Thanks to our central location on Lake Street, Hides Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Cairns.

From our hotel, you can explore Cairns with many of the city’s attractions such as the Cairns Esplanade and Rusty’s Markets within walking distance. Or hop in a taxi, rideshare, bus or even a boat and explore the Great Barrier Reef, then go chase waterfalls around the Atherton Tablelands, or experience the Daintree Rainforest – the world’s oldest rainforest.

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Where to eat in Cairns

Modern Japanese street food at Wawawa Izakaya. Cairns’ best ramen at Ganbaranba. Vegetarian delights at Snoogies Health Bar. Coffee and smashed avo at Candy Café. Burgers at Jimmy’s Burger Co.

Where to drink in Cairns

Classic Irish pub at PJ O’Briens. Speakeasy and whisky cocktails at Three Wolves. Pool hall and late night eats at The Downunder Bar. Cocktails on the verandah at Miss Chief Bar & Eatery. Late night dancing at The Woolshed.

Things to do in Cairns

Sample local tropical produce at Rusty’s Market. Learn about the history of the region at Cairns Museum. Explore the Great Barrier reef with Sunlover. Zip line over a crocodile at Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome. Journey over the rainforest on the Kuranda Skyrail.

Need help planning your stay in Cairns?

Our guest services at reception offer quality, old-fashioned service for the savvy traveller and can help you plan an awesome day out in Cairns no matter your budget. Or check out this epic list of things to do in Cairns for a DIY approach.

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“The location of this hotel was perfect. Close to everything you need."

Travis Caine, hotel guest