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Looking for Cairns family accommodation?

These are our tips of kid-friendly accommodation in Cairns. We tried to fit in the budget, midrange and luxury options. Have a look at our tips on where to stay in Cairns for self-catering accommodation, hotels, holiday homes and caravan parks that have children friendly facilities and family packages.

Here we go!

1. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

The Family Fun Resort

This vast caravan park on the southern sides of Cairns has won many awards. With child-friendly activities and lots things for the kids to do. It has a wonderful swimming pool and a large playground as well as a variety of accommodation from tent sites to cabins and luxury villas.

2. Villa Marine Holiday Apartments 

A small idyllic, peaceful place with rainforest and beach nearby

family friendly Villa Marine

This little place by the beach and surrounded by rainforest is a favourite of visitors and great for the family budget. Relaxed and just a hop skip and jump from the beach, and the new million dollar adventure playground and exercise equipment area on the Esplanade. Even with a free flying fox! No wonder Villa Marine has won best standard accommodation for the region three times, with just nine affordable villas all self-catering, this is a great option all the family will love. We loved their free snorkel equipment.

3. Motorhome and campervan rental

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Flexible and eventful on tour

Imagine a holiday on wheels. Bring out the gipsy in you and move around as it suits. There is a wide range of campervans and motorhomes that can be rented to suit your family option to explore Cairns and Tropical North Queensland. See; they specialise in discounts on campervans and Cairns tours. You will save money with these guys as they specialise in family packages and discounts.

4. Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

City kick at a high level

Right in the centre of Cairns, very close to the lagoon swimming pool. This is a brilliant location for those who want to be right in the very centre of Cairns in the thick of the action. Upmarket, classy with a beautiful restaurant, this is a great luxury option.

5. Cairns Holiday House  

Just be local

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An affordable home while you are away from home; this excellent budget option is a simple basic 2bedroom house at Cairns Northern Beaches. At half the price of a city hotel but accommodates a family. Don’t expect luxury or all the bells, this is living and experiencing life as a local.


6. Park Regis Piermonde Apartments 

Great views over the rooftops of Cairns

Overlooking the Cairns Inlet, this highrise building has a range of family apartments in a great location in Cairns. Luxurious, spacious, within an easy walk to Esplanade, Cafes, Lagoon and Casino.

7. Fitzroy Island

Holiday in the picture postcard


This gorgeous island 45 minutes off the coast of Cairns has a wonderful feel to it. They have spacious family suites with room to move and great sea breezes. This new resort has plenty to offer with restaurants, pool and most of all the island lifestyle.

8. The Pullman Cairns International

In the centre of luxury

Right in the heart of the city with over 300 rooms, this big grand Cairns hotel also takes families with beautiful upmarket suites. A classy hotel that gives you both, luxury and location. And a marvellous kids pool! But the real bonus is the central location.

9. Palm Cove Caravan Park 

Do your thing

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Got your tent, caravan or campervan? How good is this beautiful caravan park directly opposite the Palm Cove Beach and Jetty. Great for fishing and family activities.

This is a great affordable location for those with their own vehicle.


10. Sea Temple Palm Cove

Enjoyment and wellness under stars

Want indulgence? The 5star Sea Temple Resort & Spa at Palm Cove is just a 30 minutes drive from Cairns. Enjoy the luxury resort ambience and high-quality furnishing. Stunning lagoon pool. This upmarket resort has fully self-catering apartments, complete with kitchen. If you don’t want to cook, no worries! There are several dining options within the resort. If you are looking for a 5star resort, this may be worth a look.