Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is located on the waterfront and in an area with great airport proximity. Cairns Night Markets and Smithfield Shopping Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s natural beauty can explore Cairns Esplanade and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Don’t miss out on a visit to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Discover the area’s water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free shopping center shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, 24-hour room service, and conference space. All 173 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and MP3 docks. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and electric kettles.

What’s nearby

  • Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland – 4 min walk
  • Cairns Base Hospital – 8 min walk
  • St Monica’s Cathedral – 15 min walk
  • Muddy’s Playground – 15 min walk
  • Cairns Aquarium – 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns Station – 6 min drive
  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) – 6 min drive


  • Harbourside Bar & Kitchen – Poolside restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare daily. Kids’ menu available.
  • Natural Wine Bar – Garden-view wine bar offering international cuisine. Serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare daily. Kids’ menu available.