Atherton Tablelands is an easy one hour drive from Cairns. Atherton is 945 metres above sea level ensuring a perfect climate. Even though it is in the tropics the Tablelands offer cool nights and warm days without the humidity of the lower lying areas of the coast.
Cairns City has many places to stay from top level luxury hotels down to very basic backpackers.
Clifton Beach is a lovely residential suburb of Cairns and shares the same stretch of sand as Palm Cove. Clifton Beach is about a 25 minute drive north of Cairns.
Palm Cove lies half way between the city of Cairns and Port Douglas, one of Australia's premier holiday destinations. A charming village atmosphere defines Palm Cove and its many fine restaurants and resorts ensure a wonderful holiday spirit.
Port Douglas, is only 70 kilometres, or an hour's drive north of Cairns international airport along a scenic coastal drive. It is well worth the drive! Port Douglas is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
Trinity Beach is approximately 15 minutes north of Cairns International Airport and is safely nestled between two headlands making an ideal palm fringed bay for swimming. Trinity Beach has a great choice of restaurants and of course the pub on the hill overlooking the beach is an ideal spot to spend a while on a hot day!!
Much of the accommodation in Cairns is apartment style, ranging from modest to the luxurious, studio apartments to large 3 bedroom apartments suitable for all the family. Apartments are often an excellent choice for family holidays, allowing you to self cater if you so wish. If not there are plenty of great restaurants in and around Cairns!
There are lots of backpacker accommodation in Cairns.
Have a look at some of the holiday homes that can be rented in Cairns.
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