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Treat Your Family To A Holiday In Cairns in 2018

Oct 13

Treat Your Family To A Holiday In Cairns in 2018

Christmas 2017 On The Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is a beautiful, vibrant city in Tropical North Queensland Australia and it is really talked about hot destination for families to travel to in 2018.  Cairns is a popular destination for those wanting to explore the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rainforest, it is a city that is surrounded by beauty in every direction.  In one direction there are mountains covered in tropical rainforest, and in the other direction you have the coral sea with boats travelling to and from the Great Barrier Reef. It is a really good place to take the family for a holiday and visit with children for a number of reasons….

Warm, sunny, tropical weather

Cairns is sunny and warm all year round.  This means that your kids can enjoy swimming and playing outdoors at any time of the year in Cairns. 

Things To do In Cairns 

Cairns is blessed with a wide selection of child friendly activities and tours.  Some of the popular tours for families are tours to the Great Barrier Reef, the Kuranda Skyrail and Train, the Zoom Wildlife Dome and Hartleys Crocodile Park. 

Great Reef Day Trips For Kids & Teenagers

Cairns accomodation choices

One of the really good things about Cairns accomodation is that there is accommodation to suit every budget and taste. For families travelling to Cairns, a popular choice is a self contained apartment.  These are usually available as a one bedroom, two bedroom or three bedroom apartment and come with an equipped kitchen which is really handy for families.  A hotel or resort in Cairns is another great option for families.  The benefit of staying in a hotel or resort is they usually have a nice big pool for the kids to swim in and sometimes they will have other facilities such as kids club, restaurants, bar and concierge.  Prices for resorts or hotels will vary depending on the location, the facilities on offer and the star rating. There are some really great holiday parks in Cairns that are popular with travelling families.  The Parks offer lots of wide open spaces for kids to run around and make noise.  They usually also have good amenities and heaps of entertainment for the kids. 

Lots of free, kid friendly things to do around Cairns

Not only does Cairns offer some great guided tours, there also plenty of free activities in Cairns.  On the esplanade in Cairns City is the lagoon which is a large swimming pool free for public use.  Further up the esplanade is Muddy’s playground which is a really popular playground that features water jets for kids to play and get wet.  There are some other fun playgrounds around the city such as the Fig Tree playground and the Pirate Ship playground. 

Cairns Free Activity For Kids


Anyone planning to visit Cairns should talk to the Cairns holiday Specialists.  We can share our locals knowledge and experience to help you get the best accommodation to suit your needs.  Ask us about our Cairns holiday package deals for 2018. We arrange the best deals and packages for your time of travel.


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"

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 8:15am by Christina James

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