Holiday rentals and lettings in Cairns

Holiday rentals and lettings in Cairns

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Highlights in Cairns

  • Modern city
  • Laid back nightlife
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Tropical climate

Best Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Cairns

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Holiday Rental for 2 People in Palm Cove, Cairns
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Palm Cove, Cairns
Holiday Rental • 61 m² • 1 Bedroom
9.6
(15 reviews)
Ocean View Apartment on the beachfront in the heart of Palm Cove. Enjoy stunning views over the award winning beach and Coral Sea to Double Island. Just a few steps from the sand and the warm tropical sea. Stroll the waters edge of the palm fringed beach or relax in the sun on your private balcony while listening to the relaxing sounds of the sea. Comfortable and apartment highly rated by guests. Located in prime area overlooking the surf club protected swimming area of the beach. A choice of casual and award winning restaurants and cafes on either side. This is a perfect base for a relaxin...
from £111 / night
Holiday Rental for 2 People in Palm Cove, Cairns
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Palm Cove, Cairns
Holiday Rental • 99 m² • 2 Bedrooms
9.7
(22 reviews)
One bedroom resort apartment Perfect for couples that want extra space and views.Fully furnished see photos with all you need.Leather couches large Tv's with foxtel and fox sports and Stan streaming.Free fast unlimited Wi-Fi only for this unit.Balcony overlooking the fabulous pool and tropical land scape again see photos.Full kitchen full size fridge freezer dishwasher stove microwave.Fully AirconditionedNew King size bed in bedroom which also has balcony access. Full internal laundry with large wash machine and dryer .and tubBathroom is basic but clean and tidy has a shower and a half bath...
from £87 / night
Holiday Rental for 2 People in Cairns, Far North Queensland
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Cairns, Far North Queensland
Holiday Rental • 35 m² • 2 Bedrooms
9.9
(20 reviews)
This fully self-contained, open-plan, stand-alone executive Studio suite guest house is stylishly decorated with quality comforts nestled in leafy surroundings within the established residential suburb of Smithfield Heights. About 15 - 20 minutes easy drive (15 kilometers) north of Cairns City, Domestic, International, and general aviation Airports, Reef Casino & The Great Barrier Reef departure port. Own transport is recommended, but not essential. Free parking at the Studio door. Easy travel drive access to Beaches, Port Douglas, Daintree, Kuranda, Atherton, and Mareeba Highlands. Wal...
from £75 / night

Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices in Cairns

£205for 9 Mar - 16 Mar
£266 annual average
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Current holiday letting availability in Cairns

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Holiday rentals and lettings in Cairns

Lettings in an exotic, tropical city

The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city in which life is lived outdoors, a city where new experiences become commonplace. It is highly recommended to stay both in downtown Cairns, and on its outskirts, if time allows. Town centre lettings put you in the heart of the city’s attractions, such as the memorable Cairns Esplanade Lagoon (see below). Your best bet on the outskirts of town is north of the airport, where you will find gorgeous lettings set in a natural paradise.

Lettings that connect with the outdoors

An eclectic mix of flats and houses awaits you in Cairns, with studios for singles and couples, to large 3 and 4-bedroom properties for all the family. When you think about lettings in Cairns, think, ultra-modern, luxurious, comfortable, and stylish. Many properties have private tropical gardens and swimming pools, an ideal retreat for families, romantic getaways or just a place to lose oneself and totally relax.

Holidays in Cairns

The area and getting around

Arrive in Cairns the romantic way

Cairns is the main airport hub of tropical North Queensland, with lots of domestic and international flights arriving daily. For the most romantic way to reach the city, take the 24-hour Spirit of Queensland train from Brisbane to Cairns along Queensland's stunning coastline. One of the world’s great modern day train journeys!

The gateway to a unique natural paradise

The centre of Cairns is located in an inlet, providing protection from the open sea, and the city stretches west and south inland from there. Surrounded by neutral landscapes that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, the city is known worldwide as a mecca for divers, snorkelers, reef cruises, fishing, rainforest walks, bush adventures, wildlife spotting and adventurous excursions of all shapes and sizes.

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Cairns for divers

Cairns is the gateway to one of the world’s foremost diving locations – the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered the largest coral reef in the world, with some 2,600km of coral that can be seen from space. A literally mecca for divers who simply must come here at least once in their lives, simply book a day cruise with one of the many local operators and head out to the most extraordinary snorkelling and diving spots among vivid coral gardens and brightly coloured fish.

Cairns for Aboriginal culture

At Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park located in Cairns you can get close to Aboriginal culture through workshops, traditional dance, art, plays and other essential elements of their ancient culture. Throw a boomerang and spear, learn about bush food and medicine, Aboriginal weapons and tools, didgeridoo playing and much more! Discover the true roots of Australia and become wealthier for it!

Cairns is dripping with exotic tropical flora, such as the King ferns whose leaves span 7 meters!

Top 5 travel tips in Cairns

1. Swim like the locals do

In Cairns it is common to swim in large pools that replicate the beach. The reason for this is that the only saltwater crocodiles in the world are prevalent in the city’s ocean waters, so bathing in the sea is not an option. A refreshing dip in Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is a not-to-be-missed attraction. It is large, clean and right on the boardwalk looking over the harbour!

2. Experience Cairns’ wonderful market

Rusty’s Market is one of the biggest and most bustling markets in all of Australia, with a multitude of stalls selling local food items, art and crafts. The number one attraction is the sugar cane juice. If you have never tried it before, do it! Bet you won’t go back for more!

3. When the sun goes down…

Cairns may be a small city, but it can boast a buzzing after-dark scene. Laid back and unpretentious, it mostly features bars with DJs and live music, and quieter neighbourhood pubs. Check out Rocco: Cairns' first rooftop bar, with 270-degree views of the sparkling aquamarine water!

4. Take in a show

Daintree National Park is the second biggest draw for visitors to Cairns after the Great Barrier Reef. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Daintree National Park is the oldest rainforest on the planet, and an adventure under its devastatingly exotic canopy is one planet Earth’s greatest treats.

5. Unleash your inner blood sucker

In Cairns there are thousands of large bats permanently living in the trees near the library between Aplin Street and Abbott Street. During the day you can see them hanging but inactive, but what happens at sunset is incredible – thousands of them swoop down from the trees at once on the hunt for insects, creating a scene quite like anything you will have seen in your life. Another new experience. Welcome to Cairns!

Information about holiday lettings in Cairns

🏡 Holiday lettings available: 461 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -37%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £39.
⭐ Most popular amenities: air conditioning, Wi-Fi and balcony.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 30 properties.
🏊 With pool: 335 properties.

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Cairns

Which services are offered at the holiday lettings in Cairns?

When looking at the amenities you can find on Holidu, it appears that the holiday lettings in Cairns have everything that tourists dream of! Here, holiday lettings generally offer a variety of amenities, the most popular being: air conditioning (98%), Wi-Fi (97%), and balcony (89%)... What are you waiting for?

What are the reviews like for the holiday lettings in Cairns?

The holiday lettings in Cairns often have a lot of positive reviews. 52% of the holiday lettings in Cairns have excellent reviews and an average score of 4.5 stars!

Are the holiday lettings in Cairns suitable for holiday-makers who wish to travel with their pets?

Generally, a small percentage of holiday lettings in Cairns accept pets. We can therefore assume that there are better destinations in Australia to take your faithful companion with you.

Do the holiday lettings in Cairns generally offer Wi-Fi?

Of course! According to Holidu's database, 97% of holiday lettings in Cairns have Wi-Fi. So no need to panic, you will be able to stay connected at any time!

What are the prices like for holiday lettings in Cairns?

The majority of holiday lettings in Cairns (73%) cost less than £100 per night. This is the dream destination for booking a budget-friendly holiday letting!

Do the holiday lettings in Cairns typically have a swimming pool?

Of course! According to Holidu's data, 81% of holiday lettings in Cairns have a swimming pool. This is a dream destination for sunbathing and relaxing by the swimming pool! In addition,56% even have a barbecue!

Are the holiday lettings in Cairns suitable for trips with several people or better for a weekend break as a small group?

According to Holidu's information, 88% of holiday lettings are perfect for families with up to four people. Approximately 84% of the holiday lettings here include at least two separate bedrooms. This is the perfect destination for families of four!

Are the holiday lettings in Cairns the best option for a luxurious trip?

Sure! The holiday lettings in Cairns are ideal for spending a few days on holiday. However, if you are looking for unique accommodation, you shouldn't take long to make a reservation, as availability may be limited. In Cairns, 81% have a pool, 50% have a garden and 4% have a sauna. Also, if you are looking for space, 88% of the holiday lettings can accommodate big groups, and 50% have green spots in the surrounding area.

Do the holiday lettings in Cairns offer outdoor space to enjoy?

89% of holiday lettings have a balcony or terrace, and 28% have a view. However, it is not very common, so availability can be limited. If this is a priority for you, you should anticipate a bit more time for research. Also, don't forget to use the filters to be sure to find the holiday letting that is perfect for you. However, 50% of holiday lettings in Cairns have gardens, where you can enjoy the outdoors. If you like to have lunch or dinner outside, and especially if you like barbecues, 56% of the holiday lettings have them.

If you want to organise a trip to Cairns, what is the best time of the year?

Analysing the services they offer the holiday lettings in Cairns, it is easy to say that this is an ideal summer destination. This is because according to Holidu's internal data, 81% of the properties here have a swimming pool, 50% have a garden and 98% have air conditioning. Don't wait any longer to book your accommodation in Cairns to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.

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