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Get an overview of this hotel4-star Esplanade hotel with outdoor waterfall pool


Steps to the beach

This seaside hotel is steps from Cairns Esplanade and the beach. Cairns Civic Theatre is 4 blocks away and Cairns International Airport is 4 miles (7 kilometers) from the hotel.

Restaurant and bar

Stylish Rydges Tradewinds Cairns features the Drift on the Esplanade restaurant offering open-air dining by the tropical gardens.

Balconies with views

Rydges Tradewinds Cairns guestrooms feature private balconies with ocean or city views. Televisions have pay movies channels and WiFi is free.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Seaside Rydges Tradewinds Cairns is situated on a rocky beach near the area's shopping district and features the Drift on the Esplanade restaurant offering open-air dining and drinks with views of the pool.

Guests can lounge by the pool with waterfall, situated among the tropical gardens. An outdoor spa tub is also available. The onsite Spa by the Sea offers an array of treatments including aromatherapy, manicures, pedicures, massages, body, and facial treatments. Advance reservation is required.

The hotel offers meeting and conference rooms, and 2 unique outdoor settings for picnics, themed banquets, weddings, and private dinners for up to 200 people. WiFi is free.

An area shuttle is complimentary for trips within half a mile (700 meters) of the hotel, and an airport shuttle is available on request(surcharge, 72-hour notice required). Valet parking is available for a fee and includes in/out privileges.

Rydges Tradewinds Cairns is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Total number of rooms - 246 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Picnic area 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference center 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Beach towels 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Garden 
  • Spa tub 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 

Where to Eat

Sea Level, Food & Wine - Relaxed, al fresco dining beside tropical gardens with views of the pool, boardwalk, or Coral Sea. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serves drinks.

Room service - Available 24 hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests of Rydges Tradewinds Cairns can lounge by the walk-in pool with waterfall, situated among the tropical gardens. An outdoor spa tub is also available. Spa by the Sea offers poolside treatments and massage.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Spa Services

Spa By The Sea offers a broad range of services including Vichy showers, body exfoliation, facials and massages in treatment rooms overlooking the Coral Sea. Spa treatments for men and women feature Elemis skincare products that incorporate medicinal herbs, plant extracts and collagen-boosting seaweeds.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.


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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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