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

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Guesthouse for 2 People in Cairns, Far North Queensland
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Cairns, Far North Queensland
Guesthouse • 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 A$145 / 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 A$170 / night
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 A$216 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices in Cairns

A$401for 9 Mar - 16 Mar
A$529 annual average
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Current holiday letting availability in Cairns

45%for 9 Mar - 16 Mar
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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.

Travellers and activities

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!

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Cairns

On average, how much do holiday rentals in Cairns cost?

Considering the average price of A$363.57 per night, Cairns lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday lettings in Fiji.

Which month allows you to save the most on holiday rentals?

If you want to make the most of your money, the most affordable months to visit Cairns are November (A$262.21 the average price per night for accommodation), December (A$278.95), and January (A$303.25).

When does the price of holiday rentals in Cairns go up the most?

When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Cairns, the most expensive months are, in descending order, September, August and July with average prices per night of A$442.6, A$423.97, and A$405.68, respectively.

Are there usually many holiday rentals available in Cairns?

It's better to book sooner than later in Cairns as only 47% of the accommodations are available, following the data observed in 2020.

Which months offer the highest availability?

In 2019, the months with the largest number of properties available in Cairns were May, April, and February with average availabilities of 63.8%, 60.5% and 60.25%, respectively.

Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is January (only 10% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by December (25%), and October (39%).

Are there many holiday lettings in Cairns?

In Cairns we have a comprehensive catalogue of approximately 800 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 6 local and international partners.

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