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Cairns Best Accommodation For New Year’s Eve

Nov 02

Cairns Best Accommodation For New Year’s Eve

Cairns New Year's Eve 2017 Celebration

Cairns Regional Councils annual New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations will attract around 30,000 people to the waterfront on the Cairns Esplanade from all over the region. The live bands and roving entertainment acts kick off around 6.00pm to provide fun for all age groups.

The sky lights up at 9.00pm for the smaller children to see the fireworks and then at 12.00 midnight the fireworks shoot off again into the stratosphere to the delight of the adults.    

As this is an alcohol free event a lot of visitors book a hotel room in one of the Cairns Esplanade holiday resorts and begin their New Year’s Eve celebration in the self-catering apartments at the resorts with family and friends and then wander down to enjoy the festivities on the esplanade later in the evening. 

As New Year’s Eve is such a big event the hotels put in place strict terms and conditions for bookings over this festive period and these are normally a minimum number of nights stay and some behavioural policies and procedure for guests to abide by.

For your quick reference we have put together a list of the most convenient and best positioned Cairns hotels so you may book yourself a front row seat for the fireworks and the festivities to say goodbye to the last year and ring in the New Year.

Cairns 5 Star Hotels New Year’s Eve - Full Daily Room Service

Shangri-La Hotel Cairns

Photo: Shangri-La Hotel Cairns

The Shangri-la Hotel is located on the Cairns Marlin Marina and offers superb views across Trinity Inlet and back to the city of Cairns. The prime rooms you need to request in your accommodation booking are the city and park facing rooms so you may sit on your balcony to listen and watch all the fireworks and fun as it goes by. The hotel has a very good waterfront restaurant called North Bar and Kitchen so a nice dinner here prior to taking a walk down the Cairns Esplanade to the New Year’s Eve festivities would set the tone for an enjoyable evening.

The Hilton Hotel Cairns is also located waterfront on Trinity Inlet with rooms offering water views and sweeping city and mountain view rooms. This Hilton Hotel has two restaurants one of which is very popular with the locals called Mondo’s Café Bar and Grill and Donnini’s Italian restaurant so best to book your table here for New Years Eve before you step out onto the street to join in on the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The Pullman Reef Casino always a popular venue for New Year’s Eve with a great Chinese restaurant and big function rooms you need to reserve your table for dinner here very early. They have live bands in the lobby lounge and of course the gambling facilities in the Casino. You are only 5 minutes walking distance to the Cairns Esplanade to join in watch the fireworks spectacular.

Cairns Best Esplanade Apartments for Viewing the New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Mantra Trilogy Cairns | Right On The Esplanade

Photo: Mantra Trilogy Cairns

Mantra Trilogy is beautifully positioned front and centre on the Esplanade with all of the restaurants just below the resort. The fireworks and entertainment can be viewed from your apartments balcony if you upgrade to an ocean view room. There is a minimum 2 night stay at this resort for all bookings.

Mantra Esplanade is another great apartment style resort to stay in for New Year’s Eve as all of the celebrations are going to be right in front of this hotel. Maybe you should give this one some more consideration if you are hoping to get a good sleep on New Year’s Eve. There is a minimum 2 night stay at this resort for all bookings. 

Doubletree by Hilton Cairns have rooms available for one nights stays but at an increased premium rate and you will need to request a Deluxe Water View room to see all of the celebrations on the Cairns Esplanade.

Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel   prime position on the waterfront in between the Hilton Hotel and Shangri-la Hotel.

These Cairns hotels, apartments and resorts have the best location for taking advantage of all local events and celebrations as the Cairns Esplanade was designed specifically to be the gathering place for locals and visitors alike so as you can imagine their room rates will be at a premium for New Year’s Eve.

There are of course other great places to stay for the evening without views of the esplanade and you can view those here and get an instant on-line quote. Should you wish to talk to one of our Cairns Holiday Specialists reservations team members you can call them 7 days a week on 1300 780 806 or 07 4059 5959

Where will you be ringing in the New Year this year? 

Cairns Holiday Specialists 

Ph 1300 780 806 or 07 4059 5959

Or international +61 7 4059 5959

Author: Christina James - Destination Specialists

Photos "Courtesy Of Tourism Tropical North Queensland" unless captioned differently

Posted on November 02, 2017 at 8:35am by Christina James

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