Discover a selection of 17 vacation rentals in Cairns, AU that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $40 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Cairns. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Cairns

The rainforest and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Cairns. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the coral reefs, shopping and restaurants. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Cairns

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Cairns a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Esplanade Lagoon (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Cairns Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Sugarworld Waterpark (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Rainforestation Nature Park (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens (11.8 mi / 19 km)
Natural features

Exploring the coral reefs and other natural features in Cairns

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Cairns is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cairns Esplanade (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Esplanade Lagoon (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Muddy's Playground (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Cairns

The nearest airport is in Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cairns Station, Freshwater Station and Redlynch Station are the main stations that serve the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cairns?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental property in or around Cairns that's right up your alley. These are some of our top picks:

  • Around 35 miles from the center of Cairns, you'll want to keep coming back to "Chez Willow Villa 1 - Only 2 Mins Walk To Beach And Restaurants". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like cable/satellite TV services and a private pool.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Absolute Stunning Water Views In The City". Located around 0.1 miles from the heart of Cairns, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a restaurant dining guide and a kitchen.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cairns vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cairns?

Your working week will fly by if you've got something awesome organized for the weekend. Give yourself something fun to look forward to by locking in one of these top weekend getaways in or near Cairns:

  • If spending time in the outdoors is a non-negotiable for you, consider "Harbour View @ Mantra Trilogy". Around 0.1 miles north of Cairns, it's near Rainforestation Nature Park and Kamerunga Conservation Park. Amenities at this property include internet services and a TV.
  • "Breathtaking Ocean And Mountain View Apt In Cbd" is also perfect for a whirlwind getaway. Located around 0.1 miles to the north of Cairns, this vacation rental comes with amenities such as a kitchen and a sauna. Kamerunga Conservation Park and Cassowary Forest Nature Refuge should be on your to-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cairns?

Absolutely. If you want a small but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often conveniently located in the middle of town. Check out the following options in or near Cairns:

  • After a big day of outdoor exploration, enjoy total comfort and privacy at "Absolute Stunning Water Views In The City". Air conditioning and free toiletries are among the useful amenities you'll find here.
  • Another cool choice is "Inner City One Bedroom Apartment 27". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfy apartment is filled with handy amenities like a kitchen, coffee and tea making facilities and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cairns?

Whether you're after a simple cabin or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these getaways in or near Cairns:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Breathtaking Ocean And Mountain View Apt In Cbd" is an excellent choice. It's not too far from the center of Cairns, so you'll have easy access to all the top attractions.
  • "Inner City One Bedroom Apartment 27" is also ideally located. Put your feet up here and find out why lots of guests rate this getaway highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cairns?

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your special someone off for a couple of days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Cairns:

  • Put on some relaxing music and chill together at "Absolute Stunning Water Views In The City". Around 0.1 miles from Cairns, this property has everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including beauty services and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days enjoying each other's company at "", around 0.1 miles from Cairns. A balcony and air conditioning will help set the mood for romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cairns?

Share your vacation and have twice as much fun. Whether you're organizing an epic escape with friends or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Cairns:

  • You'll have enough space to enjoy yourselves at "Apartment Centrally Located In The Cbd. Shopping Centre Is Right Across The Road". Around 1 mile southwest of Cairns, this impressive property has 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchen and off-street parking options.
  • "Cairns Central Walking Distance Entire Townhouse" is another option that'll fit the whole gang. It's around 1 mile to the west of Cairns, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 16 guests. A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of things designed to make your group vacation even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cairns?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Cairns and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Treat your crew to a memorable break at "Savannah House - Duplex For Two Families". There's a lot to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a balcony and a barbecue grill.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "Wallaby' At Savannah House". This vacation home is another favorite and features a TV, a fridge and more.

Wondering what the weather's like in Cairns? It has a tropical monsoon climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 75 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're searching for more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Cairns vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cairns?

Great family getaways are all about spending some quality time together and having new experiences. If you're searching for a home away from home that'll fit the whole gang, check out a few of our large family vacation rentals in and around Cairns:

  • Located approximately 0.1 miles west of Cairns, "" can sleep up to 10 people over 4 bedrooms. As well as lots of space to sprawl out, amenities include a kitchen and a living room.
  • "Apartment Centrally Located In The Cbd. Shopping Centre Is Right Across The Road" is another firm favorite with 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Offering lots of creature comforts like a smart TV and a fridge, you'll find this vacation rental 1 mile southwest of Cairns.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Cairns?

Take a break with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Cairns and get ready to build some lovely memories together. Check out these options:

  • "Cabin - The Secret Treehouse" - This popular escape offers a TV and a kitchen and is located around 4 miles to the southwest of central Cairns.
  • "Cabin - Stylish Guesthouse Short Bush Walk To Beautiful Swim Beach" - This property is also perfect for families and is around 7 miles northwest of Cairns. Offering a fridge, a kitchen and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Cairns vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Cairns?

Nothing says "VIP getaway" like having a pool inside your house. Pack your favorite bikini and go for a dip in the comfort and privacy of one of these roomy vacation homes in or near Cairns:

  • With 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people, "Trinity Beach Palace" is the ideal place to enjoy some downtime with your friends or family. Take advantage of this getaway's many amenities, such as a nearby waterfront and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, whisk your group away to "Absolute Beachfront Luxury And Serenity At Wonga Belle. A Tropical Paradise", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 10 guests. Along with that glorious pool at your beck and call inside, a nearby waterfront and a garden will keep everyone comfortable and content.

Chasing more options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Cairns vacation rental that's perfect for you.

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