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Pullman Cairns International
Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (2,731 reviews)

A one-block walk from the Esplanade and from the departure terminal for the Barrier Reef, the hotel is also less than five …

£121
Hilton Cairns
Hilton Cairns

34 Esplanade, Cairns 4870

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,531 reviews)

Overlooking Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is a few minutes' walk to city center shopping. Cairns Airport i …

£102
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Pierpoint Road, Cairns 4870

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2,265 reviews)

With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 k …

£105
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns 04870

2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (212 reviews)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Cairns Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) o …

£72
Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy

101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns 4870

4.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,000 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Cairns hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cairns Esplanade, Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, and Mount …

£82
The Hotel Cairns
The Hotel Cairns

Cnr Abbott And Florence Street, Cairns 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (703 reviews)

Located in Cairns, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from JUTE Theatre Company and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botani …

£72
Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel
Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel

62 Abbott Street, Cairns 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (324 reviews)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Cairns Night Markets and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£102
Blue Lagoon Resort
Blue Lagoon Resort

22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach 4879

4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (625 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Blackout Sportfishing and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

£122
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,216 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade Charles …

£73
Rydges Plaza Cairns
Rydges Plaza Cairns

Corner Grafton And Spence Streets, Cairns 4870

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (666 reviews)

Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from The Cairns Museum and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from …

£95
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Pocket Guide: Cairns and Northern Beaches

Visiting Kuranda

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Kuranda, though all visitors are sure to appreciate the restaurants, shopping, and beaches. Visitors who journey to this welcoming and walkable, seaside city can discover its bars, tours, and snorkelling. Top attractions include Cairns Tropical Zoo and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
  • There are 183 Kuranda hotels
  • July is the most expensive month to travel here, while February tends to be the cheapest
  • Closest major airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Kuranda

  • Popular cultural attractions include Australian Armour and Artillery Museum, Royal Flying Doctor, and Tanks Arts Centre
  • Families come for attractions such as Cairns Tropical Zoo, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Rainforestation Nature Park
  • Notable landmarks include Tjapukai Cultural Park, Barron Falls Lookout, and St Monica's Cathedral
  • The beach, seaside, and jungle highlight the natural beauty, and places to visit include Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, and Clifton Beach
  • Shopping is a highlight of the area, so enjoy some retail therapy at Clifton Village Shopping Centre, Kuranda Original Rainforest Markets, and Cairns Night Markets
  • Cheer with the crowd at a game or event at Cazaly's Stadium or Barlow Park
Kuranda is adjacent to Kewarra Beach. Popular sights in the area include Great Barrier Reef and Palm Cove Beach.

Getting around Kuranda

Kuranda has plenty of options for transportation. If you're looking to journey outside of the area, take a train from Kuranda Station, Freshwater Station, or Redlynch Station.

Staying in Kuranda

In Kuranda, you'll find 183 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, making it easy to plan your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable price:
  • 49 hotels, ranging from GBP 34/night to GBP 219/night
  • 6 aparthotels, ranging from GBP 90/night to GBP 230/night
  • 81 apartments, ranging from GBP 34/night to GBP 224/night
  • 5 RV/caravan parks, ranging from GBP 35/night to GBP 117/night
  • 17 hostels, ranging from GBP 9/night to GBP 38/night
  • 12 motels, ranging from GBP 70/night to GBP 70/night
For family trips or any other travel plans, you might consider these top-rated, larger hotels:
  • Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa, averaging GBP 184.16/night
  • Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, averaging GBP 179.31/night
Looking for a romantic getaway, a cosy spot, or a boutique stay? You might like these highly rated smaller hotels or specialty properties:
  • Beachfront Apartments on Trinity Beach, averaging GBP 140.26/night
  • Sea Change Beachfront Apartments, averaging GBP 184.96/night
A 4.5-star favourite with Expedia travellers is Beachfront Apartments on Trinity Beach with a 5 out of 5 user rating while Sea Change Beachfront Apartments and Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa are also highly rated by guests.

Dressing for Kuranda

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 32°C, while nighttime temperatures stay around 22°C
  • From April to June, the average is 30°C during the day and 17°C at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 29°C during the day and 17°C at night
  • In October–December, you can expect 31°C as the daytime average and 20°C as the nighttime average
  • About 2074 millimetres of rain falls on Kuranda each year
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