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Are you visiting Cairns soon and looking for a cosy place to stay? After a day full of exploring and making memories, chances are you’re in need of a good night’s rest! We’ve compiled a list of the best family accommodation options, all of which are convenient and comfortable locations to be your ‘home away from home’ on the family holiday.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort

This resort is full of entertainment for guests young and old! The kids will have a ball jumping on the giant jumping pillow, getting soaked by the huge tipping water bucket, or burning off their energy on the slides and other playground equipment. Mum and Dad can relax in one of the two hot tubs in the resort.

Choose to stay in cabins, a caravan site or camp on the grounds. Other facilities include tennis courts and mini golf to keep active at your home away from home. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is less than a 10 minute drive away from the city, and will keep the whole family entertained for your stay.

23 – 51 Anderson Rd, Cairns

4054 6644  

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

The Colonial Club Resort has everything you could ask for on your holiday, including free Wi-Fi, a kids’ playground, and car renting facilities on site. Take a dip in the clear waters of the hotel pool or lounge by the pool’s edge. A holiday in the tropics isn’t a true holiday without reading a book by the waterside! As you walk around the hotel property, you can admire the native plants and flowers that flourish in the gardens. A scrumptious buffet breakfast is also offered to guests.

18 – 26 Cannon St, Cairns

4053 7072

Paradise Palms Resort

This destination, located 20 minutes from Cairns, is a playground for both parents and kids. With Mini golf, a swimming pool, kids adventure playground, flying fox, restaurant, plus one and two bedroom fully equipped and modern apartments – it’s paradise for families. Soak up the relaxation at Paradise Palms, complete with delicious food, endless entertainment and great tropical vibes. Great Locals Deals are available!

Paradise Palms Drive Kewarra Beach, Cairns  

4059 5200

Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park

Come visit Lake Tinaroo and get cosy in a cabin, glamp in a camper trailer, motorhome or caravan, or go full-outback in a Tent – there are plenty of accommodation options.

Spend the day exploring Lake Tinaroo by boat, on skis or in a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board. At the park there are beautiful nature walks, a jumping pillow and swimming pool. You’ll get convenient access to the picturesque Tinaroo Foreshore with its playgrounds, barbecues and picnic areas. The family will never get bored!

4 – 28 Tinaroo Falls Dam Rd, Tinaroo

4095 8232

King Reef Resort

If you’re looking to revitalise in peace and paradise, gather the family and head to the gorgeous King Reef Resort at Kurrimine Beach. Stay in a cosy cabin, special suite or bring the caravan or tent and set up in the caravan park.

Explore all day, swim in the tranquil ocean or pool, build sandcastles on the beach and return to relax with a gorgeous sunset view from your beachfront shack. You can also hire a family pedal bike, go fishing, and more – the possibilities are endless.

75 Jacobs Rd, Kurrimine Beach

4065 6144


The Lakes Resort

The Lakes Resort is the perfect tropical hideaway, nestled in lush tropical rainforest gardens. Free Wi-Fi and private parking are available for guests, as well as a tennis court if you’re up for a game! Needing a swim at the end of a long, warm Cairns day? Dive right into one of the four swimming pools at the resort.

Each apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and cable TV, with spacious dining areas opening up to your own private balcony. Plus, the Lakes Resort is within walking distance of the Cairns Botanical Gardens and less than 10 minutes drive away from Cairns City in total!

2 Greenslopes St, Cairns North

4053 9400

Rydges Resort on the Esplanade

If you fancy the idea of staying at a sleek resort on the edge of the Cairns Esplanade in the City, Rydges Resort is the place for you. The clean, modern rooms offer private balconies with stunning views over the Coral Sea, mountains, and Cairns City.

Rydges features three swimming pools, a children’s pool, tennis courts, and an award-winning restaurant. Other facilities include a fitness area with a spa and massage centre, and of course –WiFi and parking. On top of all this, the hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the Cairns CBD, and a 10 minute drive from the airport. You won’t get bored at Rydges Resort!

Palm Royale Cairns

Palm Royale is just a 10 minute drive from the Cairns city centre, and a 15 minute drive from the Cairns Airport. This tropical resort features three tranquil swimming pools and free WiFi for guests to use.

Rooms include balconies with views of the pools below and the tropical gardens surrounding the property. Breakfast buffet and dry cleaning services are offered, along with car rental facilities. If you’re looking for a comfortable tropical getaway in a boutique setting, Palm Royale is the place to be.

7 – 11 Chester Court, Cairns

4032 6400

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort has everything a family could want for a fantastic stay. There are cabins, caravan sites and camping grounds available, along with great facilities to make your day both fun and memorable. All accommodation is located close to the park’s amenities, but each site still offers enough seclusion so you can enjoy the serenity of the tropical surrounds.

P 4054 6644

A 23-51 Anderson Road, Woree


There are plenty of family accommodation options in Cairns, whether you’re going light and camping or looking for a little more luxury. And, who said hotels are just for resting? Beautiful nature surrounds most of these getaways and there are plenty of things to do with the family, so make get out there explore!