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Why do Aussie’s visit Cairns & TNQ in Autumn?

March 18th, 2018

Cairns is a great place to visit for a holiday any time of the year – over 1,800,000 Aussie visitors think so. That’s how many of you came to the tropics for a holiday in 2017*.

And autumn is especially perfect. Whilst we in the Tropics don’t really have an autumn, or a winter for that matter, we do leave behind the hot sticky, summer wet season as we head into April and all the way through to June. Mild temperatures make this time of year a perfect time to book your holiday here in Cairns and the Far North.

Leave the cooler temperatures behind you and enjoy the best the tropics of Far North Queensland has to offer.  According to the Australian weather channels the average Autumn temperatures in the tropics are between 21.5°C° and 29°C – perfect!

What to do in Cairns

April is going to be particularly busy as we celebrate the GC2018 Commonwealth Games with our very own Festival 2018. A fantastic festival of family fun, arts, cultural experiences, live music, buskers, basketball and more. With over 115 events feature 400 artists, over 12 days from 4-15 April Cairns region is going to be ALIVE!

Come for a night, come for a week or more – it’s up to you. If you live in the region, take a load off and treat yourself to a night on the town. Perhaps you’re booked in for one of the Basketball events, or you’re coming to see one of the many international artists – no matter your reason, take a load off and spend a night with us.

If you’ve never been to Cairns or Tropical North Queensland – seriously you need to come – and you really should come in Autumn. You can book your Accommodation and your Tours all through us on our website. Our self-contained apartments are centrally located in the heart of Cairns right in the Cairns CBD and just a short stroll to many Cairns features: such as the Cairns Convention Centre, the Museum, Art Gallery, Aquarium, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, the iconic Esplanade and Lagoon not to mention loads of great bars, restaurants and cafes.

Whether you enjoy a culinary treat or like to feast your eyes on what nature has to offer – Cairns and Tropical North Queensland has it all. Come for the 12 day 2018 Festival. Pick your favourite event and come stay with us.


Here’s a snippet of what’s on offer at the Festival.

OPENING NIGHT – Wed 4 April – Come down to the Live Site on Cairns Esplanade to be part of the GC 2018 Commonwealth Games opening from 5:30pm includes live st4ream of opening ceremony followed by entertainment and fireworks.

BEGINNINGS – Musical Theatre story of Cairns Saturday 7 April from 5pm at the Munro Martin Parklands. Free event but tickets are required – www.ticketlink.com.au for details.

LIVE SITE LAGOON – Dance performance and projection Wed 4 through to Sunday 8 April on the Lagoon.

ESTHERS IN THE LAGOON – the Esthers will lead hilarious and fun synchronised swimming workshops – Thu 5 to Fri 13 April at 1pm in the Lagoon.

SHIFTING SANDS – the whole family can learn new skills and have fun creating sand art – Mon 9 to Sun 15 April at the Lagoon Beach.

LIVE SITE LAWN by the Lagoon – Variety of acts, theatre, kids activities, circus, music and workshops as well as roving buskers and artists – Mon 9 to Sun 15 April.

EXHIBITIONS presented by Cairns Art Gallery & Tanks Art Centre – Wed 4 April for 11 days.

See the full program in detail here.


But wait, there’s more. Here’s just a snippet of things to do for the budget conscious …

Need to burn off some energy – there are workout stations with  FREE gym equipment to use scattered along the Cairns Esplanade. Beautiful spot to take a walk and soak up the vista. You’ll hear just about every language from around the world as you mingle with the many overseas visitors we welcome to our great region every day.

Practice your culinary skills – if you love to cook your own fresh food and taste something knew, visit the renowned Rusty’s Fresh Product Markets (locally grown produce from the region available at the markets every Fri, Sat and Sun) and they are just a short walk from us. Our apartment kitchens are fully equipped so get cooking.

Emerse yourself in the culture – The Cairns Art Gallery is reputed to be one of Australia’s most innovative regional gallery, a diverse exhibition program featuring local national and international works.  Visit the Cairns Museum, just a short walk away and see the amazing stories about living in the tropics. The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum is a short drive away.

Feel the serenity – stroll through the Cairns tropical Botanical Gardens. There are many walking trails, artworks on display at the Tanks and natural wonders to behold.

Crocodile free swimming – swim in the Esplanade Lagoon. This spectacular lagoon is suitable for all ages. Sandy beaches for the little kids, plenty of room to swim and the views are amazing. Free BBQs and lots of tables and seats. Pack your own lunch or enjoy one of the many local eateries.

Bike riding – hire a bike and ride around the city and environs. Cairns has plenty of bicycle tracks.

Naturally there is a lot more to do during your stay in Cairns, and we would love to share them all with you when you “come stay with us”. See the uniqueness of our region and all the things you can do on our TOURS page.

Booking Options

Whatever your reason to come visit or stay with us in Cairns, come stay before 30 June and take advantage of our very special offer.

SPECIAL OFFER: Book before May 31  for 3-6 nights, stay before 30 June and as well as the 10% Accommodation discount you will also receive a Free Gift Voucher. Terms and conditions apply.

Book Direct: Book your accommodation online – NO STAY LIMIT and SAVE 10% on your accommodation.

Book Direct: Book your Tours online and SAVE 5% on your bookings.

Our apartments are comfortable, self contained, have a fully equipped kitchen, sleep up to 4 people, close to everything in Cairns CBD. Check our Accommodation and our Special Offers.


*National Visitor Survey to 09/17. Tropical North Queensland Tourism.

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