. From the Cairns Airport, the Cairns Esplanade is only a short distance via public transportation, or by car or taxi. For active travellers, Cairns has many shared paths suitable for walkers and cyclists throughout the city.

Dating back to 1876, the Cairns Esplanade has been a centre point of the city since the first explorers trenched through the lush mangrove swamps. After the area had been surveyed, it was named Troughton Esplanade after the Travelling Superintendent of the Australian Steam Navigation Company, Captain Fred Troughton. These original city plans were revised and eventually led to the shortening of the name to simply “Esplanade”.

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  • What are the best hotels near Cairns Esplanade?

    One of the most popular hotels near Cairns Esplanade is Hilton Cairns, which has been reviewed by 1 301 users and currently has a rating of 7,8/10. Other top-rated locations include 201 Lake Street Apartments and Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, which have received 8,5/10 and 9,3/10 ratings from our users, respectively.