Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Freshwater getaway

Experience the unique character of Freshwater with a stay in a vacation home rental. This city has something for everyone. Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Freshwater

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Freshwater a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Skyway Rainforest Cableway (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cairns Cable Ski (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Cairns Aquarium (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Esplanade Lagoon (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Freshwater

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Freshwater is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Whitfield Conservation Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Red Arrow Walk (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cattana Wetlands (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Barron Gorge National Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Freshwater

The nearest airport is in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Freshwater Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Freshwater, QLD, AU?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 372 vacation rentals around Freshwater. From 136 house rentals to 202 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Freshwater?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Freshwater. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Freshwater Station: 562 vacation rentals
  • Palm Cove Beach: 572 vacation rentals
  • Cairns Esplanade: 562 vacation rentals
  • Cairns Base Hospital: 562 vacation rentals
  • Cattana Wetlands: 559 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Freshwater listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Freshwater?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 136 Houses in Freshwater. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Freshwater include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 202 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Freshwater?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 272 vacation rentals with pool available in Freshwater. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.