Spice your holiday up with an element of mystery, staying in one of the three mystery hotels, all boasting five-star facilities and enviable locations – on Cairns’ waterfront, in the heart of the city or on the marina. Whatever the hotel, guests are spoiled with a choice of leisure facilities and culinary treats. When not lounging by the tropical pools, having fun in the ocean or feasting to their hearts’ content, holidaymakers can easily venture out to explore the local gems. The Great Barrier Reef, Crystal Cascades and Cairns Botanic Gardens, and more, all are at your fingertips, waiting to be discovered.
When not out and about, travellers can make themselves at home in the double or twin rooms with plenty of space to unwind in after an eventful day. Decorated with utmost attention to detail, the rooms feature sleek, stylish interiors and all that is needed for a fuss-free stay.
The Area: Cairns, QLD
Cairns is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the sea life of the Great Barrier Reef and the rolling downs of the Atherton Tablelands. As the gateway to the wet tropics, the city buzzes with a lively mix of travellers, from backpackers to luxury-seekers keen to soak up the sun. As night falls, the wide streets come alive with bars, galleries and seafood restaurants enticing diners by the waterside.
Snorkel, dive or simply recline on a glass-bottomed boat to admire the breathtaking wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a luxurious day trip to Port Douglas, an hour’s drive north, to dine on succulent seafood and shop in fashion boutiques. Walk among the towering ancient trees and lush greenery of the World Heritage Daintree rainforest, keeping an eye out for brilliantly-coloured butterflies and rare tropical birds; or marvel at enormous prehistoric reptiles in one of the region’s crocodile parks.
Closer to home, take a stroll down the Esplanade to find countless dining options and interesting shops. By night the same stretch comes alive with the Night Markets, where clothes, trinkets and Australian keepsakes are all up for grabs. Spend days simply soaking up the tropical sun on the beach, splashing about in the water when the heat gets too much.