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Cairns Holidays

Cairns holidays whisk you away to a tropical paradise, situated in the far northern reaches of Queensland. Sandwiched between rainforest and national parkland to the west and the Great Barrier Reef to the east, it provides the best of all worlds for keen adventurers. Vibrant city life is mixed with luxury hotels, pristine beaches, and of course scuba diving around the famous reef.

Couples searching for that romantic break will appreciate the hotels offering sea views and easy access to the beach, while boat trips, snorkelling and swimming will satisfy keen adventurers. Head inland and you can walk through the rainforest, discover aboriginal culture, and experience spectacular views from railway carriages, walkways through the trees and from streams and rivers.

Enjoy the best experiences on holidays in Cairns

Hayes & Jarvis pours over six decades of experience into every holiday we book. Whatever you’re looking to experience when planning your dream trip to Cairns, we can make it a reality. We’ll help you plan your ideal break, whether it involves multiple locations, taking part in water sports, or simply relaxing on the many beaches near Cairns.

Cairns breaks are ideally paired with Indian Ocean tours. Book our four day escorted World Heritage Sri Lanka tour which will immerse you in the area’s fascinating culture and history. Alternatively, in Australia, swimming, diving, and snorkelling are all must have experiences on our 15 day Queensland tour. Adventurers will love discovering rainforests, reefs and everything between.

Destination Highlights
  • Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy a day cruise
  • Explore the rainforest
  • Hike around a National Park
  • Relax on a sandy beach
  • Stay in the finest hotels
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +10
  • Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Visa Information No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time London Heathrow to Cairns is around a 23 hour flight. Connections can usually be made at Singapore and then Melbourne, or Singapore and Sydney on the way back.
  • Health Information All tourists require an Australian Tourist Visa, you can apply for an instant tourist visa, this is also known as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa.