188 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

Find the best Cairns vacation rentals with Tripping.com. Choose from 1033 rentals, from studio apartments to luxurious condos to entire cabin homes. Book in advance or book instantly with properties marked as “Instabook,” with prices ranging from $25 a night to $1452 a night.

Our Tripping.com vacation rentals will save you hundreds, offering more amenities than the average hotel room. Going on a business trip? 261 of homes in Cairns offer high-speed wifi internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Have them splash around in any of the 238 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 248 homes with cable TV.

For all those dog lovers and cat lovers, Cairns offers 20 pet-friendly vacation rentals at an affordable price. Book the perfect vacation home that best matches your budget and accommodation style. For the ultimate stay, check out our listings now to grab the latest deals.

Search properties from 8 rental sites in Cairns where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, Agoda, and TripAdvisor. There are 707 Booking.com rentals, 141 Agoda short term rentals and 87 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.