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6 Night Ultimate Cairns &
Great Barrier Reef Package

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Cairns Accommodation 5 Star Luxury Cairns Hotel. Shangri-La Cairns Hotel offers 5 star luxury accommodation situated on Cairns famous Marlin Marina and within walking distance to restaurants, Cairns Lagoon and Cairns attractions.



The Shangri-la hotel accommodation exists on top of the Pier Marina Shopping Complex which offers nine restaurants and three bars, Fitness Centre, Wellness Spa, Hairdresser and Boutique shops. All of the full service hotels rooms and accommodation feature contemporary interiors and panoramic views of the Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay, the surrounding mountain ranges or the Hotel's lush tropical gardens.

Shangri-La Hotel Cairns Accommodation Deals



Honeymoon/Anniversary Offer - Receive a complimentary bottle of Australian Sparkling Wine (Must be advised at time of booking)


Family Deal - Children under 11 years stay FREE when sharing with parents and includes 1 rollaway bed per room. (Max 2 children subject to room capacity).  FREE Cot Hire on request.



Children's Meal Plan - Children of registered hotel guests under the age of 6 can enjoy complimentary buffet meals in All Day Dinining when accompanied by a paying adult (up to 2 children). Children aged 6-11 year receive 50% discount when dining with paying adult up to to 2 children per room.



Shangri-La Hotel Cairns Accommodation



All rooms at the Shangri-la Hotel Cairns enjoy either harbour, garden, rainforest or City views. The rooms are fresh and inspiring, decorated with local artwork and artefacts to provide a distinct and notable ‘Tropical Cairns’ feel.



Superior Rooms at the Shangri-la hotel are 32.5 sqm and are decorated with modern touches with wood accents. Superior Rooms have balconies facing Cairns City or tropical gardens and have a king size bed or two queen beds. (Max 2Ad/2Ch or 3Ad*) * fees apply



Superior Bay View rooms have stunning harbour views across the water over to the rolling green hills on Trinity Inlet, a king sized bed or two queen beds and an ensuite bathroom. These rooms are 32.5 sqm and are comfortable and offer all the essentials for a relaxing stay. (Max 2Ad/2Ch or 3Ad*) * fees apply



Deluxe Marina View Room overlooking the Marina - allows you to sit back and watch the reef boats coming and going and happy people strolling along the Cairns waterfront boardwalks. These rooms are 32.5 sqm, have a king sized bed or two queen beds and capture the essence of waterfront lifestyle of Cairns City. (Max 2Ad/2Ch or 3Ad*) * fees apply



Executive Marina View Room - Recently renovated Marina View Rooms, these stylish rooms feature uninterrupted views of the Marlin Marina. Choose a large king size bed, or two queen beds. (Max 2Ad/2Ch or 3Ad*) * fees applyHorizon Club



Horizon Club Benefits

Personalised service and exquisite privileges for the traveller desiring a touch of luxury, including daily Breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes, and beverages served all day! - Horizon Club Rooms - Executive Suites - One Bedroom Suites - Presidential Suites



Enjoy the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge on the mezzanine level offering guests members special Club Privileges.

  • Club Floor Check-in and Late Check-out (subject to availability)

  • Complimentary breakfast is served every morning in the Club Lounge from 7am to 10am

  • Welcome fruit platter on arrival

  • Complimentary turndown service

  • Complimentary Suite Pressing and Shoe shine per day

  • Access to Horizon Club Lounge including: Snacks and Refreshments complimentary throughout the day, you can help yourself to free fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee

  • Complimentary Pre-Dinner Drinks and Canapes in Horizon Club Lounge from 5pm to 7pm

  • Lounge Facilities include business services, free broadband internet access and private meeting rooms

  • Club Lounge provides a wide selection of newspapers, magazines, books and board games

  • Dedicated Club Lounge concierge


Horizon Club Rooms - with access to the Horizon Club Lounge these rooms are ideal for the traveller desiring a touch of luxury and attention and services. Boasting floor to ceiling glass doors, you can enjoy eye level views of Marlin Marina from the King bed, sitting room and spacious balcony. At 56 sqm are significantly more spacious than Superior or Deluxe Rooms and located on the mezzanine level and have flat screen TVs and contemporary furnishings. (Max 2Ad)



Executive Suites with access to the Horizon Club these rooms boast spacious (49sqm) oceanside living with an open plan living and balcony and Ocean Views with a luxurious King Bed.  (Max 3Ad*) * fees apply



One Bedroom Suites are a spacious 58 sqm and have a separate bedroom creating privacy for families or groups. These suites have stylish contemporary furniture and flat screen TVs. Choose a King bed or two queen beds. (Max 2Ad/2Ch or 3Ad*) * fees apply



The Shangri La Hotel Cairns fine Royal Suite is the most distinguished room in the five star hotel. This premium room is 140sqm and is a fantastic place to hold functions, meetings or simply to entertain guests. This suite has fantastic harbour and ocean views, features a state-of-the-art entertainment system, plush furnishings, a bathroom with a sauna, soaker tub and steam room; this room is the epitome of class and style.



Hotel Room Features at the five star waterfront Shangri-La Hotel:

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony / Terrace

  • Hairdryer

  • In-room safe

  • Complimentary Internet access

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Mini bar

  • Modem/data port connection

  • Private bathroom / Ensuite

  • Radio

  • Refrigerator

  • Tea and coffee making facilities

  • Telephone

  • Television


All hotel rooms at the Shangri-la Hotel Cairns have media centres with broadband internet, Play Station and in-room movies, coffee and tea making facilities and a mini-bar, 200 thread count sheets that are 100% Egyptian cotton, luxury pillow menus, separate showers and baths, personal toiletries, desks, telephones and in-room safes for valuables.

Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation


Shangri-La Hotel Cairns can provide Superior Garden View rooms and Horizon Club rooms to suit travelers with limited mobility. They offer accessible showers (no step in), raised toilet seats and grab rails in the bathrooms. Designated handicap parking spaces are provided and luggage assistance is offered to all guests

Shangri-La Hotel Cairns Accommodation


The Shangri-la Hotel is the newest five star International Hotel in Cairns City and has recently undergone a $35 million dollar refurbishment. This tropically luxurious Hotel has a light casual air to it and offers modern up to the minute accommodation and décor with elegant furnishings and un-interrupted waterfront harbour and rainforest clad mountain views.



The Shangri-la Hotel Cairns has a range of services and facilities to suit all guests no matter how active or passive your holiday itinerary is. The hotel has one of Cairns best gymnasiums with a range of cardiovascular and weight machines.



The Cairns hotel also has a refreshing rooftop swimming pool and pool deck bordered by tropical greenery, an invigorating spa, a sultry sauna and a smaller children’s pool. Play a game of table tennis, lounge in the graceful lobby or stroll along the oceanfront boardwalk.



NORTH Food and Wine is one of Cairns finest restaurants and is proudly a part of the Shangri-la Hotel Cairns. NORTH is on the waterfront and serves some of the regions freshest seafood. Neighbouring NORTH are another dozen waterfront restaurants showcasing flavours from France, Italy, The Mediterranean and Australia. Shangri-la’s poolside bar serves light snacks and refreshing beers and cocktails throughout the day.



Boats departing to the Great Barrier Reef leave from right next door at The Reef Fleet Terminal and the Esplanade parklands with its extensive exercise trail networks, a large sandy lagoon swimming pool that attracts sun worshippers from around the world, an outdoor amphitheatre, beach volleyball courts, cafes, a skate board park, fitness stations and a children’s playground are just outside Shangri-la’s front door.

Meetings & Functions


Business travellers will love Shangri-la Hotel’s 5 star state of the art business and meeting equipment and facilities. There is a comprehensive business centre with business support, secretarial services, photocopying, faxing and printing services, courier services, and a private quiet meeting room is available with computers and other digital hardware. Hold your function or business event in one of 15 different meeting rooms or locations including Tides Seafood & Grill, poolside, Trinity Meeting Rooms, Marlin Meeting Rooms, and Shangri-La Ballrooms.



The five star Shangri-la conference rooms are equipped with the latest in video conference technology and provides the following audio-visual equipment:

  • Wireless broadband Internet access

  • CD/ DVD / Mini Disc Player

  • Cordless handheld and lapel microphones

  • Multi-system VCR

  • Record and laser disc player

  • Satellite conferencing

  • Simultaneous translation facilities

  • Video and overhead projectors

  • Screens and monitors

  • Video conferencing

  • Standard and electronic white boards


The 5 star Shangri-la Hotel Cairns ballroom can seat up to 380 people theatre style, 220 people banquet style and 400 guests for cocktails. For private corporate meetings there is an executive boardroom in the Horizon Club. The Cairns Convention Center, Central Business District, and all other major international hotels are located in the surrounding City blocks.

 



Location


The Shangri-la Hotel Cairns is located harbourfront on Cairns Esplanade. From the Cairns International Airport following the Captain Cook Highway South. Make a left hand turn on Spence Street following the street to the end and you have arrived.



Also just minutes away from your Cairns hotel accommodation is the multi award winning Cairns Convention Center, The Reef Casino, Cairns Central Shopping Center and all of Cairns restaurants, shops and bars all within walking distance.



Whether you are looking for Cairns hotel accommodation at the five star Shangri-la Cairns in Australia for business or pleasure there is certain to be enough facilities and services to cater towards all your needs. With a central Cairns City location, spectacular waterfront harbour views, state of the art business facilities, comfortably modern rooms and mouth-watering eateries look no further than the Shangri-la Hotel Cairns for your next visit to Cairns Queensland Australia.

Deal of the Month

Was $717
Now $287
per person twin share*

2 Night Cairns 5 Star Luxury with Green Island BONUS Spa Voucher, F&B Credit, Welcome Drink Voucher + FREE UPGRADE

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Cairns Accommodation - The Pullman Cairns International (formerly Sebel Cairns Hotel and newly re-furbished) provides five star luxury accommodation right in Cairns City’s vibrant heart.



With un-spoilt harbour views, easy access to all Cairns tours and attractions along with world-class facilities and amenities, you can’t go wrong holidaying at the Pullman Cairns International. The Pullman Cairns International offers exclusive extras like pillow menus, a premium guest floor and multi-lingual staff; accessories like these set the five star Pullman Cairns International ahead of its competitors.



Relax by the roof top lagoon style swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and luscious poolside furniture with stunning views of Cairns' mountains becomes a haven for guests in Tropical North Queensland.




The Pullman Cairns International Accommodation Features:
  • Luxurious bed package (triple sheeting, bed throw, European pillows and bolsters)

  • Tea and coffee making facilities

  • Bathrobes

  • Guest toiletries

  • Mini bar

  • Television

  • Iron/ ironing board

  • Air conditioning

  • Movie channels (fee applies)

  • Broadband internet access

  • In room safe



Cairns Accommodation Bonus Offer



FREE BREAKFAST OFFER - Stay 3+ Nights and enjoy Full Breakfast Daily for up to 2 adults.  Click here to BOOK NOW!



Honeymooners - Complimentary bottle of Australian Sparkling Wine on arrival - must be advised at time of booking



Family Offer - Children 0-12 years stay for FREE when using existing bedding (2 Double Beds) and enjoy 50% off Breakfast.


Pullman Cairns Hotel Accommodation


The hotel rooms at the Pullman Cairns International are spacious and well appointed and were designed with the discerning traveler in mind. There are six different room types each emphasizing special highlights suitable for all different travelers.



All rooms feature luxurious linen, bathrobes, air-conditioning, minibar, movies on demand and Broadband internet access. Each guest room or suite at the Pullman Cairns International features its own spacious balcony to take in the panoramic oceans and majestic mountain views. Maximum of three guests can be accommodated in each room (additional charges apply).



City or Mountain View Rooms are spacious rooms with luxurious bedding, dining table, desk, and mini-bar. Rooms feature a private balcony with views over the city and surrounding mountain ranges. Bathrooms are outfitted in marble and tile with a shower over bath, guest toiletries, bathrobes and extensive bench space. Queen Bed or Two Double beds.  Max 3Ad (fees apply) or 2Ad2Ch.



Harbour View Rooms are spacious rooms with luxurious bedding, dining table, desk, and mini-bar. Rooms feature a private balcony with views over the city and Trinity Bay. Bathrooms are outfitted in marble and tile with a shower over bath, guest toiletries, bathrobes and extensive bench space. Queen Bed or Two Double beds. Max 3Ad (fees apply) or 2Ad2Ch.



Premium Harbour View Rooms are 40 meters of stylish comfort. These rooms are on the upper floors and have Italian marble ensuites and stunning views of the Cairns Marlin Marina. Spacious rooms with luxurious bedding, dining table, desk, and mini-bar. Bathrooms are outfitted in marble and tile with a shower over bath, guest toiletries, bathrobes and extensive bench space. King Bed or Two Double Beds. Max 3Ad (fees apply) or 2Ad2Ch.



Executive Suites - Pool or Harbour Views rooms are located on floors 15th & 16th floors and have wonderful waterfront views. City and mountain views are also available and feature an airy open planned design and Italian Marble ensuites. The Executive Suites are 80 square meters of luxury and feature separate lounge area and bedroom. The bedroom in these suites can be closed off creating privacy and the suite has enough room to entertain guests; these rooms are located on the top premium floors of the highrise hotel. Executive Suites also offers a separate Jacuzzi in the bathroom. King Bed.



Presidential Suite at the Pullman Cairns International encompasses 160 square meters of sheer opulence. This suite has three balconies, a dining room, and a state of the art entertainment system amongst many other luxurious fitting and features. The Presidential Suite is ideal for guests who require the utmost in luxury and privacy, and with the addition of sweeping views and attentive service, the Presidential Suite delivers sheer opulence. (rates available on request)

Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation


Pullman Cairns International offer city and Mountain View rooms with queen bedding in a great central location. Located on the 4th & 5th floor, these rooms offer good circulation space, level access showers and grab rails in the bathroom and private balcony. Elevators provide easy access to the Lobby bar, restaurant, day spa, undercover parking and 2 swimming pools located on-site. Please call the Cairns Holiday Specialists to discuss your specific travel requirements to ensure we can find the perfect accommodation and tours for your next holiday.

Pullman Cairns International Facilities


The Pullman Cairns International maintains a unique aura of serenity and silence despite its inner City location. The world class facilities at the Pullman Cairns International include an award winning restaurant, a luxurious Day Spa, Jacuzzi, gymnasium and two lagoon style saltwater swimming pools (sheltered from any winds) amongst much more. Coco's Restaurant having recently undergone a soft refurbishment, and an all day dining A la Carte menu has been introduced.



Coco’s Restaurant offers casual buffet style dining for breakfast featuring a fantastic omelette chef preparing eggs to your liking. From 11am the all day dining menu features a comprehensive selection of modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood, you can also enjoy pizzas, pastas and a delicious array of desserts prepared fresh daily by the hotel’s award winning, friendly team. The restaurant's Flavours of the World Seafood Buffet is arguably Tropical North Queensland's best seafood buffet, where you can feast on Tasmanian oysters, Gulf prawns, spanner crabs, mussels and more.



The Pullman Cairns International features an exclusive and luxurious Day Spa – Vie Spa. Vie Day Spa is classic and comfortable, timeless and elegant and tropical and refreshing. The radiant Day Spa has 10 different treatment rooms all nestled amongst tropical rainforest gardens. Vie Spa features experience treatments such as facials and skin therapies, body and water treatments, massages, men’s treatments and spa rituals with the luxurious Pevonia Botanica and iKOU product range a feature. The spa features 10 state of the art treatment rooms, including a couples suite with a private outdoor bath and garden that ensures a memorable and relaxing experience. Book your Day Spa treatment prior to arrival to avoid disappointment. To book a spa treatment at Vie Day Spa please call 1300 780 806.



The Pullman Cairns International, which was built in 1987 by Daikyo Australia (originally Cairns International hotel), put Cairns on the map for five star quality luxury accommodation in Australia. Conceptually created by a Hawaiian architectural group and built by Cairns architects Clark & Prince, the Pullman Cairns International recreates the history of Colonial Architecture in Far North Queensland. Local timbers and marbles reflecting the tropical colors and patterns were fashioned into the design and skilled craftsmanship is ever present throughout the building.



The purpose of the Pullman Cairns International was to create a building that met all the needs of guests and at the time of construction even included a butchery. Today that same principle is still in place as all needs and desires of guests are catered for. After secondary developments of the restaurant and a recent soft refurbishment, the Pullman Cairns International stands today as a remarkable emblem of Cairns history and a focal point for all tourists traveling to Cairns and the Far North. The heritage style Hotel has 321 guest rooms that boast spectacular views of the city, harbour and mountains.

Meetings and Functions


Business travelers appreciate the space and flexibility offered by the Pullman Cairns International. Specialising in conferences, trade shows, meetings, gala dinners, weddings and boasting world class facilities. Featuring 11 technologically sophisticated function and conference rooms, the Pullman Cairns International provides one of the largest conferencing facilities in the region. The location of the Pullman Cairns International also delights business travellers, with its prime inner City location being only 8 minutes walk (602 meters) from the Cairns Convention Centre.

Cairns Weddings


The Pullman Cairns International is a very popular wedding venue. Pre arranged wedding packages are designed to accommodate for all budgets and tastes and there is a selection of venues available from the outdoor gazebo overlooking the hotels gracious pool, the opulent lobby that can accommodate 600 guests and the grand ballroom which can also seat 300 guests. Take all the worry out of your Tropical North Queensland wedding by consulting with the professional and dedicated wedding planners.



We can also tailor make your Honeymoon Package to continue the romance and memories of your tropical wedding in Cairns!

Location


The Pullman Cairns International is located at ideally in the Cairns city center. The Pullman Cairns International is an easy walk to all Cairns mouth-watering restaurants and nightlife, just steps away from the Convention Center and Casino and across the street from the Reef Fleet Terminal where reef trips depart daily to the Great Barrier Reef.



We can arrange all your sightseeing, tours and attractions in Tropical North Queensland. Call 1300 780 806 for more Cairns Day tour information.

 

Deal of the Month

Was $830
Now $630
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Sleep on the Reef 3 Night Cairns Package Deal

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01-Oct-19 to 17-Jan-20
03-Feb-20 to 31-Mar-20

Cairns Accommodation for a Great Value Budget Holiday in Cairns - Hides Hotel is the only accommodation in Cairns that boasts a combination of unbeatable proximity and price, in a building that is a pivotal part of local history.



Situated in the vibrant heart of Cairns, Hides has been an iconic landmark since the site was first built on in 1885.   The hotel now combines modern amenities with classic Queensland architecture and is an enduringly popular choice with value-conscious travellers. Hide’s amazing location is a stone's throw from public transport, restaurants, shopping, bars, the Reef Fleet Terminal and The Esplanade & Lagoon. 

 

Stay in style in our contemporary renovated rooms which are equipped with all the modern essentials. Alternatively, enjoy a clean budget room to get the most of your stay in Cairns without breaking the bank.  All are fully air conditioned and serviced daily. Guests can enjoy onsite facilities including a grand wrap-around balcony, swimming pool, conference room, guest laundry, and free wifi.



The friendly Hides team are available 24 hours for anything you might need assistance with.



MUST DO EXPERIENCE! Sleep on the Reef 3 Night Package - Ask us about our unique glamping on the Reef sleeping under the stars.  See our Premium King Room Offer or Call 1300 780 806



Cairns 5 Night Explorer Package Explore the highlights of Cairns including Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef plus a Full Day Cape Tribulation & Daintree experience From $627 per person twin share!   


Cairns City Hotel Features



  • 70 refurbished Premium Rooms

  • 30 budget rooms with either ensuite or shared bathroom facilities

  • Limited secure parking (fees apply)

  • Located in the heart of Cairns CBD

  • 24 hour reception


Cairns Accommodation Features:

  • Free In-room wifi

  • Air conditioning and fans

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Tea and Coffee making facilities

  • Mini refrigerator



Hotel Cairns Accommodation 



Hides Hotel Cairns offers the comfort and convenience of the newly refurbished Premium Rooms. Refurbished in 2018, with varying bedding configurations available, this is a high quality accommodation option for budget conscious travelers. Complete with tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, flatscreen tv, free in-room wifi, enjoy your stay in the heart of the CBD. 



Hides Hotel Cairns offers the cost effective Budget Rooms, ideal for travelers on a budget who want basic, clean and comfortable accommodation.  Complete with tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, flatscreen tv, free in-room wifi, some rooms have ensuite bathrooms, and others have shared bathroom facilities. 



All guests have access to the iconic wraparound balcony, which runs along Lake and Shields Streets.  Light breakfast is served here daily (additional fees apply), and guests may use the area at their leisure. It is also available for private functions. 

The hotel also has a guest laundry, outdoor swimming pool, and 24 hour reception.



Cairns City Hotel Facilities


You won’t find a Hotel more conveniently positioned than Hides Hotel Cairns, as it is in the centre of all the entertainment from lively pubs and nightclubs, daily and weekend markets, popular restaurants and the performing arts city centre stage.



Just seconds away you will find the main transport Sun Bus terminal, the Cairns Casino and the lively Cairns Esplanade which is home to the beach-style lagoon swimming pool and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.



Hides Hotel has provided accommodation to visitors for over seven decades and most notably provided inter-war masonry shelter for army troops throughout WW11. When entering Hides Hotel the history is ever present from the original plaster work, interior finishing’s and wide timber verandahs; this monumental hotel is a signature landmark contributing to Cairns unique Queenslander identity and is cherished by locals and visitors alike.



Ensure to ask us about Cairns day tours and holiday packages for your holiday in Cairns, Queensland. We can tailor make a holiday package to suit the needs of couples, families, thrill-seekers, and large groups!

Location


Hides Hotel is located in Cairns City Center right in the heart of Cairns and close to all shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and only two blocks from the Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns Esplanade and waterfront.
Cairns Holiday Specialists

Cairns Tropical North Queensland Australia

Cairns is known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and a sophisticated international travel destination with luxury beachfront resorts and rainforest getaways to suit all types of travellers.

Cairns is a safe destination and the weather adds to the attraction even more especially during the months of May to November when it is winter in the southern states of Australia.

The northern tropics have fairly stable temperatures throughout the year with typical daytime min/max temperature ranges in Cairns of 23 to 31 degree Celsius in mid-summer and 18 to 26 degree Celsius in mid-winter.

The Seasons

Some say Cairns only has two seasons and these are known as The Dry Season (May –November) and The Green Season (December-April).

The Tropical Dry Season period or the southern Australian winter period May to November has always been the most popular time to visit Cairns for people from the southern states of Australia that are keen to escape the bone chilling cold of winter yet, the Green Season is when the region is at its absolute finest.

From around October, November the trees start to bud and come into fruit and flower which then starts a whole chain reaction in the world of Mother Nature, not only in the rainforests, but also on the Great Barrier Reef.

This is the prime time to visit Cairns for Ornithologists to see the spectacular array of birdlife in our rainforests, scuba divers and snorkelers to witness coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef, and the prime time for fishermen from the world over keen to latch onto that monster Marlin or Sail fish.

The animals both on land and in the sea come to life and move about foraging for foods and for a potential liaison with a few friends along the way. In the world heritage listed rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation the Green Season is the time when you are most likely to see the shyest and most rare of Australian animals running around the rainforest floor and up in the trees with their young.

With the fruiting and flowering in the trees you will also witness massive groups of butterflies of varying types, some with the most brilliant of colours and some equally spectacular birds behind them looking for an opportunity to gorge themselves.

Early on in the Green Season it will at times rain overnight and have a few thunder storms over the mountain ranges but most of the rainfall begins January to March and again most of this activity is in the evening and more localised to the mountain ranges above the rainforests.

When you wake up in the morning the leaves on the trees are a bright green and everything is clean and fresh. The birds are singing and the butterflies are fluttering around making the ambience of the tropics everything that you dreamed it could be.

The oceans of the Great Barrier Reef are a nice warm temperature for snorkelling and enjoying a day out on the reef. Some folks have a big fear of “The Killer Jellyfish” at this time of year but there is a lot of misinformation out there about Jellyfish so if you would like to read a little more about Jellyfish then take a peek here http://www.cairnsattractions.com.au/cairns-jellyfish.php

The Dry Season May to November has some cool evenings and can get quite windy obviously because it is winter in Australia but the days are still beautiful with very little rain. These are the months companies hold major conferences at the Cairns Convention Centre and families and overseas visitors flock to see the Great Barrier Reef and world Heritage Rainforests in their millions.

Cairns Holiday accommodation needs to be booked far in advance as do any of the particular tours and activities that you have on the top of your holiday wish list of things to do on your Cairns holiday due to the high influx of visitors to the region over the same travel period.

Things To See and Do In Cairns

This is also the time of the year that the mighty Humpback Whales and the Dwarf Minke Whales come to birth their calves in the safety of the coral bommies of the Cairns Great Barrier Reef. They normally stay around for several months to the delight of all those guests going out snorkelling and scuba diving. You can even go on a half day whale watching tour to see these gentle giants playing around with each other. The younger male Humpbacks can be very cheeky and inquisitive coming right up along the side of the boat to take a peek at everyone on board.

This is a practise that is in no way encouraged by the Great Barrier Reef boat operators, as it is detrimental to the lives of these animals when they leave the safety of Australian waters, and head back down to the Antarctica where many countries kill them for “so called” research purposes.

Extreme Adventure in Cairns

Cairns is well known as the Capital for Adventure in Australia and the number one destination for extreme activities and outdoor adventure. Just south of Cairns is the mighty Tully River and here you can try Heli Rafting where you are flown deep into the rainforest jungle to the head of a raging river to begin the rafting adventure of a life time over several days.

You can also skydive out of an aeroplane onto a beach or in some cane fields, try a Bungy Jump or go Jungle Surfing, swim with Dwarf Minke Whales and feed huge sharks on the bottom of the ocean. Live aboard a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef and see the reef in all its glory both day and night.

Take a seaplane out for an afternoon of snorkelling from a solitary sand cay or fly in a helicopter to a remote mountain top with a mountain stream for a swim with your loved one or take a flight up to the Cape for a day of Barramundi fishing in the wild rivers in the middle of nowhere.

There is so much to see and do on your Cairns Holiday you just have to get up here and take a look around.

We bet you will be hooked and make plans to come and visit again.


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