254 Cairns Vacation Rentals & Short Term Rentals

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Information about Cairns

About Cairns

Cairns is a tropical city in North Queensland that is known as a good combination of the rainforest and the reef. Whether you’re here to explore the city on land, or the Great Barrier Reef at sea; you are guaranteed a fun time in this city.

Things to do in Cairns

There are plenty of fun things to do in Cairns. If you’re seeking adventure, check out some of the guided tours in the area, including Discovery Tours Australia, where you can go with a small group on a tour of Cairns inside a four-wheel-drive vehicle. You can also adventure out on your own, with fun activities like Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome, the world’s first Challenge Ropes Course, and AJ Hackett Cairns, the world ‘most amazing adventure playground’. Want to explore the Great Barrier Reef? Plan a day snorkeling adventure with Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises. Interested in exploring the food, wine, and shopping scene in Cairns? Food Trail Tours offers all of that, with tours going anywhere from Cairns to the Northern Beaches of Queensland. For some family fun, check out things like the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a rainforest tour that takes you through and above the forest in a cable car, or Cairns Regional Gallery, North Queensland’s only visual art museum. You can also plan a beach day at one of the many fun beaches in the area, including Palm Cove Beach and Holloways Beach.

Cairns Day Trips

There are plenty of cool places you can travel to from Cairns. An hour north is Port Douglas, where you can choose to spend your day relaxing by the beach or out shopping down Macrossan Street. Half that distance away is Palm Cove, where you can visit the Cairns Tropical Zoo or the Daintree Rainforest. In for some outdoor adventures? Check out the Freshwater Creek State Forest, 30 minutes away from Cairns and home to both guided and individual adventures. A little bit of a longer drive away is Cape Tribulation, and here you can relax by the beach or choose to explore the rainforest that surrounds the area. Looking to get away from the buzz of the city? Travel a little over an hour out to Atherton, a residential area nearby where you can relax and escape from the bustle of Cairns.

Cairns Accommodations

Whether you plan on shopping in the city, or spending your vacation by the reef, we make it easy for you to find the perfect place to stay. If you were planning a beach day, or wanted to spend your vacation snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, we recommend picking one of the rentals we offer near the coast of the city. Choose a rental by Cairns North if you wanted to visit places like the Cairns Botanical Gardens, or explore the rainforest. Planning a big shopping trip? You’ll want to choose a rental located near the center of city so you’ll be close to the Cairns shopping center. If you’re planning a day trip up north, we recommend rentals up near the north coast, which will put you in close distance to places like Holloways Beach and Palm Cove. Regardless of where you decide to stay, you can compare rentals by price, ratings, reviews and more on Tripping. Book your Cairns rental today!

Transportation in Cairns

Cairns offers a variety of different methods of transportation. For public service, Sunbus operates throughout the entire Queensland area, running from the north to the south, and even to the suburbs. Queensland Rail also offers train transportation between Brisbane and Cairns. If you plan on traveling to one of the islands up north, or want to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Ports North offers both tourist boats as well as private boats to get you where you need to be. If you’d like to do your own traveling, you can rent a car at one of the car rentals in the area, including Budget Car and Avis. Planning a day trip? Long distance bus service is available, and typically takes off from Reef Fleet Terminal.

Vacation Rentals in Cairns

Save hundreds with a Tripping.com vacation rental and forget about the expensive hotel room. For the ultimate getaway trip, Cairns offers 254 vacation home rentals for an affordable price to match your budget and accommodation needs. Book one now for an average price of $105 a night, or a long-term rental for an average price of $1840 a month.

These homes offer a range of amenities, giving you more bang for your buck. For those looking to stay in a corporate rental, 182 of Cairns’s rentals offer high speed internet so you can easily keep in touch with your company or team. Go for a swim at one of the 223 properties complete with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with a night of cable TV in any of our 167 cozy homes.

Traveling with pets? Choose from 1 pet-friendly rentals in Cairns for a quality experience. Tripping.com’s home rentals offer far more room and comfort than a hotel, providing a safe and spacious place for you and your furry buddy. Book instantly with properties marked “Instabook”, and check out our other listings now to find the perfect vacation home for you.

Search properties from 7 rental sites in Cairns where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, Agoda, and TripAdvisor. There are 94 Booking.com rentals, 84 Agoda short term rentals and 60 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.