Tropical North Queensland

Click here to enter your travel dates and see the latest hotel deals and prices.

A gateway destination for the wonders of the world

The laid back cosmopolitan city of Cairns has a plethora of trendy restaurants, bars and cafés and is a paradise for those with a passion for adventure. It is also the gateway destination to some of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world including the Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda (a village in the Rainforest) and the Great Barrier Reef. With beautiful beachside resorts at its doorstep, an abundance of outdoor activities and a lively nightlife, Cairns and Tropical North Queensland (or TNQ) is the ultimate holiday destination.

After a jam packed holiday of outdoor adventure, nothing will complete your time in Cairns and Topical North Queensland better than a few days at a relaxing resort, pampering yourself with massages, spas and body wraps. You deserve it!

The Wet and Dry Seasons

While Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is always warm, there are two distinct seasons – ‘Dry’ and ‘Wet’. December to March is generally Wet Season where the temperature is hot and humid and, of course, it rains! The Dry Season commences around March/April through to September. The temperatures at this time of year tend to drop and the wind can pick up, but it is still very pleasant. If you are planning to dive into the deep blue water or snorkel, then October/November are your ideal months.

Top 6 Things to Do in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland

1. Swim in the man-made lagoon at Cairns and enjoy the entertainment of people watching
2. Spend a day experiencing the Kuranda Scenic Railway, meandering through the rainforest and riding the cable car
3. Jump on a boat to the Great Barrier Reef and discover the spectacular coral and marine life
4. Fill your suitcase with souvenirs at the popular Night Markets in Cairns
5. Visit the Cairns Botanical Gardens and enjoy the short nature walk through the rainforest to a great lookout of the city
6. Visit the nearby beachside resorts including Palm Cove and Port Douglas for some downtime.

Top 5 Things to Do in TNQ for Adventure Seekers

1. Take a small daytrip by boat from Cairns to the outer reefs and spend the day diving
2. Take the jump with a tandem skydive over the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests
3. Experience the feeling of flying as you hangglide off Rex Point Lookout
4. Take on the rapids through the World Heritage Rainforest with a white water rafting adventure
5. Experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from the world’s first purpose built bungee tower in Cairns

0 star
141 Herberton Road Atherton 4883 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park is located in the heart of Atherton Tablelands. Free WiFi access is available in this holiday park.The accommodation will provide you w...more
4 star
22 Twelfth Avenue Atherton 4883 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, The Summit Rainforest Retreat is located in Atherton. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and a balcony. Complete with a microwave, the dining area also has a refrig...more

  • Rated 0 out of 5 by
0 star
34 Herberton Road Atherton 4883 Australia
Bike And Bird is a holiday home located in Atherton, 600 metres from Atherton Tablelands.The holiday home is composed of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, fitted with a bath and a shower. There is a seating...more
4 self rated
40 Hutchinson Street, Edge Hill Cairns 4870 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, Kookas Bed and Breakfast is located in Cairns. Free WiFi access is available.Rooms here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Complete with a refrigerat...more
4 self rated
20-22 Robb Road Redlynch Cairns Cairns 4870 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, free WiFi and included breakfast, Jungara Cairns Bed and Breakfast is located alongside Freshwater Creek State Forest. All rooms feature a balcony offering mountain and garde...more
3 self rated
145 Pease Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Featuring a bar, a restaurant and regular live entertainment, The Edge Hill Tavern is 10 minutes' drive from Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Airport. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV.The Edge Taver...more

  • Rated 1 out of 5 by 1
0 star
52, Hibiscus Lane Holloways Beach Cairns 4878 Australia
Drift Beach House Getaway is a detached vacation home with a barbecue, located in Yorkeys Knob. The property is 3.1 miles from Skyway Rainforest Cableway and features views of the sea. Free private pa...more
0 star
93 Esplanade Cairns 4071 Australia
Located opposite the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, Jazz Cairns features a games room. Guests can socialise in the shared lounge area and use the tour desk to book activities.Jazz Cairns Backpackers is a 3-...more
4 star
9/351 Lake Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Just a 3-minute drive from Cairns Esplanade, Park Royal guests can enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool. The self-contained apartment features a balcony with garden views and an outdoor dining area. Fre...more
4 self rated
26-30 Sheridan St Cairns 4870 Australia
Located in Cairns (Cairns), Il Centro Apartment Hotel is minutes from Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Rainforest Dome. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Cairns Central Shopping C...more
4 self rated
107 The Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia
With a stay at Cairns Aquarius in Cairns (Cairns), you'll be minutes from Cairns Esplanade and Esplanade Lagoon. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Kick Contemporary Arts and Center of...more
0 star
147 Lake Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Cairns Girls Hostel is located in Cairns, just 0.4 miles from Cairns Convention Center. Free private parking is available on site.The rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom.You will find a shops at...more
4 star
12-30 Little Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Guests can swim in the outdoor pool or be entertained in the games room when they stay at Cairns Holiday Park. Just a 5-minute drive from the heart of Cairns, this property offers lodge-style accommod...more
0 star
75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford Cairns 4870 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, barbecue and terrace, Lilybank Bed and Breakfast is situated in Cairns. Free private parking is available on site. Guests enjoy free continental breakfast.Rooms are equipped wi...more
0 star
187 Bunda Street, Parramatta Park, Cairns Central Cairns 4870 Australia
Featuring free WiFi, Geckos Backpackers offers accommodation in Cairns, 1.2 km from Cairns Convention Centre. Free private parking is available on site. It is located opposite Cairns Central Shopping...more

When is the best time to book? You can relax with
Price Guardian™

Our service doesn't stop once you have booked. Hotel prices fluctuate, so after you book we keep checking prices every day. If we see what you've booked at a better price we will let you know how to re-book, get the better price and save money! We save customers money every day on their hotel bookings.

Book with Hotel.com.au

  • Free cancellation on most rooms
  • Huge range of over 850,000+ hotels, resorts, apartments + more
  • One site to compare, book & save
  • No booking fees
  • Best price guarantee
  • Price guardian™ If the price drops after you book we let you know!
  • 100% Australian owned
  • Daily inspiration to take a break!
    Google.com/+Hotelcomau
    Facebook.com/Hotelcomau
    Hotel.com.au/Blog

Our Customers

  • The Sebel Hawkesbury was excellent. Great friendly staff and excellent rooms. 11/10 Highly recommend this Hotel
    A Denman
  • .... reservation process was fast and smooth. Grand Hyatt hotel has met our expectations. Our flight was very late and they allowed us to have late check out at 4 pm without extra charges. Definitely we will book again with Hotel.com.au
    D Purnamasari
  • Booking our hotel was a fast and painless process with Hotel.com.au. A tick for your company.
    C Lee
  • The resevation service was simple to use and efficient.
    L Britz