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Cairns Esplanade - Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Cairns City Palms
Cairns City Palms
8.5 Excellent
199 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,983 reviews
8.5

The property is located in Cairns and is close to Cairns Esplanade. It is a 10-minute drive from Cairns Convention Centre and provides on-site parking.

Royal Palm Villas
Royal Palm Villas
8.2 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 51 reviews
8.2

Boasting a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, Royal Palm Villas is located in Cairns and offers comfortable accommodation. It also features luggage storage, an express check-in and check-out feature and bicycle rental.

Asylum Cairns Hostel
Asylum Cairns Hostel
8.2 Excellent
149 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 108 reviews
8.2

Centrally situated, Asylum Cairns Backpackers Hostel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also features an outdoor pool, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.

Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
6.8 Good
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 287 reviews
6.8

Located a short walk from Cairns Railway Station, the hostel is a convenient base when in Cairns. It also provides a swimming pool, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
8.2 Excellent
122 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,809 reviews
8.2

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is ideally located in Cairns, and features an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It is surrounded by landscaped grounds and also offers free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,503 reviews
8.2

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

Tropic Towers Apartments
Tropic Towers Apartments
8.4 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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2.0 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 217 reviews
8.4

Tropic Towers Apartments is situated in Cairns and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also offers an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments
7.7 Good
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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1.6 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
GoodBased on 60 reviews
7.7

Located in Cairns, Tradewinds McLeod Holiday Apartments is within a 10-minute drive of Cairns Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It also features a coffee bar, a kids pool and a kids club.

Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
8.1 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 541 reviews
8.1

Situated in the heart of Cairns, Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments commands views of the Great Barrier Reef and is a popular base for those looking to explore local tourist attractions. This property is set in the heart of the city.

Freedom Cairns
Freedom Cairns
8.1 Excellent
1/7 Shields Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 375 reviews
8.1

Conveniently located, Freedom Hostels Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

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Average price in Cairns Esplanade:$120/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$45/night
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$45 - $211
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$45 - $130
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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
9.0 Excellent
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns 

Situated in the centre of Cairns, this hotel features an on-site casino along with a rooftop pool. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a rooftop terrace and a Jacuzzi.

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Cairns Aquarius
Cairns Aquarius
8.6 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cairns Aquarius allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this charming property features include an outdoor pool, a sauna and outdoor tennis courts.

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Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
9.1 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns 

Conveniently situated, Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also has an outdoor saltwater swimming pool.

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Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens
8.7 Excellent
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cascade Gardens allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. The multiple amenities this stylish property offers include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and luggage storage.

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Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
8.5 Excellent
93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Cairns 

Conveniently situated, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront allows for easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. It provides free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a swimming pool.

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Cairns Central Yha
Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
20-26 Mcleod Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre, Cairns 

Centrally situated, Cairns Central YHA offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It also provides an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.5 Excellent
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and free wireless internet access.

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Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
8.6 Excellent
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Cairns 

Conveniently situated, Cairns Plaza Hotel offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It boasts views of Trinity Bay and provides a wide range of facilities, such as a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and complimentary wireless internet.

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The Jack Backpackers
The Jack Backpackers
7.8 Good
Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, The Jack Backpackers offers easy access to Cairns's best tourist attractions. It is located a short stroll from Cairns Convention Centre, The Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Central.

$11
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Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
Cairns City Backpackers Hostel
6.8 Good
274 Draper Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Located a short walk from Cairns Railway Station, the hostel is a convenient base when in Cairns. It also provides a swimming pool, luggage storage and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$14
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Freedom Cairns
Freedom Cairns
8.1 Excellent
1/7 Shields Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently located, Freedom Hostels Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. Those staying at the property can also make use of complimentary wireless internet during their stay.

$14
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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

$15
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Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
Mad Monkey Backpackers Village
8.5 Excellent
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Centrally located, Mad Monkey Backpackers Village allows for easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a free shuttle service.

$16
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Bounce Cairns
Bounce Cairns
8.4 Excellent
117 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cairns hostel is located just a short walk from Cairns Central and The Reef Hotel Casino. It also provides an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$16
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Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront
8.5 Excellent
93A Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Mad Monkey Backpackers Waterfront allows for easy access to Cairns's popular hot spots. It provides free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a swimming pool.

$19
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Global Backpackers Cairns
Global Backpackers Cairns
9.2 Excellent
67 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Global Backpackers Waterfront offers easy access to Cairns's main tourist attractions. Just a short stroll from Esplanade Lagoon, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a ceiling fan and free wireless internet access.

$20
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Hotel prices near Cairns Esplanade

2 stars or below

$11 - $70

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

No. 1 most popular

$15
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Jjs Backpackers Hostel

No. 2 most popular

$70
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The Jack Backpackers

Best value

$11
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3 stars

$22 - $138

Cairns Queens Court

No. 1 most popular

$81
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Aspect Central

No. 2 most popular

$59
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Cairns Central Yha

Best value

Cairns Central Yha
8.4 Excellent
$22
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4 stars and up

$97 - $243

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

No. 1 most popular

$161
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Mantra Trilogy

No. 2 most popular

$154
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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Best value

$97
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About Cairns Esplanade

Located in Tropical North Queensland, the Cairns Esplanade is a scenic stretch of land serving as a focal point of the city since the region was founded in the 1800s. Boasting 2.5 kilometres of lawn and picturesque parklands, visitors will find plenty of activities to enjoy along this palm-lined waterfront in Cairns CBD.

A recreational hotspot, the crown jewel of the Cairns Esplanade is the unique swimming lagoon, a 4,800-square-metre saltwater pool with a state-of-the-art filtration system that can be enjoyed all year round. It is the perfect place for visitors to cool off from the heat, soak in the sunshine and take in the views of the sparkling Trinity Inlet and mountains that surround the area. Nestled amongst lush Banyan Trees, the area also boasts BBQ facilities, children’s playgrounds and a healing garden. Those who want to work on their fitness will find plenty of facilities to suit their needs, including pedestrian paths, a skate plaza, rock climbing area and various fitness stations. On the weekend, the Esplanade Market comes alive with local vendors showcasing handmade crafts, such as jewellery, homewares and beauty products in addition to a range of live musicians performing to visitors relaxing on the lawn.

Easily reached from many of the city’s major landmarks, the Cairns Esplanade is found by utilising the city’s extensive bus system. From the Cairns Airport, the Cairns Esplanade is only a short distance via public transportation, or by car or taxi. For active travellers, Cairns has many shared paths suitable for walkers and cyclists throughout the city.

Dating back to 1876, the Cairns Esplanade has been a centre point of the city since the first explorers trenched through the lush mangrove swamps. After the area had been surveyed, it was named Troughton Esplanade after the Travelling Superintendent of the Australian Steam Navigation Company, Captain Fred Troughton. These original city plans were revised and eventually led to the shortening of the name to simply “Esplanade”.

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  • What are the best hotels near Cairns Esplanade?

    Cairns Esplanade is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, which has a current rating of 8.3. For other potential stays, consider Mantra Trilogy and Cairns Queens Court, which can also be great places to stay near Cairns Esplanade.